Train south from Bolzano
Hotel Villa Steno, view from our room
View from our table at il Casello as the sun sets
We're in Cinque Terre, so we have to have anchovies. For this meal, we start with stuffed anchovies and anchovies Ligurian style (in olive oil with tomatoes, olives, and capers).
Stuffed anchovies, Ligurian
We then follow that with a seafood pasta: shrimp, clams, mussels, and white fish in spaghetti. My mouth is watering just writing this line and remembering the flavors and tastes. Accompanied, of course, by a carafe of local white wine.
As we enjoy the meal, the chef peers out the window above us to make sure we're all happy. He need not worry at all about that!
Chef at work
We dine, sip our wine, watch the lights come on in town as the sun sets over the Mediterranean. We're still in Italy, but what a difference! Mountains and seaside on the same day! Wow!