Today we’re going to visit the Piedmont Region of Italy… I definitely feel the excitement. At the end of September a few Travel Belle friends and writers and I are going to be meeting in one of Belle-dom’s favorite places: Italy! We are chipping in and renting a villa in the small medieval village of … Read more
Giddier than a teenager going to a Justin Bieber concert, with chocolate guidebooks in hand, I set out to visit the hundreds of chocolate shops in the city. Although I didn’t get anywhere close to all of them, I’m sure I made a serious dent in Turin’s chocolate supply. Death by chocolate was a strong possibility. Via visits to six chocolatiers, I give you a glimpse of my chocolate binge in Turin.
View this post on Instagram The #historic little town of Santa Maria #Maggiore, #Italy near the border with #switzerland is located in the #Vigezzo #Valley in the #piedmont region. The surrounding area is sometimes called the “Valley of the painters.” A range of leisure activities, from the #energetic to the #relaxing such as … Read more
Bra, Italy, in the raw I’ll try anything once. Then I’ll try it again, and if I don’t like it I’ll try it a third time just to be sure. Taste buds and expectations change, so maybe the food will, too. And when the food in question is a regional specialty, I feel obliged to … Read more
In northern Italy, a stalky vegetable becomes a dish fit for a king Italy’s Piedmont region is a land of rolling vineyards and great northern wines like Barbaresco and Barolo. The area is rich in foods like chestnuts, chocolate and truffles. Since I moved here in May to study at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, I have … Read more