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Me with some Torino policemen! (I still had my tan from Hawaii!! Sadly, it's long gone now)
Thanks to an inebriated night in Venice, we made plans to head back to Torino and here we were!  Since we had spent the last time running all over Torino getting chocolates with the Chocopass and seeing Olympic events, we didn't get to see as much of Torino as we wanted.  So we were using this day to do it. 

Our first stop was the Olympic Superstore.  It was a madhouse in there!  I ended up buying a few souvenirs for friends and family back home, and then we headed to the Today Show where we saw Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, who won a medal for ice dancing.  She is even more beautiful in person, if you can believe it!!!  I also saw Nancy Kerrigan trying to be incognito in Piazza San Carlo.  We then headed to the Sponsor Village where we saw more ice skaters -- this time it was John Baldwin & Rena Inoue, one of the USA ice skating pairs.  They were being interviewed by Campbell Brown and Lester Holt of the Today Show.  We walked around and explored the city before we had to catch the train back to Rome.   The Torino policemen had the best uniforms and I loved their capes, so I got a photo with two of them!

Torino was definitely my favorite city in Italy so far...the energy from the Olympics definitely made it special and it just felt magical to be in Torino.
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Me with some Torino policemen!  (I…
Me with some Torino policemen! (…
Yummy pinguini and sorbet from Pep…
Yummy pinguini and sorbet from Pe…
The covered walkways of Torino
The covered walkways of Torino
The Today Show at Piazza San Carlo
The Today Show at Piazza San Carlo
Piazza San Carlo
Piazza San Carlo
The big screen in Piazza San Carlo…
The big screen in Piazza San Carl…
Two Torino policeman...I loved the…
Two Torino policeman...I loved th…
Neve and Gliz, the mascots of the …
Neve and Gliz, the mascots of the…
Campbell Brown, John Baldwin, Rena…
Campbell Brown, John Baldwin, Ren…
Some of the Olympic torches
Some of the Olympic torches
I love Torino!
I love Torino!
Ice skaters
Ice skaters
Stars and Roses, a fantastic resta…
Stars and Roses, a fantastic rest…
I spent way too many Euros here bu…
I spent way too many Euros here b…
A sign in the train station
A sign in the train station
A Target train in Torino!
A Target train in Torino!
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