As is the tradition on holiday and especially in Italy, we stopped for lots of coffee in cafes. I don't drink coffee so went for hot chocolate instead. Hot chocolate in Italy is like hot, thick chocolate mousse in a cup, you have to eat it with a spoon, it is amazing!!
3. Amazing Hot Chocolate
We were staying in a village called Veruccole in Tuscany, in the mountais above Pisa and Luca. Some of the area was made up of ski resorts. We headed out there for a drive one day and it got very cold so high up, we managed to find a sheltered spot for a picnic though...
4. Picnic on the side of a mountain
The largest town to us was Catell Nuovo (sp?), this is where we went to get amazing ices creams and browse the shops.
6. The best ice creams ever. Walnut, blue berry, pistashio and nutella!!! to name a few flavours.
Having Ada with us on her first holiday abroard was great for us too as she broke the ice with everyone we met in shops and cafes. They thought she was adorable and always got a conversation started!
7. Ada making friends!
We ate out quite a bit in the afternoons and David tended to cook in the evenings, which was great. Lots of local produce to choose from at the markets and supermarkets. Dave enjoyed sampling the local meat!
8. Some of Dave's meat!
One day we got back from a day trip to find a farmer grazing a heard of goats in the village. Ada had great fun feeding them with the local chidren and spotting all of the baby goats.
10. Castell Nuova city gate & walls
David was happy to see lots of towers like the ones in Assasins Creed...he just couldn't manage the climbing part!
All in all a very successful holiday with the in-laws and driving cars in europe for the first time, we had Fiat 500s and it was great fun driving round all of the hair-pin bends up and down the mountain roads! Here's to our next holida...in Southern Italy!