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... Off to Venice!
And now, sadly, we are off to our last location of the trip. Venice, for two nights. I can't believe it's already nearly the end - and it makes me really sad. Two weeks is not long enough. We have such little vacation time in America. At the Agriturismo in Siena, once discussion we had was about vacation (and maternity) time. Everyone else, every other country, had at LEAST 6 weeks off. Incredible. That ...
... our appt, serving coffee and gossiping to the locals.
Each day we took Ronaldo out and explored a new village, found somewhere cute for lunch and a glass of the local wine or 5 ( hey, I wasn't driving !!! )
Some of the villages castles were in ruins, some totally renovated , one even turned into an historic hotel .... Castello Nuovo. We had a look at the suites, complete with the original beds for the Italian royal ...
After surviving the Grand St. Bernard Pass, in the rain, we crossed the border , (a small sign) into North Italy. We took the backroads avoiding the Autostrada . Two reasons : MOLTO CARO !! , very expensive tolls, and also very ugly ,as it bypasses all the beautiful small towns ( which is , I suppose the whole point for some with time issues )
So, repeating the mantra ..... Stay on the right , give way to the left .... We arrived in Turino .
We planned for ...
Not much to say on this, we were both very disappointed with Turin. We felt that we done a lot of driving in the city for nothing really, its not the easiest place to get around.
The Bed and Breakfast that we stayed in was very nice , very clean and modern, no complaints there, her English was limited, but we were able to understand each other.
We went out in the ...
... 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 ...