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... and hills that we drove through - and the ability to see across these valleys - castles, small villages, clustered houses, and neatly lined vineyards. Unfortunately, it was so hot that it made the view foggy - so the pictures don't represent nearly as much as we could see, but hopefully you can get an idea of it.
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The place we stayed, La Terrazza Sulle Torri, was a much needed ...
Ciao , well after a lovely week in Turin, feeling very righteous and almost wanting to join the faith, from our Holy Shroud visit, we packed up Ronaldo and headed south.
Our next experience was to be in the Langhe wine country, an hour or so from Turin. Bit like popping "down south" to Marg's. The Langhe is a dedicated certified wine region for Barolo wine, made exclusively 100% from Nebbiolo grapes. Barolo is very highly ...
After surviving the Grand St. Bernard Pass, in the rain, we crossed the border , (a small sign) into North Italy. We took the backroads avoiding the Autostrada . Two reasons : MOLTO CARO !! , very expensive tolls, and also very ugly ,as it bypasses all the beautiful small towns ( which is , I suppose the whole point for some with time issues )
So, repeating the mantra ..... Stay on the right , give way to the left .... We arrived in Turino .
We planned for ...
... we found this amazing local Pizza place, it one that the locals use, so there was no English going on at all. But we got 2 medium Pizza's for euros 7, can't moan about that, and we couldn't even eat it all.
The following morning we had arranged to see the The Shroud of Turin, due to circumstances this did not happen, but we went off to our next destination, Capena Rome.
... us to the history of their winery and the different types of machinery used which are now displayed in the old cellars beneath the house which are used today as the family's private cellar. He then gave us a taste of five of Lica Ferraris' wines - one white called Sensazionale and four reds. The white was my favourite. The Ruche is the key wine for the family and the most expensive one was good. They also have a moscato ...