Bossolasco lies in the green region of The Langhe. This hilly region is located in Piedmont, nestled between Turin and Savona. The Langhe has plenty to offer like good wine, white and black truffles the place where the slow food movement started. Piedmont also hosts a lot of events, such as the chocolate festival in Turin called ‘CioccolaTo’ and an annual music festival in Barolo. Looking for some peace and quiet? In that case, you might want to take your bike or make a gorgeous car ride through nature and enjoy freshly cooked meals in one of the region’s countless trattoria’s. Watch this video to get an impression of this fantastic area.
We decided to look for a house in Piedmont, because of the versatility of this part of Italy and because tourism hasn’t really developed here yet. Piedmont has a tremendous mountain area, the Cottian Alps and the Parco Monviso. And then there’s the city of Turin, where you can walk and enjoy a drink on dozens of terraces or some culinary surprises. The famous wines of the Barolo area, the wine and hazelnut region of The Langhe and Roero, and the truffle market of Alba. And let’s not forget Mondovì, where a cable train takes you up to old town. And if that’s not enough, there’s always a market somewhere on a square almost every day of the week.
Wine lovers among us can rejoice: the Barolo region is only stone’s throw away. Barolo might even be the most famous wine region in Italy, with wine tasting shops you can visit to taste some wine. Barolo is truly a wonderful region to discover. Don’t forget to visit the WiMu, the wine museum in Barolo.
We call Turin the forgotten treasure of Italy; it’s an underappreciated city with a lot of hidden treasures. The city has many museums, including a famous car museum, the National Museum of Cinema the Mole Antonelliana and the famous Egyptologist museum. People who enjoy to walk in a city will fall in love with Turin too. The city is located on the banks of the Po River, a river that runs past the city and is surrounded by a park. Our tip: have a glass of wine near the banks of the water, find a trattoria for some fresh pasta and finish it all off with an espresso at Caffè Torino.
Culture and the Alba Market. Alba is a beautiful, medieval city. It’s called the city of Ferrero (Nutella) and is well known for its regional products such as traditionally made salami, cheese, olive oil and pasta’s. Alba is especially eventful in October. That’s when every year La Fiera del Tartufo takes place: the truffle market. The first Sunday of October, the battle of Palio degli Asini breaks out, a competition between riders seated on donkeys to win the honour of the neighbourhood. A very special experience you won’t easily forget. However, Alba also provides great shopping opportunities, they have authentic deli shops as well as trendy fashion stores, in short, a nice combination of shops. On Saturday the center of Alba changes into a huge market.
Just like Alba, Monforte d’Alba is a historical and picturesque village. The village also organises special events in style such as the annual jazz festival
Dogliani, like Barolo, is a famous wine region. The region is linked to Dolcetto wine. A visit to one of the wine bars is definitely recommended. In the town centre, with its weekly Saturday morning market filled with biological local products. don’t forget to pay a visit to the big church of Dogliani, the Chiesa Parrocchiale dei Santi Quirico e Paolo, definitely worth it!