Buon Giorno !!
I tried to get a shot of the sunrise today in our balcony but I was not successful... the temperature was around 13 degrees. It felt like it was 10 degrees with the wind factor on our balcony. We arrived at Livorno, Italy at 7:00am. We had to get dressed, eat breakfast at the Lido buffet and run down to the Vista Lounge to get our bus schedule. Our shore excursion today was Cinque Terre which is approximately a 9 hour tour.
Parmagiano Reggiano or " Italian hard cheese". There are other Italian cheeses you can try which are Aged Asiago, Pecorino, Fontina, Romano and Provolone. However the better known cheeses are Mozarella and Ricotta.
Prosciutto - There are two categories of prosciutto, one is " cotto " ( cooked ), while the other is " crudo " meaning raw but seasoned. The best quality of Prosciutto is San Daniele del Fruli. The prosciutto from San Daniele is sweet with a full bouquet and a lingering aftertaste. This delicacy is best shaved thin and consumed with bread or grissini, perhaps combined with a small amount of fresh soft cheese, to appreciate its sweetness. Another brand is Prosciutto di Parma. The prosciutto from Parma is savory. It can support sauteing while retaining its distinct taste.
different Italian dry salamis
We walked down to the harbor to take a ferry taxi to Cinque Terre ..