Much to explore in the Valley! The other day our friend Martina took us to Lovere, a truly charming small city on the lake Iseo.
And because it was a warm sunny day we sat down for gelato on the lake front. Now, when I go to places like these I dream to have an ice cream place in New Zealand. We really miss it: young and old, men and women, families and groups of youngsters, all sitting at tables and eating lovely ice cream concoctions, which don't look artificial and over-coloured artificially. And the gelato quality is, of course, excellent!
But I don't know....would it work in NZ? Would Kiwis sit down for 30 minutes (or more) to eat an ice cream like Italians do? Would they make it into an outing like the do here? Would they pay for it? These were about NZ$10 each, very big and with whipped cream and fresh fruit (almost a meal), and served in a lovely cafe with tables on the lake front. The place was quite full even if it was just a Wednesday afternoon and not the week-end.
Maybe I should start a gelato appreciation society :-)