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Date: February 6, 2016

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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: October 22, 2015

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From Grapevines to Forest: 5 Hikes to Enjoy Autumn Colors in Piemonte

Piemonte has one of Italy’s most varied landscapes: from Alpine foothills to acres of vineyards, from thick forests to fields of rice paddies, they are all a showcase of bright colors in the autumn. Walks and hikes are the best way to enjoy the reds and golden yellows of the season, so we’ve prepared five hikes that explore five different wine zones. And of course, we didn’t forget to recommend…

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Date: March 8, 2015

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Seven Tips for Piemonte Wine Travel

So, you want to do some Piemonte wine travel? Well, you are in for a treat. From the rolling Langhe hills to the rich, savory red wines the region offers, an Italian wine travel experience is unlike any other. To the uninitiated, a Piemonte wine adventure can be intimidating, but once you have these basic tips down, you’ll feel ready to conquer wine country. Read the full story here.

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Date: November 30, 2014

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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 15, 2014

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Piedmonte Wine Tour (blog post from Huffington post)

Piedmont is one of the most famous wine regions in Italy. It has gained this reputation because it is the birthplace of Barolo, (by far the most aristocratic wine of Italy) and Barbaresco, often referred to as Barolo’s younger brother. My good friend Luca Dusi who owns and runs Passione Vino in London recently took me on a wine tour to meet some of his producers in the region. Lusa…

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Date: October 31, 2014

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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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