Making great pizza Making pizza is a bit of an art and this really interests me. So how do you make great pizza and where can you go locally to eat great pizza?
Property market news, life stories, interviews and experiences, all from Piedmont Italy.
What's happening in the property market This summer arrived... long hot days, no rain but enquiry after enquiry and buyer after buyer. We've not been this busy since 2007! What's the reason?
87th Alba Truffle Festival and the property market Last weekend saw the start of the 87th Alba White Truffle Festival. This is the only time the area of Langhe and Roero fills up with visitors from all over the world.
Books about life in Italy As I’ve lived in Italy for so long I like to read books about the experiences of others and their lives in Italy. Here are some short reviews on a few books about life in Italy..
Italy - world's healthiest country According to the Bloomberg Global Health Index of 163 countries Italy is top of the list - the healthiest country in the world. What better reason to move here?
Help after buying your home Once you’ve bought your dream home You might need help caring for it. Help is at head. A special service just for our clients.
Gino D'Acampo visits Piedmont in Gino's Italian Escape Airing on UK TV and Freesat Monday 21st November is the last episode of Italian chef Gino D'Acampo’s Gino's Italian Escape' He’ll be visiting our beautiful region of Piedmont Italy.
Is Piedmont safe from earthquakes? The news of the recent earthquakes in central Italy have sent the country into mourning. But what about Piedmont, is it safe from earthquakes?
The Roero - Piedmont’s hidden gem Everyone that knows Piedmont knows the Langhe but what about heading a few miles north and discovering Piedmont's hidden gem, The Roero? You wont be disappointed.
The BBC and Big Benches Something well worth visiting when you’re in the Langhe and Roero are the Big Benches. The idea of these oversized and brightly coloured seats are to make you feel like you’re 6 again. A BBC journalist takes a visit.
It has to be a Vespa.. I wanted to get back on 2 wheels again and decided on buying a red Vespa PX. Now all I had to do is find one..
April Kindness This is an story I wrote a few years ago that I recently came across and thought you might enjoy it. It's about the Langhe people and their view of us foreigners..
Cannons of the Langhe Roero Move through the Roero when its raining and you might be forgiven for thinking the enemy is approaching. A short article about the weird and wonderful air cannons that protect our vines.
You don’t have to be as rich as a king to live like royalty Fancy being king or queen of you own royal castle? If you want to look from a tower and feel lord of all you survey then you might want to take a look at a couple of things we’ve found.
1948 Barolo Riserva for sale We’re always coming across curious things and this week we found a 1948 Barolo Riserva from Monfortino - Giacomo Conterno of Monforte d’Alba.
NIAF votes Piedmont Italy the 'Region of Honor' National Italian-American Foundation has just elected Piedmont Italy as the region of honour for 2016..
Why Piemonte is good for your health! A doctor told me over dinner that I’d probably live 7 to 8 years longer because of where I’ve chosen to live. So why is Piedmont good for your health? Read on!
Historic schooner for sale A friend that works in the fashion industry asked one day - do you know anyone that wants to buy a ship, in fact a piece of history? It got my interest..
Masterchef UK Pro in Alba This week the three final contestants of Masterchef UK Professional visited Alba to cook in the 3 Michelin starred Piazza Duomo under Head Chef Enrico Crippa.
A Video Introduction to Langhe Property Here’s a video we put together to help introduce to our services. It was filmed in the Langhe and Roero by Alex Edwards. Hope you enjoy it!
Everything has to be for a reason - Meeting Mr. BMW Chris was the Director of BMW Group Design for 17 years and changed the way cars looked forever, and he lives in the Langhe..
New Name - Same Objective Brand new Website and name for Piemonte Property. Read about our development over the years and our most recent changes as a family run business.
Cooking Italian with Andrea A good friend of ours here in Italy is a great cook and has a passion for making YouTube videos. I persuaded him to do some in English.
Falling Euro and Low House Prices! Several factors are pushing the value of the Euro down. A property selling for €1.4m a month ago would have cost $1.59m. With the current exchange rate the same property now would set you back $1.25m.
Tourism Video of the Langhe & Roero The local tourism office for Langhe and Roero have produced a very nice video promoting the area.
Langhe-Roero and Monferrato now a UNESCO World Heritage site! The areas of Langhe-Roero and parts of the Monferrato are now under UNESCO protection. Will it change the area?
'Forget Tuscany - Welcome to Piedmont!' Top International estate agency says they're not sending their clients to Umbria or Tuscany - prices are too high and there's a much better investment opportunity - Piedmont.
The Real Italy is Moncalvo! I came across a great blog site this week, written by Nate Robert. If you're thinking of buying a home in the area be sure to take a moment to read his blog dated 24 Jan 2014 about Moncalvo.
What part of Piedmont Should You buy In? The landscape is diverse, ranging from the high Alps to the flat plains of Turin, the lakes and the rolling wine hills of the Langhe and Monferrato. So, where’s the best place to buy?
Now’s the Time to Buy Luxury Property in Italy! Bloomberg reports a significant increase in foreign property buyers in Italy. It stated "Foreign investment .. is rising as Germans, Britons and Russians take advantage of a market where locals are struggling to purchase even a first home.
BBC's Italy Unpacked visits Piedmont If you are not sure about the region of Piedmont, maybe thinking Tuscany is better, then be sure to watch the third in the series of this great travel programme by the BBC.
The Hairy Bikers visit Langhe Piedmont The Hairy Bikers, Simon King and Dave Myers, famous cooks from the north of England visited the Langhe and the first capital of Italy, Turin
Master-class hammering a car around FIAT Mirafiori What’s it like to thrash an Alfa Romeo around FIAT’s famous test track? Luciano, one of their top drivers was on hand to lead the way.
Top Gear in the Langhe & Monferrato Piemonte The Top Gear team visit the area, dropping into Canelli and Alba as well as a blast around the beautiful Langhe hills.
Two Greedy Italians in Piedmont Italy The two great chefs visit Piemonte in a beautiful Alfa Romeo Giulia and rave about the local cuisine.
The Peonie of Carmagnola Italy The Peonie growers of Piedmont Italy. An afternoon’s visit to the farm in Carmagnola that produces these incredible flowers.
A Visit to Turin Those that dare to stray from the norms of visiting Italy - Florence, Rome and Milan - are rewarded and left feeling they know a little more about Italy than those that have beat the path of your average visitor to this great country.
Crashing Vespas When it comes to my son, I was refusing to believe he was becoming Italian, but then buying a Vespa proved he is, no doubt.
The Langhe People and the Wine Harvest The wine harvest is a great event here in Piedmont, Italy. The roads are full of red tractors of all sizes and lots of bodies between the vines rows. We decided to go out and meet workers.
Exploring the Roero We've lived in the Roero for more 10 years, so here's a little article about the area and what to look for if you're planning a visit. We know you will love the area so be sure not to overlook it.
Classic Fiat 500 - the Italian Icon Rated by many as the most beautiful car ever conceived here’s a short story of my little car and the joy and headaches it can cause.