Sweet mercy, this has got to be the most delicious country in the world. (At least for what I will broadly categorize as western food.) They take their eating seriously here. Much has already been written elsewhere about the local specialities in each region of Italy, and I'm pretty much ignorant of all of it, but I know what I like. And it's practically impossible to go wrong.
I'm here with ppatters, cprime, and the ever-lovely dilu. We've re-visited one of my favourites from my last trip here, and discovered a couple new favourites recommended by Aleece (thanks!). Highlights have included the risotto that made a grown man cry, fabulously fresh and aromatic pesto, Roman pizza, scamorza affumicata, shockingly flavourful tomatoes, and anything with the word Bolognese after it.
If Italy is the food capital of the western world, then Bologna is the food capital of Italy.
Project 52, Week 12, Transportation
Well, in theory an easy theme since I've been travelling, but in practice a little more difficult because of constrained schedules and the very serious obligation to eat elaborate multi-course delicious meals and make entire bottles of wine disappear.
In the end, I like the tram and the segways. The tram is in Rome, and I spotted it one morning on my way to have a coffee and buy train tickets: I like it for the perspective, pointy building, and the angles in the overhead wires. The policemen on segways were at Termini train station in Rome: the guy on the right looks like he deserves to be taken seriously but his vehicle makes this difficult.
Transportation: Trammy Tram Tram, Watchful, Quadruplets, Waiting, Incoming
Next week: Seasonal.