Friday June 16: Day 4 - Vercelli (part 1)A beautiful day....we eat breakfast on the terrace again.
Today is market day in Vercelli.....and it is quite extensive. The streets leading to the Piazza Cavour are crowded with stalls and we find the entire piazza completely taken over by the market.
All the stalls we can see are clothing or merchandise, so Diana asks someone where the produce and food sellers are. We are directed to a further piazza which does have fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, cheese, etc.
The cherries look great so I get on line with the Vercellese housewives and hold my ground waiting my turn in the crush. It is worth the effort...the cherries are delicious.
Our plan this morning is to get in the car and follow the itinerary of castles in Vercelli province. There are extensive rice fields on this route as well but we stop in a number of towns to get closer looks at the castles. In Casanova Elvo, the locals seem fascinated by the tourists "invading" their village to see their castle.
We also stop in Balocco where the castle and clock tower dominate the small village.
and in the larger town of Burunzo where the castle complex is quite extensive.
End of Part 1 of Day 4