Tales from the Road 16

Monday 30th August 2010.

Well, we finally made it to Torino (the Italian for Turin). It was a long and tiring journey across the Alps and through the Alps! The tunnels are long, one lasted 20 minutes, and are a little boring for a pillion passenger who can only see to her left and her right! But as you come out the most spectacular scenery awaits you. It is truly breathtaking. Imagine it well because we couldn’t stop to take pictures for the most beautiful bits!

Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

We didn’t stop much at all because we needed to be in Torino for 5pm to meet with Marco the father of our next host, to collect our keys for our 3 nights in Torino. We left Luzern at 11am and arrived at Marco’s door at 5pm and we had stopped only three times for a total of one hour. That is a sure-fire way to fall out with your passenger! We were very tired and smelly when we arrived and tried to stay up wind as a beautifully coiffed and sweet-smelling Marco welcomed us into his home!

He also welcomed the bike into his entrance hall. This is the best secure parking it’s ever had!

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When we washed and changed we were starving so off we went to the nearest pizza place. We chose the one with the most Italians outside and were not disappointed. The pizza, mushroom for me and gorgonzola (yuck) for Denis were lovely (well mine was lovely, I don’t know how Denis can eat that blue stuff!) and we succumbed to a very tasty tiramisu. The whole bill came to €30 and there was a 1/2 litre of wine and another of water included. This’ll be easy!

Pizza in Torino

Pizza in Torino

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