Wonderful hosts and food at the Cottino farmhouse!

Last Saturday I arranged a trekking to Cottino farmhouse near Rocca. We were 6 riders from Balangero, Mathi, Benne and Cafasse that wanted to share an unforgettable lunch. The weather was just perfect, but the roads were covered with ice some places. In this case we all had to make the horses walk slowly, and…

The marvelous Lago d’Orta

Just a fast look back into 2018 about one of my resent travels in Piedmont: lago d’orta in the region of Verbania. It was one of those warm days in November and it felt almost like summer time! But the tourists had left and the streets were empty. Inside the elegant restaurant where we had…

How I got knocked out by the flu!

This is the period of the year when everybody get sick! All the members of my family have been sick, and I´m the last one trying to cope with a terrible flu… After more than a week of pain in the body, a soar throat, lack of voice and headache I could not resist any…

Some Christmas magic in Lanzo…

The first Saturday of December you’ll find this beautiful Christmas market in the little town of Lanzo. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time to visit, since my son had to reach a birthday party. But he did get time for a short ride on a donkey! There were 5 lovely donkeys  in service for the…

A challenging trip to the sanctuary of St. Ignazio!

Last Saturday me and my friends organized a trip on horseback to the sanctuary of St. Ignazio over Lanzo. I brought Soraya from Mathi to Lanzo by car, and I’m almost getting used to handle the horse trailer by now. But parking it in our garden was a bit difficult and I had to let…

Cioccolatò 2018 in Torino and truffle season!

Cioccolatò 2018 is an annual chocolate festival that takes place in the center of Turin during autumn time. I am a bit late writing about it, but I just want to share my experience about chocolate and truffles this year. We passed by the chocolate festival a late Sunday afternoon. It was cold and rainy,…

Taking the “Equestrian tourism tour leader certificate”

During the last two weekends I´ve been really busy taking the “Equestrian tourism tour leader certificate” given by the association A.C.E   It´s been a great and educational experiense and I even got used to stay out all day in  the cold weather! We spent a lot of time in the riding ground of the…

Autumn colours and a heavy rainfall

The latest two weeks we´ve had a lot of rain. Even a syclone went through the valley of Lanzo a bit more than a week ago! Luckily the horses were inside the stable while the heavy wind passed through. I was actually going for a walk in town with my dog, when I heared the…

Winetasting with the Norwegian group in Monferrato

During the Erasmus+ period we went twice to Monferrato to taste some of the world`s greatest wine. Me and my colleague Roberto had some fantastic days and adventures with this funny group. We went to visit several vineyards but also an UNESCO heritage site, where we visited some underground cathedrals. This vineyard is called Cascina…

Erasmus+ in Turin

Some weeks ago I received 6 apprentices for two weeks in Turin. They were both chefs and waiters that came from Norway to learn about Italian food and culture. The Erasmus+ project made this possible. Me and my colleague Roberto had some fantastic days and adventures with this funny group of young people. We discovered the…