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Our friend Giorgio Tomasetti from Un anno a stelle e strisce sent us an email a couple weeks ago that his family would like to invite us to lunch at his grandparents’ home in the hills outside of Ascoli Piceno. I called Giorgio this past week and we arranged to go on Saturday for pranzo to meet his parents, sister and grandparents at the small borgo of Vena Piccola. Their home is surrounded by cultivated land with various fruit trees, olives, vines and of course a garden. They also are raising a pig, chickens and rabbits for their table. Vena Piccola sits on a ridge with grand views of the
Giorgio’s parents, Cinzia and Gianfranco, his sister Valeria, and their grandparents were just as friendly and welcoming as we could have hoped for. Our meal was full of the fruits of their garden as well as their own wine and a little vino cotto. We spent time talking about their trips to
We have had several experiences where families have taken us into their homes as friends and the food and company has always been a wonderful experience. This is true Italian hospitality.