Friday, June 15, 2018

A Moment Of Relax In City

Torino is a city where green places scatter all over the town, such as a little park beside a busy road or a strip of lane covered with trees and scrubs in the middle of the traffic, with benches for people to take a rest and relax.

Even tough guy need a break

A relaxing place at corso Siccardi

Friday, June 8, 2018

Is Always Raining day

Since the beginning of Spring, in Torino it has been raining, it might stop for a day or two, and then starts to rain again the next day and the next day....

Looking out from the upper floor of Apple store in via Roma, some people are well prepared and have an umbrella with them, others are caught off guard and have to cross the street protecting them from the rain by other means...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Flor 2018

The 2018 Flor flowers and plants show along via Roma and via Carlo Alberto was a success, partly due to the sunny days, miraculously, days of rain stopped right before the day it began and started again when the show was finished.

Lots of ninfeas

and roses....

Monday, June 4, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

CDP June Theme : Me

When my dad was still around, we were not ' allowed ' to keep a mustache or beard, simply because my dad didn't keep one.
But now, my dad had passed away since 6 years ago and I am well past the big 50, perhaps is time for me to put on some facial hairs, at least a moustache since it is not easy for me to grow facial hairs.

 At piazza Carlo Alberto under the arcade

At home with Max peeking behind

Here is the me with a moutache, I might keep it for a year then maybe shave it off and grow it back later.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Rooms Of Palazzo Barolo

In 1906, the south side of the palazzo Barolo was demolished to widen and rectify the current Via Corte d'Appello: in the street pavement the trace of the original perimeter of the building still remains. Following the demolitions, a terrace was built in place of a pre-existing courtyard and the Green Chamber was rebuilt, which contains a fresco by Luigi Morgari representing The Wedding of Peleus and Teti.

Guest of the Falletti Marquises after the publication of "Le mie prigioni", the writer Silvio Pellico stayed for many years in the palace, whose room is part of the tour of the Palazzo museum. Pellico helped Giulia di Barolo in her works of charity, even teaching in schools founded by the Marchesa.


The staircase occupies the central space of the building in place of the traditional location on the side as in the typical seventeenth-century palaces. The decorative arrangements of the ground floor and some rooms on the piano nobile date back to the end of the seventeenth century; the stuccos are by Pietro Somasso, the paintings by Francesco Trevisani and the frescoes by Legnani.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Palazzo Barolo

The Barolo palace (also Palazzo Falletti di Barolo) is a patrician residence in Turin. It is home to the Barolo Opera which, according to the will of the Marchesa Giulia, has the task of continuing the activities of promoting human and social service that Giulia and her husband Tancredi had started.

The building, which stands in Via delle Orfane, was built at the end of the seventeenth century by Gian Francesco Baroncelli as a renovation of the house already owned by Count Ottavio Provana di Druento, "first squire" and "great guardarobiere" of Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy .

In the palace lived the only daughter of Count Ottavio, Elena Matilde, with her husband, Marquis Gabriele Falletti di Barolo who, with three children born in the marriage, left the palace and his wife when the father-in-law did not give his daughter the rich dowry already promised at the time of marriage.At age 26, Elena Matilde committed suicide by throwing herself out of her bedroom window.

In 1727 it was inherited by Ottavio Giuseppe, the eldest son of Elena and Gabriele Falletti di Barolo, who entrusted the modification to Benedetto Alfieri around the middle of the eighteenth century to adapt it to the rococo style. The palace was the residence of the Falletti family up to the married couple Tancredi (who died in 1838) and Giulia di Barolo (who died in 1864), with whom the family died out. They left the palace at the Opera Pia Barolo foundation.