Nemi and its Famous Strawberries
Just a short drive from Rome, about 30-45 minutes, is the town of Nemi. This town is flanked by two volcanic lakes, Lake Nemi and Lake Albano which are popular with tourists. The road to Nemi was a quiet, winding one; the air was much cooler and fresher than in Rome and I think everyone was glad for a change in scenery. I highly recommend spending half an afternoon in Nemi if you happen to be in Rome in the summer. To read more about Nemi, click here.
Deme suggested we head up to Nemi, not only to see the sights but also to sample their famous strawberries. I love these little alpine strawberries that are basically impossible to buy in the States, although I have seen them many times on hikes at higher elevations. In Rome they are a must-try when they are in season.
The majority of the time the berries are served with vanilla gelato but I love them with lemon sorbet.
They are also commonly served in a miniature torte. They little gems are the size of a thimble with a wonderful woodsy after taste.
Rachel in Nemi.
Daniel in Nemi.
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