February might bring the winter blues but it also marks Carnivale season when you can enjoy frappe’, a yummy seasonal Italian pastry. Like potato chips, nobody can eat just one!
Frappe’ are flaky strips of deep-fried pastry dough sprinkled with powdered sugar. Different regions have different names for these tasty treats. Whatever the name they are delicious. If you’re in Italy in February and spot them in bakery windows be sure to indulge.
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Fantasy and reality combine to create a world beyond our dreams at Villa d’Este in Tivoli, just outside of Rome. Cascading fountains draw you inside, whispering their secrets as you pass and cypress trees stand tall, guarding the estate and its terraced gardens. Looking up to the main house, you wonder if Juliette will come to the window looking for Romeo as a renaissance ball spills into the garden below.
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Even if you don’t see the signs pointing the route to the Trevi Fountain, just follow the flow of people who share your desire to behold one of the most beautiful sights in Rome. You wonder “Are we close, wouldn’t one of the most famous fountains in the world have larger streets and signs leading to it? It always seems so large in photos…” Continue reading Trevi Fountain Fascination