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Fireworks

4 Jul

OK, had to let you know that there were fireworks tonight near our house. We could hear them but had no idea who set them off. Now of course, you are thinking, this is just dialogue between some of our neighbors, but NO, not that kind! Actual fireworks. So, one can assume the Cortonese want  the Americans to know we are welcome, or that there are some college students who have had too much vino. Take your pick, but we’ll assume the first.

Till tomorrow,

Judy and Len

Trattoria Gingerella

4 Jul

Has a nice ring to it, don’t you agree? After two weeks of eating out, we decided it was time to cook for ourselves. We bought fresh pasta at Bottega della Pasta Fresca, as well as garlic, mozzarella, tomatoes, and divine parmigiano from the market. Voila, a delicious dinner in the comfort of home! Wish I could capture the smells…

PS. Len is available on a per hour basis for fresh grating! Parmigiano e incluso.

Ciao,

Judy

Happy 4th!

4 Jul

Knowing that we won’t be seeing fireworks and flags waving in the wind, we set out today looking for an American flag. The Italians did not disappoint…we found several.

Being here in Italy and appreciating all that it has to offer, Len made the observation that were it not for our young country helping to liberate Italy and consequently helping to rebuild many parts of the destroyed country, we probably would not be here today. His accurate observation ( he has many great ones!) is most gratifying to us as we freely explore and enjoy so much of this ancient land and its culture. Thanks, America!

Wishing you, our family and friends, a most patriotic and peaceful 4th of July. Let the fireworks begin!

Ciao,

Judy and Len

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