Ciao bella Susa


Memories inclusive holidays which is spontaneous
thus unexpected, they are often the best
we will always remember those
when we see either name of the town or a specific place (possibly on a photo)
these funny experiences aren’t necessarily linked to well-known tourist attractions.

The northwestern italian town Susa, probably the oldest of all towns in the Alps
founded by the Gauls maybe about 2000 years ago.
on the edges of the french-italian alps – between Turin and Grenoble.

A very interesting town with a lot of history and cozy too
for those who know the existence of the town


The first meeting of Susa – a drive from Milan for a business meeting in Grenoble
should pick up a danish friend (Italian married) and living between Milan and Turin
we are ahead of time and decide to drive into Susa to get a light quick lunch
we find a place to park my danish car which is parked as italians park themselves
we chat in danish as we leave the cozy café located next to the small square
along the way, we meet two Italian police officers and takes time to greet with a smile
no doubt in their mutual talk, so it is understood clearly
that they think we are danish tourists without a sense of the Italian language.
they ask not whether we understand or speak Italian – they speak to us in english.

When we are standing next to my car, so says one officer (in Italian) to his partner
“Why don’t we tease them a little”

At that moment my friend’s cell phone rings – it’s his Italian wife and he replies in Italian
“Yes, my sweetheart – it goes as planned – we just got a light lunch and coffee”
the officers gaping and then laugh out loud
and so we chat a bit with them a while, before we continue towards Grenoble

Every time I see an italian police officer, then I think of these two charming guys.



Inspiration from the daily prompt:Memories of Holidays Past

29 tanker om “Ciao bella Susa

    • #.madhu
      Thanks, really appreciate your words… 🙂

      Yeah the world is often smaller than we believe
      – so we have to take care, people understand more than we think… 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Beautiful photos, very nice post. I’m happy you liked these italian places and the people too.. 😉
    I don’t know Susa but in Turin there is a railstation called Porta Susa. 😉

    • The Torino Porta Susa railway station in Turin – trains between Paris and Milan stop at the station (the TGV services) – no doubt I really like Italy and italians – adore italian food and most of my shoes are italian – by the way my business suits too… 🙂 🙂 🙂

      The town of Susa is located at the foot of the Cottian Alps, about 50 km west of Turin… 🙂

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