What is an "alimentari store"?

Nov 07, 2017 119

If dining at restaurants seems too expensive or if you wish to spend more of your time doing other things, then head for a grocery store (alimentari) or supermarket. This way you’ll get everything you need for a quick and simple picnic or a meal on the go, with more time to experience exciting Italian works of art and culture.

In Italy alimentari and supermercati are members of the same family. The only difference lies in the size and scope: alimentari are all-purpose food stores, they are mini supermarkets and are usually family owned; whereas supermarkets are much bigger and sell food (cibo), drinks, drug products, and other general items.

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SOURCE: https://italyfromtheinside.com/

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