Postcard from Saluzzo, Italy: Last stopping place of a trip always get short shrift

A medieval town set against a backdrop where the snow-topped Alps melt upward into the clouds, making mountains and sky almost indistinguishable from one another.

Located in the province of Cuneo in the Piemonte region of Italy, Saluzzo spent much of its history under the House of Savoy or neighboring France’s rule.

We spent a leisurely week wandering her narrow cobbled streets. Sort of a vacation tagged onto our extended stay in Italy last year.

It is only because I have so many “postcards” waiting to be delivered that the beautiful spot will be showcased mainly through snapshots not words.

 

Postcard from Saluzzo, Italy: Meals from last summer

My apologies to the restaurants of Saluzzo. Although they delivered a rich sampling of the foods of the Piedmont region of Italy, the “postcards” are so slow to be delivered everything is now a jumble.

Le Quattro Stagioni d’Italia is a surprisingly large restaurant with a spacious patio always packed with locals. We found ourselves drawn to both food and patio several times. Taverna San Martino is small, cozy and intimate and regarded by many as the best in town. Osteria Nuovi Mondagli is completely unpretentious, with its magnetic draw a shaded patio perched above one of Saluzzo’s picturesque petit plazas.

Obviously, the town kept us well-fed.