The Hairy Bikers visit Langhe Piedmont

Did you get a chance to see The Hairy Bikers, Simon King and Dave Myers this week? The famous cooks from the north of England (Barrow-in-Furness) visited Venice, then travelled on their KTM motorcycles down into Reggio, Liguria and then up into the Langhe, finishing off in the first capital of Italy, Turin.

They stopped off in the town of Cravanzana, in the centre of the Langhe, and met a father and son that cultivate hazelnut trees - a real speciality of this area. The hazelnuts went into what is called Pasta Gianduja (also known as Nutella). Clearly, they both loved the Langhe and expressed their appreciate by saluting the hills that are lined with hazelnut orchards.

The Hairy Bikers then, after getting a little lost, headed for Turin - the jewel of Piedmont (Piemonte or 'Piedimonti' as Dave called it :-). Turin is a fabulous city to visit. We spend a lot of time there, it should never be left of your itinerary if you're coming to the area. They even got to ride their motorcycles on the famous roof test track of the former FIAT factory, Lingotto. This is the track made famous by the classic Michael Caine film, The Italian Job. They then went on to make a fabulous chocolate cake, make with the Ganduja in the streets of Turin (Piazza Carignano).

Richard Edwards of Langhe Property (Piemonte Property) Italy
Property consultant

Richard Edwards

+39 346 1214077

I was born in London with a family line from all over the place, including Italy. I've been married to Urszula for 25 years. We met purely by accident at the Berlin wall in 1990, six months after it came down. I established Piemonte Property 11 years ago, then, when Alex joined, we renamed our agency Langhe Property.

I've been working in local real estate since 2006, have a vast experience in the market and the area so can help you with every twist and turn.

We'll take you viewing and will help with whatever you need for your trip and beyond.

It's also my job to update the website, find and photograph houses and find solutions for you.

Interests: Cars and motorcycles and Vespas, visiting wine producers, playing guitar, travelling and walking our white Golden Retriever, George.


Here are few properties that we feel are really outstanding - either because of being great value for money, are in incredible locations or are just great homes.

Luxury Piedmont Country Home

Luxury Piedmont Country Home

We love this property. Restored with great taste and to the highest standard. Location is beautiful. This part of south Piedmont should not be overlooked. An impressive private home that has great rental potential.

  • €1,190,000
  • 6
  • 7
Barbaresco home built to high standard

Barbaresco home built to high standard

The quality of construction and attention to detail on this home is amazing. It has features you'd find a 100 yr old Piemontese farmhouses but done with modern materials to ensure the very best living space.

  • €580,000
  • 3
  • 2
Langhe villa with incredible view

Langhe villa with stunning views

A truly outstanding property. Location is incredible with beautiful views of the Alps and is within walking distance of the town. The house was built in 2015 to a very high standard and with features typical to houses in Piedmont.

  • €399,000
  • 3
  • 4