The Best Breakfast I’ve Ever Had (Just Outside Parma, Italy)

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It probably goes without saying, but I love breakfast.

Fluffy pancakes. Eggs Benedict. Smoked salmon on a toasted bagel. All of it delights me.

And I’ve had a lot of great breakfasts over the years.

Which is why when I say that this one is in my top three, that’s really saying something.

The breakfast, which was served at a beautiful little bed and breakfast just outside Parma, Italy, had everything you could possibly want. There were little pancakes looking snowy with their powdered sugar, local jams, creamy yogurt, fresh cantaloup, toast, croissants, granola, caprese salad, mozzarella, thinly sliced prosciutto, fruit salad, and the most amazing breakfast pastries you’ve ever seen. Plus, fresh-squeezed orange juice, amazing cappuccinos, and eggs.

I loved the B&B itself, but I loved that breakfast even more, sitting there for hours and nibbling away at things until I couldn’t eat another bite.


The B&B, called Villino di Porporano, is about 10 minutes from Parma by car, an hour by foot along lovely country back roads.

My stay at Villino di Porporano was free, but all opinions are my own and, in fact, they don’t even know I’m writing about them here.


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