01/23/2012 10:59 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

A Grand Tour Of Italy

From the eighteenth to the twentieth century, aristocrats from all over Europe flocked to Italy for what was called a "Grand Tour": an educational rite of passage, a time to explore the country's art, academics and culture. Today, we're taking you on a culinary Grand Tour. Here are nine recipes from the regions of Italy -- from Sicily to Lombardia, Tuscany to Veneto. Buon appetito!

A Grand Tour of Italy