In June 2013, we sailed on back-to-back Disney Cruises in the Mediterranean. Highlights included ports with access to Florence, Rome, Venice, Athens, Ephesus, Dubrovnik, Naples, Malta, Mykonos, Villefranche, and Barcelona. We began this blog in the planning stages, posted during the trip itself, and are continuing to share not only our experiences, but information we learned along the way. We hope our blog will be useful to others planning visits to the Mediterranean whether by land or by sea.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Summer is winding down and that means fresh fruit and vegetables will not be so readily available at reasonable prices. We have enjoyed a bounty of seasonal produce throughout the summer, and while the stores will fill up with fall items, our favorites are of the summer variety.
We were in Europe during peak vegetable season and in several ports we saw street markets where one could pick up what they wanted and have it be as fresh as if they had picked it off the vines themselves. We commented on several occasions about how tasty the produce was and discovered that the volcanic soil and the purity of water sources contributed to the flavorfulness of the contents of our salads and side dishes.
Today’s picture was taken in Mykonos in the Old Town area by the water. It was around 10 AM and produce and flower baskets lined the edge of the waterfront.