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Aperitivo con vista!

Still wondering why I love Italy? Here’s my current view while having a pre-weekend aperitivo… con vista!

aperitivo con vista tursenia overview panorama landscape italyGive me a bowl of chips and I will die happy! I’m having a lovely aperitivo before lunch today, and that’s the great panorama I can see from my table out here. Weather is glorious today so my colleagues and I thought to break the routine and go out eating.

A classic Italian lunch can’t be called that way if it’s not anticipated by the aperitivo, which it’s basically tasty finger food as appetisers, served with a soft drink or a bubbled drink (ie a Spritz).

The first time I went to Italy (and it was maaaaany years ago, I was just a kid), I thought that the aperitivo would spoil my hunger, but on the contrary it really triggers your appetite!
I was surprised the first time it happened, and now I’m kind of get used to it.  I love enjoying the aperitivo time.

Ultimately, there’s anything better than having an aperitivo con vista. Here’s San Domenicano church along with my bowl of chips. The Spritz I ordered was gone already by the time I took the photo!

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  • Donna

    I’m jealous. It is spring break at the university I work for, well for the students anyways, staff still have to report. So I’m sitting in my windowless office with my weather app telling me it is going to be a gorgeous day.

    • I hear you, Donna! I’m not on vacation as well, but my colleagues and I still try to escape the lunch routine and pretend we’re on holidays! As long as the sun lasts! :D

  • Elizabeth Marx

    I love it! I love Italy! I’ve been there twice and can’t wait to go back. You’re view looks like it’s from a little town built on an volcanic ridge, like the beautiful Orvieto! Cheer!

    • You said it, Elizabeth! Tursenia is reaaaaaaally not far from Orvieto! I bet you might have been here by accident then ;)

  • Only been to France so far, but very much want to go to Italy some day. Looks wonderful. I bet that bell tower sings out on the hour too :) My, my… (smiles)

    • You should totally pay a visit to Italy, Felipe. If you stop by Tursenia I’ll be happy to escort you in the less known (but more beautiful) areas around here!

      • Ahh, that sounds tempting! Thank you :) Been trying to talk our youngest girl & her husband to return to Italy for another trip & take us with them :)

  • vicdougherty

    I love Italy, too. I remember the first time I stepped off the train in Rome and felt the sensation that I’d lived there and that somehow I belonged. Then I promptly got the flu and ended up being cared for by the nuns who ran my hostel. And like you, I still eat like the Italians.

    • I have so many Italian horror stories that happened to me, Victoria, you’d wonder how come I’m still alive! Nevertheless, this kind of view make me feel peace with this country eventually!

  • vicdougherty

    I think I’m one of the few people in the (travel) world who has no Italian horror stories. Go figure!

  • Io amo l’Italia! Incontriamoci per un bicchiere di vino un giorno. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bellissimo blog.

    • Your Italian is spotless! Where did you learn it? My Italian is so rubbish that I feel ashamed of my poor vocabulary (not to mention my grammar skills) :S

  • Vanessa Wester

    Italy is on our to do list as a family! Amazing we have not visited yet to be honest… love the photo! The crisps made me laugh :)

    • Hahah glad they made you smile… they made me hungry! :D

  • Italy is on my bucket list. The bowl of chips is one of my favorites. Put them together and you have an envious life!!!!

    • Can’t wait to show you more and more about Tursenia. You’d love its streets to ride with your bike ;)

  • Lisa Thomas

    Italy is on my bucket list too. Thanks for sharing.

  • That is a beautiful view.

    • Isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by Kiru, appreciated!

  • Italian food is my favorite. Spent some time in Rome and Amalfi. It was amazing.

    • That’s only a bunch of crisp… the only thing I’am able to cook (read open the package and put into a bowl)
      On the other hand, I have a neighbour who is a start in the kitchen! Pics coming, I promise!

  • Travis Luedke

    That is one hell of a view! The only thing that would make it better is red wine. LOL. :)

    • Red wine gone missed way before shooting the pics! haha! Thanks for commenting mate, appreciated ;)

  • Pandora Spocks

    I want to be there. Right now. No, seriously! Absolutely beautiful!!

    • Get a ticket and jump on a plane then! Tursenia has its own airport and it’s bloody sunny today. Bring it on! :D

  • Chris Rose

    Mi piace molto questa pagina <3

    • That’s so funny reading a British mate talking to another British lad in Italian! Haha! Grazie amico, quando vieni a trovarmi in Tursenia?