Food and products typical of Verona are often different from the typical Italia cuisine, as imagined abroad. Pasta is replaced by polenta and rice, which is typical of the low area of the city. Horse or donkey meat is prepared according to old recipes handed down for more than a millennium. Fish comes from Lake Garda. The area of Verona offers many typical products which have been much appreciated in the last years and got important certifications. There are many old inns in the historic centre, where tourists can taste typical dishes.