Today’s experience was wonderful; walking through rural Northern Italy.
Another beautiful walk in nature through the mountains and vineyards of the region as we are leaving the Alps in our wake after 2 weeks or so.
Met Segundo who posed for a photo as he harvested his grapes for his Riesling wine.
In Borgofranco d’Ivrea we ran into our Italian friends, Barbara and Selene once more and decided to walk together to Ivrea.
About 5K out as we walked through a forest we came to a road and an old farmhouse set back about 20 meters from the road. 3 old friends, Francesco, Neri, and Aurelio were having their afternoon lunch.
They invited us to join them and soon we were offered a sampling of each dish; salami from Venice, pancetta from Naples, polenta grilled, polenta mixed with gorgonzola, grilled eggplant, sausage, ribs, local white wine, red wine.
We sat and ate and laughed with these guys for an hour and were invited back for a 2,000 year old local festival with a focus on orange fights next February.
Franceso joined us for 2K and then bid us goodbye as we staggered into Ivrea.