Tall Travel Style Piedmont

Tall Travel Style – Piedmont Italy (Take 2)

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 WoreMavi 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.

Outfit from Pretty Tall Netherlands

Enjoying the views in Barbaresco

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.

Views of the Alps from Barbaresco

Snow capped Alps in Piedmont

Alps!

Alpine views Piedmont

River, rooftops, vineyards, Alps!

View of the Alps from Piedmont

Piedmont Alpine Views

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!

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Yes! The view out the window is 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!

Cantina Glicine Cellar in Nieve Piedmont

Cellar dating back to the 1500s!

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

What I Wore: Button-up mixed print maxi from Long Tall Sally and Paul Green Sandals 
Why I Wore It: Because it was warm enough to wear a dress and sandals for the first time this year! Huzzah!

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!

Tall Travel Style Piedmont

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?

La Morra Piedmont

Vibrant flowers in La Morra

La Morra Piedmont

Charming La Morra!

Barolo Piedmont

Quaint streets of Barolo

Barolo Piedmont

Roses in the street – Barolo

Barolo village Piedmont

Quaint streets of Barolo

View from La Morra

Views from La Morra

Piemdont

A peak of vineyards between the buildings

Activity: Dinner in the Vineyards at Locanda del Pilone

What I Wore: MARGE Clothing silk Anni blouse, graphic skirt from Loft, Tiffany & Co pearls, Tory Burch flats
Why I Wore It: I felt super chic yet still comfortable in this outfit!

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!

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Ready for dinner in the vineyards in my MARGE ANNI blouse

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Cheers to tall travel style!

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.

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Dramatic skies over the Piedmont vineyards

Piedmont vineyard views

Couldn’t resist one more peek at the Alps

Sunset over Piedmont vineyards

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!

Your turn…

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?

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8 Comments

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes June 18, 2016 at 12:50 am

    What a beautiful region. I’ve been to Northern Italy but never to Piedmont. How great that you got so lucky with the weather!

    You brought the perfect outfits! Great looks! I especially like the MARGE ANNI blouse with the skirt – such a chic outfit!

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures June 19, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks Andrea! We really did luck out with the weather which can be quite unpredictable in May. I love the blouse and skirt combo too. It’s definitely one of my new dressy stand-bys!

  • Reply Paula Moreshead June 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    You look so good when you travel! And, I just love seeing the beauty you enjoyed while on this much cooler trip to Italy:)

    Paula

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures June 19, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks Paula! I was SO thankful for the cooler weather this time. 🙂

  • Reply karen June 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Looks amazing! I have seen a lot of Northern Italy, but never this region, so really need to go! Plus husband’s favorite wine is Barolo, so there’s no excuse not to go really… 🙂

    Great pics too, love the outfits! 🙂 xx

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures June 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      I remember you saying you wanted to revisit Piedmont, and I really hope you get to go to this area Karen. Your husband will be in heaven doing Barolo tastings!

  • Reply Lauren June 20, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Wow Beth these photos are incredible and it looks like you were so fortunate to have amazing weather while you were there. I love the LTS maxi dress and can see why it’s a great piece for traveling. You look so chic as well in your MARGE blouse and graphic skirt, they pair perfectly together.

    XX,
    Lauren

    • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures June 29, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Thanks a bunch Lauren! We really did luck out with the weather!

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