Intro to Italian Etiquette…part 1

I’ve been living in Italy for going on five years now, so I think it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about the Italian Culture, specifically in Veneto. As with every region in Italy (20) there are different cultures, dialects, foods, traditions and so on..

There are some things that the Venetians are known for such as

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Photo Contest ~

Hi everyone,

I’ve recently entered one of my favorite photos that I took in 2012 of Valdobbiadine into a contest.

A company called quadro citta organized the contest and are looking for the best photo that represents Valdobbiadine in Treviso, Veneto, Italy.

In order to win, you simply need to have the most likes on your photo.

I don’t usually do this BUT I would LOVE to win…

So, I am asking if you guys would please help me out and VOTE and also share!!!

I think I am most definetly the under dog in this competition.

If you could kindly click on this link and “like” my photo, I would greatly appreciate it.
Valdobbiadine is where the worlds best sparkling white wine comes from!! Prosecco!!

Thank you so much

This is the photo that I've entered into the contest. I took this photo while sipping on a glass of Prosecco. What a view, huh?!

This is the photo that I’ve entered into the contest. I took this photo while sipping on a glass of Prosecco. What a view, huh?!

Agriturismo Le Mesine

Do you know what an Agriturismo is? An Agriturismo is similar to a restaurant; the only difference is its usually situated on land, or a farm. And the food that you eat is from the land or Farm. Everything on the farm gets incorporated into the dish. Let me tell you, theres nothing like eating fresh food!

Yesterday, we went to my FAVORITE Agriturisimo in Valdobbiadine aka Prosecco Hills.. You do know what Prosecco is, right? I hope you have tried it too, if not leave me a comment in the section below and I will see if I can send you a bottle of it.

Anyhow, back to Le Mesine. I simply adore Le Mesine. Amazing food, Fatto in casa ( homemade) and affordable and great service. What more could you ask for?

One thing to keep in mind, most of the Agriturismo’s don’t use menu’s because they make only certain dishes daily. So, the waitress or waiter will read you what the Chef has decided for the day. Don’t worry, if you don’t speak Italian, usually someone will speak English well at least Le Mesine, they do 🙂 And they are usually open only on weekends. Just another little tip, you may want to call in advance for reservations because they fill up quick.



Antipasto ~ Prosciutto, a muffin filled with ricotta and herbs, white asparagus wrapped in pancetta and bruschetta


Bruschetta ~


Homemade Pasta with ragu di carne ~





A cappuccino after lunch? Why of course! Must be the American in me. Italians usually will have an espresso with grappa.


Luca AND I enjoying our Lunch 🙂


If you are in the Province di Treviso and want to eat local venetian food, go to an agriturismo, you won’t be disappointed.

I highly recommend going to Le Mesine!

Here is the contact info


Via Cal Filigal, 13, 31030 Valdobbiadene, Treviso, Italy

Phone number : 39-04230980379