Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bella Belluno

Belluno is one of the cutest cities ever.
Surrounded by the Dolomite Mountains
its name derives from the Celtic language:
belo-donum, which means splendid hill.
It is small (population 35,000), elegant,
quiet, and hardly any tourists around!

Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©

In a bakery I got some traditional breads (including pumpkin bread) and then Kiffel, a sort of savoury croissant, typical of the area. In German the kiffel are called Kipfels, I found a recipe here, I have to say that the ones I got in Belluno were superb, with linseed and sunflower seeds, if I'll have time I will try to make them one day...one day... :-)

Or maybe I'll go back to Belluno!


  1. Caaavolooooo!Ho un collega di belluno, ora lo tartasso, che bella città!

  2. You go to the most beautiful, idyllic places in the world, Alessandra. Your photos are lovely! And I want a piece of that bread right now. :)

  3. What a lovely city and what a gorgeous bread. The kiffel sounds like an extra rich croissant. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Yes that kiffel was particularly nice :-)

  5. Fantastic photos, great blog! I'm also on Travel Blogroll (Strange Islands) which is how I found your blog. I tried following you, but it didn't appear to go through--will try again.

  6. una belluno cosi bella non l'avevo mai vista

  7. Che bellissimo post! :)
    L'abbiamo trovato per caso... grazie davvero per le belle parole sulla nostra città!


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