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Gia-Gina Across the Pond

So I've decided to follow my husband to his native Italy. Follow our adventures as we eat, drink, travel, adapt to and explore this remarkable country. Part food blog, part photo blog but mostly my rants and raves. After our two years in Italy, we relocated across the Atlantic "pond" and are back in the States.

Monday, August 01, 2005


Another view of this gorgeous church. I forgot my digital camera and so these are Demetrio's fantastic photos!


At 3:27 PM, Blogger Gia said...

I've been here. I have photos (which I'll need to dig up) of myself, my friend Elisabetta and a pilot named Stephano from Germany (a whole other story how we "picked him up" at the Cappuccini Monastary)taken outside this Basilica

There is a tragic story tied tied this church too. The Grande Torino football team's plane struck the rear wall in 1949. All 31 on the plane perished. There is a plaque at the site that commemorates this.

A little research shows there are also crypts of The Royal Savoy rulers.

But the part that I recall the most was the little cafe we sat at a little ways down the hill and had an aperitif and french fries.

At 1:51 AM, Blogger Gia-Gina said...

You are right one about the comments, you beat me to the punch. I was going to post a little blurb about the soccer club and the tombs but did not do it in time.

At 2:04 AM, Anonymous dario said...

I have lived in Torino for several years, and personally i don't like at all the Basilica di Superga. Except for the view of the town you can have on clear days from there. I also like the way it is built in the top of a hill, at the opposite side of Castello di Rivoli, forming the perfect straight line of Corso Francia. From Rivoli you can see Corso Francia that points, like an arrow to Superga.
;-) There is also a great ristorante-pizzeria (i forgot the name) up to Rivoli that worth the visit!

At 2:39 AM, Blogger Gia-Gina said...

Hi Dario,
I spoke with Rowena yesterday and got the details of your trip, it sounds like a real dream. Hope you are well and good luck with the new place. I prmoise to be by soon after you are settled.


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