Val Grande: nature and trekking in the largest wilderness area of the Alps
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by Elisabetta
1y ago
Article and photos by Luigi Ranzani If you look north from the lakefront of Stresa or from the enchanted gardens of Isola Bella, you will be fascinated by the continuous profile of mountains that seem to embrace the basin of water of Lake Maggiore from above. Below this rock belt a succession of valleys and hills, intertwined and overlapping each other, covered by a thick mantle changing from dark green to ocher, ruby red, to the warm yellow of autumn tones. These are the mountains and forests of the Val Grande, a unique and fascinating territory, once much exploited and inhabited by man and ..read more
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The Wines of Langa – between Tradition and Innovation
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by Elisabetta
1y ago
When we asked Marco and Marta from Cascina Albano (Barbaresco) to tell us about their wine production in the Langhe, they began as follows: “Tasting our wines we feel like we are drinking our vineyards, we say it with pride because it has always been the aim of our cellar.” It seems very interesting to us! So, let’s give them the stage and let them guide us through their world. Cascina Albano, in fact, was born in a different way: despite being in Barbaresco we do not vinify the famous Nebbiolo grape which will then give rise to that noble wine. For us this aspect has always been a possibilit ..read more
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Lakes of Avigliana: a captivating afternoon between history and nature
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by Elisabetta
2y ago
Article written with the precious contribution of Virginia Pellegrin. My previous post on the Sacra di San Michele ended with the promise to talk about the Lakes of Avigliana, because, being on the road to the Sacra, the town of Avigliana and its lakes are an inevitable stop. But what to see or do in Avigliana? Follow me, and today we will take a walk together around Avigliana and its lakes. “Legend has it that Avigliana, in very distant times, was a rich and flourishing village, located where the two lakes are today. Its inhabitants, famous for their wickedness, were put to the test by God ..read more
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The Sacra di San Michele – the most beautiful panorama just 1 hour outside of Turin
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by Elisabetta
2y ago
When the torrid summer heat afflicts the city, everyone, even the most avid sea lovers like my husband and I, feels the “passion” for the mountains… and when this passion manifests itself as a decision to escape from the city at the last minute (sometimes we just can’t manage to organize everything in advance), our “trusted destination” is the Sacra di San Michele (aka Saint Michael’s Abbey), because it can be reached in less than an hour by car from Turin even without taking the freeway. Today I would like to propose to you a typical day escaping the summer heat at the Sacra di San Michele ..read more
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Authentic Piedmont: the Carnival experience
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by Elisabetta
3y ago
Only a month to go … I can’t wait! Only a month and finally it will be Carnival!!! The festival that I look forward to the most … yes, yes much more than Christmas. Carnival is fun, it is the changing of patterns and the relaxing of rules and is perhaps the most traditional of the festivals here in Piedmont. I cannot wait to pass on this tradition to my little one: this will be his first Carnival and he will get to experience traditions that have been handed down for almost a thousand years. Carnival parade float In fact, it dates back to 1093, according to a document dated 1893, the c ..read more
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Turin – the city of artists, footballers and bulls
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by Elisabetta
3y ago
For those of you who are from Turin or have lived here for some time, seeing representations of bulls everywhere throughout the city is nothing peculiar. The bull (toro in Italian) is the symbol of Turin, present on the official emblem and can be easily found on the public fountains (torets) or on the pavement in the central squares (Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Palazzo di Città). But there is one that for its expressive power and its freshness, despite it being a common image, always manages to amaze me, to make me stop and stare at it, and ultimately, makes me proud to be from Turin. In the ..read more
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Where to have the best aperitivo in Turin – for a truly unique Turinese experience
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by Elisabetta
3y ago
In a post some time ago (read it here), I told you about how the habit of having an aperitivo in Turin was born and how Vermouth, together with the city, was the protagonist in this invention. A few days ago the news came out confirming that Vermouth is officially from Turin (read here), and I’m sure this recognition will entice you to try as many aperitivos as you can, here in Turin. Map of the best places to have an aperitivo in Turin Here for you then, a list of the 10 best places to have an aperitivo or an apericena in Turin: 1. Gran Bar Why: Because in summer the outdoor ..read more
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Where to eat in Turin – Discover now the city’s Best Restaurants
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by Elisabetta
3y ago
Often at the end of my tours, I am asked for advice on places where to eat, authentic restaurants, where I go out to eat with my family or where a truly Turinese food and wine experience can be had. Here, then, is the list of the best restaurants and bars where I love to eat and which I can recommend to you because I have tried and approved them all personally. They are places where you not only eat well, they are all places with something a little bit more. Places where you can enjoy a particular and unique experience. Trust me, try them and they will soon become your favourites too ..read more
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Top Things to Do in Turin – Part II: 15 Places + 1 you must see in Turin and the surroundings!
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by Elisabetta
3y ago
Ciao! are you still wondering what things to see in Turin? Even after my post, top 10 + 1 things to do in Turin? Here for you then are the 15 + 1 things to do in Turin and its surroundings, to make an alternative tour. 1. Piazza Carlo Emanuele II (Charles Emmanuel II’s Square) Aesthetically beautiful, the inhabitants of Turin like it very much because it is a small paradise downtown where one can pass the spring and summer evenings. The square, which was originally the centre of the Jewish ghetto, is surrounded by precious eighteenth-century buildings, including the Church of the Santa ..read more
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Top Things to Do in Turin: the 10 things you shouldn’t miss if you’ve never been to Turin!
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by Elisabetta
3y ago
If you are planning a trip to Piedmont and would like to know what to see and do in Turin, you are in the right place! I am a professional tour guide of Turin and Piedmont and during my tours, I have observed the emotions and reactions of tourists who were visiting the city for the first time. Thus, I have compiled a list of the 10 things + 1 that will make your visit unforgettable! Let’s start in the city centre of Turin: 1. Piazza Castello (Castle Square) Piazza Castello, the central square that contains all the history of the city, from its Roman foundation to the memorial stone ..read more
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