Bird’s eye view of La Morra

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.

Corkscrew as a star

I was writing several times about Piedmont wines, smaller and bigger wineries in the Langhe and Roero, however, this time I will concentrate on corkscrew. You may think – a kitchen utensil like many others, what is to write about? Well, let’s just have a look…

Museum of Corkscrews in Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
colorful, optimistic, a real pieves of art…

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Walking in the snow

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…

Castello della Volta, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
picroresque and sad (because it’s ruined) the castle della Volta

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Hot, very hot. Thirty Celsius degree, burning sun and only light breeze gives some relief from merciless heat. The summertime have stayed for good in the Langhe. Maturing grapes, flourishing pots, waving green hills, tourists drinking slowly wines in local wineries and central Alba’s squares that invites you to dance in hot evenings. Living here you cannot resist the atmosphere of holidays and fall in love again and again with surrounding landscapes, friendly people, tiny towns and amazing food. Anyway, let’s have a look on some of my fotos from Neive and Barbaresco.

Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Barbaresco – the main street

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The straw men

Novello. A tiny town near Barolo in Piedmont with well preserved old buildings and picturesque eighteen-century castle adapted for a hotel. Townspeople’s life is concentrated around wine and grapevine cultivation. Knowing that I wasn’t surprised to see a kind of interesting and quite original exhibition of the straw men that appear out of the blue in the last expected nooks of the town showing everyday life of winegrowers in the past. Well, probably in the light of the moon they can be even scary but in the middle of the day they look so homely and friendly…

Novello, Piedmont, Italy
a sweet country life

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Langhe in autumnal dress

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.

Langhe hills, Piedmont, Italy
colorful combs of a grapevine – Diano d’Alba area

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Langhe in summer scenery

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.

Langhe hills, Piedmont, Italy
green Langhe hills and Castello della Volta

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