Monday, September 14, 2009

Some pictures from Acqui Terme

Acqui Terme is in the Piemonte region of Italy.

That this tiny town has so many butchers, bakers and wine shops in addition to the excellent selection found in the grocery stores, tells you they are not playing when it comes to food.

The area is known for it's hot springs. In the center of town you can feel the heat pouring out of one.

I saw very few tourists. Everyone was super friendly. The garbage man saying buon giorno caught me off guard.

I went to the Cathedral, which was beautiful. I spent a lot of time inside looking at all the art.

The archeological museum is small. I was the only person in there. Most of the exhibits were of pottery and jewelry so I was pretty happy.

The trip reinforced my desire to buy a weekend place in the country. For a minute I was thinking I should focus on buying an apartment in Rome first. However, I really want to garden and the chances of me being able to afford a place in Rome with a terrace is rather slim.

I’m going to keep thinking positive thoughts about buying property. So what if I’m broke? I have to believe this state is temporary or I would have a complete, “I’m going to end up a bag lady” meltdown.

This water was boiling hot. You could see the steam a block away.


Inside the cathedral.


I like this blue light. So striking.


The front of the cathedral.

10 comments:

Kim B. said...

I really want to make it down that way on our next visit to Torino!

GGirl2 said...

Keep thinking you will have that home in the country. It will manifest.

Texas Espresso said...

That looks gorgeous! I hope to get there one day =)

I am totally on board with you and your positive thoughts. We're broke and those "it's only temporary" positive thoughts are sometimes the only thing that gets me through!

LuLu said...

Wow, that cathedral is just beautiful!!

I think it's important to always be positive and always strive for whatever it is you desire. Stay positive!!

Petulia said...

Looks like you had a great time. Piemonte is a real beauty, especially at this time of the year (not so nice in the winter, unless you go skying)
Hope to see you when we are both in Rome

Lenox Ave said...

It looks wonderful. Sigh. What a nice place to be.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What beautiful photos. That blue light in the Cathedral was really extraordinary.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous cathedral, Arlene! Especially the blue light - such a nice catch.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Ciao tutti - yes it is truly a gorgeous part of Italy.

Thanks for the positive thoughts regarding buying a house. It will happen someday!

karim said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Thanks,
Karim - Positive thinking