Spaghetti! Buongiorno! Ragu! Fresca! This is about the extent of my Italian skills. Thank goodness for American convenience foods, eh?
Italy is what I dreamed of during our long gray period this winter in Germany. Like the London women in Enchanted April—-did you ever see it? See the trailer here. The women band together to rent an Italian villa, where they escape a rainy, dreary existence, and all their problems get solved.
Our vacation was exactly like that. Haha!
I didn’t realize I had booked a villa near a town that’s home to characters from a certain very popular YA series. I don’t know, something about good-looking vampires? Maybe you’ve heard of it?
In addition to being featured in New Moon, Volterra is a charming town, fairly small, not too touristy, with a lovely cathedral. I loved its bumpy old streets and funky shops and restaurants.
Also had some fabulous gelato, my number 2 pick in Italy:
We ate gelato every day, so number 2 is a very high ranking.
More Italy posts to come…