Hotel Ristorante Il Carrettino
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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An easier day today - only a half hour walk after our bus ride into the hills to in Castagnole Monferrato. It was a little hazy but the view across the vineyards was glorious. Hayfever struck once again - this time it was the snowflake trees which were scattering pollen everywhere. Illaria offered to take my photo with the vineyards but I declined - my eyes were streaming, not pretty. OK. I think Juventus just scored a goal ...
We went down for breakfast a little after 8:00 and the breakfast room was packed. There were slim pickings because there were so many people. But, after we ate very little the kitchen help brought out all kinds of new breads and cheeses. Too bad, so sad. We haven't been going hungry on this trip.
It was miserable weather again today. Heavy clouds and off and on rain. We were hoping for good ...
... breads until they were open. We were treated to a number of things that we didn't order - pina colada, gzatpacho, breads, little desserts, wine as well as our other courses. The atmosphere were wonderful and the food was just to die for. We were a bit worried about the cost of it all particularly all the things we didn't ask for, but it only came to 40 euro each - just amazing value, and served in true Italian style with great ...
... and found myself in more lane ways with a vibrant African community- like being in an underground community separated from the daily life of Genoese. Back up to real world and went into restaurant across road from hotel. Fantastic spag marinara ( fruiti di mare) and zuppa pesce which was also a meal on its own- a huge bowl crustaceans and small mullet cooked in same tomato sauce as spag. A great meal for € 25with wine. Served by a Ben ...
Many parts of this weekend reminded me that there's hope yet for the Italian winter, that grey mornings and early nightfall need not bring my spirits down. One was Friday night, when a fellow American friend and I went out to a nearby cafe for a post-dinner drink and dessert in honor of her 24th birthday. She ordered a nine euro cocktail and I, a huge bowl of gelato, over both of which she told me about an unfortunate encounter with a middle-aged lawyer whose office she ...