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At Home in Langhe: A Poem

ITALY | Tue, 10 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [1213] | Comments [1]

Photo credit: Carl Pendle   What if I traveled, not to experience something foreign, but to discover a destination where I truly felt at home? What if there is a place – my kind of place – where kisses come in twos, courses ... Read more >

Tags: beautiful, italy, langhe, piedmont, piemonte, poem, poetry

Day 8: Best Enjoyed Together

ITALY | Sun, 8 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [1945]

Nothing quite induces simultaneous appreciation and dejectedness like the last day of a holiday. I was just getting the hang of sleeping in when – for the first time since arriving in Alba – my alarm woke me up. Monforte was waiting. Pietro ... Read more >

Tags: italy, langhe, passport & plate, piedmont, piemonte, roero, sharing, thoughts, travel, world nomads

Day 7: Time Passes Slowly

ITALY | Sat, 7 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [2606]

According to the Bible, the seventh day is supposedly the holy day of rest. I’ve never been religious which is just as well as we had a full itinerary to get through. It started in Grinzane Cavour, where we briefly checked out national monument, ... Read more >

Tags: cooking, food, italy, langhe, passport & plate, piedmont, piemonte, roero, travel, world nomads

Day 6: Always Bring a Bathing Suit

ITALY | Fri, 6 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [2543]

One of the things I love most about Langhe e Roero is that passionate people power it. Small producers know how to work the land, and do so with love and determination. Anna Adami is one such woman, rising early at her sheep farm, Cascina Raflazz in ... Read more >

Tags: cooking, food, italy, langhe, passport & plate, piedmont, piemonte, roero, travel, world nomads

Day 5: People Make the Place

ITALY | Thu, 5 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [2635]

This day was a good day for many reasons, the first being I now know what I’m going to call my daughter when the prospect of having children no longer terrifies me. Gaia. It’s nice, no? The Gaia we met first thing in the morning was nice ... Read more >

Tags: cooking, food, italy, langhe, passport & plate, piedmont, piemonte, roero, travel, world nomads

Day 4: Da Morire

ITALY | Wed, 4 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [2550]

Andy Warhol once said, “An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have”. Take for example the multi-coloured Barolo Chapel in La Morra, painted by pop artists Sol LeWitt on the outside (US) and David Tremlett ... Read more >

Tags: italy, langhe, passport & plate, piedmont, piemonte, roero, travel, world nomads

Day 3: A Mouthful of Memories

ITALY | Tue, 3 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [2484]

Maurizio Albarello was late, as Italians often are. As for us, for the first time that week, we were right on time. “Mauriziooo!” yelled Pietro from the ground floor, ringing the bell like an excited six-year-old and banging on the door at ... Read more >

Tags: italy, langhe, passport & plate, piedmont, piemonte, roero, travel, world nomads

Day 2: Eat, Drink, Smile, Repeat

ITALY | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [2416]

Fact: the wind feels better in your hair in Langa. I can’t count the number of times I caught myself with a big, stupid grin on my face in the car side mirror. We drove everywhere, windows down, Bob Dylan blaring. The weather was on our side; despite ... Read more >

Tags: italy, langhe, passport & plate, piedmont, piemonte, roero, travel, world nomads

Day 1: Wine in their Veins

ITALY | Sun, 1 Jun 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [3447] | Video

Langhe e Roero is renowned for food with soul and wine with body. It’s also the home of the world-famous white Alba truffles, and the birthplace of Nutella, the largest family-run company in the world. It was only fitting to start our first full ... Read more >

Tags: italy, langhe, passport & plate, piedmont, piemonte, roero, travel, world nomads

Day 0: Falling in Love with Langhe

ITALY | Sat, 31 May 2014 | By writing_the_world | Views [2891]

The first time I met Pietro, our host, for what would become my most memorable trip to date, he was complaining. Someone had told him that my assigned filmmaker Carl and I would arrive at his B&B at midday. We didn’t. It wasn’t until ... Read more >

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