Italy, Part Two

Thursday, November 11, 2010
And now, for the final recap of Italia! When asked how my trip was, I reply, "Delicious!" All I did for 8 days was eat. I ate torta fritta, tortelli, pasta, foccacia, torta salata, prosciutto, and pizza. I just kept eating! The bummer, was that the weather didn't cooperate, and it was pretty foggy and rainy. However, that did not stop me from sightseeing and having a great time!
Allora, l'Italia e' stata buonissima! Io, per 8 giorni, non ho fatto altro che mangiare! Ho mangiato dalla nonna, dalle zie, dalla Novella, al ristorante, io mangiavo sempre! Pero', era tutto buonissimo! La torta fritta, i tortelli d'erbetta, la pasta, la torta salata, i salumi, tutto era cosi buono! L'unica cosa del viaggo era che il tempo non era perfetto. Pioveva, pero' neanche tanto, c'era molta nebbia e molte nuvole, e c'era abastanza freddo. Menomale che la Novella mi ha dato dei suoi vecchi vestiti! (Grazie Novi!!!)

Flying over the bay during takeoff


My aunt and uncle

Orrechie con spinaci e pomodoro (a dinner from Puglia)


Me and my date for dinner, my cousin's (already decorated) Christmas Tree

Me and Novella


Fidenza

Me and Elena


Me and my Nonno Enzo

Me and my Nonno Enzo and Nonna Franca


Pizza Parmigiana (Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano)

No trip to Parma is complete without a visit to one of my favorite parks, il Parco Ducale. It is so pretty and it was especially pretty at this time of year when all of the leaves are changing colors and there are all these beautiful landscapes!
Una parte di Parma che devo andare a vedere ogni volte che ci sono e' il Parco Ducale. Per me, e uno dei posti piu' belli che ci sia a Parma. E poi, adesso, con tutte le foglie che stanno cambiando colori, era propio un spettacolo!



Palazzo Ducale



So Pretty!

Another must when I go to Parma is eating torta fritta. I don't even know how to describe it other than being flaky and fried dough that is eaten with salame, prosciutto, mortadella, spallacotta, etc. Honestly, I could eat it every day and still want more! It's super yummy!
Un'altra cosa che devo fare ogni volta che sono a Parma e' mangiare la torta fritta. Per me, la torta e' una delle cose piu' buone! Mi piace tantissimo! A me piace molto con il prosciutto, pero', si puo' mangiare con qualsiasi salume!

Simple, yet delicious menu


Torta Fritta e Salume

Me and my cousin Andrea. No more torta fritta!


Tortelli d'erbetta

Me with my aunts and uncles at dinner


Me with my cousins

My aunt and uncle were kind enough to take me to Mantova one day in search of a suitcase. Mantova has outlets that are great! However, I was not able to find the suitcase that I wanted there, but we were still able to walk around and see the town. I had never been, and I loved it! The town has a lake on its border which was very peaceful. Also, the opera Rigoletto is based upon a house in Mantova. It was a fun little excursion, and don't worry, I was able to find the suitcase I wanted back in Parma!
La zia e lo zio sono stati molto gentili a portarmi a Mantova per vedere se alle outlet si trovava la valigia che volevo della Carpisa. Non c'era a Mantova, pero abbiamo fatto un bel giro nella citta'. A me e' piacuta molto Mantova e sono molto contenta di esserci andata! Ho poi trovato la valigia a Parma al Barilla Center!

If only I had left with bags...


Mantova










The cage is where prisoners used to be held

That's about it for my trip, hope you enjoy the pictures!!
Sono molto contenta di essere andata in Italia e spero di tornarci ancora (magari anche con Jeff) molto presto!



Duomo di Parma

Best parmesan and prosciutto ever.


Yummy treats!

There's this great service where you go to a station like
this and fill up water bottles. There is even bubbly water! So neat!


Everything that (miraculously) fit into my suitcase

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