“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.
Finally, here is the big news… Well, maybe a little background would be nice. Hold onto the fact that news is coming while you read this next part, or skip it if you’re the reader that looked at my blog post previously. I initially came to Piemonte in 2001 to work...
Ok, so I lied. I didn’t go to the Douro Valley. I went to the Rhône, north and south. It was fun. Here’s a very lengthy post about it…(but I’ve bunged in plenty of pictures to help us along our way). As always, if it's in yellow, it's a link. I dropped Noah off at...
Well, it has only been just over a month, but it feels like finishing my work in the vineyards and cellar at the end of July – because, you know, August in Italy - was an aeon ago… The last week was spent underground, laying all the recently filled bottles on their...
Lord Kitchener got 18 of the 19 letters correct. Close, but no cigar. What he really meant to say was: Our Country Needs You! It’s become much warmer over the last 2 weeks. I'm seeing a lot more 'summertime reds' around Alba as visitors from more northerly climes...
Well, given that it is now just about summer – is the first week of June late spring, or early summer…? – I thought it high time I did a post about what has been going on here during the spring. White Light I will start with the most recent Italian news, since it’s...
Well, here we are again, 11 months later... At the end of June last year, I posted a blog about restrictions on travel easing and places opening up again. With summer 2021 just around the corner, it's that time of year once more when we are allowed to think about...
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.