After a beautiful Private Reserve band cruise to Europe in 2010, we were able to visit Michael’s relatives who live about an hour and a half from Monte Carlo. We took a short drive from Nice after the ship docked and checked into our hotel. We then walked down the hillside and went to find our cousin’s apartment. First though we found a delightful pizza place as we were famished. After lunch we found their apartment and realized we could have looked up from the restaurant and seen their window. We had a few wonderful days and fabulous meals with our family. One of our favorite take a way’s was Piera’s incredible Kumquat liqueur, which she kindly gave us a bottle to take home. After 5 years we are still sipping on it. We realized we had no access to kumquats so have used her recipe to make limoncello. We found a few lemon trees on our property that have decided in this 4 year drought to produce fruit for the first time. Here is our recipe which is just now in the bottle and in the freezer!