Ca' del Lupo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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After the sites, sounds and smells of Tuscany, we drove north on Saturday, October 11th, leaving Tuscany behind and heading toward the Piedmont region. We cut west on the autostrada, almost all the way to the Cinque Terre but not quite, then north along the coast all the way to the town of Savona, where we turned inland and northward. All along the coast route there are tunnels - we counted them as we went and when we turned northward were on tunnel #99! ...
Saturday Oct 11 After another huge breakfast spread we drove via Asti to the Cascina Castlet winery in the foothills of Costigliole d'Asti. The 25 hectare property is owned by Maria Borio who inherited the winery from her father in 1970. They grow Barbera, moscato and uvalino grapes. We toured the wine making areas including the vintage cellar where old wines are kept and in the original cellar we tasted 5 red wines and one moscato with the wine maker. We visited Asti for a quick lunch ...
... end of the weekly market. The smaller towns we have visited still close down between about one and four, but we have seen an increasing number of places that no longer follow this tradition. In the late afternoon we headed to a Castello (castle) restaurant, Bellavista, for the third of our cooking classes where we prepared some Piemonte specialties. We made pasta from ...
... St Andrew, the civic square and the colonnade where the open market operates on Fridays. Our lunch was at a slow food restaurant, Osteria del Boccondivino, where the food highlight was rabbit cooked in white wine. Our accommodation is located neat Alba and is an Agriturismo Le Arcate which specialises in wine and hazelnuts which are used exclusively in Ferrero Rocher chocolates. After meeting the owners we took a six km round trip walk to the nearby town before a light evening ...
... you that I don't like tunnels. Not the little rocky French ones, I mean the long, smelly burrows that go for miles in places under the alps and are usually full of aggressive Italian drivers.
But I'm not complaining about them today. Driving past Genoa on the autostrada one goes through maybe a hundred tunnels. Every one is a respite from the driving rain and the chance to sit up straight ...