Lunch and a museum in the Garfagnana

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.

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The chef, Roberta, cooked a delicious lunch for our group.

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It was still warm enough to sit on then outside terrace.

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The different breads were made using spelt and chestnut flour.

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We began with a ricotta and leek torte.

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And fried ricotta balls and pasta fritta.

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There were 2 types of pasta…..with mushrooms and a ragu.

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The waiter brought a tray of locally collected mushrooms for us to see.

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And then we ate the cooked mushrooms as a side dish with our rabbit.

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There was a selection of crostini to have with our coffee.

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We then headed up the hill to see some of Sillico and to find the museum which was kindly opened just for us.

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The museum is in a building beside the church and is full of interesting collections from the distant and not so distant past.

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There is an enormous collection of clocks, including this replica of one designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

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Then is was time to stand at the top of the village to admire the view over the Garfagana.

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You will need to book at Locanda Belvedere…..call Roberta or Clara……(39) 0583 662173

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