A caffe stop on our shorter, flatter ride route today. Some of our guests are eager new converts to true ITALIAN espresso while others have discovered "caffe freddo" (cold coffee) at the bars. Even a small group of foreign cyclists showing up at a tiny, local bar like this create a bit of excitement for the towns people. We continued on to San Salvatore Monferrato to another bar where we ordered up some beer and sandwiches while the local men eyeballed the details on everyone's bicycle while we ate. Not much chance of your bike being stolen when a semi-circle of men surround it and discuss your component and gearing choices! We'll head off tonight for pizza and birra.