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... overlooked the countryside below. We squeezed the car through the narrow streets and into a parking spot. The vines are only starting to bud and we would have loved to see them in full bloom.
We then drove onto the town of Alba which was a lot bigger than the previous town we visited. We walked along beautiful alley ways, pass ...
... front and father and the other son cooked in the kitchen. We finally got the Piedimonte experience. We travelled up to a small village in the hills and Sue and Phil had the degustation menu that included specialities of the region. Raw marinated veal, vegetables, ravioli in a light broth sauce, veal roast and chocolate pudding. All washed down with a local wine. We also tried the tiramisu which was very light. A fantastic meal.
... cathedral. We took a walk around the church and found ourselves a little restaurant to stop for lunch. Our first Italian pizza!!! Well I am thinking Pizza Capers could teach them a thing or two or three. Brendan order basically a meat lovers, salami, pepperoni etc and I ordered a Marinara pizza, yummy, lots of seafood and cheese on a thin crust, couldn't wait. We also ordered a lovely bottle of locally made vino which I might add was delicious. So ...
... It seems every home has a garden and I have never seen so many shade houses in one area. They were bigger than the houses, they actually detracted from the beauty of the mountains. We turned off the motorway, £20 tolls thanks and headed inland. Wow what a difference. It is such a mountainous countryside and the roads became narrow and winding, I wondered initially why Ken said it would take an hour ...
... the city is old italian style
streets with tall brick buildings and the little balcony off each window. There
were cobble stone roads and lamps in the streets, which was nice to see as it
was what I had hoped to see!
This is the Piazza, a main square at the
heart of the town, It is ...