Photo: vineyards near Castelnuovo don Bosco and Albugnano where still many vineyards are planted with Freisa. Among the sheer unlimited variety of wine grapes it seems only a few are produced in bigger volumes. Often it is said this is
Italy is destination number one for anyone with cultural interest. Lovers of culture, Renaissance, art, history, they all visit Italy: its vast cultural heritage is the main attraction for many. But do they understand this in Piemonte? I did have
MONFERRATO AND EXPO Millions of visitors will visit the EXPO event in Milano. Many politicians have been speaking of the opportunities EXPO will bring to Italy and it´s suffering economy. Italy needs impulses so any economic boost will be wellcome.
It is late afternoon in June, sun radiations heat the terrace in the centre of Barletta, a little town at the Adriatic coast north of Bari. Youths are wandering down the park, some elderly people having their daily talks and
Val Vigezzo? Did you ever hear of it? Piemonte is a very surprising territory and offers surprises even to its own inhabitants. Driving through the Val Vigezzo I’m wondering how slow you have to be to enter in Slow Food´s
Italy´s density of cultural wealth is without equals and preserving this heritage is one of Italy´s major problems. Authorities struggle to find ways for managing local or national monuments and also Italy´s government doesn´t have the funds to cover all
Southwest Piemonte, Cuneo province, is famous because it holds the famous regions of Langhe and Barolo, unique monuments of Italian wine visited each year by millions of wine and food lovers. Millions do visit Cuneo province, but almost nobody of
One of the oldest trade routes between the Mediterranean and the economically important Po-valley is the passo di Bocchetta between Gavi and the sea. More than 2000 years ago the Romans crossed this pathway across the Apennines to arrive in
Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy´s icon wines are based on Nebbiolo grape: its exceptional aroma and flavour potential is much praised. Less known is the fact that Nebbiolo is originating from North Piemonte´s wine hills, it is even not completely sure.
Piemonte is so rich in authentic places, jewels of unknown beauty. Why does the whole world fly to Firenze or Siena and drives as fast as possible along highway A26 without visiting such wonderful monumental towns? Casale shows how Piemonte possesses an