I'm often asked what I love about Italy. I have to say, it's not one or two main things, it's the myriad little things that make living here (or traveling here) a wonderful experience and that maintain our devotion. It's always the simple pleasures that make life the sweetest, so I'll be adding a new regular feature to the blog to show you some of my favorite things about life here in the old country.
First up -
At the classy Caffe Meletti, they give you tasty little cookies with your coffee!
I may never be able to order a cappuccino in America again! Here we get a nice cuppa with just the right ratio of espresso, milk and froth. The foam isn't four inches thick on top nor so dense the espresso can't penetrate it. It's just-right creamy and my favored way to start the day. It's also always served in *real* cups...never in paper or styrofoam, meaning it is great-tasting as well as being environemental friendly.
2007 Valerie Schneider