Who else has Cinque Terre on their bucket list? —- #Repost @foodallergymama
After the crowds and chaos of Rome, we took a vacation from our vacation and spent two nights in Riomaggiore, one of the little villages of the Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean Sea. I stayed there 23 years ago and have always wanted to return. I’m glad we didn’t let reports of overcrowding by cruise ship passengers or closed trails scare us away. It was lovely, our favorite place in Italy, and my only regret is not spending more time there.
We rented an apartment through #airbnb
and I immediately thought to myself, why do we ever book hotel rooms? Not only did it allow us to cook our own meals, but we had lots of space to stretch out and relax, including a lovely terrace, which was a welcome change from our teeny tiny hotel room in Rome.
We did eat out some, and got to try something new - fried sardines (mixed in with calamari.) The cook was well aware of cross contact concerns and knew the ingredients of everything. He gladly made us a fresh batch so there were no chances of any shrimp getting mixed in. (I’m allergic to shrimp, but not so severely that I can’t eat something from a shared fryer.) So far, whenever we mention food allergies, people in restaurants have been extremely cautious, even beyond what we need.
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