Vicki, cara mia, what a wonderful experience you had, I am so happy for you!! Great that you found an awesome cannoli, and the cookies you have been looking for!! Well you found it at "Cafè di Roma", but after 4 years in Rome I haven't even heard of either Shavolette or Saviata.. What are they made of, and look like? Maybe I will go for a further search here!!
Try to have fun working out too... wish I could join you!!
p.s. you need to work with Laurie and teach her about all the good food and how to make them!! I bet Dennis will like that idea too