The Egyptian Museum of Turin

Last Saturday we went to visit the Egyptian Museum of Turin. It´s the second biggest in the world, after the biggest one that lays in Cairo. It has recently been renovated, and I must say it has become much more interesting to visit. Tour for kids I was quite curious if my son would like…

Christmas Market at the Castle of Stupinigi

Last Sunday afternoon I took my son to visit the big Christmas market at the castle of Stupinigi. We also went to see the museum inside. What a spectacular place!   This castle, that is on the UNESCO world heritage list since 1997, was one of many places where the royals could spend their free…

A biological vineyard in Monferrato

Yesterday we went to a small town called Canelli in the middle of the wine region of Monferrato. We did some wine tasting in a biological vineyard together with our friends. Marco is a friend of our friend Roberto. He is the fourth generation (or more) of wine producers in the family. The name of…

Riding on good old tracks!

Since I´m going to Sardinia tomorrow, I wanted to take a long ride with Soray before leaving. She still needs to slim down, and luckily Andrea came with me. We went to discover some good old tracks in the neighborhood. On the way towards our meeting point Soraya kind of freaked out. We were trotting…

Exploring the town of Saluzzo

As I told you before, yesterday I woke up in Saluzzo. I had finished my job as a Norwegian guide, and wanted to take a look at Saluzzo before going home. I also went to visit the castle of Manta, which is located further up the road.   I was awaken by the cows on…

Going to Barolo with a Norwegian group

Today I woke up in Saluzzo. Yesterday I went to Barolo and La Morra! I’ve seen some beautiful new towns thanks to a Norwegian group. It’s amazing that you can feel like a tourist  after almost 10 years in the same country!   This time I was actually the guide, even if it was the…

The medieval festival

Lanzo is a very cultural town, and today we went to the annual medieval festival. It’s made in the honour of Torcetti (typical biscuit), grissini (bread sticks) and the famous cheese Toma di Lanzo. In the afternoon we went to see the parade of people and horses dressed up in medieval costumes. I’m asking myself…

An unusual fruit

I was sitting there thinking about what to write about this rather normal day. In that moment I realized that I was doing something unusual: I was eating a rare fruit! The reason why I’ve got these weird fruits on my table, is a unique tree planted in the garden by the uncle of Luca….

Following forbidden tracks

One of the most beautiful sights in our nearest area is the lake in the middle of the asbestos mining area. I was supposed to bring my son to another beautiful lake in the mountain after his first day at school. But there were some scary clouds resting on top of exactly that mountain, so…

The Haflinger – my favourite horse breed

After I got the second Haflinger in my life, I’d like to tell you why this is my favourite breed! First of all they are really useful and strong horses. They arrive from the border between Italy and Austria. This means they are ready for walking to the top of high mountains, like the Alps….