The pizza is a common any time snack in Italy. Every town has lots of coffee standup bars where people drop in for cappuchino and a small pizza. This pizza is made with thick bread-like dough and baked in an oven. The crust is thrown by hand into a round disc shape typically topped with tomato sauce and cheese. Expresso coffee is the only kind available in Europe and we are really becoming fans.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.