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Travel Blogs from Vaglio Serra
... with Avi, who was picked up at 4:45 for his taxi to Milan . . We'll travel together again! Tomorrow is our last day on the bikes . . Always a bit nostalgic . . . We are breaking down a bit. Laurie's feet were talking to her today. Colette ate pizza which did not work well with her lactose intolerance and she had stomach issues. Elliot thinks he pulled a muscle as he rode on this short stretch of gravel. And then there's Avi! Oh well . .? Comes with the territory, I guess . ...
... yesterday's ride was over 50 miles long with 4500 feet of elevation gain!
So - the first course was cauliflower mixed with cheese and sort of puréed, served hot. Really yummy! Then, Ravioli served in the juice they used to cook the meat, which was inside the pasta. Then raw beef with truffles, a speciality of Alba. The meat was ground and looked a bit like very lean hamburger. I was a bit hesitant but found that it was really delicious. ...
... the dough workable. He kneaded and kneaded the dough, then pushed it through the same little hand machine we have at home - over and over again to make it pliable . . Then he made all sorts of shapes - from spaghetti to linguine to bow ties, lasagna, and even ravioli. He explained how the pasta is different in the south of Italy as compared to the north and how the fillings are different from village to village. We learned all sorts of tips! Like - when you are ...
... later. Avi did go to the hospital and discovered that he has a broken rib - not displaced. . Not very comfortable. He has to sleep sitting up tonight . . . Could be problematic. . . Also. The steep patch we rode up was 15 percent grade . . . Very very steep! Apparently, cramps are much more prevalent on rainy days. Must remember that. One of our friends has given us some electrolyte stuff to mix with our water so we won't run into cramping issues again . . . ...
... around Alba, truly a gem of a place. The best evening was when someone from the village was celebrating his birthday with family at the table next to ours. Everyone bought the old gentleman books, and he was delighted with each one. There were also 3 women staying who were celebrating their combined 60 th birthdays. They graduated from Wellesley College together and now, when they can, travel for 2 weeks every year. Great fun. great ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed