Friday, September 27, 2013

Paul and Tara in Forli'

Paul and Tara came for a visit, kind of a belated honeymoon.  They were in Forli' for about three days and we had lots of fun.  Paul played a musical number on the piano in church and it was wonderful. All of the Italians loved meeting them.

Benito Mussolini was born in Predappio, a small town near Forli'.  He is also buried there and we found his grave.

We went to see the mosaics in Ravenna.

They enjoyed piadina and pizza at a sidewalk cafe in Ravenna.

This nice lady owns our favorite gelato shop in Ravenna.  This was only our 4th visit but she remembers us and treats us very nicely and gives me very big scoops.

We checked out the castles of San Marino.

The happy couple enjoying the view on a beautiful clear day.

The guards of San Marino in their dress uniforms.

Saturday night dinner at Laura's house was delicious.  Laura made lasagna, spinach ravioli, meatballs and potatoes pure'.  She is the best.

We had tiramisu' for dessert.

Sunday afternoon dinner with the Rossi's

The tortelli, sausage, veal, zucchini, and roasted potatoes, all prepared by Brother Rossi were a big hit for Paul and Tara.

Sunday evening the Sister missionaries stopped by with some delicious orange rolls for us.


  1. First of all, those hats on the guards are completely ridiculous. I can't imagine having to put that on every day.

    I love that the gelato lady knows you. Sounds kinda like the Dillard's workers all knowing mom.

    How is Laura so skinny? All of the food looks amazing.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun! I'm so glad Paul and Tara got to go to Italy. By the way, nice scoops, Dad. :)