TripAdvisor Reviews Martelletti Asti
Travel Blogs from Asti
Friday 2nd Jan - We left Padova to head for Torino (also called Turin) which caused some confusion when booking the hotel. Torino is what the Italians call the town, Turin is the english version of the name. It's the fourth largest city in Italy after Rome, Milan & Naples. It was the first capital of the united kingdom of Italy from 1861 - 1865 and home to the Royal family. It's a major city for academics, artists, tourism, Italian car industry and sports, and the city hosted ...
... car to be near on the
busy streets was a police car which cut us up twice. At least it was
a Sunday and the roads were fairly quiet. We found our hotel with
little difficulty. It was a beautiful old building with a central
courtyard providing us with a secure place to keep the bike
overnight. Mozart and Napoleon had stayed there. We were shortly
out on the town though, with no real agenda which made for a much
more relaxing stroll. ...
Oh my goodness! Another one of my favorite days!
Today we went to Asti and Brett watched the girls while I went on a private tour (and tasting) of D. Barbero Torroneria & Cioccolateria! Guess I must miss work and really like what I do since I get really excited to go into food manufacturing facilities! It was an amazing tour... Federica was my guide and she spoke English super well so I learned a lot!
... a bit guilty as I speed walk, looking for the city center and speed sing through my park bench concert... Luckily there is a beautiful cathedral that works well for my video clip. On the inside the cathedral is even more beautiful with paintings everywhere--even up and down the pillars. One thing I do find a bit odd, is it seems ...
Day 294 2 hrs, 3.6 kms Of course I've got to check out a town with a name like this! I get off the train just as high school students get out for lunch break and join a crowd of them in a doner shop for a sandwich shop. Nice town to wander around in, with part of the city up on a ridge, with some castle like homes... and yes, you can buy a bra in Bra, in case you were ...