Hotel Castello Santa Vittoria
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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Mon 10th: Left Levanto for Cheraso.
A Rainy day. Rem's ear infection hasn’t been good which created some ...
... mountains covered in snow, with glaciers visible everywhere (no more Italian frecciarossa or FrecciaBianca trains, with the free coffee/wine carts that visit the seats after each train stop - boo hoo). The countryside was beautiful, with ski runs on many mountains, towns and villages full of chalets, pale blue rivers, and, shock horror, people wearing coats and hats. This indicates our tremendous run of warm weather may have come to an end. We have been away nearly two ...
... not counting the three times we went through several while getting lost in Genoa!)
Visiting the Piedmont region was a first for us. Fall was definitely in the air, and very few grapes were still hanging on the ubiquitous vines. The vines were beautiful colors of green, yellow, orange and red, depending on their location and the type of grape produced.
For our five nights in Piedmont, we stayed at a family owned B&B, Mongalletto, ...
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 ...
... no machines) and although delicious the general consensus was we won't be doing that at home, as it takes too much time and muscle power. Both of us we much better at this than last time. We also watched as the chefs showed us how our dessert flans were prepared. All of our cooking classes have been followed by eating what we created, so once again we sat down to some great local ...