Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Videos from Italy

UPDATE: a very nice reader just posted a comment letting me know where I could purchase a pirun (or porron in Spanish). Thank you so much Eric for the link. If you'd like to order one of these for yourself or a friend, GO HERE or type "glass porron" into amazon.com!

Here are a few videos I took while we were in Italy. Enjoy!

View from the Train (Venice -> La Spezia)



Jeremy drinking from the Pirun.



Shelley drinking from the Pirun. (I tried to do it fast so I could get the pirun higher, but that didn't work out too well for me)



By the way, if anyone knows where I can get a pirun, please send me a link or let me know! I'm trying to find one that I can buy.

Stairs down from our apartment in Vernazza (Camere Rosa)



3 comments:

Kristen said...

Classic

Eric Michel said...

Hi Shelley:

My name is Eric and my wife and I just returned from Italy. We too, experienced the "wine bonging" at Enoteca Il Pirun. I tried to buy a pirun at the store and the guy wouldn't sell it to me. Once I got home, my internet search led me to your blog. (Apparently I am not the only person who wants one of these!) I have good news: the pirun is actually of Spanish origin and is called a "porron". Here is a link to where you can buy one here in the States. We live in Norfolk, VA, so my wife and I are actually going to go to the store in Williamsburg, VA to pick one up.

http://www.tienda.com/table/products/gl-01.html#

Good to hear you enjoy your time in the CT. Looks like Rick Steves steered you in the right direction too.

Enjoy your "pirun/porron"!

Eric Michel
Norfolk, VA

Shelley said...

Eric,

Thank you so much for sending the link. That was so sweet of you. I am so excited to have one of these in my house, I ordered one as soon as I saw your message!

Thank you again. I'm glad that you and your wife had a good time. We can't wait to go back!