On this blog, I hope to give folks some inspiration and hints for traveling to Italy especially if that is a lifelong dream. We had no trouble reserving flights, buying train tickets, booking a tour or two and finding perfect lodging on our own. Be sure to click on all of the high-lighted links for a lot more great information. We have made four 14-17 day trips to Italy since 2011; we planned each trip from start to finish.-Barry DeCarli
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Serendipity in Siena at Cane e Gatto
I took this photo of my wife Debbie in Siena on our Italy trip at Trattoria
Osteria Cane e Gatto. After I snapped the shot, we both noticed the framed
picture on the wall across from our table!
had lunch at Cane e Gatto, Via Pagliaresi, 6, 53100 Siena, Italy in November
2015, the day before they closed closed (?) for the season or just for the next day (Thursday) as the owner explained the limited lunch menu. Even with restricted offerings, it was just
wonderful. We had stopped in for an early lunch by Italian standards at about
11:30 and we were the only customers for the whole time. Very little English
was spoken by the owner and molto poco italiano spoken by us, but all was well
after Debbie said, "We'll get there." The owner agreed and we did
'get there.' A bit of pointing to the menu, an Italian word here, an English
word there, and we had one of the most delicious and enjoyable meals on our two
week adventure in Italy. We both had Pappa e Pomodoro as an antipasta, pasta entrees and shared a mezzo (1/2) liter of house wine (vino della casa). We highly recommend Cane e Gatto for excellent food
and wine, service and atmosphere. Don't miss it!