Art Hotel Olympic
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
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We had settled for the
more expensive route to Turin via the Mont Blanc Tunnel. How could
we not really? The scenery improved from flat agricultural plains to
hills, tunnels and viaducts. We estimated by the end of the day that
we had probably been underground for a hundred miles in the last
twenty four hours. As the road wound up hill into the Alps, we passed
Geneva and then the ice diamond of Mont Blanc came into view. Our
Day 294 2 hrs, 3.4 kms I thought I could catch a train from Bra on east to Asti, but no... I have to backtrack a long ways and make a big looparound unfortunately. This really sets me behind and I suddenly realize that if I'm going to visit both Asti and Allessandra provinces today, I'm going to have to make this a very short visit. ...
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 ...
Day 294 3 hrs, 1.7 kms Now it's time to head east completing my Piedmont loop. I've still got two more provinces to do, but I should still be able to squeeze a couple towns along the way. My first stop, Cavallomaggiore is a small town with lots and lots of churches... several in each block. I stop in a shop and the shopkeeper gets to chatting with me and I ask her about it. "People are quite religious here" she goes on to tell me about the religious trips she has gone ...
... curved pyramid... and then what looks like a Roman temple perched at the top! Built by the same guy who did the cupola of the basilica in Novara, you can see this guy had a thing for making buildings ridiculously high. This structure rises over 160 meters. Originally meant to be a super-synagogue, the price kept increasing as the Jewish community kept shrinking, so finally it was taken over by the city and is now the world's highest museum. I have ...