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Gaudio

La Pasta

So after a long journey, sleeping at the airport and the train station, WE ARE FINALLY HERE!

Casa Gaudio!
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Gio even has strawberries and grapes!
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And all these beautiful flowers!
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In Singapore, i asked him for a full italian meal and i got it! But i wish i never did. Cause i got more than i asked for.
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We even got to ride on the Vespa ;)
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We even went to all the nice beaches in Calabria, and this was the typical breakfast here ;D
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And the sunsets were amazing!
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Here are the pics of the beach! We got paddle boats and we went to other coasts and saw spectacular stuff!
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Asian motor works for our Italian Prince!
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And we saw tunas! And this was our attempt of taking photos of it. hahahahahaha
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Food food food! Then we headed downtown to get more food as well!
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And to this pizza place, my goodness, i don't know what italy doe with their crops, they are all so rich and full of flavour! The mushrooms and tomatoes and the ham and, well just everything!

The Antipasti!
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Pizza!
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And then we were just too full to continue hahaha

Even went to the Monastery near his place, as there is Saint from this town!
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It was so huge and spectacular!

A typical lunch with his family!
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And his father was just so skilful with the knife, he did that with a butter knife -.-
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And then we headed out to this ruined castle and saw the nicest sunset here!
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We even went to this place, Pizzo to have the BEST TARTUFO. BEST TARTUFO AND I MEAN IT!
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And the day, our challenge has arrived, the one we have been fearing, lunch with his grandfather.
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So typically, an italian meal consists of these - Antipasti, Pasta, Seconds, Fruits, Dessert, Coffee right, and this was what we got..

Antipasti
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There were more, probably it was 16-18 in total but i just lost count and didn't manage to capture it.
YES WE HAD PROBABLY 18 ANTIPASTIS.

Pasta
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Yup, then it was 2 pastas. Kill me now. And a a friend of Gio's Grandfather made this out of bread!
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Second
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And finally, we made it to the second dish, Swordfish!

And WAIT, we are not done. Theres more!

Gelato, Fruits, Dessert and Grappa!
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And i have no idea, how we even managed to get this shot after that much eating! The most feared words from his grandfather was - La Pasta.
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After all that eating, we were done, no dinner, no activities, just dead. Food Coma! Haha at least we saw an epic sunset that night!
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The following day, we headed to Sila in search for wolves! But on the way we saw other wild lives as well!
And this was breakfast! Panini!
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We didn't manage to see the wolves in person, but we saw them from the camera! :D

That night, there was a thunderstorm and it was insane! There was even a cyclone!
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Thank you so much for everything! It wouldn't have been so italian, without all of you guys and your hospitality and kindness!
Gratitude!
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Posted by flickervertigo 11:15 Archived in Italy Tagged tropea paola praiaamare arcomagno isoladidino fiumefreddobruzio capovaticano pizzo parcocupone lagocecita sila

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