Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Coast of Italy!

Ah, yes, Italy.  Home of great food, great hotels and delightful people.
Shall we?

The island of Sardinia lies roughly equidistant from the Italian mainland and the Tunisian coast. In his classic travel book Sea and Sardinia, D.H. Lawrence described it as "lost between Europe and Africa, and belonging to nowhere." This sentiment was echoed by fortysomething Martini, who has been coming to Sardinia from Rome since she was a child. "It feels like a place apart," she said. "We always came on the ferry, and to us kids it was like arriving in a whole new land."

One of Carlin's favorite hotels in the world is Hotel Romazzino in Sardinia.
Can you blame her?  Just look at that water! 

The hotel has a private beach; feel free to go topless -- just bring the sunscreen!  :)

Who goes to Italy and doesn't enjoy some gelato?  Not us!

Looking for the perfect Italian cocktail?  Look no further than a Blood Orange Campari Apertif.

Makes 1 drink.
1.5 ounces (1 jigger shot) freshly-squeezed blood orange juice
1 ounce (1 pony shot) Campari
about 4-5 ounces Prosecco, to top
1 wedge blood orange, to garnish

In a champagne flute, combine the blood orange juice and Campari. With a small spoon, gently stir. Top with Prosecco, refilling after a few seconds to ensure a full glass. Garnish with a blood orange wedge.

ENJOY!  Have a fantastic Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. This REALLY REALLY makes me want to be in Italy!!!!!! Beautiful post.