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LUNCH (PRANZO)

This was just part of  yesterday’s lunch. There was more in the pan (obviously) before I took the pic.   My Aunt Franca loves to cook.  Everyday she tells me what’s on the menu for lunch and dinner.  I seriously feel like I have my own personal Chef.  I think she is on a mission to fatten me up.  At this point I won’t dare get on a scale.  It’s too hard to resist the food here. All I hear everyday is MANGIA MANGIA! and when I’m not looking they put more food on my plate.

Spicy Sausage Calabrese Style

DINNER (CENA)

Last night was my Zia Angela’s birthday and we all went out for dinner at La Chimera Restaurant tucked away in the hills of Lago.  Somehow I ended up in the car that decided to take the curvy, hidden and dark roads/paths to get there.  Lots of screaming and needless to say lots of cursing went on.  We almost ran over a few stray dogs but luckily my cousin Armando didn’t hit any of them.  He did though make a U-Turn on a very narrow road on the way up the hills that I am still trying to figure out how he did it.

La Chimera specializes in PIZZA and lots of bread! See for yourselves below.

Me and my cousin Franca

First came out the Pane Duro (Hard Bread)

Just a little Antipasto (Appetizer)

BRUSCHETTA of every kind

My cousin Giovanni couldn't wait so he went and got the pizza himself

Finally the pizza. Mixed pizza none the less.

Welcome to my short photo essay of my first visit to Munich and Salzburg. It was a quick trip but  filled with lots of fun and exploration.  I experienced two worlds all in 5 days! The world where lots of sausages like liverwurst and bratwurst are common foods and the city where Mozart  was born.

During my first few days in Munich I visited Nymphenburg Castle, Odeonsplatz, The English Garden, and even scoped out antiques at some Munich flea markets. Picked myself up an old Afga camera to add to my collection.

A few days later, hopped in the car and headed to the German/Austrian border for the quaint city of Salzburg.

Glockenspiel

At 11am and 12pm (and 5pm between March and October) the Munich Glockenspiel chimes and recounts a royal wedding, jousting tournament and ritualistic dance.

The Glockenspiel at Marienplatz- Chiming Tower

We kept seeing these guys in various spots throughout Munich performing.

Munich Style Musicians

Window from the Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Cathedral)

Window from Peterskirche

I always loved the feathers on these hats. Not sure which feather this hat has on it, maybe pheasant, maybe partridge or peacock?

Traditional Bavarian Hat

Bavarian specialty – Leberkas its like a bologna sausage meat loaf or like Spam!

Leberkas

So many different flavored honey jars to choose from.  Brought some back for the family to try.

German Honey Bee

Rows and rows of yummy honey!

Private Concert

Sweet Symphony

Odeonsplatz

Nymphenburg Castle

Nymphenburg Castle pt 2

Sun Star Lake - Nymphenburg Castle's back yard

Ladies in the Park

English Hill (Monopteros)

Chinese Pagoda

These pretezels are much better than the gas fueled pretzels from the streets of Manhattan.

REAL Bavarian Pretzels

Trip to Salzburg

"Bird Lady" of Salzburg

Oldest Building in Salzburg

Our Tour Guide in Salzburg

Hohensalzburg Castle

Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral Stained Glass Dome

Horses on Duty

Horse Play - "Horses in Love"

Nothing like Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Cake at Demel Chocolatiers

View of Sunset from Hohensalzburg Castle

City of Salzburg

Mountains, River and Salzburg

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