When I first arrived at Villino to collect my clients for our Parma food tour, I was amazed how near it was to town … 8 minutes by car and here I was surrounded by countryside and the aroma of fresh coffee.
Elena arrived at the elegant gates of this wonderful country home.. greeted not only by her immediacy but by her two pooches who immediately gave my shins a delightful massage!”Come in Nick … want a coffee?”
Truth be known I’d just grabbed one but seeing the beautifully poured cappuccini on the table in the dining room I opted for another… that’s two in the space of half an hour! God help my tourists!
Then followed the most delicious home baked brioche and I felt completely at home…
”Where are you from Elena?”
”Near Abbruzzo in the centre…
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