So what have we been doing this whole time? EATING! Seriously, we're shocked that more Italians aren't obese. There are five courses to a typical Italian meal.. antipasto (appetizer), primi (1st course usually consisting of pasta), secondi (2nd course usually consisting of meat or fish), contorno (vegetable that usually accompanies dinner) and dolce (dessert).We really have tried to keep up with all of the courses, but we've typically been sharing the secondi course or not ordering one at all. Just the antipasto could be a meal on its own!! Also, dinner lasts at least two hours (no wonder with all of the courses) and if you go out before 8:30 for dinner you will be the only ones in the restaurant for a while. Some restaurants don't even open for dinner until 9pm!
|Cheryl drinking vino rosso by the sunset.|
|Jon drinking a Peroni.|
|Having some drinks at the hotel before we went out for pizza!|
A specialty in Naples is pizza. Modern pizza originated in Italy as the Neapolitan pie with tomato. In 1889, during a visit to Naples, Queen Margherita of Italy was served a pizza resembling the colors of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil). This kind of pizza has been named after the Queen as Pizza Margherita, which is the pizza to get while you're in Naples. We've ordered pizza Margherita about 5 times since we've been here and we haven't been disappointed! We also buy an extra one, put it in our fridge and eat it cold the next day!
|The pizza Margherita that we ate in about 2 seconds!|