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Sicily + Piedmont, October, 2015

Interested in seeing itineraries from past trips? Here's one for Sicily and Piedmont, 2015. Yes, my bags are packed again. This time, we'll be bookending the best of Italy in October as we explore western Sicily, and then venture north to Turin and Barolo country and truffles! What could be better? 

Hunting Truffles and Finding Friends

We found ourselves at a dead end, sandwiched between a small railway station and a one-story row of rose-colored buildings reminiscent of a too-cheery suburban shopping mall. A man lounged outside one of the doors that lined its flank, his camo pants a stark contrast to the fiery red of his Fiat Uno, calmly having a smoke, watching the show.

An embarrassment of riches.

Imagine asking the fine gentleman below "Can you please demonstrate your 200 year-old, ultra-secret ricotta-making technique for my group and me?"