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)


Kristen said...


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.


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...


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!