Barolos from Borgogno

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? 

Italy surprises me. Again.

First, it was Ferragosto, the time of year in Italy when any sane person, Italian or otherwise, avoids the cities and escapes to their vacation home for a month or more. Restaurants are "chiuso per ferie," closed for holiday, as are small businesses. The sidewalks are rolled up. The streets, deserted. 

Carpe Barolo!

I could go on and on about how spectacular the Taste Workshops are at Slow Foods' Salone del Gusto food show. But perhaps sharing just a few of the inspired offering from the 2012 Program will whet your palate.

Join me! Turin + Salone del Gusto, October 2014

You can see the itinerary for my first-ever trip to Salone del Gusto. Next one is scheduled for September, 2018. It's finally here! The itinerary for Morso Soggiorno's much anticipated trip to Salone del Gusto 2014, the incredible city of Turin, and Le Langhe in Piedmont