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A Welcome Break

Visits with friends, fantastic food and wine and Rural Italy.

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The trip to Rodello wasn't planned ato catch-up up with the history and tourist sites of Italy like we'd done to date. But rather a 2 day break from the tourist rush and most importantly to visit good friends now living in Italy.

We got there with three train trips on the 12th.

Venice - Milan - 2.5 hours
Milan - Tortona - 50 minutes
Tortona - Asti - 53 minutes

Each train was a little worse than its predessor. The final train was also a local trsin so we had to buy tickets at Tortona station. With the queue we weren't going to grt a ticket on time (we had 20 minutes) so we tried one of the ticket machines. It was good, pretty easy and had an English option. Tat said somehow we managed to but 3 adult tickets to Asti. Oh well covered us up for having to put our luggage on the seats. It wasn't wery full, thankfully.

We got to Asti and Deanne met us and drove us to our motel, Cà del Lupo, based in Montelupo and overlooking both Rodello, Montelupo and able to see the alps on very clear days. Brilliant and a great motel as well, definitly recommend it. an - Tortona - 50 minutes
Tortona - Asti - 53 minutes

Each train was a little worse than its predessor. The final train was also a local trsin so we had to buy tickets at Tortona station. With the queue we weren't going to grt a ticket on time (we had 20 minutes) so we tried one of the ticket machines. It was good, pretty easy and had an English option. Tat said somehow we managed to but 3 adult tickets to Asti. Oh well covered us up for having to put our luggage on the seats. It wasn't wery full, thankfully.

We got to Asti and Deanne met us and drove us to our motel, Cà del Lupo, based in Montelupo and overlooking both Rodello, Montelupo and able to see the alps on very clear days. Brilliant and a great motel as well, definitely recommend it.

Most of the time we spent catching up with Deanne & Davide, which I won't bore you with. However a few points to note in the area.

The views: There are many small towns about. Alba being the main hub for places like Rodello. Most have great views, reall great. The camers does not do these justice.

La Coccinella: We went out to dinner on Monday night to Trattoria La Coccinella in Serravalle Langhe. We fully recommend this, both food (my rabbit entree was really nice, despit Alison's protestations about a pet she one had) and atmosphere.

It was also nice to be out of a the city for a change and see green. The temperature up there was a couple of degrees cooler as well.
enice - Milan - 2.5 hours
Milan - Tortona - 50 minutes
Tortona - Asti - 53 minutes

Each train was a little worse than its predessor. The final train was also a local trsin so we had to buy tickets at Tortona station. With the queue we weren't going to grt a ticket on time (we had 20 minutes) so we tried one of the ticket machines. It was good, pretty easy and had an English option. Tat said somehow we managed to but 3 adult tickets to Asti. Oh well covered us up for having to put our luggage on the seats. It wasn't wery full, thankfully.

We got to Asti and Deanne met us and drove us to our motel, Cà del Lupo, based in Montelupo and overlooking both Rodello, Montelupo and able to see the alps on very clear days. Brilliant and a great motel as well, definitly recommend it. an - Tortona - 50 minutes
Tortona - Asti - 53 minutes

Each train was a little worse than its predessor. The final train was also a local trsin so we had to buy tickets at Tortona station. With the queue we weren't going to grt a ticket on time (we had 20 minutes) so we tried one of the ticket machines. It was good, pretty easy and had an English option. Tat said somehow we managed to but 3 adult tickets to Asti. Oh well covered us up for having to put our luggage on the seats. It wasn't wery full, thankfully.

We got to Asti and Deanne met us and drove us to our motel, Cà del Lupo, based in Montelupo and overlooking both Rodello, Montelupo and able to see the alps on very clear days. Brilliant and a great motel as well, definitely recommend it.

Most of the time we spent catching up with Deanne & Davide, which I won't bore you with. However a few points to note in the area.

The views: There are many small towns about. Alba being the main hub for places like Rodello. Most have great views, reall great. The camers does not do these justice.

La Coccinella: We went out to dinner on Monday night to Trattoria La Coccinella in Serravalle Langhe. We fully recommend this, both food (my rabbit entree was really nice, despit Alison's protestations about a pet she one had) and atmosphere.

It was also nice to be out of a the city for a change and see green. The temperature up there was a couple of degrees cooler as well.

Posted by Gripnostril 09:30 Archived in Italy Tagged italy rodello

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