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... but we didn't get to taste it. Some of the group bought wine but I chose not to even through the prices were good. A smashed bottle of schnapps at Heathrow still haunts me today. We weaved our way up the street to La Miraja di Gatti Eugenio for lunch. For 20 euros we were given antipasti, two courses and dessert plus wine - great food and great value. Instead of pasta I had asparagus risotto (delicious) and while everyone ...
... for the stops we had planned for today. Our first little village, Avigliana, is perched beside two glacier fed lakes and surrounded by the Alps. Too bad we couldn't see either. We drove to the Abbey, Sacra di San Michele, at the top of a really high mountain. This monastic community was founded around the year 1,000. During this abbey's prime it attracted pilgrims on their way to Rome and as a ...
... of gourmet food, truffles and many Easter decorations. We had lunch in the square at a cafe which was bathed in sunshine.
The final destination was the town of Barolo, which also gives its name to the grape variety of the region. A brief tasting was followed by a walk through the narrow streets of this tiny hill top village
... had a short break before hitting the road again.
It took us a while to find our accommodation and when we did it was a lot more impressive on the website- it's a farm house, off the beaten track and we are the only people staying there!
We asked the owner for recommendations for dinner- this was fantastic. It was about 10km away but well worth it. It was a small family run restaurant. Mother and one son ...
... 11.00 combined and the wine was €18.00 lol, the wine was definitely worth it though.
So after this "delicious meal" it was time to walk it off and we went about discovering this little village which really is quite quaint and pretty.
Time to get back to Fifi and head back to Perletto.
Would we visit Alba again, unless Ferrero opened their doors for tours, I expect not. It was a day out though and a little bit more of Italy we have ...