Hotel Portici

Piazza Carlo Emanuele, 47, Vicoforte, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Vicoforte

Costigliole

A travel blog entry by fwright19

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... cooking school. Wish I could have taken advantage of the cooking school- once again a little limited by the kiddos! But that's ok we went to a local bakery and got the most amazing fresh amaretti cookies! Will be trying to make these when I return!!! When we got back home, Brett cooked dinner... See picture to guess what kind of risotto he made :) Just a good visual Fran ...

BEER... Piozzo & Citta Biunea

A travel blog entry by fwright19

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... we were there Brett took a tour (in Italian) by the owner and we had lunch (and beer) at the brew pub. On the way back from Piozzo we stopped in another town called Bra. This is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement and there is also a bicycle museum in Bra. We took a nice walk through the town and we also snagged some ...

Alba & Gianna's Birthday Party

A travel blog entry by fwright19

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So Alba has a huge white truffle fair every year for about 1 month and each weekend they have events! We had planned to go today because the medieval festival was taking place- fun! Unfortunately we were a little slow getting up due to Noelle being sick and because it was raining so we were only able to walk around the medieval festival and decided to skip the tartufo fair. No worries.... A reason to ...

Crazy Italian Drivers...

A travel blog entry by zaynard

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... on the left, indicating that it is illegal for trucks to drive in left lane. Apparently, there is no exception to this, as we learned the hard way when entering the freeway after getting gas just outside of Genoa. As we did our best in our little Peugeot to get up to highway speed, a lumbering semi truck came barreling towards us. Suddenly, he was flashing his high beams and honking his horn, but he wasn't moving over to let us onto the highway, despite having room to do so. ...

Winemakers of Southern Piedmont

A travel blog entry by zaynard

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... a wooden disgorgement box. The pressure in the bottle would propel the lees (and a small amount of wine) into the box and the cellar master would cap the bottle with his thumb before holding it up to a candle to verify that all the sediment was gone. This of course was a messy endeavor, and resulted in the loss of some wine. The bottles would then need to be topped up before being corked, and this remains true even with modern technology. The way disgorgement is handled now ...

Location

This hotel, located on Piazza Carlo Emanuele, 47, Vicoforte, is near Santuario di Vicoforte.
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