Follow by Email

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

AN AMERICAN IN TRAPANI // UN AMERICANO A TRAPANI

In an earlier post, I mentioned that Italians are obsessed with America. When the Americans liberated Italy, they introduced Italians to things like whiskey, cigarettes (Camels and Marlboro), peanut butter, tip tap,  baseball, rock & roll and so on. Renato Carosone wrote a song about this in fact, titled "Tu Vuò Fa l'Americano". Then Steno made a movie "Un Americano a Roma", a satire about "americanization". The main character Nando (played by Alberto Sordi) is a childish young man who idealizes America and tries to be American, driving his father crazy. In modern days the American influence in Italy is felt by the presence of MacDonald's and of American movies. Even in Sicily we have many MacDonald's, mainly in the big cities though. We still don't have one in Trapani. Recently, however, an American-style cafè opened in Trapani. It's called INO'S AMERICAN PARLOUR. Among other things, they serve doughnuts and bagels.  Can we ask for more? I am delighted to have discovered it, especially because of its RED environment :)

Non è necessario spiegare la canzone di Carosone o il film di Alberto Sordi. Il motivo per cui scrivo di questi miti è che a Trapani ha appena aperto un posticino all'americana, chiamato INO'S AMERICAN PARLOUR, dove possiamo assaggiare specialità americane come i doughnuts e bagels. Io ne sono contentissima, anche perché è tutto decorato in ROSSO, che come sapete, è il mio colore preferito:)












 

24 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a very red parlour. I hope they serve great food and that you will enjoy the "American experience". Happy New Year to you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is really red!! You almost blend in!!

    Felice Anno nuovo, spero che ti porti tanta felicità!

    No, I still don't know Italian. A native Italian helped me with that!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my goodness, what a fun and playful place that is. Very interesting and festive and I bet just yummy treats too!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Francesca, Looks like a bright red start to your New Year! I hope that you and yours have a Happy and Healthy 2014! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh wow very lovely and cute pics, my best wishes for you in this new year~
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ma e' incantevole questi posto, buon anno a te e tua figlia!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Che posto carino, mi piacerebbe venirci!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Felice Anno Nuovo, Francesca! Questo luogo sembra molto interessante, e il tuo look è molto appropriato.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks most inviting and that white couch - WOW
    How was your treat there - did you fare well
    Happy New Year :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. You look very happy there. Never been to America, I would love to go but my husband has not interest at all, sad I would love to see the Grand Canyon if nothing else! Happy New year, Diane

    ReplyDelete
  11. It looks like the place has been designed especially for you, Francesca :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Olá, Francesca!
    Adorava visitar a Sicília!
    Desejo um feliz 2014!
    Beijo

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is such a magical place! You look wonderful Hope you're having a fantastic start to the new year!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow! I have always wanted to travel to Italy. I had no idea there was a love of American culture there. :D Here we always talk of Italians as the culture of delicious food and cooking.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi
    Lovely photos from a colorful coffee house
    Greetings from Sweden
    /Ingemar

    ReplyDelete
  16. The theme and food might be American inspired, but the style is pure Italian! (I mean that in a good way.) Looks like a fun place to be. Best wishes for a wonderful 2014—looking forward to many more posts from Trapani!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Che posto fortissimo! Mi piacerebbe molto mangiare lì, magari la prossima volta che vengo in Sicilia faccio una bella sosta a Trapani, che non ho mai visitato (sob), mi piace molto come l'hanno arredato e ...quella stella rossa è fantastica!!! POi i bagels mi piacciono tanto!
    Buon anno!

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is just so adorable and a little funny since I live in America! Let trade lives for a week!
    XXOO

    ReplyDelete
  19. Such beautiful pictures! Love, love, love the colors!
    Have a wonderful week.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Francesca... I think you look good in Red or Red all around you. Red is your color. Tell Sayaka I said hello. was just looking at her Hungry Caramell site she is so pretty. If only I was a young man now days. I would have to come over to Italy and pay her a visit. :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ti scopro solo ora, ma subito mi colpisce questo blog. Il sorriso, l'energia ed i colori.
    I confirm, I'm Italian with a sort of subtle obsession with America. We need an ideal country to dream to run to.

    ReplyDelete