Towers in Peidmont differ from other parts of Italy. They are usually made of brick, have clocks and are not always attached to a church
Langhe Region vineyards in Piedmont. Mont Viso in the distance is visible from almost everywhere
The castles in this region tend to be made of brick and are not fortified. They were primarily a display or wealth rather than a defensive position
Paolo & Randy
Howard & Michelle (Yorkshire)
This is my first cup of coffee. Paolo could not tolerate that I made it 56 years without having a cup of coffee. He finally brought me into the Italian cycling culture of coffee breaks
Borolo - a nice little town that wine made famous
With absolutely no prior planning, I discovered that Elton John was playing in Barolo the night that i arrived in Piedmont. I scrambled and found a ticket.
Elton still sounds great
Alba is famous for white truffles, but these are black truffles. White will be available in mid-August.
Alba's main shopping street
A perfect twirl of Tajarin al Ragu Sasiccia di Vitello (egg pasta with Bolognaise sauce using local sausage)
Govone in Piedmont
This restaurant had an excellent cheese cart. You point and server creates magic
An inviting collection of hard cheeses
First stop on the ride is a chocolate and nugat factory
Sara & Allan from Manchester on the first coffee break of the day in Dogliani
Allan riding past some near ruins on a day in Alta Langhe
The bar is the social gathering place in many towns as well as a coffee break stop for cyclists
Viewing the cave where wine is aged at Masaglia wintery before the tasting.
Simple zuchini pasta between bottles
Marina prepared lunch and told stories as we tasted the wines with her family name on the label