Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pesaro - Aperitivo


We really are creatures of habit, as well as our daily pranzo at H2NO we've taken to having our breakfast at El Cid ,a small cafe overlooking Pesaro's famous Sfera Grande* (above)at Piazza della Liberta. Its a pleasant little spot and the service is friendly and its fun watching the world go by: families on their way to the beach, old folks walking their equally elderly dogs, backpackers using it as a resting place or people just sitting listening to the surf.

And we've also made a habit of enjoying our pre-opera aperitivo there before a leisurely stroll into Centro and a performance at lovely old Teatro Rossini. Of course an aperitivo here is not just a drink, its a mini-meal. Though there are lots of things alcoholic available my preference is for Crodino, a non-booze herbal infusion that is refreshing and I might add addictive.

The price of your drink includes a nice selection of snacks - salty mostly... hmmm method to madness - which tides you over very nicely until dinner after the performance.

*Photo of Arnaldo Pomodoro's Sfera Grande by www.fotoeweb.it

15 agosto - Assunzione di Maria

4 comments:

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

i suppose you do know how very lucky you two are don't you?

Doralong said...

You're killing me Wills...

sageweb said...

you make me so envious

Elizabeth said...

I am a woman in desperate need of a vacation, so reading these posts is both vicarious pleasure and painful torture! I could SO use an aperitivo in an open cafe near the sea. sighs and more sighs....