A List [with Photos] of Reasons Why I Love Italy!

By Trina Otero

#1 – Hands down, the coffee!! Macchiatone, macchiato, espresso… Whatever you would like to call it. THE BEST [aside from my Tia’s cafe con leche ;)]

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#2 – The roads… Because in most places I can/have to walk everywhere, which gives me a free workout 😉

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#3 – Fresh, local, mostly home grown produce [depends which area you are in]. Free from artificial crap and oh so yummy!

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#4 –  Potato chips that only cost about €1 which is only about about $1.30-2.00 depending on the conversion rate that day. Still a score!

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#5 – Local spring water…. This big bottle only cost about €0.30-0.70. Can’t remember, but it’s cheap, and FRESH!

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#6 – Beautiful, take – your – breath – away views. Like this:

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#7 – Gnocchi – my favorite pasta thus far, hand made by Zia (Aunt), Nonna’s sister 🙂 (((nom nom nom)))
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#8 – Pastries 🙂 This one is ferratella!

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#9 – Strange but awesome liquors… This one is made from the root of licorice.
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#10 – My love, Leone. I met him here in Cerchio. Mio bambino (My baby).
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#11 – Loving children. They are very lovable and curious 🙂 Kids talk to me more than adults here lol
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#12 – Castle ruins and old architecture
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#13 – Supplì… Yum! It’s this fried ball of risotto and cheese inside.. Omg..
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#14 & 15 – Wine (who would I be if I did not mention this?!) and peperoncino. I prefer the white wines in Northern Italy (I love Tomasella winery) and the red wines in this region of Abruzzo. Peperoncino is a red chili pepper. I love the peppers here.. And cutting tiny pieces and putting them on pasta, pizza, fish.. Almost everything!!
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#16 – Weird, cool mini doors that look like they lead to Narnia..
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#17 – Open markets!
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I have so many more and I will continue to add to this list!!!! Hope you enjoy as much as I do 🙂

Ciao,
T.O.

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5 thoughts on “A List [with Photos] of Reasons Why I Love Italy!

  1. Jennifer says:

    OMG… I seriously don’t know how you left Italy by the looks of these pics! I would have sat on the Italian Earth and not moved… and told the plane to screw off! hehe. Maybe handcuffed myself to a light post. or begged someone to let me live with them while I cooked their vegetarian meals… 🙂

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    • akosmopolite says:

      Omg sister you are so hilarious and cute!!!!! I am So happy you liked it 🙂 You are the only one to tell me that 🙂 I take tons of fotos so there are tons of things I can add, and will! I just have crappy internet sometimes. ❤ You can go and do whatever you want, Sis, you are a free soul. 😉

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