Break the bread into large pieces, put it in a large pot.
Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for 2 minutes, so that you can easily peel them. Deseed the tomatoes, chop them and add them to the bread, togethr with garlic, basil leaves and salt. Cover with water.
There are various traditions: we use water, but you can also use a light vegetable broth.
Let the soup simmer, stirring frequently so that the bread can become a mush. Let cook for about 30 minutes: it should be as in the picture above!
Set aside to cool and serve with some extra virgin olive oil and basil leaves. If you like it, you can add some chili.