“I came to Piemonte to work one grape harvest. That was over 20 years ago…”
Welcome to PiemonteMio!
PiemonteMio is a site dedicated to life here in Piemonte. My Piemonte – Piemonte Mio – is all about the wine – some of the finest in the world. But as you will see, there is so much more to Piemonte than just that.
I can help you to discover the best of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato in this jewel of north-western Italy, with architecture, cuisine, sports, scenery, design, history as great as any in the country.
Discover My Piemonte
I have information on how to get here, and what to see and do when you arrive, so that you can experience the Piemonte that the locals know.
Food and wine are what most visitors to the Langhe, Roero annd Monferrato come for, but Piemonte has much more to offer than just that: from Olympic ski and winter sports resorts, to Italy’s first capital city, Turin, home to some of the best museums in the country, to say nothing of the shopping…
Wine & Food Tours
“We had an incredible day with Evan in Barolo country!…world class at every step and a ton of fun.”
Nowhere in Italy can offer as much as Piemonte when it comes to what’s on your plate and in your glass. The wines are the most interesting in the land and the cuisine, courtesy of the Savoyard Empire, is a sublime blend of French and Italian.
The glories of Italian regional larders are overwhelmingly to be found in small, family-owned producers, and Piemonte is no exception. People making authentic wines or foods deeply rooted in the area, and restaurants making traditional dishes from locally-sourced ingredients.
The wines are easily accessible, the food wonderfully seasonal and crowned with the glorious White Truffle.
To visit the places the locals go, you need someone here; someone who lives and breathes the region: someone who will show you places others don’t know about. Someone like me…
Click on the link to find out how you can discover the best of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.
This post is the second instalment of my exciting two-part guide to the wine regions, grapes and wines of Piemonte, with the focus on the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, since that’s where I live. In this post, I am going to look at the principal wines of the Langhe,...
What a land Piemonte is.Hemmed-in by majestic peaks, the Piemontese people settled like marbles in a bowl, making the best of what they found around them. And what riches they found: snow-covered mountains and shimmering lakes; alpine meadows suitable for producing...
How To Get To The LangheRight, so you’ve taken the deep breath. Now it’s time for the plunge: you’re going to Piemonte…You will probably need to know how to get to the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato if you want to visit Barolo & Barbaresco! Flying is probably the...
The Wine Now Arriving is the delayed 2020 from Piemonte. We apologise for the late running of this service… Platform 1 for the Primis - I was going to say 'Express', but that's the last thing it's been...! As you may be aware, way back in the Light Ages –...
...And you should, too. I was going to make this blog all about my wines finally reaching their buyers, but, given the imminence of Italy’s change in entrance requirements and what it means for travel, that post can wait a few days… Relax As you may or may not be...
So we've had another Covid-permeated year, and another New Year to hope for better things than last year - it's all a bit déjà vu all over again... Well, Christmas came and went. We spent it in England with family – the first one for 2 years. Before Noah...
HOW TO GET TO THE LANGHE
So you have seen and – I hope – read about the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. Now you need to get here…
There are major international airports serving Piemonte in Turin and Milan, as well as smaller ones in Cuneo and Genoa.
Nice is only a couple of hours away, and Geneva is convenient for many of the ski resorts.
To visit the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato by rail, you’ll need a train to Alba or Asti. Alba is served from Turin, Asti from Turin, Milan and Genoa.
Turin has a new direct sevice with Trenitalia from Paris, in addition to the Paris – Turin service offered by SNCF in France.
All roads may lead to Rome, but why not take the ones via Piemonte wine country on the way…?
The Langhe, Roero and Monferrato are very well served from Turin, Milan, Genoa and Nice.