Friday, 4 April 2014

Confetti, Surprisingly Edible

Pescocostanzo, Italy

This little town was said to be one of the most beautiful in Italy. The white cobblestoned streets and baskets of red flowers were very pleasant, and it was almost deserted. 

Except for this guy fixing his roof. 


Sulmona, Italy

When we first arrived, we walked down the main street and were confused by all the fake flower shops. They looked garish, all bright colours and shiny petals. We soon learned that this was 'confetti' - almonds covered in a sweet layer. These sweets were originally handed out at weddings, lending to the English use of the word confetti. They were also delicious. 

We explored the square at night after getting some gelato (by now you should be expecting every Italian post to contain some mention of gelato). The guy in our hotel recommended the place, and upon being asked what the name of it was, he said something like "I don't know, we just say it's Roberto and Stephania's place." The aqueduct was lit up and many old men were sitting on park benches discussing their days. 
Upon returning to our hotel, we ate more confetti. It's seriously good.