Aperitivo: this refers to the moment in which Italians make the delightful transition towards the end of the working day. At the same time, the term stands for far more than just a fond habit – namely for an incomparable, relaxed southern attitude towards life.

The expression aperitivo doesn’t just refer to the drink, the aperitif itself, but also the joy of meeting with friends and acquaintances early in the evening over the long summer months. In bars, on the busy piazzas or in little romantic alleys, the Italians celebrate everything that dominates their lives: La Dolce Vita and Ars Vivendi, The Art of Living. Aperitivo is therefore a defining element of Italian culture. And a glass of prosecco is essential for this evening ritual. Doesn’t that sound charming? It does make you wish that you were at Lake Maggiore.