Top 5 Reasons to Visit Piemonte in the Fall #ItalianFWT
Fall in Italy
This month, our Italian Food Wine & Travel group is sharing their favorite thoughts about Fall in Italy. Take a look at all the great ideas at the bottom of this post!
Fall in the Piemonte
When is a good time to visit the Piemonte region in Italy? Trick question! Anytime, of course. Each season has its highlights. Here are my “Top 5” reasons to schedule your trip in the fall:
#5 – Easy to Pack
No need for shorts, no need for winter jackets, this is the easiest time to pack for a trip. (click on any photo to start slide show, escape to return to the post)
#4 – Nebbia
See the famous Nebbia fog, likely source of the name for the Nebbiolo grape
#3 – Harvest!
Harvest extends over quite a period of the fall. Starting with Moscato and ending with Nebbiolo weeks later
#2 – Truffles!
Fall is truffle season, and you can hunt for them! Black truffles start in late summer, later on come the rare white truffles.
#1 – Wine!
Yes, you can enjoy the wines through the whole year. The fall does bring goldilocks weather for the B’s – Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera. Drink the lovely Piemontese whites during the day and at apertivo time. Then break out the reds for the rest of the evening. Perfect!
If you feel moved to go and visit, first, take me with you! Second, a local guide is a great help. Here are links to three great guides for the region. They cater to small groups and will tailor your day to your interests.
- Travel Langhe – Robert and Leslie were our introduction to the region and they have become more than just our guides, they are our friends. In addition to wine, Robert is an excellent photographer and Leslie is an artist and experienced chef (and a good teacher).
- Girls Gotta Drink – On a tour with Robert and Leslie (above) Val met Evan who was working at a winery in the Langhe. One thing led to another, and now Val lives in Italy and she and Evan also provide guide services.
- Italianna – Anna is another expat now living and guiding in the Langhe.
Italian Food, Wine & Travel Tips for Fall in Italy
Here are some great ideas to put you in the mood for Fall in Italy!
- Mike from Undiscovered Italy writes about the Montefalco Vendemmia Festival
- Martin from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog prepares Caprese Stuffed Roasted Eggplant and Barbera d’Alba
- Gwendolyn from Wine Predator presents Easy Fall Fun Flavorful Food with Italian Wines from a Castle
- Jeff from FoodWineClick gives us his Top 5 Reasons to Visit Piemonte in the Fall
- Michelle from Rockin Red Blog is Celebrating Italian Harvest
- Jennifer from Vino Travels is Welcoming Autumn with the Campanian Wines of Mastroberardino
- Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla makes Truffles, a Whole Fish, & Barolo
- Jill from L’Occasion shares Harvest in Italy
See you on twitter on October 1 at 10:00am central. All are welcome #ItalianFWT!