Finding Calamari by the Adriatic & Turkey in Roma

Back in the U.S. after a relaxing and fun vacation in the Le Marche region in Eastern Italy, I am trying to do that catching up that is needed to wire me back in. So nice to read my friend Kent’s blog, love hearing about his sailing adventures and the guy who likes the look of his lovely wife Lisa!

We spent most of Saturday driving across the length of Italy, going all the way out to Civitanovamarche, a seaside town on the Adriatic. I was eager to enjoy seafood; the inland menus were uniformly good but never included fish or chicken. After so many antipastas and veal, I wanted to taste calamari and fish. We dined at a place right on the beach, watching the slender Italian women in their tiny bikinis lolling in the sun while we enjoyed another three course meal with a carafe of white. We got back in the car and Cindy drove the long, long way back across the autostada to Rome, where our hotel directions were impossible and we finally reached our hotel near the airport at 7:30 pm. Time for one last meal–we had turkey filet!–and then today we said good bye to Italy until next year.