Just after the sunrise Piedmont looks amazing, especially on sunny day. The sun looks over waving hills, the rest of fog disperses light softly. Let’s have a look this time on the video made by dron in La Morra.
In Piedmont once we have spring time in the middle of winter, and sometimes we are overtaken by intensive snow falling on the edge of spring…. The weather is sometimes like a woman – variable and full of surprises. 🙂 And even though I’m not the fan of snow (maybe because I don’t practice winter sports which would compensate difficulties on the roads), I must admit I was charmed by white Langhe hills, grapevines hidden under a light duvet, crystals sparkling in the sun light… Usually views you can enjoy in the Langhe and Roero are breathtaking, but the landscape in white scenery, with fluffy curves of hills with spread over little towns and castles looked really fabulous…
Autumn. Weather not always spoils us, even in sunny Italy. But only few beautiful days are enough to compensate a gloomy period of the year and to feel summer for a moment. Taking advantage of harvest time and I made a tour around the Langhe. I was watching grapevine under every possible corner, in any possible composition, from the distance and from close-up, I was filling my eyes with stunning views admiring an incredible landscape of castles and little towns spread over the hills.
The Langhe is flourishing and glowing with colors.Wherever you look you will see waving hills covered by green coat of maturing grapes and old towns decorated with flower pots. The sun is beating down heating the temperature till 37 Celsius degrees and cicadas’ songs are carried by the hot air. Hotels, restaurants, squares are crowded by tourists, vineyards attract wine lovers and towns and cities organize concerts, music festivals and numerous barbeques encouraging – both townspeople and visitors – to spend evenings under the sky. Below you will find some pictures I have taken some time ago during my escapades in southern Piedmont.
Novello is another tiny town on a map of south Piedmont. Situated on a hill (471 mamsl) offers stunning views. Townspeople live here mainly from wine production, like in case of the next-door Barolo residents.
After a rainy and cold spring, finally sunny weather arrived. In one beautiful day when the air was clear and the sky perfectly blue I took my camera and went for a tour in Langhe area. I wanted to immortalize fantastic pictures that were at my fingertips. And here you can see the result of my short expedition.
Recently I went for a short trip to Aosta city, the capital of Aosta Valley region. Driving on motorway from Turin, a few kilometers away from Ivrea, but still in Piedmont, my attention was attracted by an extraordinary landscape, recalling more Irland than Italy: I saw juicy green of grass interspersed with stone parapets. The landscape was completed by gray pillars here and there and mountains in the background. This kind of terraces are used for grapevines, fruit trees cultivation, but also as pastures.