The two male owners of the café seemed to make a point in collecting all kinds of different dishes for their breakfast dishes. Not a single cup or plate had the same color or form as the other. They made their coffee in the same Italian coffee brewer as I have at home, which slowed down the process of serving breakfast. I immediately felt at ease and I particularly liked the idea of not getting a normed breakfast. They just served what was available. While some of the guests where eating already, the others had to wait for the pastry that was still in the oven. One of our hosts told us that he can forecast the weather only by looking at the sweep of the swallows, which actually was correct for the whole length of our stay. I always wanted to go there again, but whenever I tried to book a room there, they were fully booked.
For that painting I got the award "La Fiamma dell'Arte" from Accademia Int.Gent. Il Marzocco, Firenze, in June 2016
oil on canvas, painted on a canvaswrapped woodden frame