Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mura di Treviso

Walking along the "Mura" is one of my favorite things to do in Treviso. 

After a BIG Italian Lunch, there's nothing better than taking a walk along the walls of Treviso to help one digest. 

It's been quite a long time since Treviso has been threatened by medieval invaders; the walls still stand strong and tall, only used now for a bit of history and walking ~ 

Here are some photos I took walking along the city's walls on a relaxing Sunday afternoon..



 The city surrounded by water "City of Water" 

 Spring is in the air ~

 Love the Italian rooftops ~ 

 What a beautiful view while walking.. 

 A couple of "Nutria" also known as the River Rat 
 I love seeing wild animals in their natural habitat.. That being said, I'll never forget when I first saw a Nutria, I shouted, "Oh, look a Beaver, a Beaver" Haha, only to find out later that this is not a Beaver but a rather large River Rat ~ 

 I love this view from atop the wall  ~ Surrounded by nature and wild animals ~ 
 A pair of River Rats and a Guinea Fowl " Faraona" 

 The city of Treviso built this beautiful habitat for the animals ~ 

 Smile! Strike a pose for the Camera ~ People from Treviso are so friendly and welcoming :) You can see for yourself in this photo~ And no, I don't know the three men saying Hi :) 


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Italian Pastries

Italian Pastries how I love thee.. 

On Sunday afternoon, we went to visit my in laws and brought over some "dolce" 
After lunch and after dinner its usual to eat these goodies with a nice glass of Prosecco. 

Its usual to bring over some kind of dolce when visiting family or friends. 

I unfortunately don't know the exact names of these sweets but I will do my best to describe them. 

And what a bargin 26 individual and hand made pastries for under 8 euros. 

3rd from Left are little Tiramisu cupcakes ( my favorite) 4th from Left are tarts filled with cream or custard and fruit on top. 5th from Left are pastries topped with chocolate, and lastly, pastries filled with cream.

Of course as my father in law says " You can't forget the Vino" In this case, we didn't have Prosecco, so we drank a sweet red wine to go with our dessert. 


If you know the names of the pastries in Italian please leave a comment and let me know :) 
Would greatly appreciate it.