Porta Susa, Turin. Our Labor Day weekend trip gets a panic start. We wake up and leave from home early in order to take a tram to the railway station. The only glitch is that it is a holiday and the tram does not run. So, we have a swift walk ahead of us to the station, but we make it. We even have a couple of minutes to buy sandwiches and coffee for the train trip.
We are early in Turin and have no difficulty in finding our airbnb accommodation at Piazza Arbarello. However, we don't have a proper adaptor for the computer (Italy has a different plug from rest of the Europe), and the TV antenna provided in the apartment does not work either. Little annoyances we can live with but can also easily fix, if it weren't a public holiday and stores closed.
The evening is getting chilly, and a bit rainy too. On our way back to the apartment we make a brief stop at a neighborhood bar where people are watching the local team Juventus to lose to Benfica, and not make to the final on their home stadium.
Since it is a rainy day, we think of the same thing as everyone else: visiting the Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Only that we don't stay in the line in the rain but continue our aimless walk in the town.
The rain does not give up and we are getting hungry, so we find ourselves for lunch at Pippo Paranza, a little charming seafood cafe.
The rain still does not give up so we return to out apartment to do some laundry.
After the museum visit we have lunch at the Ristorante Monte dei Cappuccini. The food is expensive and not too interesting. Still there are several parties that have come here to celebrate a special occasion, like an old lady's 80th birthday.
We make a huge mistake of ordering their "Di Tutto un Po" (A Little bit of everything) --- it turns out to be a super greasy and salty, but flavorless platter of fried chicken and potatoes, cheese, and some biscuits and else.