Friday, 16 October 2009

Friday walk in company

A rare treat for me today. Alla joined me on my Friday morning walk up to the castle and back.
And even though temperautres had dropped to nearly freezing over night we were not put off and pounded up the road, taking advantage of all the shortcuts. Got to the top (44ometres, 4 kns) in no time at all only to find that my favouirte bar hadn't yet opened.

So we took our life in our hands and had coffee at the trattoria. A restaurant which continues to get rave reviews but I can't understand why. Dank, dusty and smelly. But working on the theory that the scalding of the milk in the cappuchino would get rid of all known germs we tried their coffee and it wasn't bad.
Walking down took much longer as twowomen together we had to set the world to rights and covered everything from making bread, through muisc to , I admit, the locals!
There are four curves each way.
The ones looking north west look over the village and, on a fine day, glimpses of the Alps, Switzerland, France Uk and mum!!!.
The ones looking south and east offer splendid views of the castles. Rossena in forground, Canossa to the rear. With the Apennines to the back




6 comments:

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

glad the coffee was up to scratch!

Kathy said...

You know, a brisk morning walk with a friend in such a beautiful area can excuse any sub-par coffee experience. And look, you've managed to take care of all the world's problems in spite of it!
(~: I love walking, especially on a crisp, fall morning...yes, it's calming for the psyche and the soul...

Ambra said...

Che brave!
Io invece con l'arrivo del primo freddo riesco a pensare unicamente a al divano e al lavoro a maglia :)

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a brisk walk in the 'fresh' air.
I did not think the restaurant looked too bad, I love the ceiling - would you call them drapes?

Anonymous said...

Ci vuole cultura per capire di Cultura. Quindi, le nostre critiche ricevute (ottime) sono fatte da critici e non da gente superficiale che crede con un caffè di aver capito tutto. Detto ciò, non accettiamo critiche sulla pulizia da chi ancora oggi nel propio bagno non possiede un bidet. e quindi....
Vorremmo invitarvi per un meeting di educazione culinaria perchè da noi, la storia e il mito della ristorazione italiana, trovano il massimo punto d'incontro.

Anonymous said...

Ci vuole cultura per capire di Cultura. Quindi, le nostre critiche ricevute (ottime) sono fatte da critici e non da gente superficiale che crede con un caffè di aver capito tutto. Detto ciò, non accettiamo critiche sulla pulizia da chi ancora oggi nel propio bagno non possiede un bidet. e quindi....
Vorremmo invitarvi per un meeting di educazione culinaria perchè da noi, la storia e il mito della ristorazione italiana, trovano il massimo punto d'incontro.