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”
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
and sweet sugar frosted violette
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
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”
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”
Now it’s time.
And the perfume of cut hay in the air…
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”
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