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  • The Granfondo Fausto Coppic
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    Column: Cuneo, in the footsteps of Fausto Coppi

    Idyllically situated northwest of Turin at the foot of the Mediterranean Alps, Cuneo is a friendly, industrious and clean town of about 50.000 inhabitants. The pedestrianized main street, which is of course called Via Roma, is lined with antique mansions and historic shops and cafes, you can eat well everywhere and on the weekends it runs […] More

  • Piedmont has been chosen by Lonely Planet's best region 2019
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    Lonely Planet: Piedmont best regional destination for 2019

    Today Lonely Planet released its 'Best in Travel 2019' list. According to the company, known for the Lonely Planet travel guide and monthly travel magazine, the destinations on this list are the top destinations to visit next year. There are 4 categories: countries, regions, cities and budget travel. Italy scores with the Piedmont region at number 1 in the […] More

  • Asti secco
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    Asti: wine, culture and bagna caoda

    The Asti Secco was recently presented to an audience of international journalists in Palazzo Gastaldi in Asti. It is the third wine to bear the name of this Piedmontese city, and certainly not the least. Almost everyone knows the Asti Spumante, one of the most drunk slightly sweet sparkling wines in the world. Also the dessert wine Moscato […] More

  • the ten commandments of the truffle
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    The Truffle's Ten Commandments

    When you enter the conference room of the Associazione della Stampa Estera, the foreign press association in Rome, the smell hits you. The room is permeated by the aroma of the tuber magnatum pico, or the truffle. In a glass bowl at the entrance are seventeen beautiful specimens of the white truffle of Alba […] More

  • Another viaduct comes down in Italy
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    Another viaduct comes down in Italy

    Poor maintenance, corruption or just poorly built? Immediately after the collapse of a viaduct at Fossano in the northern province of Cuneo, a major judicial investigation was launched. But the huge chunks of concrete at the exit road are not isolated. In the past three years, seven concrete structures have come down 'spontaneously' along all kinds of roads in Italy. Bee […] More

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