This isn’t a particularly vegan-friendly place, and in fact there are no advertised vegan options. But we were looking for a light meal and Dr HH had his heart set on some of the vegetarian pizza and calzone goods displayed in the window. While he was placing his order, I asked the server (who spoke perfect English) if they had any vegan goods. “Veganism? That’s a bit too far for me,” he replied, then instantly added, “Oh, but these ones here are fine.”
He pointed to this tomato bread and a similar olive-topped one. Hurrah! It was a good deep dish bread which he warmed up for me, topped with flavoursome tomatoes and a hearty drizzle of oil. It was just what I needed!
This place is just along the road from Castelvecchio, so it’s handy to stop in when you’re seeing the sights. You can pay to enter the castle properly, which enables you to climb the towers and walk the ramparts. We just wandered as much of the grounds as possible for free, including this bridge.
Alas, there’s a metal chain on the bridge, and you all know what that means: people have covered the chain with their love locks. Guess who thinks love locks are a self-indulgent eyesore?