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What pacco da giù is

pacco da giù is a package filled with homemade dishes and local products

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What the pacco da giù is

The pacco da giù is a package filled with food, mostly homemade dishes, local products and small household items, shipped by families from the South Italy to the students or workers that live in the North of Italy. 


What importance it has

 The pacco da giù is a manifestation of love and care for those who left their houses in search of work and better life. It’s a reminder of homeland for students and workers living far from their birthplace. 


What does it contains

The pacco da giù  from is full of homemade goodies: boccacci with grandma’s sauce, various legumes, vegetables in oil, jams, and so on. Sometimes it also contains the fresh products that must be consumed immediately such as cheeses, fresh pasta, meat, sweets, fruit and vegetables.



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I’m an Italian language teacher and an author of guides about Puglia where I live. I help you speak Italian confidently through my 1:1 programs and group speaking classes so you can get more from your travels to Italy and feel in Italy like at home. You can live Italian and experience the southern Italy life on my language retreats in Puglia.