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How could I forget, how could I be so stupid. Did you notice how in my first Perugia blog there was one vital person missing? You felt something was missing right? Yes I thought so. It was our tiny French queen Orane. Beautiful, lovely, funny, smart and fun Orane without whom Perugia would've been so different. And no, definitely not in a good way. Who else would there be there to represent continental Europe with me, ...
... lighter selections, there were plenty of people there so we didn't feel we had to do our bit. We started with Bresaola, rocket and parmesan and smoked goose breast, followed by a lamb casserole for Laurie and veal with porcini mushrooms for Meg, we just had to have another bottle of yesterday's Montepulciano. We came back for a little lie down before going to a local bar and then a small bowl of pasta for ...
We started off with a lovely buffet of Marta's home grown prosciutto, cakes, fruit, and home made cheeses, all delicious and too much! It was market day in Sulmona, the square was transformed by the massive trucks that travel to every town selling their wares, they are a cheery and interesting addition to visit. We caught the bus 15 minutes to Pacentro, officially one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, and famously known by the locals as being the place ...
For a little variety and to remind ourselves of why we left the cold for winter we caught the 3.5hr train trip through Tivoli to an old country town Sulmona, the birth place of Ovid the Roman Poet. Our B&B, il Marchese del Grillo, is newly rebuilt and with a generous hostess Marta who made us very welcome. Armed with maps and directions we walked around the 13th C town with narrow streets and charmingly old views all around. Snowmelt was dripping ...
... views and very Italian. The mozzarella was one of the best things I've ever had. The milk from the buffalo is richer at this farm compared to most because they pamper their buffalo with mozart, baths, and massages. A happy buffalo makes for better milk. I also got some gelato which was equally as amazing. ...