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Culture

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Alba: city of towers, truffle and wine

Alba is famous all over the world for wine and truffles, and it is nowadays considered as the gastronomic capital of Langhe. Autumn is the busiest period in the year: grape harvesting for wine production and the International White Truffle festival, that turns Langhe products into celebrities every year in October and November since 1929. Nowadays the festival is home for gourmands and experts from all over the world. Beside the market, many workshops, tastings, conferences, events and historical reenactments take place. The historical centre turns back into a Middle Age city, with games, traditions and jobs, but also important ceremonies such as […]

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5 ideas for a day-trip in Turin

Turin has been the very first capital of Italy in the XIX Century and home to the House of Savoy, Italy’s royal family. You will feel their presence in the atmosphere and in the elegant architecture. You can reach Turin in just one hour from Cascina La Commenda, by car or by train. There we go with 5 ideas for a day-trip in Turin: Walk through the 18 km of arcades, built to allow the Royal family to have a walk in all weather. Nowadays the arcades give the city centre a charming touch, and turn every walk into a pleasure. If […]

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3 facts about Cuneo

Cuneo is the main town near Cascina La Commenda and is located at just few minutes ride from here. Before you visit Cuneo, enjoy 3 curious facts about its name, history and typical products. There we go: Where does the name Cuneo come from? Cuneo is the name of our town but also a word in the Italian dictionary meaning wedge. Cuneo has been built on a plateau that has the shape of long triangle, more precisely a wedge. The plateau is shaped by two rivers (Gesso and Stura) that meet at the summit of the triangle. Cuneo and the Resistance. In […]

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