Another new Italian café has opened in TO and it’s called Sud Forno Queen, on Queen Street W. It is part of the Terroni restaurants. Very nice staff but very confusing service. I had to try their pistachio gelato and I am sorry to say it was no match to THE best pistachio gelato I had in Corniglia, Italy. Sigh, on to the next gelato place… 🙂
Some food samples – visual ones. For the actual taste you will have to take a trip to Italy!
After walking for a couple of hours from San Gimignano and helping ourselves to some delicious grapes growing along the way…
And eat this food!
Same story as before.. another day, another long hike….
And then there was this!!! In a nice, fancy but family run restaurant uphill from the town of Moneglia. Every table got one or two of these. The giant shrimp were delicious, once you got past their beady eyes.
A trip to Florence(Firenze) was on my must-see places list. Glad I got to go. It is extremely crowded – all the major attractions are located in within 5 to 10 minutes of their main train station – Firenze S.M.N (which stands for Santa Maria Novella). I thought Rome was crowded! I doubt if they have any down time, ever. Have to say they clean the very touristy part of the city very frequently.
The official names of the main sites I visited are – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, la Cupola di Brunelleschi, il Battistero di San Giovanni. In my terms – the Cathedral, the Duomo/Cupola and the Baptistery. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough time to visit the bell tower – campanile.
Should you not listen well to the questions you ask out of nowhere? Only in looking back do you find those crumbs you dropped that marked your way forward.
– Frances Mayes, A Year in the World
These words brought to mind again how things happened in my previous trip to Italy. I had seen a picture of a beautiful church – I know, I seem to have a thing for them – in my colleague’s Italy travel photographs. The image of this “Duomo”, she said it was called, stuck with me for some reason. My colleagues and I had the “Would be nice to visit this place someday” moment and then life went on. Imagine my surprise then when as part of the hiking trip to Amalfi we find this Duomo! No, I had not done any research about the place because we were to be part of this tour the whole time. So, we get to Amalfi, get dropped off our bus outside the piazza where our hotel was, then we lug our suitcases on cobblestone streets to our hotel all along wondering why the bus would not go all the way. It was mini bus too.. It was because the piazza was out side the said Duomo and was a no traffic zone!!! We stayed two days in Amalfi right across from the Duomo di Amalfi..