Friday, March 21, 2014

San Marino

Well guys its time to talk about the rest of my trip to Parma, Italy & our quick trip to the small European Country of San Marino.        

        (If you want to see day 1 & part of day 2 on our adventures in Parma, then click here:  Parma Day 1 & 2 ..)

After the awesome day of touring beautiful Parma we took off to meet Craig at his work, and get a tour  of his plant, and how jobs work in Italy. It is called Terex Port Solutions. Check out there webpage because you wouldn't believe what they put together there.    It is located in Lentigione, Italy.  

   We left, went for a ride to see some amazing homes. I love love Italian style homes, especially ones that look like you are in Tuscany. We then took a walk down by a river because Zak wanted to check out the local fishing habits :)  It was beautiful, and I can only imagine how pretty it would be in summertime. I hope to go back for a walk there in the summer. 
After we got back to the Hotel we met up with Craig and one of his co-workers and went to find a place to eat. Fun fact about Parma is that most restaurants don't even open until 7:30 PM or so. We went to a restaurant called "Trattoria Corrieri", and I will never forget it, because the food I had was so amazing, and the best I have eaten since moving to Europe.  We had fried pocket bread & you put meat and cheese into the center of it. Not just any cheese either, no it was chunks of authentic 'Parma' cheese.   I can't even explain to you the rest of my meal. It was a type of cream filled noodle in a broth soup. Zak had some pasta that looked like green beans, but it was delicious. I also don't drink often, but I had a red wine that was so amazing. I normally go for whites, or sweet wine but the red complemented our meal. I really recommend trying this place out if you are ever in the area.
                                          **Link to there website is right here: Trattoria Corrieri
                                          **Link to there Facebook is right here: Trattoria Facebook


So we went back to our hotels happy and ready to rest for our trip to San Marino the next morning. So if you know me, then you realize I got up a little grumpy because I love to sleep in. We went down for breakfast and I tried my first cappuccino ever. With a lot of sugar added it was good;) We were ready now for our trip. It was only a couple hour drive there and I loved to see the beautiful homes along the way. It is just so extraordinary being able to see places which you never dreamed you'd see.  Once in town it was a bendy journey to the top, but something we wouldn't change. They have a tram ride before you start to go up, but we decide to drive & go for a hike to the castles instead. There are 3 castles at the top that we went to and they were awesome. The views however is what takes the cake.
Beautiful View
Believe these were the names of the different castles ! ( I hope)
Stunning little Church inside the Castle walls.
These drawing were said to be left by prisoners that stayed there.
This is just breath taking

San Marino was such a lovely little town. We ate lunch in there shopping district, then headed home. Zak & I went home with some goodies, and great memories & I can't wait to go back to Italy again in April. See you soon

Much Love,
Brianna :)

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  1. Ooh this looks lovely, really interesting place!
    Would love if you'd take a little look at my blog, follow on bloglovin if you like it and I'll follow back! xoxo
    The perks of being a hipster

    1. Cate, Thanks! Yes it was very neat being there & exploring. Your blog is great, I love how you have it set up. I am following you on Bloglovin' .. I have that or GFC. Nice to meet you & hope to chat with you again soon.

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  3. I wish I could visit this place too! Lovely pictures!


    1. Thanks, it was fun :) You have a cute blog also.


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