today, another leisurely morning. . .why is it that we can’t pull ourselves out of that vey comfortable bed??!! but we did, padded off to breakfast, chatted the morning away with Paolo and Chiara, and then set out to the Barolo castle, home of the wine museum.
What we quickly discovered was that this museum was “wine as art” and was created by the same people who did the Torino Cinema Museum. Don says it was airy-fairy, I said it was Italian. No matter. . .it WAS an experience. Interactive, artsy. . .
Wine as DNA. . . Same as our DNA. . .
and then a new cycling experience. Sit on the bench, pedal, listen to the “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi, and you move through the four seasons of the year in piemonte. . .
well, it looks like I missed two, but you get the idea!!! Moving onward to wine as. . .
ART. . .
Wine as FOOD. . .
Of course, wine as CINEMA. . .
WIne as ,HISTORY. . .
when we saw food projected onto plates, we realized we were getting hungry, too. . .
so off we went to Castiglione Falletto. . . Just try to find that on a map!!!
Heeeeeerrrreeeeee’s lunch. . . .
More sightseeing, more magnificent views that a camera cant possibly capture. . .the best from La Morra, where we were also sobered by a memorial to the boys lost from the village in WWI.
After a ” spuntini” supper, we were surprised when Chiara brought us fritters made from acacia flowers and sambuca flowers from trees. . They were delicioso!! Here are the flowers and the fritters. . .
Bellissima!! Grazie Mille, Chiara!
The wool- stuffed mattress and down comforter are calling me. . .buona notte, Amiche!!