Hotel Artua & Solferino
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At the start of our last day in Turin, we headed across town to the new(ish) Juventus Stadium for a guided tour through the facilities. One of the most interesting things I found was that the stadium is owned and was built by the Juventus club themselves, as opposed to the other stadiums which are government-run facilities. What this means is that the facility is very modern and affords the club the ability ...
... courtyard was packed like sardines with visitors trying to grope the breast of the bronze statue of Juliet, which is supposed to bring good luck. The crowd kept growing by the minute, so we didn't hang around long.
We moved on to Piazza dei Signori, where the statue of Dante Aligheri stands alone, before heading back to the car to move on to the next stop.
The southern end of Lago ...
... the Medieval village and went on a short sight-seeing cruise on the River Po. It was a fascinating tour, but there is simply far too much information and history to communicate in this little blog.
For dinner we headed to a place called Eataly, a huge high-end food market containing a series of restaurants and a massive range of delicacies like you’ve never seen in one place before. I could have spent ...
... Ristorante da Gemma in the village of Roddino, where we were treated to a Piemonte banquet, sampling the traditional dishes of the region. We started with some salami and assorted breads, followed by egg salad, veal, carne cruda (raw beef mince - surprisingly good!), taglialini, agnolotti, rabbit & goat. Dessert was Amaretto Bonet, apple strudel & meringata. I tried everything but the veal and the meringata, and was suitably impressed with every ...
... Although the meal was not huge it was quite filling so I couldn’t fit in dessert. Eli got some sort of baked tart and Kyria got Tiramisu, which was apparently delicious. It looked good.
We walked back to the apartment and discussed what the plan was for the remainder of the trip, well, the others did – I was feeling sleepy and curled up on the bed for a snooze. Later Eli and I went out for a walk as it didn’t feel like ...