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The largest elliptic dome in the world

The largest elliptic dome in the world

In many Italian cities it is quite common to glance elegant lines of domes rising in the sky and the majority of these structures have a round base: the Pantheon in Rome, with a diameter of 43 m (141 ft), the dome of St Peter and the one of the Cathedral of Florence designed by […]

Eight top spots near Piedmont

Eight top spots near Piedmont

Piemonte (or Piedmont in English) is surrounded by eight popular destinations to be seen at least once in a lifetime. Extend your vacation in Piedmont! Being one of the largest Italian regions, Piemonte – or Piedmont – offers enough things to do and see for more than a week. The choice is among one of the four main areas […]

Truffle hunting: what to know

Truffle hunting: what to know

The truffle is considered one of the elite foods in the world, but it is in Piedmont that we can find the king of all truffles, the White of Alba. We try to answer the most frequently asked questions about truffles in general, search activity and truffle fairs.   The basics: do chocolate truffles grow on trees? This which seems a joke was instead a question of a foreign […]

Grissini noble origins

Grissini noble origins

Origins Grissini – crispy breadsticks – date their origin around 1670 when a local baker from Turin, Antonio Brunero, made them for the sick young Duke of Savoy, Vittorio Amedeo II (1666-1732). The doctor of the ducal palace recommended that the weak child would eat something easily digestible hoping to stimulate his flagging appetite. Everything began after the death of the father […]

2017 Michelin stars in Piedmont

2017 Michelin stars in Piedmont

In 2017 Italy gains again a first place in the world (with France) for the high number of restaurants awarded by the prestigious Michelin guide and Piemonte plays a strategic role in that list. Before we look at that, however, we have to spend a few words about the tradition. Being the birthplace of the Slow Food organization and home to some of the world’s most revered wines, Piemonte is heaven for foodies and […]

Aging Barolo

Aging Barolo

A story of barrels   A wine tasting in the Barolo region is a tough task to accomplish. Firstly, there are about 500 different wine producers squeezed in about 4500 acres of land, pretty hard to pick one. Secondly, each winery is bottling an average of three types of Barolo and they all taste differently. […]

Palio of Asti

Palio of Asti

The Palio of Asti is the oldest barefoot horse race of Italy. In 2018, for the first time, the race will be held on the first Sunday of September – the 2nd – as opposite of the third Sunday which had been the traditional date for decades. This decision has been taken by the major […]