We first spent roughly a week in Tuscany, near Montalcino. There were nine of us on this trip so we stayed in a villa. Gorgeous! Every room had a view.
Each day in Tuscany we would embark on a day trip of sorts – we saw Siena, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Assisi, Florence, Pienza, San Quirico. I was always looking out for food related stops during the day. We made alot of gelato stops and squeezed some wine tastings in there…
Every meal included wine and I could not get enough fresh pasta. I always went for the pasta! We also ate almost every meal outside. I had pasta with vegatables and with olive oil and with tomatoes and even with cinghale (wild boar).
We also hired a private chef for one meal at the villa. He prepared a delicious spread. Everything tasted fresh and divine.
After our week in Tuscany, we set off for Sorrento. Hitting the coast meant seafood! I devoured marinated seafood salads, clams, mussels, and more fresh pasta. We also visited Capri.
While in Sorrento, we made a voyage to visit relatives of The Boy. The family was so welcoming and prepared us the most incredible spread of food. The meal included an assortment of antipasto (homemade cheese, marinated olives, bread – also melon and prosciutto, other different meats), lasagna, veal and lamb with potatoes, salad, cake, ice cream, and fruit. So much food! This was all washed down with bottles of homemade wine, limoncello, and grappa. Food overload for sure – but the company and the atmosphere made you want to taste everything and lots of it. This was an incredible experience, for sure.
After Sorrento, we circled back to Rome, our final stop on the trip. We enjoyed five wonderful days in the eternal city. I continued to nosh my way through each day, enjoying pizza, pastries, caprese salads, and more pasta! I met up with a college friend here and we took part in tons of sight seeing.