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First Slice of Pizza in Italy

January 6th · 4 Comments

You know what I love the most about eating food in another country? It’s not that you get to taste the most authentic and delicious of food, you certainly do, but it’s the fact that you don’t have anything specific to do afterwards. There’s no rush to get the bill after you’ve eaten, there’s no rush to get your food quickly (unless you’re really hungry), it’s just a very leisurely and relaxing process. You enjoy a bite of food, enjoy some wine, and then you repeat. No schedules, no pressures… just relaxation.

Our first slice of pizza in Italy was from a little pizza joint named Pizza da Ercole, or pizza from Ercole. It was located in Vernazza, where we stayed at the Albergo Barbara. Not being a student of Italian geography, I can only guess that Ercole refers to Port Ercole in Monte Argentario. Monte Argentario isn’t too far away from Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is in the Italian Riviera, which neighbors the Tuscany region, where Monte Argentario is located.

We enjoyed a nice prosciutto, mushroom, buffallo mozzarella and tomato sauce pizza. Mmmmmmm…

And the pizza was delicious… there’s something about the freshness of ingredients that really makes food sing in Italy.

Don’t I look so relaxed? 🙂

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Martha // Jan 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    You don’t look as relaxed as super excited to eat yummy pizza!

  • 2 Mental Mosaic // Jan 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Love that photo!

    I lived in Naples, Italy for a while, and boy do I miss the pizza! There’s just nothing quite like some fresh buffalo mozz’ now, is there? Yum!

    I found your blog via blog carnival, btw. Nice to meet you! I will be back. 🙂

    ~Tui

  • 3 Jim // Jan 20, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Glad to have you here Tui! Yes the buffalo mozz is absolutely delicious and I’m not a big cheese person either!

  • 4 mike // Jan 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    haha, italian pizza is so much thinner than where i come from. and in italy it is not perfectly round.