It is the week before the palio in Asti, and the weekend of their sagra, and festivities leading up to the race.
There were 47 food booths from local small towns, serving their Piemontese special dishes. We sampled rustico, polenta with chingale, and salsiccia.
Wine was 50 cents a full pour, complete with glass and neck carrier. Steve got into the spirit of the day!
The piazza was busy, and the city is decked out and ready to eat, drink and be merry!
Each contrada had flags waving proudly.
We also had our first taste of GROM gelato in Italy. Caramelo for me, and deep dark ciccolatto extranoir for Brad.