I was fortunate to spend 10 days in Italy this past July. My husband’s family has a villa in Chianti and love to go when possible. This was my first real trip to Italy (I skied over the French border when I was 16 for the day) and I was excited! Coffee, wine, the food. My husband shares these passions as well as one for taking pictures of anything and everything.
I want to highlight some of my food memories and restaurants where we ate. First off is the pizza. It was World Cup time and piazza’s and café spaces were at a premium. We smartly booked the nights when a game was on, ordered pizzas and bottles of wine to share.
The pizza is nothing like I have had in Canada. Thin, doughy, wet with great fresh toppings. We usually order ones with Italian meats (prosciutto, parma ham, sausage) and lots of cheese. I think that our default lunch became pizza because the small would feed both of us with leftovers. Also they were incredibly cheap. Definitely a must, even though it seems strange (to me) to eat pizza in Italy when I could have tried other things. But that is what dinner was for 🙂