THINGS TO DO

Outdoor sports:
Food:
Wine:
  • Province of Cuneo – 
  • Province of Alessandria
  • Province of Asti

Wine bars:

    • Barolo Bar (Monforte)
    • Enoteca Regionale del Barolo: 20/5 € will get you an all you can drink tasting of some of the Best Barolos that you might otherwise never be able to afford!
    • Wine Bank at Pollenzo’s University of Food and Wine.
Culture:
    • Vinum: April, Alba
    • Cè Fermento: Local microbreweries meet up in the old barracks. Can taste many different beers while listening to blues music: June, Saluzzo
    • Palio di Fossano: end of June
    • Collisioni Music Festival Barolo – Mid July
For the kids:
    • Safari Park – see safari animals from your car in Murazzano
THE CITY: TORINO
Historical:
    • Sacra di San Michele – An enormous Abbey, possibly a sanctuary, built in 1000! It is set on a steep mountain top and seems to be floating in the sky when surrounded by fog or lit up in the night sky. A beautiful site to see with many frescoes and a historical masterpiece!
    • La Venaria Reale – Restored beautiful residence of the Royal Savoia family
    • Visit all the historical coffee shops: Caffè Mulassano

Food and Wine:

    • Aperitivo – 
      • Drogheria An old drug store turned into bar. When I went there, there was an acrobat spinning above the bartenders heads! 
      • Pastis
    • Quadri Latero behind il duomo for excellent restaurants and lots of fun and unique bars!
      • Pastis
      • Tre Galli (restaurant)
THE SEA- ITALIAN AND FRENCH RIVIERAS
    • Visit Villefranche Sur Mer and take an afternoon trip to either Nice or Eze. See post.
    • Drive through the Alps towards the sea on Colle di Tenda. Stop in Breil, Tenda and proceed towards Montecarlo.

    THE LAKES
    Lago D’Orta:
      • 2 hour drive from Saluzzo. You could make it a day trip as the lake is so small. There are 100’s of little chapels to visit in a UNESCO protected park, a cute little town in the center of the island reached by boat and lots of little restaurants and shops. If you wanted to stay you could stay at Villa Crespi – a very famous hotel!