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Hunting for Truffles in Piedmont

Piedmont in truffle season is the place to be! It’s a place we return to often to explore the stunning hilltop towns, drink amazing wines and to eat some of the best food in Italy. Even though we’ve been to Alba’s White Truffle Fair a couple of times, we’ve never been on a truffle hunt. […]

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Alba’s White Truffle Fair

It’s that time of the year in Piemonte when the king of truffles, the white truffle is celebrated. The season starts in October and celebrations take place over Piemonte where the white truffle or trifola d’ Alba Madonna is found. The most famous celebration is Alba’s White Truffle Fair which started on October 10th and continues to November […]

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Orta San Giulio on the Lake

The charming town of Orta San Giulio is situated on the shores of Lake Orta, one of Italy’s lesser known lakes. Whilst everyone heads to Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, this small lake continues to induce a spell over those that visit. Within the eighteen square metre lake lies Isola San Giulio, a small island […]

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Acqui Terme – Piedmont’s Spa Town

One of the prettiest towns in the Monferrato area of Piedmont is Acqui Terme. Piedmont is dotted with beautiful towns. All you have to do is follow the sign posts and you won’t be disappointed!!     The drive from our hotel, La Villa was stunning. Rolling hills covered in vines, old stone buildings and […]

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