Northern Italy–Mondovi

 

Italy was not as English-savvy as I’d been led to believe…

 

There are many learning curves involved with traveling abroad and understanding each other is a biggie.

For instance, the first night in Mondovi, we were locked out of our 15th century diggs.  We’d rented a quaint, adorable apartment with a 2nd-story balcony overlooking Italy’s northern country-side, complete with school kids chattering in Italian, lending European flavor to our already exotic trip-along with the distant idyllically situated hills practically oozing with wine-laden grapes, ready for harvest and stomping .

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