There are many famous Italian foods, from pizza styles unique to Italy to a seemingly endless number of pasta styles. But when it comes to Italian meats that folks over in the United States love to eat, salami (singular: salame) is king. And now salami might also be your key to an all-inclusive trip to Italy.
The cured meats brand Galileo is giving away an Italy trip for two to the region of Le Marche. Stops include the port town of Ancona on Italy’s Adriatic coast, the clear waters of Mount Conero, and the micronation of San Marino. Naturally, there’s also an immersive Italian food culture experience included in the “Welcome to the Family” program, too (though not at the Salami Museum, which is located farther north in Parma).
“For the better part of a century, we’ve been curing authentic Italian salame with the idea of family and tradition at its center,” Jeremy Kross, Galileo brand manager, said in a statement. “We want to continue crafting this experience for our fellow salame lovers, near and far. The ‘Welcome to the Family’ program celebrates our Italian heritage, the next generation of Italian cuisine and, of course, the deliciousness of salame. But don’t worry – you don’t have to speak Italian.”
Celebrating all things salami is an apt way to see Italy. According to Italy Magazine, the recorded history of the salami we know today dates back to at least 1436.
Galileo wants two people to see (and, more importantly, taste) this long history for themselves for free. To be considered in the contest, you have to post a picture of yourself on Instagram with salami and use the hashtags #GalileoFamily and #Sweepstakes and tag @GalileoSalame. The details are wide open other than that, so feel free to get creative. The contest ends on October 21.