White truffles, chocolate, and Barolo, oh my. Piemonte, or Piedmont, is located in Italy’s northwest, borders both France and Switzerland, and is known for its gastronomic delicacies (the Slow Food movement was born here). Explore the elegant Baroque city of Turin (which was Italy’s first capital), watch the famous fog roll in over hilly vineyards, and go truffle hunting in the forests.

What to eat?

Agnolotti dal plin (small, pinched pasta parcels stuffed with meat) and sip a bicerin (layered drink of strong coffee, hot chocolate, and frothed milk) 

What to see?

The morning mists over Nebbiolo vineyards in the Langhe hills. These are the grapes that make Barolo, the king of red wines.

What to do?

Go hunting (either in forests or restaurants) for Alba’s famed white truffle in the fall.

Bocconcini-Sized Tales

In my late 20s I bought a haul of children’s books in Turin to help me learn the language. When the bookseller asked if they were for a niece or nephew, I panicked and replied, “Sure, yes, definitely not for me.”

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