Cinque Terre 2015-a Gastronomical Wonderland with the best views to match

Cinque Terre is certainly a gastronomical wonderland with the best views to match. Below is a chronicle of all the amazing food we have managed to experience during our stay. 

gelato in Manarola


DAY1 14/05/2015

19:15 my first pistacchio gelato. ūüŹ†location: Trattoria Via Dell’Amore, Riomaggiore 

20:46 bruschette ligure (bruschetta with pesto sauce& basil) with locally produced Cinque Terre white wine. ūüŹ† location: Nessun Dorma, Manarola. We ended up coming back to Nessun Dorma everyday and once you are here, it will all become clear to you: Nessun Dorma simply has the best view of Manarola (or in our view, of the entire Cinque Terre).

aperitivo at Nessun Dorma

21:59 Tagliolino con calamari, muscoli e pomodorino secco (fettuccine with seafood & sundries tomatoes). Trofie al pesto (a local speciality, twist short pasta with basil sauce). more Cinque Terre white wine.ūüŹ† location: Trattoria Il Porticciolo, Manarola

DAY 2 15/05/2015

10:39 focaccia rucola stracchino pomodorini (focaccia with arugula, cheese& cherry tomato). Birra Morreti (Italian beer) ūüŹ† location: caf√© Giovannini, Monterroso


vegetarian pizza and more Cinque Terre White wine in Santa Margherita 

Santa Margherita

19:17 aperitivo ūüŹ† Fartamorgana, Camogli 

Rome Italy October 2014

 Random facts I have learnt in Rome, about the city and about myself.

  • Bucatini has become my favourite type of pasta
  • Sampietrini is my favourite type of pavement
  • Bel√©n Rodriguez is every Italian man’s fantasy
  • Pecorino Romano is wonderful
  • Keglevich is Vodka made in Heaven
  • Paolo Intini is the king of nightlife¬†
  • Morgan from Bluvertigo is a legend, he could do no wrong
  • Lucio Fontana, an Italian artist, is the founder of art movement Spatialism

The most delicious home-cooked meals prepared by my wonderful Couchsurfing hosts

  • Tortellini con pana e tartufo
  • Broccolo romanesco ripassato in padella
  • Parmigiana

Of course if you hang out with the wonderful locals long enough, you would learn some swear words. Mine is “testa di cazzo”!