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Bra, Slow City

Bra, Slow City

Searching for an identity Bra is a city of almost 30,000 inhabitants located in the heart of the deep and rural Piedmont, a few kilometers from Alba and Langhe, which, during the last century, has definitely focused on the industry, quickly transforming itself from being a crossroads of product trades of the area to be […]

Asti: a treasure trove of history and art

Asti: a treasure trove of history and art

Not just food and wine Often, when it comes to Asti and its territory, the first thing that comes to mind is the extraordinary enogastronomic heritage that characterizes them. The wines, naturally, appreciated all over the world and the result of a long tradition, kept alive and in step with the times by the commitment […]

The reopening of the Chapel of the Shroud

The reopening of the Chapel of the Shroud

The most famous relic in the world Without any doubt the Shroud is by far the most famous and controversial relic of all of Christendom. It is, as we all know, a long linen cloth in which the body of Jesus would have been laid by Nicodemus once removed from the cross and with which […]

A taste of Piedmont

A taste of Piedmont

The beauty of a land and its history There are few lands in the world have charmed whole generations of tourist and visitors like the Piedmontese hills of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. The vineyards, which are the real treasure of these lands, are also the landmark of the landscape, made of wavy lines dotted with […]

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. […]