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... them and follow them, so major issues are avoided. Out on the Autostrada (freeway), there is a lot to be liked and much Australian drivers could learn about the courtesy shown by Italian drivers.
It still surprises me somewhat to read this back, as it is quite a contrast from the impression I had formed after our last visit. Despite everything I have said, there is still no way I will get behind the wheel whilst ...
... got great views of the Scaliger castle and the Grottoes of Catullus (ancient Roman ruins). Afterwards we walked through the Sirmione township for a closer look at the castle, and also the gelateria.
After it was all said & done, we jumped back in the car and drove the 250+ km to Turin, where we were treated to some homemade Saffron Risotto, chicken and some more gelato to top it all off.
Nothing was planned for the morning so we decided to take a walk around the local neighbourhood. We checked out the daily markets and also wandered around a small supermarket checking out the different products available.
After another beautiful home-cooked lunch we went to Parco del Valentino, a massive historical public park stretching around 10km along the River Po. We strolled through part of the parklands, ...
We spent the morning visiting some of the city sights, starting with a drive up to Villa della Regina (former residence of the Queen) on the hills over-looking the city. After a wander through the grounds we headed into Turin itself for a walk around the city centre, taking in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Piazza Castello, Palazzo Reale & Piazza San Carlo.
After another beautiful home-cooked lunch (risotto), we drove about an hour to the Langa ...
... between sections of music. Mike and Kyria only hung around for the first piece and then they headed back to the hotel as Kyria was tired and Mike was getting bitten by mozzies. We stayed it out and quite enjoyed it. Towards the end the weather started getting a bit rough. The wind picked up and was blowing around, the sky was cloudy and there was lightning and spots of rain. Throughout the last piece people were leaving in throngs due to the weather. The ...