My ITALY by Italian Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke

 

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At The TWIN CHURCHES of SANTA MARIA

PIAZZA di POPOLO

ROME

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Nunns walking in TRASTEVERE

ROME

ITALY

This Cool Old Truck is owned by Trattoria Carlo Menta

and is Parked in Front of the Restaurant

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Old FIAT

TRATTORIA CARLO MENTA

ROMA

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BACK in ROME

The COLOSSEUM

May 2018

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Me & My Buddy AUGUSTO

Owner of ALLORO RISTORANT , ROME

Near The TREVI FOUNTAIN

Fotana di Trevi

Roma

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POSITANO

ITALY

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COUSINS MIMO and MARTA

PREPARING OUR ANTIPASTI

SORRENTO

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POSITANO

Shot From Le SIRENUSE HOTEL

Positano on The AMALFI COAST

ITALY

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View From My Balcony

At VILLA MARIA AgRITURISMO

MINORI

ITALY

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Me & VINCENZO MANZO

Owner of Villa Maria Agriturismo

MINORI

ITALY

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Pasta al Forno alla Maria

VILLA MARIA

MINORI

ITALY

The AMALFI COAST

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PANSA

PASTICCERIA

AMALFI

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PANSA

This is One of The Most Wonderful Pasticerria Caffe in all of Italy

LOVE IT !

Have a Cappuccino and Sfogliatelle

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Cousin TONY and I Enjoying Aperitivo Time

at CASA SORRENTO

SORENTO , ITALY

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My CAMPARI SPRITZA

At Our House on VIA CAPO in SORRENTO

ITALY

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Cousins MIMO & MARTA (Front)

ME , COUSIN TONY and ALAN

SORRENTO

ITALY

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View from our Apartment on Via Capo

SORRENTO

May 2018

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Cugina Marta

Sorrento

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RAVIOLI con TARTUFO

Made by MARTA & MIMO

For our Dinner in SORRENTO

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PAESTUM

Ancient Greek Ruins

ITALY

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Cousin Marta , Mimo, Tony and Me

SORRENTO

ITALY

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CETARA

The AMALFI COAST

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A Fisherman in Cetara

Mending His Nets

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Cutting The PORCHETTA

For My PANINO

At Er BUCHETTO

ROMA

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Another APEROL SPRITZ

At a Caffe at MARINA GRANDE

SORRENTO

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The COOK

at O’PULEDRONE

A Family Seafood Ristorante

Where they CATCH THEIR OWN FISH

THIS PLACE was AWESOME

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Michael The Fisherman

of O’PULEDRONE

KISSES a BABY

“For GOOD LUCK”

SORRENTO

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Opuledrone

O’Puledrone

MARINA GRANDE

SORRENTO

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Spaghetti Vongole

O’PULEDRONE

MARINA GRANDE

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FRITO MISTO

PULEDRONE

MenuFISHrest

MENU

O’PULEDRONE

Marina Grande

SORRENTO

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Atop The SPANISH STEPS

PIAZZA De SPAGNA

ROME

ITALY

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 A Church in SORRENTO

“DON’T ASK ME THE NAME”

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ROME

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May 2018

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Drinking FRASCATI

in FRASCATI

ITALY

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The Bar at Bar Fauno

SORRENTO

ITALY

PIAZZA TASSO

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Insalata di Polpo

OCTOPUS SALAD

BAR FAUNO

SORRENTO

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Per Palummo

CASA AMBRA

ISCHIA

We had this wine, along with a Bottle of the same house’s Biancolella

and Casa Ambra Aglianico with our dinner we made at Cassa Sorrento, the beautifuk apartment with a lovely garden we rented on Via Capo, Sorrento, Italy.

The dinner was with my Cousin Antony Bellino, and cousins Marta and Mimo from Salerno and our friend Alan from Lodi. Marta and Mimo served their Mozzarella di Bufala (from their Mozzarella Fattoria in Salerno), they also made tasty Ricotta Ravioli with Black Truffles shaved on top. We also ate Salami and Pecorino, and I made Lamb Chops with roast potatoes for the main. For dessert, Mimo and Marta made fresh Strawberries with Limoncello and walnuts. It was an amazing dinner, and one I’ll always cherish.

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The Amalfi Coast

Approaching MAIORI

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This POST is DEDICATED to UNCLE FRANK

Who Sponsored this Trip to Italy

for My Cousin Anthony Bellino and I

FRANK BELLINO

1918 – 2017

Vetetan Of WW II

Serving in The UNITED STATES MARINE CORP

Beloved Uncle and Leader of Our Family

The BELLINO’S of LODI , NEW JERSEY

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View of MOUNT VESUVIUS ad MARINA PICOLO

SORRENTO

ITALY

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View From Our Balcony at The Cuomo Suite

Piazza Tasso

And BAR FAUNO

SORRENTO

ITALY

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Cousin Tony and I

At BAR FAUNO

Our HDQts in SORRENTO

PIAZZA TASSO

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BAR FAUNO

SORRENTO

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It’s Always Jumping at Bar Fauno

Piazza Tasso

Sorrento

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Breakfast at BAR FUANO

CAPPUCCINO CORNETTO & OJ

Looking Towards our Room at CUOMO SUITES

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Legalize MARINARA

MARINARA RECIPE

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SEGRETO ITALIANO

SECRET SAUCE

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FIAT 500

Cinquecento

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Just another Cinquecento

Sorrento , Italy

FIAT 500

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Lemons & Oranges

At a Fruit & Vegetable Stand

Sorrento

Italy

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PIAZZA SINATRA
Agrigento , Sicilia
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“I’m up in The BELL TOWER of The CATHEDRAL of AGRIGENTO
SICILY
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TEMPLE of HERA
Agrigento , SICILIA
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The CATHEDRAL of PALERMO
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PALAZZO NORMANNI
Palermo
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Antica Focacceria S. Franceso
Palermo , Sicily
Home of Pane Milza
aka Vastedda
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ARANCINI & PANE MILZA at ANTICA FOCACCERIA S. FRANCESCO
PALERMO , SICILY
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AQUA MELONE
Antica Mercato Siracusa
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View Out My Balcony Of PIAZZA del DUOMO
The CATHEDRAL & ELEFANTE
Europa Centrale Hotel
CATANIA
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SAL & ANTONIO
Catania
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GELATO di ZUPPA INGLESE
PIAZZA del DUOMO
TAORMINA

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Swimming in The MEDITERRANEAN SEA at CEFALU
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Me At The TEATRO GRECO
SIRACUS , SICILIA

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CATHEDRAL of SIRACUSA
Isla Ortigia
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CATHEDRAL di SIRACUSA
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ANTIPASTO MISTA
La TAVERNETTA
ORTIGIA , SIRACUSA
Caponata, Roast Peppers, Local Fish
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Spaghetti Pesce Spada
La TAVERNETTA TRATTORIA
ORTIGIA
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CASATA
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A Glass of MARSALA After Dinner at La TAVERNETTA
ORTIGIA , SIRACUSA
SICILIA
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View From My BALCONY
Domus Mariae Hotel
ORTIGIA
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DOMUS MARIAE 
My Hotel in ORTIGIA
SIRACUSA
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View to the right out my Balcony , Domus Maraie Hotel , ORTIGA SIRACUSA 

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My Hat & GRANITA
La BAR
ORTIGIA , SICILY

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GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA
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ARANCINI in SICILY
Recipe in GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
Recipes From My SICILIAN NONNA

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Temple of Concordia
Agrigento, Sicily
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INSALATA SICILIANA
at a Little Trattoria in ORTIGIA , SIRACUSA
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SPAGHETTI con COZZE
ORTIGIA
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Old FIAT 500
On Streets of AGRIGENTO
BEST MEAL of The TRIP
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PASTA al FORNO
PALUMBO
 AGRIGENTO , SICILIA
Recipe in GRANMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
Recipes From My SICILIAN NONNA

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This was The BEST DISH on The WHOLE TRIP
POLLO ARROSTO con PATATE e CIPOLLA
at ROSTICCERIA PALUMBO
AGRIGENTO
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LEMON GRANITA
AGRIGENTO

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ANTIPASTO MISTA
CAPONATA , STUFFED EGGPLANT, MELANZANE PARMIGIANO
ZUCCHINI , e CIPOLLA
TRATTORIA U FUCULARA
CANTANIA

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SUNDAY SAUCE
by DANIEL BELLINO “Z”
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Bussiatta con Gamberi Bronte e Pistachio
Cantania
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Insalta di Polpo
Trattoria on ORTIGIA , SIRACUSA
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GAMBERONI GRATINATA
ORTIGIA
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A Church in SICILY
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VIEW From VILLA DAFNE,  ALIA

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Great Pool with an AMAZING VIEW
VILLA DAFNE , Alia , Sicilia
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View Out My Room
VILLA DAFNE
ALIA, SICILY near ROCCAPALUMBA & LERCARA FRIDDI
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The DUOMO , LERCARA FRIDDI
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DUOMO
Lercara Friddi
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Nonno Bellino
My Grandfather FILLIPO BELLINO
Born in LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILIA
about 18812
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MARIA SALEMI
Maybe a Long Lost Relative
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Old House in LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILY
Maybe My Grandparents lived in one like this ?
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Francesco His Nonno & Me at their caffe, CAFFE GLAMOUR
Lercara Friddi
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“BIG GUY” having un Caffe at CAFFE GLAMOUR , Lercara Friddi SICILY
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Me and The GIRLS at The Municipal Hall , LERCARA FRIDDI
SICILIA
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DUOMO
LERCARA FRIDDI
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Un CANNOLO in a Pasticceria LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILY
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Piazza Romano , Lercara Friddi
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EGGPLANT PARMIGIANO
TOMATOES & EGGPLANTS
CAPONATA Too !!!
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Oranges for my Fresh OK at FOCACCERIA S. FRANCESCO
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TIMBALLO di ANELLETTI SICILIANA
Bar Santoro , PALERMO
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Church in Agrigento
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Church in Agrigento
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Via Maqueda , Palermo
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CAPONATA
TRATTORIA CARTARI , Palermo
CAPONATA Recipe in GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
Recipes From My Sicilian Nonna
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Me & Fillipo of TRATTORIA CARTARI , Palermo
Drinking Insolia BDP
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Spaghetti con Broccoli
CARTARI
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Drinking FRAPPATO with DINNER
Trattoria Cartari
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Cucuzza Pepperoni Melanzane Zucchini e Pomodoro
RECIPES : PASTA GAGOOTZ , CAPONATA , e MELANZANE PARMIGIANO
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CAVILOFIORE
RECIPE For PASTA with CAULIFLOWER
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MELANZANE PARMIGIANO
aka
EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA
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Cathedral
CEFALU
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A PANINO to Bring to The BEACH in CEFALU
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Where I Swam in CEFALU
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After a Swim in The Mediterranean CEFALU
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La ROCCA , Cefalu
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Me & My APEROL SPRITZ ata Cool Bar in PALERMO
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Espresso & Bomboloni Antica Caffe Maria , Mercato Ballaro , Palermo , Italy
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My Hat an ARANCINI (wrapped To Go) and My Sicilian Vacation Journal
at a Caffe by The Bus & Train Station Catania
This was when I got off Bus from SIRACUSA and was waiting for Bus to Palermo
a BUS LAYOVER in SICILY
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Me at The CATHEDRAL in CEFALU
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Trattora La Tavernetta , Lercara Friddi
Had Lunch Here
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The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK
SECRET RECIPE
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The VUCCIRIA
by Renato Gattuso
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ANTICA FOCACCERIA S. FRANCESCO
Palermo , SICILY
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Oratorio di Santa Cita
by Giacomo Serpotta
PALERMO
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“SLEEPING”
Chapel Santa Cita
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Look for My New Book
COMING SOON
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Trattoria Trapani
PALERMO
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GRILLED CALAMARI
TRATTORIA TRAPANI
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GRIGILIA MISTA di MARE
CALAMARI & SWORDFISH
TRATTORIA TRAPANI
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Spaghetti con Cozze
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Spaghetti Vongole
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Grandma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook
Recipes From My Sicilian Grandmother
Giuseppina Salemi Bellino

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CAPRI
 
View From The TOp of Monte Solaro, Capri, Italy
with Faroglionni Rocks below …
 
copyright 2015 Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
 
 
SORRENTO
 
A Classic View
 
 
 
VIEW of MARINA GRANDE CAPRI
 
From ANACAPRI
 
 
Photo Copyright Daniel BellinoZwicke
 
 
 
 
MARINA PICOLO CAPRI
 
with FARAGLIONI ROCKS in Distance
 
PIAZZA UMBERTO
 
 
 
CAPRI
 
Approaching Piazza Umberto
 
ITALY
ITALIAN BREAKFAST
 
A Typical Italian Breakfast
 
CAPPUCCINO e un CORNETTO
 
 
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Old CAPRI TAXI
 
Just a Few are Left
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LIMONCELLO LADIES
 
ANACAPRI
 
CAPRI
 
 
 
 
GELATO
 
in
 
NAPOLI
 
 
 
My Favorite Lemonade Stand in Italy
 
Behind the famed Quississana Hotel
 
&
 
Across From CAESAR AUGUSTUS GARDENS, CAPRI
Also right by a Wonderful Little Hotel I Used to Stay At,
La TOSCA, a lovely little Hotel with the most Spectacular Views
of Capri and The Faralognni Rocks (most Iconic Symbol of Capri)
The Hotel is lovely and very affordle. I stayed ther in 1988, but stayed
in Anacapri this time at The Hotel Carmencita
 
 
 


Me at My Favorite Restorante in Positano

 

Da VINCENZO

 

With My ANtipasto of Polpo al Griglia e Carciofi Fritte
and a Nice Glass of Greco di Tufo local wine …





SPAGHETTI VONGOLE
 
al Solotaria Restorante, Anacapri
 
 
 
RAVELLO
 
Villa Ruffoli
 
 
 
MINORI
 
The AMALFI COAST
 
 
View From The Terrazza at VILLA MARIA in Minori
 
 
 
LEMON GROVES at Villa Maria, 
 
Minori
 
Italy
 
 
 
WORLD’S BEST BREAKFAST
 
World’s BestBreakfast? I Kid You Not!
This was my typical Breakfast (Colazione)
at Villa Maria each of My Three Wonderful  Days There
Vincenzo the owner Makes all types of different Jams
from the fruit he grows on his farmer way up in the hill of
the beautiful little town on The Amalfi Coast .. Villa Maria is
a wonderful little farm/ agroturismo Inn in the town of Minori, 
a cute little town if you want to be on the Amalfi Coast but away from
the madening crowds that overrun the gorgeous little town of Positano.
Vincenzo’s main crop of his farm are Lemons with Olive Tree Groves,
Grapevines, and all sorts of fruits and vegetables, along with Chickens (for
meat & Eggs) and Pigs to make his awesome Homemade Salami. Vincenzo 
makes his own wine, Prosciutto, Pancetta, Coppa, and his tasty
homemade Fruit Jams which you spread on toast & Cornetto ‘s in the
morning for breakfast.
When dinner time comes, Maria (Vincenzo’s wife) makes an awesome 
Four-Course Dinner with; Antipast to start, followed by some awesome pasta or another,
a main-course of fish, meat, or chicken, and ending with either Fruit or a Dessert that Maria makes (I love the Lemon Cake), and some of Vincenzo’s Homemade Lemoncello.
And of course during the meal you’ll get a bottle of either Vincenzo’s own Vino Bianco or
Vino Rosso or both.
Villa Maria is one of the most special places you could ever want to stay at in your life.
It’s a once in a lifetime experience that not many people get a chance to do, and I reccommend going there most highly, “You will have the time of your life.”
 
 
 
PACCHERI al FRUTTA di MARE
 
Mixed Seafood Pasta
 
 
“The Best Frutta di Mare Ever” !!! Maria made me this awesome plate of pasta soon after my 
arrival. Vincenzo picked me up down in Minaori at the wonderful Caffe Riso (Best Caffe & Pastry in Town) and drove me u to his place (Villa Maria). When we got there
Vincenzo gave me a Lemonade made with his own Lemons. 
 
Best Lemonade of my life needless-to-say!
 
After I had my Lemonade and chit-chattted with Vincenzo Maria & Nadia, I went to my room to take a show and freshen up after my trip from Napoli on the Circumvesuviano Train from
Naples to Sorrento, then a bus from Sorrento to Amalfi, and then another bus from Amalfi to Minori, and finally a ride in Vincenzo’s little Fiat Panda Station Wagon from Minori by The Sea, up to Minori in the Mountains below Ravello at Villa Maria.
 
So after I showered and put on some fresh clothes and went back out to the terrace (terrazzo) Vincenzo asked me if I wanted a little pasta?Hell Yeah!!! Then Vincenzo asked if I wanted some wine. Again, Heck Yeah! I had his Vino Bianco, and when he brought me the plate of pasta(Paccheri with Clams & Mussels) that Maria made me, I was in 7th Heaven!
 
 
 
La PASTA
 
con Vino Bianco Vincenzo
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MARIA & VINCENZO
 
Agroturismo Villa Maria
 
Minori
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 ME & VINCENZO
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SUNDAY SAUCE
 
When Italian-Americans Cook
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Me at BUONCONVENTO
 
SORRENTO
 
ITALY
 
 
 
“My LUNCH”
 
Spaghetti con Cozze
SPAGHETTI with MUSSELS
in 
SORRENTO
 
 
 
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POSITANO
 
 
The AMLFI COAST
 
ITALY
 
POSITANO
Classic Veiw of Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Salumaria De Martino, Capri
Pinnino Buono
Sopresetta e Provola Affumicatto
RAVELLO
View From Villa Cimbrone ‘s Terrace of Infinity
Ravello on The Amalfi Coast Italy
 
 
 
 
 
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SALUMERIA CAPRI
 
GREAT ARANCINI MELANZANE PANINI
 
 
VINI and ???
 
 
 
 
MELANZANE PARMIGIANO
 
ARANCINI
 
AGLIANICO di BENEVENTO
 
My Beach Lunch
 
For a Day at The FARAGLIONI
 
CAPRI
 
 
 
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The QUISISSANA
 
 
CAPRI
 
 
 
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The CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY 
 
 
 
CAPRI
 
 
 
 
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LEMONADE STAND
 
Via TAGARA
 
CAPRI
 
 
Path to Da LUIGI
 
and FARAGLIONI
 
CAPRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
Da LUIGI
 
AT THE FARAGLIONI
 
Where I Like to SWIM
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WHERE I SWIM at MARINA PICCOLO
 

With a View to The FARAGLIONI ROCKSCAPRI

 
 
 
 
At The TOP of MONTE SOLARA
 

ANACAPRICAPRI

 
 
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CAPRI TAXI
One of The Few Old Ones Left
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HOTEL CARMENCITA
 

ANACAPrICAPRI

 
 
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CAPRI
 
View at GARDENS 
 
of CAESER AUGUSTUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The DOGES PALACE / SAINT MARKS BASILICA

In WINTER

VENICE , ITALY

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SAINT MARKS BASILICA
 
PIAZZA SAN MARCO
 
VENICE
 
2003
Grand Canal
 
VENICE
 
1995
 
 
 
 
The DOGE’S PALACE
 
PIAZETTA at PIAZZA SAN MARCO
 
VENICE
 
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PEGGY GUGENHEIM MUSEUM
 
The GRAND CANAL
 
DELLA SAULTE
 
VENICE
 
Taken from a MOTOSCAFI
.
.
.
CAFFE FLORIAN
 
PIAZZA SAN MARCO
 
VENICE
 
CAMPARI & OJ
 
FRANK MYSELF and COUSIN TONY
 
 
.
.
Me and Cousin Joe
 
PROSECCO at a BACARO
 
VENICE
Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
.
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Harry’s Bar
.
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The WORLD’S COOLEST RESTAURANT
.
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ARIGO CIPRIANI
Son of GIUSEPPE
aka HARRY
,
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ERNEST HEMINGWAY at HARRY’S BAR
with Owner / Founder GIUSEPPE CIPRIANI
HARRY’S BAR was one of HEMINGWAY’S Favorites
“Me Too” !
.
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Old Poster

HARRY’S BAR

VENICE

.
The BRIDGE of SIGHS
 
VENICE
 
 
 
.
 
MANGIA ITALIANO
MEMORIES of VENICE & ITALIAN FOOD
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
.
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HOTEL FIRENZE
My FIRST VENETIAN HOTEL
June 1985
.
.
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My HOTEL ROOM
HOTEL FIRENZE
VENICE
.
.
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.
.
MAP of VENICE
HOTEL FIRENZE
.
I got lost in VENICE at Night. It was my first night there and my first trip ever to Europe. I was a young man of 23 and relatively new in my travel experience, how to get around and what to do. Yes I got lost and the Magical Maze, The Labyrinth that is Venice, with its winding streets, many bridges and narrow alleyways.
I learned a very important travel lesson that night. One of the first things you should ever do as you are in a new city and check into your hotel. While you’re at the desk, make sure to take a couple Business Cards of the hotel. Put one in your wallet or purse immediately, and put another in one of your pockets. If you ever get lost, you can give it to a Taxi Driver (Not in Venice though) and tell him to go here.
Yes, I got lost in Venice. I didn’t feel it at the time, but it’s a quite Wonderful thing to do, getting Lost in Venice.
.
Hotel Guerrato
 
VENICE
 
1995
 
 
 
.
HOTEL GUERRATO
.
 
 
 
 
.
 
The BREAKFAST ROOM
 
HOTEL GUERRATO
 
 
.
My Room
 
Hotel Guerrato
 
VENICE
I found this wonderful little Hotel in 1995, on my special trip to Explore the BACARI (Venetian Wine Bars) of VENICE. I had read a tiny little article about them in the New York Times that peeked my interest and inspired me to open one in New York. I book a trip for 8 days in Venice to explore, feel, experience and find out everything I could about the Wine Bars of Venice (Bacari). And I did just that. With the knowledge of that trip and my many years experience in the restauranat business in New York, I made a business plan, found a partner to join me, and I created the First Ever Bacaro in The United States, called BAR CICHETTI in New York’s Greenwich Village. Basta !
.
SAN GIACOMO
The OLDEST CHURCH in VENICE
Built 1071
 
At The RIALTO
 
If You stay at GUERRATO
 
This is just 200 Feet Away
.
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The RIALTO MARKET
Over 700 Years Old
If you stay at Albergo Guerrato, you are Literally Several Feet from The RIALTO
You walk out the Door of the hotel, make a right, walk 30 Feet and you are Inside The RIALTO MARKET. It doesn’t get much Better than that.
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FRUIT MERCHAT
The RIALTO MARKET
VENICE
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BAR CICHETTI
America’s FIRST Ever VENETIAN WINE BAR
aka BACRO
Created by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
and Tom Taraci
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The FEAST of The 7 FISH
with VENETIAN SEAFOOD RECIPES
FISH MUSSELS CLAMS SHRIMP
 
 
.
A Motoscafo Passes Through
 
PONTE ACCADAMIA
 
VENICE
 
 
.
View from Accadamia Bridge
 
TURNER
 
TURNER
 

.

HOTEL TIVOLI
 
DORSODORO
 
VENICE
 
1995
 
.
 
 
 
The BREAKFAST ROOM
 
TIVOLI
 
VENICE
 
 
 
.
My Room
 

The HOTEL TIVOLIVENICE

.
 
HOTEL IRIS
 
VENICE
 
Stayed Here in 1996
 
 
.
 
View from My Room
 
 

HOTEL IRISVENICE

 
 
.
PALAZZO DARIO
 
 

VENICEITALY

.
Near HOTEL IRIS
 
 
DORSODORO
 
 
VENICE
.
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SUNDAY SAUCE
When Italians Cook
.
.
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CAFFE FLORIAN
.
.
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GAIACOMO CASANOVA
.
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CASANOVA Seduces
.
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 Trattoria Poste Vecie
Since 1500
This restaurant was a Favorite of GIACOMO CASANOVA
.
.
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Where CASANOVA Often DINED
and SEDUCED

In the fish market area, in Campo delle Beccarie, there is instead Poste Vecie restaurant open since 1500, where Casanova used to hide away with friends and especially girl friends to enjoy luxurious banquets. The whole area of St. Mark’s Square and especially the old premises, starting from Caffè Florian, have been hunting grounds of the great seducer.

.

.

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DO MORI

The erotic tour of Venice cannot exclude the Rialto area and in particular the Sotoportego dei Do Mori where in the tavern of the same name Casanova liked giving the first appointment to his ladies. Who showed up strictly masked.

VENETIAN RECIPES

.

.
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.
Antonio Vivaldi
.
 .
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See a VIVALDI CONCERT at The PIETA
Where VIVALDI was The MAESTRO
.
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The PIETA
On The  RIVA DEGLI SCHIAVONA
VENICE , ITALY
.
.
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The RIVA DEGLI SCHIAVONI
by CANALETTO
.
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BACARI

The WINE BARS of VENICE

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VEDOVA

.

.

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INSIDE The BAR at VEDOVA

BACARO

.

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GONDOLA’S with Della SALUTE in Background

The MOLO

VENICE

.
.
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The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK
SECRET RECIPE
.
.
.
 
 
 
 

MeaVENICE

On The Grand Canal

VENICE , ITALY

Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke

1997

MeJOEvenicePROSECCO

Me & Cousin Joe

Prosseco in a Venetian Wine Bar

Venice, Italy 2003

MeArturoLUPOvenice1995

Me & Arturo

aka “IL LUPO”

IL LUPO The Famus Venetian Gondoliere

Arturo and I are Drinking some Local Italian Wine

At  Osteria Vivaldi

VENICE , ITALY

1995

I had read a little article in The New York Times about Venice, that mention the Bacari (Wine Bars) of Venice, and that’s all it took. Just a little mention (one Paragraph) of these particular type of wine bars of Venice sparked my interest, and I just had to go to Venice and find out as much as I could about them, for I instantly felt that I wanted to open one in New York (which I did).

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MANGIA ITALIANO

MEMORIES of ITALIAN FOOD

READ ABOUT BAR CICHETTI

VENETIAN WINE BARS

ITALIAN FOOD in VENICE ITALY

and NEW YORK

Books by  #DanielBellinoZwicke

.

 
VENICE
 
ITALY
 
And Its WINE BARS
 
BACARI
ALL ‘ ARCO
 
One of VENICE’S BEST BACARO
 
CICHETTI
.
 
BACARO ALL’ ARCO
 
VENICE
.
CICHETTI
at ALL ARCO
VENEZIA
.
One of The 1st Videos on CICHETTI
 
of VENICE
 
by Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
Creator of AMERICA”S 1st Ever Venetian Wine Bar
 
BAR CICHETTI
 
BACARO
 
 
.
 
 
 
.
.
 
CANTINE VINO SCHIAVI
 
One of VENICE’S Most POPULAR
 
 
BACARI
 
 
.
 
 
Do MORI
 
 
VENICE
 
 
 
.
 
 
DO MORI
 
One of Venice’s OLDEST
 
and MOST POPULAR BACARI
.
 
But The Service is COLD and Un-Friendly
 
and The Owner is an SOB
 
 
.
DEMI JOHNS
 
VINI
 

DO MORIVENICE

 
 
.
ALLA VEDOVA
.
BACARO 
 
alla VEDOVA
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CICHETTI MISTI

VENENZIA

.
 
Dining Room
 
alla VEDOVA
 
VENICE
 
 
 
.

 
RICK STEVES Does CICHETTI
 
 
at VENETIAN WINE BARS
 
 
VENICE
.
al PONTE
 

BACAROVENICE

 
 
.
 
al PONTE
 
 
One of My FAVORITES
.
 
 
CICHETTI
 
at DO MORI
 
 
.
 
CICHETTI
 

VENICEITALY

 
 
 
.
 
 
.
 
 
 
MEMORIES of VENICE
 
 
and ITALIAN FOOD
 
CICHETTI
 
PASTA and ??
 
 
.
DO SPADE
 
Along with Do MORI
 
One of VENICE’S Two MOST FAMOUS BACARI
.
Do SPADE
.
 

At The BARDO SPADE

.
 

MISTI MARECICHETTI

.
Due NEGRONI
.
 
MENU
.
 
POLPETTINI
 
DO SPADE
 
 
.
.
BAR CICHETTI
 
GREENWICH VILLAGE
 
NEW YORK
 
Was AMERICA’S 1st EVER BACARO
 
 
aka
 
 
VENETIAN WINE BAR
 
 
.
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
Co-Creator of BAR CICHETTI
.
OSTERIA ANTICO DOLO
 
Dal 1400
 
VENEZIA
 
.
 
 
OSTERIA ANtICA DOLO
 
 
VENICE
.
OSTERIA
 
DOLO
.
.
 
LISTINO PREZZI
 
OSTERIA
ANTICA DOLO
.
CICHETTI MISTI
 
 
ANTICA DOLO
.
 
 
OSTERIA DOLO
 
 
 
.
al VOLTO
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AL VOLTO 
.
.
CALAMARI FRITTI
 
e VINI
 
 
DO MORI
 
VENEZIA
 
 
 
 
.

 
 
Rick Steves
 
 
VENICE CITY of DREAMS
.
La TAVOLA
 
 
ITALIAN-AMERICAN NEW YORKERS
 
 
ADVENTURES of THE TABLE
.
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POLPETTINE
A FAVORITE CICHETTI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In The Cellars
 
of CASTELlo VERRAZZANO
 
 
Greve , ITALY
 
April 2000
 
 
 
 
 
Checking Out a FISHERMAN
 
 
CETARA
 
 
The AMALFI COAST
 
ITALY
 
 
 
At CAFFE GLAMOUR
 
LERCARA FRIDDI
 
SICILIA
 
 
Summer 2017
 
 
 
f0dad-meeeesicily17 
 
 
Me at The TEATRO GRECO
 
 
SIRACUSA
 
SICILY
 
2017
BEST SICILIAN RECIPES EVER !!!
GRANDMA BELLINO’S COOKBOOK
 
 
 
AT The PIAZZA di POPOLO
 
ROME
 
 
May 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Me and Cousin JOE MACARI
 
Having a PROSECCO
 
at a BACARO
 
VENICE , ITALY
 
 
2003
 
 
 
 
 
Me Cousin Tony Bellino
 
Allan S. and Cousins Marta & Mimo
SORRENTO
May 2018
 
 
 
VERONA
 
2003
 
Vinitaly
 
 
 
 
MANGIA ITALIANO
 
MEMORIES of ITALY
 
ITALIAN FOOD
 
and ???
.
#DanielBELLINOzwicke
#Rome
 
 
 

.

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The DOGES PALACE / SAINT MARKS BASILICA
In WINTER
 
VENICE , ITALY
 
 
 
.
.
SAINT MARKS BASILICA
PIAZZA SAN MARCO
VENICE
2003
 
 
 
 
Grand Canal
VENICE
1995
The DOGE’S PALACE
PIAZETTA at PIAZZA SAN MARCO
VENICE
.
.
 
 
PEGGY GUGENHEIM MUSEUM
The GRAND CANAL
DELLA SAULTE
VENICE
Taken from a MOTOSCAFI
.
.
.
 
 
CAFFE FLORIAN
PIAZZA SAN MARCO
VENICE
CAMPARI & OJ
FRANK MYSELF and COUSIN TONY
.
.
Me and Cousin Joe
PROSECCO at a BACARO
VENICE
Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
.
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Harry’s Bar






.
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The WORLD’S COOLEST RESTAURANT




.
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ARIGO CIPRIANI


Son of GIUSEPPE


aka HARRY


,
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ERNEST HEMINGWAY at HARRY’S BAR


with Owner / Founder GIUSEPPE CIPRIANI


HARRY’S BAR was one of HEMINGWAY’S Favorites


“Me Too” !






.
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Old Poster
HARRY’S BARVENICE




.
The BRIDGE of SIGHS
VENICE
.
MANGIA ITALIANO
MEMORIES of ITALIAN FOOD


Daniel Bellino Zwicke






.
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HOTEL FIRENZE


My FIRST VENETIAN HOTEL


June 1985
.
.
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My HOTEL ROOM
HOTEL FIRENZE
VENICE
.
.
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.
.
MAP of VENICE


HOTEL FIRENZE


.
I got lost in VENICE at Night. It was my first night there and my first trip ever to Europe. I was a young man of 23 and relatively new in my travel experience, how to get around and what to do. Yes I got lost and the Magical Maze, The Labyrinth that is Venice, with its winding streets, many bridges and narrow alleyways.


I learned a very important travel lesson that night. One of the first things you should ever do as you are in a new city and check into your hotel. While you’re at the desk, make sure to take a couple Business Cards of the hotel. Put one in your wallet or purse immediately, and put another in one of your pockets. If you ever get lost, you can give it to a Taxi Driver (Not in Venice though) and tell him to go here.


Yes, I got lost in Venice. I didn’t feel it at the time, but it’s a quite Wonderful thing to do, getting Lost in Venice.




.
 
Hotel Guerrato
VENICE
1995
.
 
 
 
HOTEL GUERRATO
.
The BREAKFAST ROOM
HOTEL GUERRATO
.
My Room
Hotel Guerrato
VENICE
 
 
I found this wonderful little Hotel in 1995, on my special trip to Explore the BACARI (Venetian Wine Bars) of VENICE. I had read a tiny little article about them in the New York Times that peeked my interest and inspired me to open one in New York. I book a trip for 8 days in Venice to explore, feel, experience and find out everything I could about the Wine Bars of Venice (Bacari). And I did just that. With the knowledge of that trip and my many years experience in the restaurant business in New York, I made a business plan, found a partner to join me, and I created the First Ever Bacaro in The United States, called BAR CICHETTI in New York’s Greenwich Village. Basta !




.
 
 
SAN GIACOMO
 
The OLDEST CHURCH in VENICE


Built 1071
At The RIALTO
If You stay at GUERRATO
This is just 200 Feet Away
.
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The RIALTO MARKET
Over 700 Years Old


If you stay at Albergo Guerrato, you are Literally Several Feet from The RIALTO
You walk out the Door of the hotel, make a right, walk 30 Feet and you are Inside The RIALTO MARKET. It doesn’t get much Better than that.






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FRUIT MARKET
The RIALTO MARKET


VENICE






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BAR CICHETTI


America’s FIRST Ever VENETIAN WINE BAR
aka BACRO


Created by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke




and Tom Taraci
.
 
A Motoscafo Passes Through
PONTE ACCADAMIA
VENICE
 
View from Accadamia Bridge
TURNER
 
 
TURNER

.

HOTEL TIVOLI
DORSODORO
VENICE
1995
.
The BREAKFAST ROOM
TIVOLI
VENICE
.
My Room
The HOTEL TIVOLIVENICE
.
 
 
HOTEL IRIS
VENICE
Stayed Here in 1996
.
View from My Room
HOTEL IRIS
VENICE 

.
PALAZZO DARIO
VENICEITALY
.
Near HOTEL IRIS
DORSODORO
VENICE
.
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SUNDAY SAUCE


When Italians Cook

 

.
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CAFFE FLORIAN




.
.
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GIACOMO CASANOVA






.
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CASANOVA Seduces




.
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 Trattoria Poste Vecie
Since 1500
This restaurant was a Favorite of GIACOMO CASANOVA




.
.
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Where CASANOVA Often DINED
and SEDUCED




In the fish market area, in Campo delle Beccarie, there is instead Poste Vecie restaurant open since 1500, where Casanova used to hide away with friends and especially girl friends to enjoy luxurious banquets. The whole area of St. Mark’s Square and especially the old premises, starting from Caffè Florian, have been hunting grounds of the great seducer.





 

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DO MORI
 
The erotic tour of Venice cannot exclude the Rialto area and in particular the Sotoportego dei Do Mori where in the tavern of the same name Casanova liked giving the first appointment to his ladies. Who showed up strictly masked.



.

 

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.
Antonio Vivaldi
.
 .
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See a VIVALDI CONCERT at The PIETA
Where VIVALDI was The MAESTRO




.
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The PIETA


On The  RIVA DEGLI SCHIAVONA


VENICE , ITALY
.
.
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The RIVA DEGLI SCHIAVONI


by CANALETTO
.
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 .

BACARI

The WINE BARS of VENICE

 
 
 
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VEDOVA

.

.
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INSIDE The BAR at VEDOVA
BACARO

 

.
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GONDOLA’S with Della SALUTE in Background
The MOLO
VENICE
.
.
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The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK


SECRET RECIPE
.
.
.

 
 

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Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke
BACK on CAPRI
NAPLES and The AMALFI COAST


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My ESPRESSO

BAR DUE GULFI

CAPRI



Stopped in here for an Espresso, so I could use the bathroom and change into my swim trunks to go swimming at Marina Picolo. If you want to go swimming at Marina Picolo, the best way to get there is to take a little town bus to Due Gulfi (Two Gulfs). Get off the bus, and ask one of the locals where the pathway is to Marina Picolo. It’s a great little walk (10 minutes), with nice sights to see as you stroll down to the beach. You have options of paying  for a chaise-lounge at a private beach club, or better yet, there is a free beach that’s awesome. I never pay when swimming at Marina Picolo and always opt for the free beach, which is wonderful.

I reserve saving my money for when I go swimming at Da Luigi Beach Club at the Faraglioni Rocks. It’s gorgeous!







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Catch of The Day


I was lucky to catch these two Fishermen bringing in their fresh Catch of The Day, as locals were at the dock to buy the freshest fish humanly possible, directly from these two fine gentlemen, who had a scale on board to weight the fish. This was quite awesome to witness, and was one of the highlights of my trip.
These fishermen had quite a good variety of several different kinds of local fish, and their were about 6 local men there to buy fish from them. It was quite an animated scene as thee fishermen quoted prices of the various fish, and the buyers argued with them over the price, and the two sides bickered back and forth before a final sale was mad.. It was all in good fun, and I totally enjoyed the show.



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A PERFECT PLATE of SPAGHETTI POMODORO
A TRATTORIA in ISCHIA
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My Hotel in Ischia
Hotel Villa Melodie


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The POOL at The HOTEL VILLA MELODIE … ISCHIA
If You’re Looking for a Nice affordable Hotel that has a Great POOL
The HOTEL VILLA MELODIE in FORIO , ISCHIA is a Great Choice
“I Just Loved It”


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Orange  Juice Guy
Sant Angelo , Ischia
This Guy makes the Best Dam Fresh Squeezed OJ Ever !!!
Awesome LEMONADE Too !!


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Procida
View From The Top
Looking to Monte Procida and Sorrento
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Lunch at La Piazzetta Trattoria / Pizzeria
PROCIDA
ALICI FRITTI & a Glass of BIANCOLELLA
This was one of my Favorite Dishes of The Trip, “Absolutely Delicious” 
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COOKING ITALIAN
GREATEST HITS COOKBOOK
RECIPES of NAPLES & The AMALFI COAST ITALY
BUYnoww

RECIPE SPAGHETTI TOMATO SAUCE



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Looking Down to Marian rand Capri
From Top of The Phoenician Stairs in Anacapri
Photo Copyright Daniel B. Zwicke
CapriDePALMA
My Old Stomping Grounds in Capri
A Wonderful Hotel with Reasonable Prices
And a Great Location in Capri
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Capri Montage
Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke in CAPRI
Espresso, Da Luigi Beacch Club at The Faraglioni Rocks (Daniel’s Favorite Beach)
Shuttle Boat at Da Luigi to Marina Picolo, Marina Picolo, Chapel at Marina Picolo
At Marina Picolo looking to the famed FARAGLIONO ROCKS of CAPRI
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Virgin Mary
ISCHIA

 

GaetanoHotelPlazaSALERNO


Gaetano making me a Perfect ESPRESSO

HOTEL PLAZA

SALERNO


The Hotel Plaza in Salerno s a wonderful hotel. The location is great, being across the from the Train Station and just 3 blocks from the marine terminal where you can catch Ferry Boats to Capri, Sorrento, Ischia, Positano, Amalfi, Cetara, and all points on the Amalfi Coast. You can catch trains to Naples and be there in just 30 minutes.

Gaetano whose family owns and runs the hotel is an absolute Gem. Love that guy. He is so very kind and hospitable and wil make you feel like family, and if you get to know him, you will might be lucky to have him make you a perfect Espresso personally on his prized Espresso machine that he loves dearly. I was so lucky for this, but most of all, I was so fortunate to have a few lovely conversation with Gaetano, he is as I have said a gem, and I will cherish and always remember spending a little time with him and having those nice conversations. “Thank you Gaetano, you made my stay at your family’s hotel in Salerno so very special.






GAETANO Makes Me ESPRESSO

WATCH The VIDEO !

 

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EATING WATERMELON in NAPLES , ITALY

NAPOLI


These Guys Invited Me into Their Little Party at their FRUIT STAND in NAPOLI

We ate WATERMELON and Drank LYCRIMA CHRIST WINE


“I Had a Great Time

One of the HIGHLIGHTS of my TRIP






My PIZZA

Di MATTEO

NAPOLI







PIZZERIA Di MATTEO

NAPLES


  
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BACK in POSITANO

August 2019

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Positano

Walking up the Via Pasitea

 

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Mario & Esperanza

 

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Me & Mario
Hanging at The Pool of The Hotel Poseidon
POSITANO , ITALY
August 9, 2019
Swimming and Drinking Aperol Spritz ‘s
All Afternoon
Me Mario and his Wife Esperanza had a great Day
Probably the # 1 Highlight of my entire Trip

 

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Holding Up The Hill
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#SpaghettiTomatoSauceRECIPE

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