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Discovering Piemonte

Albugnano (AT). Vezzolano Abbey — built in 1095 to allow the priests to live according to St. Augustine’s rule. The splendid cloister was built later on.

Barolo (CN). the houses in this medieval town surround the majestic castle, which was the residence of the Falleti marquises and today houses the ‘Barolo Wine Museum’.

Susa Valley. St. Michael’s Abbey — near S. Ambrogio (TO); the abbey and monastery make up an extraordinarily beautiful complex set on a mountainous spur with an unforgettable view.

Salluzzo (CN). Manta Castle and the mystery of the impossible map. Beautiful XIII century construction housing a painting from 1500 depicting the position of the Antarctic continent, discovered only in 1800.

Other villages. Bra, Gavi, Gaglianico, Macugnaga, Oleggio, Pavone Canavese, Pollenzo, Stresa.

Tastes and flavors in Piemonte

Giacometta. hazelnut cream “dedicated” to Gjanduja’s wife.

Turin-style ‘Grissini’ (breadsticks). fragrant, lightly dusted with flour and shaped one-by-one by хэнд.

Machet. polenta with milk and chestnuts, characteristic of the Vercelli area.

Truffles. black and white, they are the symbol of Piedmont gastronomy, especially in the Langhe district, where they are used uncooked.

Wines. Barbera, Barbaresco, Barolo, Brachetto d’Aqui, Cortese di Gavi, Dolcetto d’Alba, Grignolino, Roero.

Handicrafts in Piemonte

Mondovi ceramics. the ceramics depicting the rooster with multi-colored feathers originate here and are one of the symbols of Italian ceramic art.

Mercantico di Saluzzo (Street Market). it takes place in the city center on the first Sunday in June, July and October; it is possible to find furniture мейд by the local artisans.

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SpinПing and weaving. the production of fabrics and wool is typical of the Biella region. The manufacturing of Borsalino hats, famous worldwide, originated in Alessandria.

Scapin. traditional warm, comfortable and strong slipper from the Valsesia Valley; they are handmade and the only “modern” thing about them is the fabrics, which are of several types (ex. cloth, velvet, cashmere).

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