Thursday, May 9, 2013

La Bella Vita- SanDIYwich

Ciao lovies!
I'm so thankful for all the support with our recent move to Firenze and all the love with my new series La Bella Vita. Grazie Mille! 

My next experience I'm going to talk about is not only strange but quite comical...or to me at least. 

While Brandon was out of town last month I met a co worker at an outdoor farmers market in the center of Piazza della Repubblica (which is one of my favorite parts of Florence) to walk around and grab lunch. She introduced me to porchetta and I had to try it. Porchetta is an "Italian culinary tradition" and it was delicious. If you eat meat and like pork. :)
Everyone knows the food in Italy is amazing. Even if you haven't been here, you know that. 
So the funny thing was we waited in line to get a "sandwich" and when it was our turn the lady explained in Italian to my friend that she can't serve it as a "sandwich" and she can give us the bread and meat to make it ourselves. When my friend translated it to me I was shocked and said "how odd" and the Italian lady said in english "It's not me, it's Italy rules and all vendors are not allowed to sell sandwiches".  What do you mean?! You only sell bread and meat! strange right? I can give me all the tools to make it but you can't make it? And she had to bag everything separate so we were sure to not get a "sandwich" from her stand. It was a good laugh and a big "oh Italy" sigh...
We sat on a crowded bench and DIY'd our delicious sandwich. It was fun taking everything out of the bags on our laps. ;) It was so tasty and I highly highly recommend it. I mean, you have to. It's Italy! :)
and I won't lie...I miss DIYing so much. Next on my to-do list is find a craft store/ fabric store/ bead store. something. 


The last photo is one of my favorites! The cutest couple with their little booth serving Necci which looked amazing. Must try next time. <3

Hope you are all having a lovely week!


marie said...

haha, that's so neat and funny and fun!! i'm going to wait til you have everything figured out before i come visit ;P jk. miss you!!

Mouthwash said...

How bizarre! I wonder why? But still, I'm glad that you were able to get your sandwich one way or another!

Bree said...

That's crazy! ahah I'm off to google why that it!

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! I have never heard of that before! So random!

Jen ♥ said...

That looks sooooo yummy! That bread!! I wonder why that's the rule there. You'll have to let us know if you find out. Glad you're acclimating to your new surroundings. Are you learning much Italian or at least getting better at understanding the gist of what people are saying?

Have a great weekend!

Corinne said...

That is a weird way, surely it would be more appealing to customers if they got an actual sandwich and they may sell more? Ha.

Corinne x

Katelin said...

i just need to go back to Florence right this second.


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