Monday, December 30, 2019

Northern Italy Photo Tour

As promised (albeit a bit late in delivery), a photo tour of our September/October trip to northern Italy. To make it a bit more organized, I've broken the photos up by:

Jam Crostata in La Spezia

  • Delicious Foods
  • Beautiful Faces
  • Adorable Animals
  • Buckwheat Cake with Cherry Jam in Teglio
    Sbrisolona in Rovato
    Cheese, glorious cheese, in Brixen
    Fresh pasta with olives, capers, tomatoes, and ricotta in Brixen
  • Gorgeous Landscapes
I hope you enjoy taking the tour as much as I did putting it together. Pour yourself a glass of wine (better yet, make a refreshing Aperol Spritz), or whip up a cappuccino, find a comfy chair, and take a virtual journey to northern Italy. 

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and delicious 2020!

Delicious Foods

First of many Aperol Spritz during this trip!
Gorgeous prune plums
The fresh catch of the day at the Genoa Mercato Orientale

Delicious baked goods in Cinque Terre
The famous Pesto Genovese! Delicioso!
Cherry Torta in Cinque Terre
Ricotta and Spinach Pansotti at Fattoria Mamma Chica in La Spezia

Pizzocheri in Teglio
Picnic Lunch
Learning to make gnocchi in Rovato

Lunch in Bardolino
Ethereal bomboloni (doughnut) and luscious cappuccino at roadside gas station!

Ricotta Dumplings with Plums in Brixen
Fabulous focaccia in Genoa
Pasta at the market in Genoa

Perfect Aperitivo in Lake Iseo

Beautiful Faces
Loved this guy! Cheesemonger in Cinque Terre
Our intrepid and fun guide in the Cinque Terre - Giuseppe!

These ladies were not happy about having their picture taken!
But this lady did not mind!
Our jovial guide on the Bernina Red Express to Switzerland
Alice, our wonderful guide, happily participating in a demo at the buckwheat watermill in Valtellina  
OK, maybe not so beautiful but fascinating! This is Otzi the Iceman.

Adorable Animals

What every dog wants: a place in the sun to nap.
A resident of the Montisola cat sanctuary
This pup takes his job as vineyard guard very seriously!

Gorgeous Landscapes

The Duomo in Milano
Beautiful gardens near Lake Como
Terraced vineyards in Tirano
Picturesque train station in Grum near the Alps
The Swiss Alps at Diavolezza
The haunting island retreat of the Beretta family in Montisola
Gorgeous Lake Garda

The magnificent Dolomites!
The Cinque Terre seaside

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