|Our unit: top floor, right|
|living/kitchen as seen from the balcony|
|view onto the street|
During the following days we visited a few more of the surrounding villages and went back for a day in Torino dedicated to sightseeing and geocaching. We followed a trail for a photo cache.
|Castle of Moncalieri|
|Views from the castle of Torino|
|The Po River in Torino|
|An arcade in Torino|
|A buffalo sculpture|
And a few geocaches thrown in for good measure:
il Ricetto de Pecetto
And a lovely follow up story on the caches was, that we met the owner of this last cache. We had been in touch with a few questions and when he heard that we were holidaying in Trofarello he wanted to meet for drinks. Which we did. We met him, his wife and two children at the cafe on the corner, as he lived in Trofarello as well. We had a great chat and it was nice to see the face behind the caches. (no pictures unfortunately)
Then it was time to say goodbye to Dianne, who was leaving a week before me, as she had booked her flight back to London and was going to do lots more travelling across Europe. Eventually we were to meet up again in Canada for our next house exchange together, but that was going to be a few months down the track.
I spent another week on my own, went out geocaching some more and met Stefano and Erica when they arrived back home. It was great to meet them and they even took me out for lunch and dinner at their respective parents' homes. This was great, even though with our language difficulties communicating was not easy, but the lack of it was not a big deal either. I had a great time. Last but not least I was taken out for dinner to eat pizza at a pizza restaurant in Torino. I never took to pizza really, although I will eat it if on offer, but this was REAL pizza! I even managed more than half on my own and that is saying something. I hate to disappoint people, but what we think we're eating here in Australia is NOT pizza!!! ;-)
Next the last of the caches, one I did on my own:
Colle don Bosco
And that brings me to the end of my fantastic stay in Italy. Something I will remember for a long time to come.
Next you'll find me in The Netherlands.