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TBT Thursday – Enjoying La Dolce Vita in Berbenno di Valtellina

A new item on the blog! Since Lars and I still have to share lots of stories and pictures of our summer trip of 2015, we will feature these on TBT Thursdays. The reason why we didn’t write about these earlier, is due to my severe depression (which now belongs to the past).

Anyway, after our adventure on the Stelvio Pass, all Lars and I wanted to do was to relax and enjoy life in a small Italian town. And we found such a place in Berbenno di Valtellina, where we had booked a cute and cozy B&B.

First things first, a walk along the sunny narrow streets with the occasional speeding Italian in an old Fiat. A small piazza with flowers. Old men spending the afternoon in a coffee bar. That was the scenery laid before us.

Trattoria Traversi welcomed us with open arms. Since the weather was warm, Lars and I installed ourselves us in the garden.

Lars and I started with a beer to refresh ourselves, but soon continued with some “vino”.

After an hour, food joined the wine on the table: fresh fruits, nuts, an excellent vitello tonato (veal with tuna sauce) and yummy pastry. Now, this is what Lars and I call “la dolce vita”!

And then, fulfilled and happy, we went back to our B&B.


  • Edith Levy January 12, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    You look so relaxed. There’s nothing like Italy!

    • Ingrid D. January 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      It was indeed la dolce vita!

  • GP Cox January 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    It looks like a wonderful place to sit and relax!


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