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Date: April 24, 2017

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Visit Turin – and the oldest ice cream manufacturer in the world

Turn calls itself the ‘World Capital of Chocolate’, which dates back to the 17th, century, where the Savoy family brought home cocoa beans from the Americas and started to export chocolate to the entire world. To this day, the city has proud traditions around chocolate. Nutella was invented in Turin, and so was the predecessor to the Magnum ice cream: the ‘Pinguino’. The Pinguino ice cream was (and still is) made by…

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Date: February 6, 2016

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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Beautilful video about Piedmont

Piedmont, one of the leading wine-growing regions in the world, a land of hills, ancient villages and castles at the foot of the mountains, a wine-making land becomes a UNESCO World Heritage site. Watch the video from Strada Barolo here. Villa Roccaverano is a luxury rental villa with large private infinity pool, great architecture and breathtaking views. The villa is placed centrally in piedmont / piemonte.

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Date: December 3, 2014

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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The best restaurants in Piedmont, a region of culinary excellence

In a country known across the world for its food and wine, one region stands out above all others. Nestled in the north-west of Italy, sharing a border with France and Switzerland, Piedmont is hallowed ground for anyone passionate about food. From the regional capital Turin to the towns and villages scattered all over the landscape, food and drink are an integral part of daily life in Piedmont. Home to…

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Date: November 30, 2014

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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21 reasons why you should go to Turin

The capital of Piedmont, Turin, is one of the best places where to spend a few days amongst beautiful churches and historic museums, while enjoying delicious traditional dishes. Here are 21 good reasons why you should go to Turin next weekend. Read the full story here.

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Date: November 1, 2014

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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Italy’s “Big B” Wines — Barolo and Barbaresco

Barolo and Barbaresco wines are both made 100% with the Nebbiolo grape. These northern Italian regions of Piedmont have a cooler climate, and the food of the region tends to be rich, so Nebbiolo pairs well with the hearty fare. Minimum aging requirements for Barbaresco include 26 months in oak for regular wines and 50 months for Riserva wines. In Barolo, minimum aging for regular wines is 38 months and…

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Date: October 31, 2014

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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10 beautiful medieval castles in Northern Italy you must visit

From Lombardy to the Aosta Valley, passing by Piedmont, Northern Italy has plenty of beautiful medieval castles, ready to be discovered. So with winter just knocking at our door, Swide thinks this is probably the best moment to enjoy a weekend, visiting one of these breathtaking medieval treasures. Born in Europe and Middle East, during Middle Ages as private fortified residence for nobility they used to have structures with some…

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Date: January 5, 2014

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Beach day in Noli

The beautiful beaches of the Italian Riviera are only an hour’s drive away from Villa Roccaverano. We usually head for Noli, which is a lovely little fishing village on the coast. The beaches are great, the water is clean and the atmosphere is laid back and absolutely charming. At lunchtime we leave our stuff on the beach and head for the narrow streets of the old town centre, which is…

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