For the past several months, the husband and I have been planning a grand European adventure for our goods friends from the U.S. We loved Piedmont Italy SO much last year that we made that our first stop. While I didn’t get photos of ALL of my outfits because I was more focused on enjoying quality time with our friends, I did manage to snap a few outfit photos. Read on to see my tall travel style and, of course, some travel photos as well.
Activity: Private wine and food tour in Piedmont with the fabulous Anna from Italianna
What I Wore: Mavi white jeans and palm print tunic from Dutch tall shop Pretty Tall
Why I Wore It: I wanted to be comfy and chic for a gloriously long day of exploring the Piedmont wine region
On our first full day in Piedmont, we embarked on a private tour region with our fearless and fun guide Anna of Italianna. Anna showed us around last year as well and we were excited to see her again! If you ever need someone to show you around this area, I cannot recommend Anna enough. Since she only offers private tours, you can work with her to customize your day based on your interests.
If you remember my write-up on last year’s trip, you know that it was SO SO miserably hot that I almost keeled over from heat stroke. This year’s weather could not have been more different and perfect. A big storm the day before resulted in a crystal clear day allowing us the most fairytale views of the snow-capped Alps. All of the locals were saying they only get days this clear maybe 5 times per year. I thought to myself “Yeah, yeah…they’re probably just saying that.” It seemed to be true since the next day was also sunny but visibility was not nearly as good.
In addition to gawking at the Alps, we of course visited several winemakers, ate a delicious lunch and wandered around some of the small villages in the area.
The view out the window at Ceretto’s tasting room may look fake but I assure you it’s real!
I really enjoyed visiting the small producer Cantina del Glicine in Nieve and exploring its cellar dating back to the 1500s! There were even little mushrooms thingies growing on the wall!
We ended the day visiting our favorite winemaker from last year – Alberto Voerizio. I don’t have any good pics from our visit because we were too busy chatting with him, trying his wines and checking out his new space (which is a bit bigger than the garage- type space he was in last year). Check out last’s years write-up for more info on him and his amazing wines if you’re interested.
Activity: Toodling around the villages of La Morra and Barolo
It’s no secret that this maxi dress is basically my warm weather uniform. Words cannot express my glee over being able to wear a dress with sandals (and NO jacket) for the first time this year!
Does this photo look familiar? I took the same photo in the exact same dress standing in the exact same place last year when we were at Locanda del Pilone for dinner. This year, we not only had dinner there but also had the pleasure of staying there. Talk about paradise in the vineyards!
Here is a smattering of photos from our wanderings around the small villages of La Morra and Barolo. Can you tell I was slightly obsessed with all of the pretty flowers?
Activity: Dinner in the Vineyards at Locanda del Pilone
The convenience of walking from your room to an amazing restaurant downstairs is just one of the perks of staying at Locanda del Pilone. Another huge perk is the peace and quiet of being out in the middle of the vineyards. The sweeping vineyard views aren’t too shabby either!
Dinner was wonderful and if you want to see some food pics, check out last year’s post. I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite photos from around Locanda del Pilone.
Overall, it was a sublime could of days in Italy. You really cannot beat the stunning countryside and quaint, relaxed vibe of the villages in this area!
Have you eve visited Northern Italy? Has you weather warmed up enough for you to be able to wear dresses and sandals? Do you prefer small, sleepy villages or big cities?