Since we bought a house this year, a holiday abroad is off the cards. Instead, I’m holidaying in my own city; trying new places to eat, going to parts of town I don’t usually frequent, and wandering down alleyways and closes, all with the intent of getting lost and finding something new.
When the lovely people at Aperol Spritz – one of my favourite drinks – got in touch and asked me about some of the best things about living in Edinburgh, I could have rattled a hundred things off without even thinking. But, last week, instead of relying on my old faithful haunts, I sought out new places to enjoy a Spritz, some food and to watch the sun set over my beautiful city.
I’m sure you all know that Edinburgh isn’t renowned for its weather, but last week we had a few blissfully sunny days. With sundress on and sunglasses in hand, Rob and I headed to an Italian eaterie on the south side of Edinburgh, Osteria del Tempo Perso. We sat outside, had a Spritz (ok, maybe two) in the sun and devoured the most delicious sharing platter, composed of a selection of meats and cheeses (Rob didn’t stand a chance once I’d clocked that Parma ham), bruschetta, arancini and melanzane parmigiana. It was so tasty and the perfect accompaniment to our drinks.
From there, we walked up to the top of the Braid Hills to watch the sun set. You get the most beautiful views from this vantage point, of Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and right across to the Kingdom of Fife. It’s a quieter spot to watch the sun set than Calton Hill, which made the experience all the better.
After we watched the sun set, we wandered back down to Bruntsfield, stopping at Luca’s Ice Cream on the way for some Nutella ice cream. It rounded the night off perfectly.
When it comes to your city, where would you suggest to have a Spritz, some food and watch the sun set? I’d love to hear about them.3 likes