A new discovery for American sophisticated travelers: LANGHE region

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 Everyone will love the Langhe. And it could not be otherwise: wonderful landscapes, beautiful accommodations, wineries among the best in the world to match crazy gourmet products. A rich, unbelievable territory to discover, offering all sorts of travel options, ideal for those who want to relax and pamper yourself, perhaps in a romantic weekend, but also perfect for a family vacation to rediscover  nature.  This is more than worth a visit in a trip to Italy!

SPECIAL EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED : In addition to the gastronomic tours, the tastings in the best cellars, you must know that “Langhe and Roero”  (info: langheroero.it) is specialized to all kind of  events. Dedicated to wine, of course, like Vinum, in Alba, wine fair at the end of April or Vinissage, in Asti, the organic, biodynamic and natural wine market at the end of May. And , dedicated to food,   the White Truffle Fair of Alba in autumn.

And then, there are summer events, suitable for any kind of traveler. Just think of Collisions, the rich Langarolo festival that brings thousands of tourists every year to the Barolo hills with an incredible gathering of celebrities  .

Where to sleep

This  corner of Piedmont really deserves to be visited.   We will book for you the best countryside  Locanda or Agriturismo, where to sleep and eat local products, for all budgets – family or romantic getaways – but always with great value for money: places where hospitality is a sacred rule and where the catering proposition is the one that will make you appreciate all the best that the area has to offer. Our experience packages will include overnights stays in 2 or more country houses  dinners tastings and car rental for all period. It is your time to decide how long you want to stay and what car do you want .. we can book for you a van for all the family , the European sport car you always dreamt to drive or a nice automatic car that fit your budget.

Something you may want to know

Gastronomy, fine wines accompany the rich dishes of Langhe tradition: countless antipasti, typical fresh egg pastas like tajarin and “plin” ravioliraw Fassone beefPDO cheeses, desserts based on PGI Piedmont hazelnuts and, of course, Tuber magnatum Pico, the Alba white truffle.

Wineries  The vineyards provide the grapes used to make some of the world’s best wines: noble Barolo and Barbaresco, the younger Barbera and sparkling Moscato, along with many other varieties that make the Langhe and Roero a true enological heritage site for humanity. Lovers of wine culture can take advantage of a call centre Piemonte on Wine, for booking winery visits. Piemonte on Wine also offers the services of Wine Tellers, experts able not only to share their knowledge about viticulture and enology but also to make the subject accessible to both connoisseurs and novice wine enthusiasts using stories and games.

White Truffle Fair of Alba  2017 will take place from October 7 to November 26  and the Palio degli Asini on October 1st.

The Donkey Palio, which is held on the first Sunday of October, is a goliardic moment, but also a day of strong tourist attraction. Over a thousand participants, including noble ladies, knights, armed soldiers, peasants and farmers, parading along the streets of the city centre in-between fanfare, trumpets and drum rolls alongside banners and flags, before getting excited for the long-awaited Palio.

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Do you know it? March 21st is Tiramisu day in Italy!

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Well at least is an opportunity to prepare or  taste it.

For my side I have read the book Tiramisu – History, curiosity, interpretations of the Italian most loved sweet, sponsored by Eataly and I have discovered that there is a fight between Gorizia and Treviso to earn the title of city of origins.

Flavia Cosolo is the one who first invented his sweet at the restaurant “Al Vetturino” in Gorizia at the  end of the forties. This tiramisu is very different from the one widespread in the world. It comes in its cup and the ingredients are: zabaglione cream, whipped cream, sponge cake soaked in dry Marsala and cocoa powder

The birthright of the Friuli Venezia Giulia is also confirmed by  the second “historical” & more traditional recipe  created at the  end of the fifties of the twentieth century at the Hotel Roma in Tolmezzo by Norma Pielli and it is made with ladyfingers soaked in coffee and mascarpone cream.

Only  in 1970   the “Tiramesu” started to be sold and  publicized at the  Beccherie of Treviso and to be known around the  world.