|The wall on the edge of Calcata|
More from Italy. The day we took the cooking class our chef took us to a town just 4km away from the class. A town called Calcata that was built in the 11th century. Artisans of all types live there. Even a knife maker. We stopped in a literal hole in the wall for shots of coffee (cappuccino). The narrow cobblestone streets, wooden shutters and doorways looked like a scene from Pinnochio. I joked with Bob that I expected Geppetto to pop up at any moment. And she did !
|Foot traffic only|
|I knew Pinnochio was here somewhere. At the cafe, it turns out.|
|Some of the many cats in Calcata|
|Calcata style door|
|Marijcke was carving heads|
|Part of the town Nativity scene.|
|Marijcke and her marionettes|
|A fave of mine.|
|The door handle to her shop. I collect hands...so of course I swooned.|
Each day is a gift, open now.