Piemonte Local Customs

  • Cena in Bianco
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    Cena in Bianco
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  • Cena in Bianco
    Cena in Bianco
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Piemonte Local Customs

  • Alba - "Fiera del Tartufo" (Truffle...

    The interesting city of Alba organizes the Fiera Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco (National Fair of the White Truffle) in October. The event lasts over one full month and revolves around a world-class auction of the delicious subterranean food, including cultural happenings such as parades in historical costumes and the "Palio degli Asini", a donkey...

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  • "Cheese" event in Bra

    Every other year the city of Bra hosts "Cheese" an event obviously focused on such tasty dairy products from various regions of Europe. Usually taking place in September over the course of three or four days, the event has free admission. Sampling is also for free and it's a great occasion learn all about the world of cheese. Delicious!

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  • Piedmontese language

    Although Italian is the official language, Italy is a relatively young country (unified in 1861) and the various regions within have their own tongue. Some of these are considered dialects while others are languages.Piedmontese is a written Western Neo-latin language listed on UNESCO's "Red Book on Endangered Languages". My grandparents took...

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  • Cattle

    Despite progress takes its toll and the old-fashioned activities are vanishing, it is possible to visit many valleys in Piedmont and see that lifestyle is still hanging to traditions. High-altitude pasture lands are the "holiday" summer resort for cattle such as cow, sheep and goat gently grazing around in a pristine environment. Herdsmen take...

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  • World Class Wine

    Piedmont is home to some of the best wines in the world. In terms of territory and wine varieties, the area lying southeast of Torino is probably the best option for a visitor who wants to drive within easy reach.60 Km (40 mi) from Piedmont capital lie the areas of Langhe and Roero, respectively south and north of the city of Alba, and the province...

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  • "Le Baladin" - Microbrewery in Piozzo...

    Excellent beer produced in Piozzo, less than 1 hour drive south of Torino.A surprising variety of microbrews makes Le Baladin an absolute must for beer lovers.Served on draft but also available in bottles, my favorite is Nora.Check website for opening hours.Birrificio BALADIN Piazza V Luglio 1512060 Piozzo (CN) Italy Tel. +39. 0173.778013

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  • "Menabrea" - A Great Piedmontese Beer

    If Piedmont has a worldwide reputation for its wines, a few know that beer is not left behind.Menabrea is produced in Biella since 1864. It would be reductive to consider it the best Italian beer, as it's been recognized as the best beer in the world. Several varieties have won gold medal prizes in the recent years at the Chicago Beer...

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  • Typical Piedmontese Food - "Bagna Cauda"

    If you visit Turin and Piedmont you should definitely try this delicious dish."Bagna Cauda" - pronounced "bah-nha-cah-uh-dah" - is probably the top ranking dish in the region during fall or winter.The term is in local dialect and it means "Hot Sauce". Needless to say, this sauce itself is not a dish if not accompanied by fresh and boiled vegetables...

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