Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A City on a Hill
As a child I grew up with this photo---my grandmother had a calendar that had this photo on it. Although I was too young to remember or ask what it meant, I later found out that the townspeople of Gubbio asked St. Francis to come to the town to talk with the wolf who was eating the citizens. St. Francis spoke with the wolf, and St. Francis made the wolf promise to leave the townspeople alone. So La Taverna del Lupo is the Tavern of the Wolf. Owned by the Mencarelli family, who own several hotels in Gubbio, it's a very elegant place...not exactly where you would take a 20 month old, but she did well, and we all enjoyed our meals.
Truffled eggs for Eric
All in all a great day to see the beauty of this hill town...we are walking off the foods that we've eaten since everything here is up hill! Today we went to Norcia, a town in the National Park of Monte Sibillini...Norcia had for years been where the butchers of Italy would train in their craft--hence the title
Norchino, meaning butcher.
Here are a few prosciutti waiting to be bought along with some formaggio!
Buona Note from Spello!