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Torino and Piemonte, some trip notes.

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We just got back from a short (9 day) trip to Torino and the surrounding area of Piemonte. It was our 6th trip to Italy over the last 10 years.

We started out renting a hotel in Asti, preferring to be in a smaller city, but found Asti not to our liking. It was just not what we envisioned.

On this trip, we would be meeting some friends of one of our very best friends here in Philadelphia. They turned out to be the kind of people you feel you’ve known all your life. Anyway, after 2 nights in Asti we moved our base to Torino to be closer to our new friends Francesca and Paolo. Torino is a great city with beautiful buildings and wonderful shopping colonnades.

We ended up eating lunch at Francesca and Paolo’s flat in downtown Torino 3 times and dinner twice. Home cooking is a wonderful experience in Italy with Italians!! The shopping being a big part. The central open market in Torino is amazing with the best looking produce, meat and fish. We would cruise the market then head home to prepare the feast. We also ate at some memorable restaurants which I’ll post later.

Some notes…

Torino is a very walkable city. Even though it’s at the foot of the Alps, it’s relatively flat on the East side of the Po River.

The museum of cinema in Torino is very well worth the visit. The building is unbelievable and the exhibit was one of the most entertaining.

We visited Piemonte’s main wine area including Barberesco, Barola, Serralunga d’ Alba and others. The towns and countryside were among the most beautiful we’ve seen in Italy.

If you’re interested in palaces, there are a number of great ones to visit around Torino.

It’s easy to get into the Alps from Torino. The Val di Susa is an awesome drive.

Visit Sacra di San Michele if you can, the view is impressive.

Pardon my spelling. Have a great time in Torino.

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