Valerie’s sister Cara was just here for a little under two weeks, all of which we spent here in Ascoli Piceno. Cara had a chance to see what it is like for us to live in Italy day to day, doing shopping and touring the mercati. We made several day trips to sites around the area but unfortunately for her the weather turned cool and rainy for the last few days. Cara was on a mission to have some gelato everyday and I think she succeeded despite the cool weather and by the time she left she declared Minnie’s on Corso Mazzini as the best gelateria in Ascoli Piceno.
Last week we also had the opportunity to meet with a couple from the Washington, DC area. Bill and Carol found our blogs and have read Valerie’s notes on Slowtrav about Ascoli Piceno and wanted to see it for themselves. They are a delightful couple who share the dream of living in Italy; for them at least part-time after their retirement. They said they had a great experience at their B&B, Antico Casolare and were treated like family.