On our way back to Innsbruck from Venice, we stopped in a beautiful small city, Bolzano. Their history includes some time as a part of Austria so many of the people still speak German. Our bellies were rumbling so our first stop in Bolzano (called Bozen by the German speakers) was to the Stadt Caffe Città. We sat outside and watched those strolling through the main piazza which happened to be hosting a festival of flowers. We got a couple glasses of chilled white wine and ordered some tasty bruschetta – we were not ready to say goodbye to the fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. After lunch we participated in one of the Italians’ favorite activities – passeggiata or strolling. We walked through the town, enjoying the mixture of Italian and Austrian cultures. On our way to the car, we decided to take some Italy back with us. We bought a few bottles of wine and even a couple basil plants.