We will take you West, to Piedmont – an area famous for its many traditional dishes and also events, such as the Truffle Fair in Alba, and exquisite wines – Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto and Roero Arneis to name but a few. Originating from Le Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, is the symbol of the local specialities: ‘Bagna Cauda’ is unforgettable, a triumph of a strong combination of flavours – garlic, anchovies and olive oil. This dish, traditionally associated with harvest-time, should not be tackled lightly! Places of cultural significance in the area include those inscribed on Unesco's list of World Heritage Sites – both the Sabaude Residences and the nine Sacred Mounts of Lombardy and Piedmont, groups of chapels and other 16th and 17th century edifices containing important artistic remains and originally dedicated to different aspects of the Christian faith.
More trips from Exploring Taste's Calendar:
> Mondovì, gem of the Langhe: food and wine, art and nature, and a bit of adventure
> Vogogna: beole country