I really wanted to bring home some olive oil from Lake Garda like I’ve done the past 4 or 5 trips.  It’s been my favorite over the years and I felt validated by the fact  that Marcella Hazan said it was the best.  I looked at a few places in Bolzano but never saw any.  So, this was the day to buy some here in Verona which is just south of the lake.  I looked online for all the gastronomie (small “gourmet” shops) in town.  We had already been to a couple as well as one large grocery store.  So we set off, first looking for Sa Fo Ga over the Vittoria bridge.  After we walked a while we saw Licia (apartment rep) and a friend.  They told us about another possible place just a block from where we were.  And then there was a place in the centro, too.  So we had big fun visiting all the different places, buying this and that for lunch (crepelle, spinach etc.) and beautiful fresh tortelloni for dinner, and finally found the Garda oil in the A&O super market.  Go figure.  In one of the little store the guy was totally apologetic that they only had oil from Umbria. Most of them have a local Verona oil which I tried in a restaurant and it is quite good.

We came home for lunch and rest time. And then went out for the late afternoon. I saw this “yarn bombed” shop.

IMG_2093yb  First stop, the friendly and delicious, Dolce Locanda for coffee and to buy a chocolate mousse cake for dinner.  I really love this place!

The beautiful macchina

The beautiful macchina

bite sized treats

bite sized treats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we went to the San Fermo church.  The main church didn’t send me (OK. I’m totally jaded at this point.  I admit it.)  but the downstairs, lower church dating from 1065 was gorgeous.  They had some art on display down there including this fairly modern sculpture of 2 life size women.  You can imagine the one in front is Mary and she’s saying “who, me???” IMG_2090dd

We came home laden with our cake and other stuff we shopped for for making a simple dinner for Luisa and Roy.  We are all getting kind of “fooded out” but that didn’t stop any of us from eating everything.

They stayed until pretty late and that was that.


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