Pane e Marmellata

A taste of Italy… from Home!


Breakfast in Italy

Like the French, Italians often have light, simple breakfasts. A beloved classic is butter and jam on bread, which is available in most homes, cafes and hotels.

Prep Time: 5min

Total Time: 5min


  • butter
  • 2 slices of bread
  • choice of jam

Bread Suggestions

  • Fette biscottate (or rusk)

    for a truely classic Italian taste, see if you can find this crunchy twice-baked bread biscuit

  • Ciabatta

    a popular crusty yet light Italian bread

  • Other
    you can enjoy this simple meal with most types of bread loafs; anything with a nice crunchy exterior and soft airy inside is ideal.

Popular Jams in Italy

  • Mulberry
  • Apricot
  • Sour Cherry
  • Orange marmalade


Step 1
If needed, slice bread into thick slices.

Step 2
Spread a little butter and a nice amount of jam. Enjoy with a cup of Italian coffee.