Category Archives: Places and Events

Unesco art project – the towns of Roero.

My first question to our art group was why, amongst all the towns of the Roero, Piobesi d’Alba was the last on the list. The one that no-one had chosen, that I picked by default. What was so unremarkable about … Continue reading

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To dare is to write good copy – how our farmstay agriturismo just got creative

Per osare di più – to dare. I have dared to write and honestly, I’m quite satisfied with the result. It may never go online, but it’s important to practice and hopefully, improve. I am now wondering if I will … Continue reading

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Merry-go-round in the church – Valerio Berruti and Alba art

You can hear the haunting music from the street. Milling around the backstreets of Alba, it beckons curiosity and entering the church of San Domenico, one is met with a scene of astounding beauty. A merry-go-round, with fairy lights turning … Continue reading

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The Palio degli Asini – not just a donkey race

Do not be fooled into thinking this is a mere donkey race. This is THE Palio degli Asini in Alba and it’s a lot of serious fun. After parades and re-enactments we finally get down to the business end of … Continue reading

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Your Langhe local in Alba – 100VINI Caffè La Brasilera

By chance in Alba the day of opening of the 100VINI Caffè La Brasilera, inaugurated by Fontanafredda last night, I stopped for lunch. If you’re looking for a versatile café in Alba for everything from coffee to aperitifs, this is … Continue reading

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The road to Sinio – riding in the Langhe

It’s just six kilometres….but it’s six kilometres of pure joy. From the roundabout at the bottom of Sinio, the road in the direction of Bossolasco then climbs and it’s corner and curve and corner again. Through the Adriano wine maker‘s … Continue reading

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The big bunch – Fontana Fredda harvest festival

Tomorrow I’m going to the 2018 Fontana Fredda harvest festival or Festa della Vendemmia. Music, street food and barefoot grape pressing. Hopefully it will be a fitting way to see in the 2018 Barolo vintage and certainly take a tour … Continue reading

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Playing in the hazelnuts

The little girl was too small to play with the other children who were romping around the hazelnuts down the bottom, racing and skylarking and calling at the local San Lorenzo festival. She, on the other hand, was cautious. Not … Continue reading

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