FC: Italy May 2012
1: The beginning of an amazing trip......... Florence
2: Our "Florence for Foodies" tour with Sam.... | Wine tasting in a 700 year old cellar that had a story to tell...
3: "Mercato Centrale" We sampled everything from olive oils, to balsamic vinegars, to yes... even .a "stomach sandwich" | Jon enjoyed his Florentine Steak..
5: If you rub his snout, "Il Porcellino" 1612 guarantees you another visit to Florence.
6: Next stop... Siena! | Having a glass of wine on the "Piazza del Campo" 1349
8: Siena had wonderful views and wonderful people... | Hercules, the memorable owner of "Guidoriccio", one of our favorite restaurant experiences.
10: Chianti... It's more than just a wine.
12: Rolling hills...and great wineries...
14: Our fearless tour guide, Franco and the winemakers of Montalcino...
15: Great memories... San Carlo estate. GianCarlo shared his "personal stash".
16: Many new friends were made.
17: We found the "Key to Paradise"... Positano, on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.
18: La Tavalozza...our little Bed and Breakfast, with the most amazing view!
19: Jon dipping his toes into the Mediterranean sea...
20: A wonderful way to wake up... fresh croissants and cappuccino.
21: Our Day with Mamma Agata and Ciara.....an amazing cooking class with an incredible view.
22: Memories that will last a lifetime... standing on Mamma Agata's terrace before starting the feast.
23: Wonderful food made with fresh ingredients from their garden.
24: Our trip to Capri... | An unforgettable dining experience at "Deja Vu".
25: Making the most of our last night in Positano...
26: We were sad to see the end of the night... | Then just a short visit to Rome... | Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum.
27: Jon, This trip was such an amazing experience for both of us. I hope this book will help keep the memories of our time in Italy fresh in your mind always. Happy 44th Birthday! All my love, Lori