Travel Blogs from Alessandria
... up beautiful fig jam!
A morning drive along the Albenga valley eastwards afforded us yet another magical view of the Lugurian hills. Our 27th anniversary was celebrated at the Blue Restaurant, complete with a Ferrari (no, not the car …. more like a wonderful cremant), on the waterfront at Albenga. The extravagant Cervo church was a pit stop on the way back to Pieve, via Imperia.
Barolo and Barbaresco called! Up we headed ...
We woke on Friday morning and decided it was time to move on! The weather forecast for Nice was bad for a few days so we decided to head to Italy. There were two routes, one through Nice & Monaco and the other over the Mercantor Mountains. The mountain option was the shorter & quicker of the two so we opted for that. It was a crazy drive, we climbed to 2350m to reach the boarder of France & Italy. There was snow at the top, it ...
... we were there Brett took a tour (in Italian) by the owner and we had lunch (and beer) at the brew pub. On the way back from Piozzo we stopped in another town called Bra. This is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement and there is also a bicycle museum in Bra. We took a nice walk through the town and we also snagged some ...
... playing with everyone! Renza showed her how to use a sticker book, Paolo made animal noises for her, she played puppets with Patrizia, and Carlo got Gianna nail polish... her favorite! Irene, Marco, and Anita also made it out from Milan. It was so great to see everyone and we were so happy everyone took the time and effort to come visit us! Gianna was so grateful for all the gifts and had a fabulous ...
... by a round blue sign with a red X through it. In the end, it all works out the same, and I might say that the signs here say more with pictures, and less with words, which is helpful, especially if you don't speak Italian...! Driving in Italy has been an adventure for sure, and we are definitely getting the hang of it. By the time we head home, we will be completely accustomed to their impatient and often irritably unsafe driving habits, and then we might feel just a bit more Italian... ...
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