Monday, October 25, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love


Eat, pray, love! Or in Italian: mangia, pregare, amore!

MANGIA!

Chefs prepping for the evening meal.

Fiocchi, delicate pear "purses" with gorgonzola sauce at Ristorante Natalino

Spinach tortelli with sage and parmesian at Ristorante Natalino

Fresh, hot waffle sandwich with vanilla gelato and drizzled with chocolate!

Dinner with "the boys" at Buca Mario!


PREGARE!

Niche on the corner of a building.

The sun lighting up a vignette on the Duomo.

Saint Margaret Church, built in 1032. Also known as Dante's Church because this is where he first saw his beloved Beatrice, whom he fell in love with at first sight. His love for her inspired his "Dolce Stil Novo," or Sweet New Style, leading poets and writers to discover the themes of love, or amore.


AMORE!

Love!


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27 comments:

cityfarmer said...

oh you little world traveler you!
your family is so handsome ...

I have a picture of something you might want tom see

love ya girl

La Dolfina said...

So much goodness in this post!!!

Lori E said...

Great post title. Very clever.
The bins of vegetables are so appetizing and appealing. No wonder the meals are so special all the time as they must be inspired when they shop.

food for thought said...

i am so loving your visit, the best of the best~

Blondie's Journal said...

The food is exactly as I have imagined! So glad you are having fun!

XO,
Jane

Mariette said...

Dearest Delores,

Yes, FOOD and SOUL FOOD that is all about Italy! You clearly did drink in its rich culture, like the ancient Churches with all its antiquities and rich history. Dantes of course does send a message for people even into the twenty-first century! So glad that both of you got to soak up on that, JIT = Just In Time before winter. That Soul Food will last you both (all three!) a long time to come...
We too had a great authentic Italian dinner with authentic cuisine from the Emilia Romagna (Bologna) region by Lady Chef an friend Maria Runggaldier from Bolzano. Together with my dear friend from Escondido...

Have a great time and safe journey back!
Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Tamra said...

Love, love, love this post!

Bonnie Bee said...

Oh Delores....you lucky girl.. a gorgeous family AND a dream trip...
I have been sending your pix of Tuscany to my husband in hopes of him planning our next anniversary (one with a zero as the 2nd number...).
This post should SEAL the DEAL!!!!.. you have given us all a little piece of heaven!!! travel safely

Blooming Rose Musings said...

So much beauty and love in this post. I am so enjoying your trip!

Olive Cooper said...

You and your family are just so adorable. Oh and handsome!

Allison said...

The first photo looks straight out of a magazine. Gorgeous colors! You are quite the photographer, Delores. The food looks divine and what a nice photo with your son. What a wonderful trip!

Scribbler said...

I am vicariously enjoying your trip!

NanaDiana said...

Amen Sister! You got the whole world right there before you! Hugs- Diana

Kristen White said...

Everything looks soooo delicious! Looks like everyone is having a fabulous time too!
Kristen

Low Tide High Style said...

Oh I love this post...especially the last photo, you all look so happy!

Kat :)

LENE said...

Hi Dolores
I love Italy and hope to go there next summer. Beautiful post you made here...along with all your other great posts!
I love your blog, so I have put your header in my favorite blog list - hope it's ok?
Have a nice day!
xxx

Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures and what a lovely picture of the 3 of you...your son looks like a movie star!

Fabulously french said...

Wow I am jealous - sounds like you are all having a fabulous time and love the photos of you and your gorgeous family.

Leeann x

French-Kissed said...

Everything to love about this post... enjoy it all!

~jermaine

Linda in AZ * said...

* Yep, Delores!~~~~~ EverthingO looksO soO funO and beautifulO...... SEE??? I'm like LUCY RICARDO~ and I, TOO, can "speakO ItalianO"!!!!!!!

* As I said before, you are having WAY TOO MUCH FUN, sista'!!! Seriously, am sooooo happy for the three of you... hope you are "assisting/supporting THEIR economy", n' making us back here PROUD! (Ha!)~~~~

XO,
Linda (If we ate carbs, we'd be having PASTA tonight, in your honor!!!)...Oh, well, maybe I'll use ITALIAN DRESSING on our shrimp salad instead!!!! (Insert SMILEY FACE here!)...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, I hope you are having a fabulous time! The food looks amazing. I grew up with a Nanny from Sicily that was the best cook ever. I have yet to find any Italian dish in the US that compares to hers. Thanks for taking us along on your trip.
xo, Sherry

Kathysue said...

what great picts. Love the ones with you and your guys!!! I am so glad you are having such a wonderful time!!xo Kathysue

Heidi said...

Bellisima! Lucky, lucky you.
xo
Heidi

bj said...

What a beautiful post..
I could hear Dean Martin singing in the background all the time I was reading. Love all your beautiful photos.
xo bj

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I missed this post. This was the day I came home from my daughter's and then was extremely busy here. Great photos and I know you have had a great time. All that food looks so good.

Jan @ BellaCasa said...

Oh I would never leave even if I had to I could not. Thanks for sharing the photos. I so miss living in Europe.

Rettabug said...

Mucho Bello!! What a fantastic time you & your handsome hubby had with just-as-handsome son!!
I loved all your shots & they brought back so many memories...they make me want to return to Italy TOMORROW!!!

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