Today my friend Aleyna and I travelled to the small town of Minturno, where a portion of my family is originally from. It was great to see a smaller Italian town instead of the big cities. I felt a certain ‘homecoming’ feeling as I walked up to the town and walked through the streets. Minturno is a quiet little seaside town that has many cute side streets, very typical of what people think of when we hear ‘Italian town’. We had a nice dinner at an award winning restaurant that the owner opened early just for us! Nice people, beautiful town, great experience.
Yesterday I had a unique experience in Rome: an authentic cooking class! We learned how to make a 5 course meal typical of Roman cooking, and the best part was we got too eat it too! I was surprised at how much we were able to cook with pretty basic ingredients. I can’t wait to come home and cook what I learned for my friends and family, which I’m sure they will enjoy :).
Arrivederci for now!