#356 I miss beaches of Liguria – 2

Sestri Levante

Baia del silenzio



#355 I miss vigneti – 1

Italian wineyards. This time not the ones from Tuscany, but from Oltrepò Pavese (West Lombardy)

Enjoy vigneti and castles.

#353 I miss Italian hiking trails – 2

La via dell’amore, probably the most famous Italian hiking trails!

‘The way of Love’ connects Riomaggiore and Vernazza, two of the five villages of the Cinque Terre (‘Five Lands’) on the Riviera Ligure

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

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

#351 I miss cibo da spiaggia – 2

Pranzo al sacco, literally ‘lunch in the bag’ is a must of any day-at-the-beach in Italy.

Prosciutto e melone, for many people is the real taste of summer

but also anguria

of course a good slice of focaccia,

one or more panini with prosciutto cotto

Pane al pomodoro is a big classic in Tuscany

Pesche noci

and albicocche

good for your abbronzatura as well!

(See also “I miss cibo da spiaggia – 1”

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/348-i-miss-cibo-da-spiaggia-1/ )

#350 I miss Italian hiking trails – 1

Il Sentiero degli Dei (‘The Path of Gods’) is a trail that connects

to Nocelle

close to Positano

on the Amalfi Coast.

Walking the path of gods

#349 I miss giugno – 2

June 16th, San Ranieri, the patron Saint of the city of Pisa from 1284.

In 1688 the body of the Saint was transferred to the Cathedral of Pisa. The event was celebrated with an amazing feast, the whole town was enlightened with candles.

That was the beginning of the traditional Luminara di San Ranieri.

Spectacular! Something you really want to see at least once in your life.

(See also “I miss giugno – 1” https://misshome.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/345-i-miss-giugno-1/ ‎)




#348 I miss cibo da spiaggia – 1

There is a word in Roman slang: fagottari, from fagotto ‘bundle’, 

Fagottari: people who leave from the city to spend a day on the beach bringing a big fagotto full of food and drinks from home.

Here’s a few examples from the movie La famiglia passaguai (Aldo Fabrizi, 1959)

Not just fresh fruit and panini…

Table, table cloth, fiasco di vino, plates, pots…

Pocket lunch Italian way!