I slept in until almost 8. After coffee and a shower, I set out for a morning of shopping.
When you get used to this beautiful city, you forget to look up at the amazing portici.
I took a few minutes to appreciate how gorgeous they are.
I stopped for coffee and my first pastry at Cafe Zanerini behind the Duomo. Pastry filled with marmellata di bosco are luscious! It was so nice to have no agenda, or be rushed. I read my book (on my iphone), and watched people.
Then I did some shopping. I bought a pair of comfy black Mephisto sandals and did some damage at the Furla store.
I shopped around the food markets, bought mailing tape, phone cards for my Italian cell, and returned home for lunch. I needed a nap. I set my alarm to sleep from 2-4. At 4, I thought I would just lay there for a minute. I woke up at 6:15!!! Barely enought time to change and get to Piazza San Stefano, where I was meeting friends from the desert at 7!!!. We had prosecco in a bar on the piazza, and then ate dinner together at Drogheria della Rosa (again. Well, it was SO good last Sunday!)
We all began with the tortelloni with zucchini blossoms. Then Rudy had grilled lamb, Nancy had the filetto con balsamico (that she loved as much as I did last Sunday). and I tried the pork stuffed with cheese and topped with marscapone.
We decided to go to La Sorbetteria for gelato for dessert. I tried the Crema d'uovo. It is an eggy vanilla with a hint of zest of lemons from Sorrento. YUM We were right in my neighborhood, so I called a taxi for Nancy and Rudy, and came home. It was a very relaxing day and fun evening!