Between sick pets and parents over the past few years, we hadn’t vacationed in several years, so we treated ourselves to a wonderful trip to Italy in October. We had an amazing time, thanks to Jed & Simone. I also decided “when in Rome” and started having my first cappuccinos ever. I had never developed a taste for coffee, but I felt like it was important to drink in all the atmosphere of Italy, not just the wine. I’m now a fan of a strong cappuccino!
We flew into Rome and rented a car (!) and I drove us to Abruzzo while Marvin navigated (I’m a terrible navigator!). We met up with Jed and then drove to San Leo Bastia where Jed’s first home is located.
Jed’s husband, Simone, met us there and we spent a few days wine tasting and working on the landscaping at the house. Well, Jed & Marvin worked on the landscape while Simone & I walked down to the coffee shop and plotted how to dog-nap Pinga, the café’s sweet boy.
Then the four of us, with four suitcases and a fragile Venetian chandelier crammed (literally!) into a small Peugeot station wagon and drove 5 hours to Treviso to their new home located in the city center. Their home is amazing!
We also spent time in Venice, Milan, Como (sadly, no sightings of George or Amal) and took a ferry across Lake Como to Bellagio. And, we ate and drank and ate and drank and topped it off with more food and wine. Thank God we walked so much otherwise we’d need double-wide seats coming home.
By the way, we had a case of Prosecco shipped to us from Valdobbiadene, the Prosecco region in Italy. Let us know when you want to come by to pop open a bottle…or two!