Almond Granita & a Puglian Paradise

by Bianca @ Italian Fix

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POST ON YOUR DREAMBOARD

This is dreamboard style shizzle ‘cause during peak season these rates are absurd at over 2k a night. But DANG — there’s a whole lotta sizzle in this shizzle. Borgo Egnazia has won numerous awards like #1 resort in Italy, and happily bounces on the lists of the top stays in Europe (it’s like a small town with 6 restaurants). It’s a destination in itself, but then again, Puglia is a destination to roam more than once. I love this area — forever enchanted every time I’m there.


SLEEP HERE

Casa Privata

If we’re gonna talk about top sleeps, let me point out another destination which is a destination in and of itself — I love the concept of this place Casa Privata ‘cause (as the name suggests) it’s more like a home than a hotel. I’m always encouraging people to stay at hotels if they are not in the area for long (like for just a few nights)  — because unlike an actual private home — it’s very handy to have concierge and food and drink onsite (you are, after all, on a vacation). It’s very close to all you want to see on the Amalfi Coast — but it’s tucked away from everything, too. Best of both worlds! And what a world this coastline is. Simply, incredibly, magica.


MANGIAMO

Eating almond granita in a bathing suit is considered a sport to me. I’m very sporty — I try all the granita I can. Italy is famous for gelato — but I think in the hot summers — a granita is what you desire — you just don’t know it! And I’m not talking about syrupy-slushy-type-things you might have found — I’m talking about Sicilian granita. Made with ground berries, fruits, or nuts (almond, I love you) these are treats of icy deliciousness. Granita in a brioche — this is considered breakfast (omg and in Canada we eat porridge!). Italians really do …. do it better.

Image: delicious.com.au


WHAT WE’RE LOVING RIGHT NOW

I mentioned last week that if you like ceramics, then let me know (send us an email!). I’m looking for an excuse to work with some Italian ceramic makers to design a small set of functional everyday things-that-make-you-happy-just-using-them type ceramics, like pasta bowls and dessert plates and easy things like this. I have to be practical (oh, aren’t I just the most practical person you’ve met, right?) and get a minimum order before I will dive into this project — but tell me if you would be one of those “I’ll order anything you make, Bianca” types just cause you like the Italian Fix vibe and you’re a very practical person like me and think nothing of stuffing your life with beautiful things that make you happy.

Image: Enzafasano.com


WISH WE WERE HERE

Pollara Cliffs

Watching the sunset in Pollara never gets old. That’s why we bring clients to this beautiful location on our Sicily tours (we have 2022 dates coming). 


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With love + almond granita

Bianca

PS I have some crazy personal news, of which I share more about, here.  Click “follow me” on Facebook to follow as this story unfolds (Countdown is ON).

 

 

 

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