#363 I miss vigneti – 3

Not only in the warm South or in the sunny Central Italy.

The vineyards that you don’t expect are right in front of the Alpi (‘Alps mountains’).

Here’s the castle of Aymaville and its vigneti, in Val d’Aosta

Vigneti and the Monte Binco, the highest European mountain

Sarriod De La Tour castle and vineyards

(See also “I miss vigneti – 1 – 2”

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/355-i-miss-vigneti/ 

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/360-i-miss-vigneti-1)

 
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#362 I miss edible flowers

Fiori di zucca

Deep fried, fiori fritti

Stuffed and deep fried

Stuffed and baked

Pasta con i fiori di zucca

Frittata di fiori di zucca

Fiori di borraggine

Pasta alla borraggine

a flowers’ salad

Violette

and sweet sugar frosted violette

#361 I miss gelato – 4

Gelati alternativi.

When I lived in Pisa there was a famous gelateria that served gelato alcolico once a week, and savory gelato on another day.

Gelato al Lambrusco, or Nero d’Avola for example

Gelato al Mohjito

Gelato Bellini

And what about a gelato al basilico

,

or a very Italian pomodoro e basilico?

Finally something for real Italian gourmet: Gelato al parmigiano

Gelato formaggio e pere (‘Cheese and pears gelato’)

or even Gorgonzola blue cheese gelato!

(See also “I miss gelato 1 – 2 – 3”

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/1-i-miss-gelato/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/327-i-miss-gelato-2/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/333-i-miss-gelato-3/ ‎ )

#360 I miss vigneti – 2

Not only wine and not only vineyards.

In the Chianti area you can spend a disgustingly romantic weekend between vigneti and castelli

Here’s the Castello di Brolio

Castello di Spaltenna

Castello di Meleto

(See also “I miss vigneti – 1”

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/355-i-miss-vigneti/  )

 

#358 I miss Italian hiking trails – 3

L’anello del Rinascimento (‘Ring of the Renaissance or Renaissance Ring’) 

is a hiking or biking trail, longer than 170 km, around the city of Firenze.

The path skirts fields and woods, castles, ancient churches, and monasteries

(See also “I miss Italian hiking trails 1 – 2”

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/350-i-miss-ita…iking-trails-1/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/353-i-miss-ita…iking-trails-2/ )

#357 I miss pasta fresca – 5

Corzetti, or in genovese dialect croxetti

round, flat, fresh pasta, from Liguria.

Plain or decorated, stampati ‘stamped’.

Created in the Middle Ages, decorated with the coat of arms of noble families, made with wooden hand-tool

(See also “I miss pasta fresca 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/313-i-miss-pasta-fresca-1/ ‎

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/315-i-miss-pasta-fresca-2/

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/323-i-miss-pasta-fresca-3

 https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/330-i-miss-pasta-fresca-4/ ‎ )