We went to a wine bar that Antonio has connections with, to enjoy some orange wine. Have you tried orange wine? It is a more traditional type of ferment, which incorporates the white grape skins in the maceration process, adding the orange-ish tint to the final product. This technique has been used through the years in Armenia and Georgia, and has become more popular now in Slovenia and Northeastern Italy. It was nice! I didn’t take a picture, though. While we enjoyed our wine, the kids ran around and played in the streets. I loved that it was quiet enough for them to do this– you would be hard-pressed to find a place in our area where adults can enjoy a glass of something and kids can run around and yell.
I found Izola to be extremely charming. I loved how weathered the buildings are, and everything is semi-sunbleached.
It was gorgeous and oh-so Mediterranean.
I have a real soft spot for shuttered windows…I loved this set, in particular:
Thanks for coming along! I can’t wait to show you two more places we visited on this trip…