You can feel the wind in your hair, smell the fragrance of flowers and see fascinating landscapes before you: the best way to experience a country or region is to experience it with all your senses. The sense of taste plays a key role here.
Typical local dishes made from local produce, local drinks such as a fine drop of wine from local vines - tasting culinary delights is a wonderful way of exploring a region. Food can often nurture affection. No wonder they say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.