Friday, December 23, 2011

Food on Voyage - Italy (Part 1)

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Its almost a month since I came back from my 10 day fun trip to Italy but I'm still enjoying thoroughly, the reminiscence of the trip.

Recollecting and writing a travelogue is fun for sure. That too when it comes to recollecting the food that I had there, I just can't stop drooling over again and again :P

Italy is simply a FANTASTIC location to visit and every single place we visited was damn scenic and picture perfect. AWESOME is not a word enough to express about the art and architecture of Italy.

We managed to cover ravishing Rome, fascinating Florence, vibrant Venice and magical Milan through our trip.

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The Rome illuminated tour showed us the beauty of the city with bright lights. The first sight at the Vatican brought goosebumps all over the body. The huge pillars and the amazing architecture and sculptures are just too brilliant.

The amazing fresco(Paintings) of Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel are still fresh in my thoughts. Unbelievably beautiful work of perfection and the messages they convey are over brilliant. Just dint want to walk out of that place. The guide told us that it would take 12 long years if we had to look at each painting in the Chapel for just 60 seconds each!! Imagine the number of frescos!!! Oops. An over dose of aesthetics I feel :)

The Trevi fountain - one of the largest fountains in the world was so magnificent. We tossed a coin into the fountain for the belief of getting back to Rome sometime :)


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We got to taste the first original Italian Pizza and OMG, I am still not able to forget the taste of it. Being a vegetarian I choose an onion & olive pizza and can just bow down to the simplicity yet deliciousness of it. A dizzle of fresh home grown olive oil tops it all :)

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The day trip started with the visit to Colosseum. Considering that it was constructed during the 80 AD, architecture at its best is what I can say. I so wonder how amazing an amphitheater it would have been just in case it was not ruined :(

No matter what, it is still an amazing architecture as it is. I'm so glad to have been there.

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GELATO!!!!! I scream for ice cream :)

The burst of colors, flavors and texture is something you go flat for. For me it was 'love at first taste!!' :P

Italy is flooded with gelaterias and you just cant resist having them as and when you see them. Guess what!! I dint miss having them even on one single day of the trip :)

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The cups or waffles are ranged from 1.5 euros to 3 euros and the quantity of gelato you receive is more than the money's worth.

The gelatos are more creamier and smooth than the ice creams that I have had in India.

Simply lip smacking :)

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The flavors are innumerable and classic. Dark chocolate was our favorite of all :)

Sorbets were fun to have too. The berry flavors make us wink in sourness yet tempting to eat :)

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Headed next to the Pantheon, which is commissioned by Marchus Agrippa as a temple to all gods of Ancient Rome. Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.

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On the way to the Spanish steps, we found roasted chestnuts sold on the pavements. They were arranged so neatly and were tempting enough, but was skeptical about its taste and failed to try it out for which I regret now. But guess what!! they were priced a bomb!!

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The market had loads of stores selling candied fruits and candies of other kinds. Just couldn't resist the colorful look of it and we tried few of them like candied mandarin orages, mangoes and papaya etc.

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We also enjoyed munching on gummy bears and more of such kind in various colors and shapes. The soft ice cream shaped marsh mellows were my personal favorite :) Don't they look cute???

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We ended up the three days at Rome with a delicious Penne pasta with Neapolitan tomato sauce. Just as delicious as possible.

A romantic dinner in an open to sky table with sizzling hot pasta on a super cold night can truly make a memory worth a billion :)

An absolute Italian experience!!

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Food at Italy will travel to Florence next with an exciting cookery session that I experienced :)

Catch up in a couple of days for more of Italy :)

Written by: Nithya
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23 comments:

AvanthiRao said...

Excelletn clicks Nitya :)

Aarthi said...

beautiful clicks...Merry Christmas Dear..

Vidhya said...

wow.. awesome pics. Love all the colors in those :) Hope you had an awesome trip!!

VineelaSiva said...

Nice clicks Nithya.Yeah Italy is nice place.I too visit 7 years before.I really the architec and love the Trevi fountain,Vatican city,pisa and also Venice is also nice place.By seeing the pics i remebered those days.

Priya said...

Woww wat an eye pleasing clicks, lovely..

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely pictures and post happy holidays

Nithu Bala said...

Your way of writing is simply superb Nithi..Pictures are so good:-)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Awesome write up n pleasant clicks!!!

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G said...

Sounds interesting :) When we went to Rome & Pisa, had a bad experience with food, may be we went to the wrong places!!!! Pls do update the name of the restaurants if possibe :)

Srivalli said...

Lovely post Nithi..great that you enjoyed!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Hey nice to read ur experiences....Waiting for part2 :)

Rachana said...

Lovely post Nithya! Lovely pics.

Jay said...

wow...cliks are amazing Nitya..
love your excellent writeup..
waiting for the second part of Italy voyage..:)
Tasty Appetite

prasanna venkatesh said...

Rome relived :-)

Sonali Pradhan said...

wow...looks like u had a lot of fun there....gr8 clicks too :-) merry christmas to u n ur familt !

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sruthy said...

nithya.......
i was thinking where u disappeared after marriage and happy to knw u had a wonderful italy trip.....goin thru the blog,i feel i had a tour of italy..
keep posting.....

San said...

Nice travelogue nithi. Glad that you loved every part of your trip. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful pics.

Shanthi said...

Excellent snaps. Hope you had a great tim e there.

Sound said...

Lovely post and nice clicks..

varmilo said...

Best Seasons Compliments Nitya!!! Lovely write up. Hope u had an awesome trip...

Ambika said...

Lovely writeup Nithya!! I should go to Italy soon! Wish you a very Happy New Year in advance! And congratulations once again!

sharikahline said...

Your post did refresh my memories of my visit to Rome, which was a decade ago! I recall loving the Vatican and never got enough of studying Michelangelo's creations.

Loved the gelato and candied fruit clicks!

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