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Torino - One Day is not Enough!

A lovely breakfast at Hotel Victoria started our day.

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By the time we got ready to go, it was nearly noon.

We headed straight to the Cinema Museum at Mole Antoniella.

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By the time we walked thru the whole museum and took the lift to the top to check out the view, it was too late for the Egyptian Museum - at least to give it the time it deserved. Guess we will have to do that on another trip.

We took a different route home thru Giardini Royale. Kind of a funny story - we stopped this lady on a bicycle to ask directions. She asked if we spoke English and then proceeded to tell us that she had lived in SoCal for more than 20 years, but her husband wanted to move back to Italy to die and now she was stuck here. She just loved California and her two children were there but she had to stay in Italy with her husband. She was so funny!

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After resting a bit, we headed back out to an aperitivo bar for dinner. This one was called Arancia di Mezzanotte and was also mentioned in the article I mentioned yesterday.

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All I can say is WOW! After we had ordered our wine (8E each), the plates of aperitivi began arriving until they covered the whole table.

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It's a good thing we had a long walk to get back to our hotel because we needed it after all that food!

Comments (5)

sandrac:

Lovely photos, Torino must be so much fun!

Barb Cabot:

Thank you so much for taking the time to blog. It's so nice to follow your travels. Love the pics.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Nancy, Torino sounds like a fun time. That was an interesting story about that lady on the bike. Here we are dreaming we could live in Italy and she's dreaming of returning to California...

Your photos are wonderful! Sounds like you two are really enjoying yourselves! Thank you for sharing your cool experiences with us. Keep on having fun.

The breakfasts at Hotel Victoria are fantastic! I also love the setting. So beautiful and peaceful and a great way to start the day. The Cinema Museum is one of my favorite museums! I went there twice in the 5 days I stayed in Torino back in 2006. Too bad you didn't have time for the Egyptian Museum. Great dinner. Love all of your photos!!

Nancy,

I am trying to catch up on reading your amazing posts from Italy.

I've never been to Torino, so I am taking notes. Everything looks amazing!

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