Seville Snapshots: When in Rome…

I have to admit that Seville has been less-than-inspiring lately. Between the master’s and work, plus rainy weather and holing up with a recently-returned Novio, I’ve barely even been in the center!

So we escaped la vida sevillana and swapped tapas for heaping plates of pasta this weekend in Bella Italia. Our Cruzcampo became half liters of Moretti; potato chips, crostini.  The Novio even parked his car and chose to hoof it as we explored Florence’s piazzas and Bologna’s jumble of churches and towers.

We spent the weekend looking for the little bits of sun on a cold Saturday in Florence, ducking in and out of bars for espressos and seeking out cheap grappas at old man bars.

In short…we ate. And drank. And ate more.

But you have to wait… I have driving school to attend en español and finish writing about Barcelona.

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About Cat Gaa

As a beef-loving Chicago girl living amongst pigs, bullfighters, and a whole lotta canis, Cat Gaa writes about expat life in Seville, Spain. When not cavorting with adorable Spanish grandpas or struggling with Spanish prepositions, she works in higher education at an American university in Madrid and freelances with other publications, like Rough Guides and The Spain Scoop.


  1. Oh I bet you’ll have all kinds of stories from driving school!
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  2. I love Italy- pizza, pasta, gelato and monuments (depending on where u go), but still.. the food is what I remember the most after every visit :)
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  3. OMG I need more pics!!!!

  4. Italy is always good.
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  5. sounds like you had a nice escape and a lovely weekend getaway with your novio!
    how wonderful!
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  6. What, no sun in Italy? I’ve always pictured Italy as being always sunny. At least you had a good meal(s).

    • Sunshine and Siestas says:

      We did get a whole load of sun, it was just FREEZING! Nothing like taking a romantic trip when you’re trying to get over a cold, either!

  7. It’s probably better to do the driving lessons in Spain than in Italy. No offense to Italy, but I’ve seen how the Italians drive and we had a heck of a time following someone as he led us out of the city (Verona). Awfully, nice of him to help, but Wow, the driving :-)
    Best of luck!
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