Hotel Villa Beccaris
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... of the Barbaresco type, and in the charming town of Barolo, the local castello is now a wine museum with interactive exhibits. Next door is also a small corkscrew museum!
Another day we drove to Raconiggi and toured the huge castello there, former summer home of the kings of Italy.
We learned that the rolling hills of the Piedmont region are not as closely regulated for quantity as were the forests of Chianti, and every available inch ...
... a lovely castle and church. While it is a very small town it does have international concerts there each July in the town square. Next year it's Mark Knoffler. For lunch we drove into Alba, a town 35000, which is hosting the Alba White Truffle Festival. There were lots of people in town with many stalls with truffles as well as fruit, vegetables and meats. We explored the white truffle market where white truffles were selling for 200 Euros per 100gms compared to black truffles at 30 ...
... 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 ...
... polenta with a cheese sauce, slow cooked beef with potatoes and finishing with gelato. Needless to say no one was having dinner that night. From there we made our way to our hotel in Aosta and had a quiet stroll around this ancient Roman town before bed. Thurs Oct 9 A two hour drive saw us arrived in Pollenzo to visit the XIX century estate called The Agency which once belonged to King Charles Albert of Savoy. It is now a university which attracts people interested in ...
I wake up at 6am in the Albergo Cavalieri del Tau in Altopascio , Italy. After a quick breakfast I am on the road soon after 8am.
It's mountain roads at first. I stop for lunch of prosciutto sandwiches and olives at a bar/deli in the mountains.
It's windy on the roads this morning, but there is very little traffic, very slow but fun. Some sunshine on a mostly ...