Happy Sunday friends/ Buona Domenica a tutti 🙂
I love being spontaneous and not deciding on which city in Northern Italy to explore. We just got in our Jeep and headed towards Valdobbiadene. After visiting one of our favorite wineries, Nani Rizzi in which you are always welcomed with a friendly smile and a refreshing glass of Sparkling White wine DOCG. We went towards the direction of Belluno.
I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I had never heard about a city in Northern Italy, called Sirmione. Wow!!
Soave is a medieval village that I’ve noticed numerous times while on the autostrada.. I never had a chance to take a detour but that all changed on Sunday. Continue reading
Autumn has arrived in Northern Italy. The days are shorter, nights are longer, temps have dropped significantly.. Chilly mornings to freezing evenings and as always the produce changes in the farmers market as well as the supermarket.
Out with the summer produce and in with the Autumn crops such as Pumpkins, pomegranate, wild mushrooms, and of course chestnuts.
Tis the season for roasted chestnuts.
Around every piazza throughout Italy you’ll find chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
It’s quite the Italian tradition.
You can also roast or bake them in the comfort and warmth in your own home.
Just remember to make an incision in them all before roasting or else they’ll explode.
And after give or take 15-20 minutes ( depending on how high the heat is) they’ll be finished. Put them in a towel to keep them warm until ready to eat.
It’s best to enjoy roasted chestnuts with a glass of red wine or beer.
Last Sunday night our friend Fabio was prepping and roasting chestnuts for a large group of friends.
Have you ever had roasted chestnuts before?
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Inspired in Italy.
This past weekend over 100,000 visitors came to see Treviso celebrating the festival of flowers.
Around every piazza, every hidden corner , along the mura (wall), along the cobblestone roads you’ll see flowers galore.
In my personal opinion flowers have a way to make life itself a bit brighter. I hope this is a start to a new tradition in my charming and quaint city that I simply adore.
I can not take credit for the above photos.