downstairs from my little house is a lovely pizzeria with a wood burning oven. i don't know why i didn't try it earlier, but ever since i went there last week, i can't stop going back. i made buddies with the pizzaioli, paolo and antonio. and they always make me my pizza as soon as i come in--a margherita with little tomato sauce. yum. it's ready in about 3 minutes, and it costs 5 euros. and it is soooo good. a pizza like that at home would cost 16 bucks!

one of the best things about living here is that it's not hard to eat well on a budget, thank goodness.