Thursday, May 19, 2011


It means, “Let’s cross over.” It’s one of Elizabeth Gilbert’s favorite Italian phrases she writes about in her personal book of “Eat, Pray, Love.” In a way, Jason and I have crossed over - from Turkey to Italy. Today is my first day in Italy and I am ecstatic!

Like Gilbert, we will be pursuing pleasure in Italy - specifically by eating.

Like the organized, control freak that I am, I have researched this trip for several weeks. The main reason we chose Bologna is airfare from Istanbul and the hotels are fairly cheap and of course, to eat. Bologna is known as la grassa or the fat/stomach of Italy and is considered the country’s gastronomic capital.

To honor this city’s nickname, today we are taking an all-day foodie tour with visits to places that produce prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano and aceto balsamico, as well as an Italian winery.

You know, I’ll be taking plenty of food photos over this weekend. I will share them with you upon our return.

Mangia Bene!

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Danielle said...

Enjoy! So jealous of your proximity!! :)