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Piedmont gourmet experience

We offer you accommodation in the renovated neo-Gothic country estate of king Carlo Alberto of Savoy combined with a special food and wine experience in the  northern Piedmont region: This is the area of  the towns of Alba and Bra, renowned in the world for the Barolo and Barbaresco wines produced in the Langhe and Roero wine estates. This is the food valley, one of the most important food and wine centers in Piedmont and Italy! It is not a coincidence that the association “Slow food” was founded by the Italian Carlo Petrini back in 1986, precisely in Bra. Nowadays it has supporters in 150 countries around the world and their philosophy is to link the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. While in this area we will be able to organize for you visits to: “Banca del Vino”, (bank of wines) located in the historical cellars of the Agenzia di Pollenzo. Ideal to discover the oenological heritage of the best  Italian wines and to taste the wines from some of the most prestigious wineries. “Castello Grinzane”  (Grinzane Fortress), which was the residence of Cavour, one of Italy’s primary politicians in the nineteenths century … it’s here that the unification of Italy started! The castle houses the “Piedmontese regional enoteca”, a prestigious showcase for the very best Piedmontese wines and grappas, foremost amongst them the Barolo and Barbaresco. “Wine Museum”, located in a castle in the town of Barolo,  offers a broaden history of wines produced around the world. “University of Gastronomic Sciences” founded in 2003 and supported by “Slow Food”. Possibilities to attend a food and wine course here in the future. ”Salone del Gusto” , the gourmet appointment for everyone around the world who cares about food. This fair  takes place in Turin every other year in October. Together with its parallel even, Terra Madre, they offer perhaps the only place I the world where peasants and artisan producers, academics and chefs, wine connoisseurs and novice food lovers can meet and exchange their knowledge. “Cheese” is the other food event that alternates with Salone del Gusto. It takes place in Bra every other year, in the month of September. For further details and arrangements please write to