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Stories and Tips Piedmont

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A Brief Stop in Novara

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 14 Apr, 2012

I left Italy for the Netherlands on 28 April 2011, two days before my 44th birthday. The best way for me to get to Milano Malpensa airport was to take the train from Biella to Novara, a small city in Piedmonte that is second…Read More

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The Day The Circus Came to Champorcher!

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 13 Jul, 2011

After our trip to Forte di Bard, we jumped back in the car for our next destination, a picnic lunch in the mountaintop village of Champorcher. After a short ride up the mountain and more ear blockage, we arrived at Champorcher, which is a…Read More

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How Do You Say "I'm Cleaning My Gun!" In Italian?

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 01 Jul, 2011

When one goes to northern Italy for vacation, they go to the tourist traps or big cities like Milano or Torino, which was the sight of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Not me, I took the train from Munich, Germany to Verona to Milano to…Read More

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Finding the Giuseppe Mascarello Winery

Written by NiceGinna on 28 Oct, 2009

The wine with Sunday dinner was too good to pass up. We had to find that wine. While the bottle said, "Santo Stefano di Perno", they told us to go to Castiglione Falletto and the winery was near there. We found that…Read More

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Morning in Barolo

Written by NiceGinna on 28 Oct, 2009

Barolo is one of the most famous and lively of the wine-villages of the Piedmont area. When we arrived they were having an antique VW show, which was quite fun, and also a street market. We were there to see the Castle and…Read More

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A Weekend for Truffle Hunting

Written by NiceGinna on 28 Oct, 2009

Our main reason for going to the Piedmont was to go truffle hunting. We went in October, which is the height of the season which goes on through November. We set up a meeting through our hotel with Beppe, beppe@ilprofumodellanotte.eu. He originally…Read More

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Discovering the Piemonte Region of Italy

Written by NiceGinna on 28 Oct, 2009

As I said, the Piedmont is off the beaten track and still quite undiscovered by Americans. But the rolling hills, the castles on each hilltop, the quaint churches, the snow-capped mountains in the distance will surely lure many people here as they hear about…Read More

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