Thursday, March 18, 2010

Al Brindisi

Again, it amazes me that our city is not touristy.

At all.

I've heard Rick Steves doesn't even mention it in his Italy book.

One of our favorite restaurants in town is Brindisi. It is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest restaurant in the world. It has been a restaurant/ wine bar since 1435. Yes, you read that right. . . 1435. That's amost six hundred years. It is a teeny tiny restaurant on a small alley but they serve good food and have walls lined with very old bottles of wine covered in dust.

When Copernicus lived here (sometime in the early 1500's) he lived in an apartment right above Brindisi and so this was his regular wine bar. Amazing that we drink wine at the same place as someone I learned about in 6th grade science class. All seems quite normal now.

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