On a gorgeous autumn day Heather Jarman and I went to the beautiful Garfagnana village of Sillico to have lunch at the lovely restaurant Locanda Belvedere.
The chef, Roberta, cooked a delicious lunch for our group.
It was still warm enough to sit on then outside terrace.
The different breads were made using spelt and chestnut flour.
We began with a ricotta and leek torte.
And fried ricotta balls and pasta fritta.
There were 2 types of pasta…..with mushrooms and a ragu.
The waiter brought a tray of locally collected mushrooms for us to see.
And then we ate the cooked mushrooms as a side dish with our rabbit.
There was a selection of crostini to have with our coffee.
We then headed up the hill to see some of Sillico and to find the museum which was kindly opened just for us.
The museum is in a building beside the church and is full of interesting collections from the distant and not so distant past.
There is an enormous collection of clocks, including this replica of one designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
Then is was time to stand at the top of the village to admire the view over the Garfagana.
You will need to book at Locanda Belvedere…..call Roberta or Clara……(39) 0583 662173
We will certainly go there, Debra. Thank you.
I’m sure you will like it. The food is excellent and the service was charming.
I haven’t been up to Sillico since our visit. Your photos make me want to go back tomorrow! Roberta is such a good cook, and that funny museum in the palazzo is like stepping into a time warp. Thank you.
There sre too many wonderful restaurants in our area. We are spoiled for choice.
Hei, do they have a website? Looks gorgeous!
I don’t know about a website, perhaps you could google it.
What a lip-smackingly fabulous post. I love the corn curtain and I find domestic history museums fascinating. The bridal outfit is so simple and beautiful although it made me think of Miss Haversham. There is something very poignant about the silent instruments on the wall and the picture of the men who played them, but I did rather wonder what had caught the eyes of the priests! I notice the ‘baby’ in the cradle has its legs bound? The Garfagnana must be a very beautiful area; I so enjoy the details your eye and camera capture.
The baby was swaddled, a common practice until fairly recently.
I don’t know what looks more tempting here Debra…..It would certainly be my idea of a great day out.
There are some wonderful places to visit in our mountains.
Debra you are a fabulous Tour Guide, thank you! I am so looking forward to visiting!
Thank you. I hope you like our area.
I agree with dear Charlene, you are beautiful guide. I can follow you wherever you take us… This is so beaıtiful and seems so delicious too. Fascinated me all your photographs. Thank you, Viva Italy 🙂 I miss so much. Love, nia
It is wonderful that even a tiny village in the mountains can have a wonderful restaurant.