The Italians love their desserts, but when there is an important gathering or celebration, then an extra special effort is made and a wide range of exquisite delicacies appear.
The Sicilians are said to have the sweetest tooth of all, and many Italian desserts are thought to have originated there. Indeed, you have to go a very long way to beat a Sicilian ice cream — they truly are the best in the world!
Fresh fruit also features in many Italian desserts — oranges are often peeled and served whole, marinated in a fragrant syrup and liqueur.
Chocolate, too, is very popular in Italy — try the different varieties of the classic Tiramisu that are included in this site.
Whatever your dessert preference, there is sure to be an Italian dessert to tempt and satisfy you — you'll never be disappointed!