Luckily they also love their gelato :) I had lots of it, most of the time sticking to my favorite flavors (pistachio, yogurt and coconut). I was never disappointed!
I also did my best to try the local specialties as I traveled...
Sfogliatelle in Napoli
Pesto and focaccia in Cinque Terre
Ribollita in Firenze
fresh fish along the coast
the obligatory (and delicious) tomatoes
... and undocumented wild boar, salami, prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella and pecorino tuscano. I never thought much about pecorino until I tried the tuscan variety- if you're a cheese lover definitely give this a try!! I don't think I've ever tried buffalo mozzarella as good as I had in Napoli, either, but now I'll be on a mission to find out if I can :)
I'll end this post with the most amazing wedding cake I have ever had. Hands down. Millefoglie (thousand layer cake) with chantily cream and flecks of bitter chocolate. I went back for seconds and even contemplated scrounging off of others plates for a bit more, but decided I'd have to figure out how it was made instead! Stay tuned ;)
With that, I'm off to dream about the cake and try to get back on Boston time!
What's the most surprising thing you've tried on vacation??