Friday, September 14, 2012

{piazzas & pasta from piemonte}

{breakfast from a local caffe}

{view from our balcony. you can see the alps!}

{medieval castle that we found in the park}

{one of our finds that we stumbled upon on our walk home wednesday}

{evening gelato stroll}

hello lovelies. it has been just another delightful week over here in the charming piemont region. we have started our first full week of classes, began booking weekend trips, and have become regular attenders at the nightly apertivo. {for those that don't know, apertivo is a tradition that started in Torino. all of the cafes charge a set price between 6-10 euros for one drink of choice and an endless buffet. fresh italian food and a beverage? they'll be seeing me every night! }
{favorite apertivo so far in piazza vittorio}


seems like fall weather may finally be starting to come to our city. you can almost smell autumn in the air. the trees lining the parco di valentino a few blocks away are already starting to drop some of their leaves with each breeze. now if only i could find some pumpkins, and  then it would really feel like fall...

to celebrate finishing the first week of classes, elliot and i decided to cook ourselves an italian dinner. we grabbed some fresh tomatoes at the morning open market down the street and bought a fresh baguette after class. we enjoyed each other's company over some bruschetta, pasta with homemade pomodoro sauce, and some wine. needless to say, i am starting to feel incredibly italian.. i don't know what it is, but putting fresh mozzarella and tomatoes on a slice of bread and calling it a meal just makes me happy.
tomorrow morning, we are catching a train to a near-by town called asti. about 45 minutes outside of the city, asti is located in pristine piemont wine country. fortunately for us, there just happens to be a wine festival happening tomorrow as well! it should be fun to slow down and see a part of italy that is completely different than the bustling city life we are getting accustomed to.

hope your september has been going well so far. can't wait to share our wine country adventure.


xox

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing your adventures! Looking forward to your wine country adventure...Savor and enjoy!

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