Day 10 - afternoon
Lunch was included today as part of our day's itinerary; gratuity of our tour company! What can I say except "Grazie" or how nice of them! We ate at the Maffei Restaurant situated in the spectacular Maffei Building located right at the top end of the Piazza Erbe! So according to our guide, this was a very special treat! We were going to have an authentic two course highlight lunch, typical of the region. Yeahhh! Bring it on…..
After having been met at the front gates of this historic building with a very warm welcome, we proceeded to follow the young Italian patron of the restaurant through a couple of rooms before finally settling in a large private one way at the back.
Being the first one to enter the room, I made my way towards a big round table located at the back end corner. This way as I told Michel, I’ll be able to watch everyone in front of me. Two other couples joined us at our table while I looked all around the room at the décor which was with taste without being over exaggerated. It had this Italian authentic charm!
The waiters immediately made us feel comfortable by pouring glasses of red or white wine to drink while we listened attentively to the details of the specials of the day! After giving in some thoughts, I settled for a vegetarian dish whereas Michel, he ordered the roast beef special.
The food was very well presented and quite exceptional. So, we did enjoy our meal, very much! It gave us the opportunity to have a taste of Verona’s cuisine and the experience was a very pleasant one.
Since we had an hour of leisure time right after lunch, Michel and I slowly made our way back to the bus by walking down the alley that was taken to come here in the first place! The little shops that I had seen and taken note of when coming here, well, they were found and their merchandise browsed through but in the end, nothing in particular was purchased. Oh well….better luck next time!
It was 3:00pm when we left Verona, this time heading towards Venice! I just couldn’t wait to arrive!Monique :-)