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Our Day in Asti

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It is the week before the palio in Asti, and the weekend of their sagra, and festivities leading up to the race.

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There were 47 food booths from local small towns, serving their Piemontese special dishes. We sampled rustico, polenta with chingale, and salsiccia.

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Wine was 50 cents a full pour, complete with glass and neck carrier. Steve got into the spirit of the day!

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The piazza was busy, and the city is decked out and ready to eat, drink and be merry!
Each contrada had flags waving proudly.

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We also had our first taste of GROM gelato in Italy. Caramelo for me, and deep dark ciccolatto extranoir for Brad.

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Comments (2)

Cool post! Love the photos. I didn't know that there was a Grom in Asti. Sounds like you are having a fantastic time!

Kim:

Funny to see the lines at Grom in Italy as long as they are here.

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