Hello beautiful friends,
Today was the classical romantic day of walking, exploring and eating pizza in Italy. We started the day pretty early, even though we didn’t get too much sleep. Sergio drove somewhere an hour outside Bergamo, I knew we were going somewhere near a lake, but I never imagined we’ll go to a small paradise. We arrived in a small village called Tavernola Bergamanasca, located in along the shore of lake Iseo, on a hill. I felt so happy and grateful to be there, sharing the experience with Armand. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, nothing like a sunny day in London. I was so hot I had to take off my shoes and refresh myself by letting the water brush my feet. This world is slow-paced. Nobody is hurrying. They seem to be enjoying life properly, like we all should. After we walked around the area we decided that it’s time for some proper Italian pizza so we stopped at a restaurant by the lake. Luckily for us, everybody was happy to speak to us in Italian, so I can say that we really practiced our Italian and even improved. We also learned that in Italy you’re not supposed to leave tips, but instead you are charged a”coperta”everytime, which includes the service and some bread/ pretzels they are serving before the food (and it is not optional). Anyway, did I mention the amazing salmon pizza? Or the traditional Bergamasca pizza? Here you go. It might seem that the pizza doesn’t have much ingredients, but if there is one word that describes the Italian cuisine, it is simplicity. I am so excited to start cooking my own Italian dishes, but firstly I am here to observe and steal all the little details that make the food taste authentic.
With our tummies full we started hiking up the hill in order to burn the calories, haha (not really). As we were walking up the hill the view was getting better with each step. We got a chance to look at the island, which is a mountain, in the middle of lake Iseo. Naturally we wanted to go there so we came down and hopped on a boat, but not before stopping for a gelato. Good thing we stopped, can we got to play with a pug as well.
The cruise was magical, so was Mount Iseo. We stayed thtere until sunset and then we turned back to meet Sergio and his girlfriend, Chiara. We headed back o Bergamo, where we stopped at a small art show. Such a beautiful day, truly amazing. A big thank you to everybody that made this day possible and to you for following me through Italy.
PS: Remember the vespa photo I posted when announcing the trip to Italy? I tried to reproduce it today.