Season 4, Episode 5
In the rolling hills of northwest Italy, Vince explores Piedmont, the home of the world-famous wines Barolo and Barbaresco. He wanders the quaint hilltop towns surrounded by vines on all sides, eats his way through the region, and is welcomed into the family at Pio Cesare, one of the oldest and most iconic producers in the area.
filmed August, 2021 | runtime 56 minutes
from the Piedmont, Italy Episode
Turin is the capital city of the Piedmont region, and feels like a metropolitan town. It's a great town to spend 2-3 days in at the start of your trip to get acclimated to Italy!
While Turin is the capital of Piedmont, Alba is the heart of the wine region. It's smack dab in the middle of the surrounding vineyards, and is the home to the world-famous annual white truffle fair!
Our featured winery of the region, Pio Cesare, is family owned and one of the most iconic producers of Piedmont. They paved the way for many of the wineries that came after them, and are a must-visit in the town of Alba!
The famous wine of Piedmont, Barolo, is named after a tiny little commune with a beautiful castle. There's not much to see in town besides the views, but around the town is a bunch to see and do!
The other famous wine from Piedmont, Barbaresco, is named after another small commune with a medieval tower that you can go to the top of!
This often visited town in the Piedmont region is worth an afternoon for the sweeping views and quaint shops.
ANOTHER hilltop town, but this one may have been my favorite. The views are great, the architecture impressive, and we found the cutest restaurant for lunch that was delicious; "Il Flauto Magico - Vineria con Cucina"!