I got a chance at a couple days off, allowing me to use up all my vacation days for 2012 (not as easy it sounds!), so we jumped on it, intending to import our favorite groceries:
- olive oil
- tipo 00 flour (for making pasta)
- arborio and/or carnaroli rise for risotto
- great big hunks of hard cheeses
- wine from Castello di Roncade, which we discovered last year
Sarah reserved us a car and place to sleep at an agriturismo bed-and-breakfast in Veneto and we drove through breathtaking combinations of sky, snow, and scenery in Austria. When we crossed the border into Italy, everything turned gray and slushy. We trudged on through slippery, rainy valleys until we arrived in Piomobino Dese.