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Pizza with that?

storm 18 °C

Italy offers an absolute smorgasbord of historical artifacts, architectural wonders and tourist attractions, but we can't leave without mentioning the fabulous food. Seafood tagliatelle anyone?
Pasta of every shape, colour and size can be found everywhere...
The cakes in the Pastecheria's window look as good as they taste...
And the fruit stalls in Rome were a picture...
Best of all, after Turkey, were the wonderful cappuccinos that cost just $1.60 as long as we didn't sit down in the cafe...
If you sit down the bill skyrockets to $3.00. It's a cultural thing, as is the pizza. The pizzas are absolutely fantastic - and cheap - but we didn't think to photograph one... which means that we'll have to go back.
We left Italy a couple of days ago. The rail journey along the Ligurian coast from Portofino to Ventimiglia offered a series of tantalising glimpses of secluded bays and cliff-hugging harbours as the train slipped in and out of a myriad of tunnels before finally bursting into the bright sunlight of the Italian Riviera and the glitzy resorts of San Remo and Imperia. The sea was always blue - impossibly blue - and it changed from cerulean to aquamarine and a hundred other eye-spinning shades as we sped from one bay to the next. And then it was Monte-Carlo, the Maritime Alps and the star-studded French Riviera. These are the playgrounds of the super-rich, where mere millionaires are a dime a dozen, but the heat has gone; the season is long past. The ritzy nightspots and chic beach bars of Cannes and Nice have rolled down the shutters and the glitterati have left their maids to lock up the villas while the captains refit the super-yachts ready for next summer.
We are visiting family for a week or so in Cannes but, knowing how much you would like to see a real Italian pizza, we're headed back to Italy next week. In the meantime a'bientot from a wet and windy Cannes: see you in Milan in a week or so.

Posted by Hawkson 10:41 Archived in Italy

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This surely sounds like paradise!

by The Vickerage

Oh boy! Soooo yummy. I'll have one pastry from each shelf! Per favore.

Look forward to pictures of Charlie. And Pizza.

by Tom

Enough with the food shots. I had to run down to the fridge with high hopes but nothing from your shots was there. So disappointing. Gorgeous food, next the pizza. Yum!!!!!!

by Sue Fitzwilson

Now, I think you two are MORE than spoiled when you HAVE to go back to Italy! Poor dears.....

Enjoy the children as they are precious and grow so quickly. Here is Connell reading and writing his alphabet - how the hell did that happen?? xxoo

by Joyce

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