A Casa di Griffi B&B
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Turin--Shrouded by a Mystery or Driven by Fiat. If you ask the average Italian to name the one city in their mind that is closes to the 'Motor City" (Detroit), they would say Turin or Torino. Turin is a city that at one time employed over 100,000 people building a variety of cars of the Fiat Brand which has been in Turin since 1899. The cars which include the Fiat, Jeep, Abarth, Lancia, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram Trucks make Fiat the second largest European ...
Day 294 2 hrs, 3.4 kms I thought I could catch a train from Bra on east to Asti, but no... I have to backtrack a long ways and make a big looparound unfortunately. This really sets me behind and I suddenly realize that if I'm going to visit both Asti and Allessandra provinces today, I'm going to have to make this a very short visit. ...
Day 294 2 hrs, 3.6 kms Of course I've got to check out a town with a name like this! I get off the train just as high school students get out for lunch break and join a crowd of them in a doner shop for a sandwich shop. Nice town to wander around in, with part of the city up on a ridge, with some castle like homes... and yes, you can buy a bra in Bra, in case you were ...
Day 294 3 hrs, 1.7 kms Now it's time to head east completing my Piedmont loop. I've still got two more provinces to do, but I should still be able to squeeze a couple towns along the way. My first stop, Cavallomaggiore is a small town with lots and lots of churches... several in each block. I stop in a shop and the shopkeeper gets to chatting with me and I ask her about it. "People are quite religious here" she goes on to tell me about the religious trips she has gone ...
... and St Francis of Assisi, Two religious men who were able to "think outside the box" at a time when this wasn't accepted too well. But unlike St Francis, Peter Waldo was unable to stay under the umbrella of the Catholic faith, and as a result, his followers were subject to persecution, torture and massacre over the next couple of centuries, the descriptions of which I've read are truly revolting. It's hard to believe now that the ancestors of ...