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…

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…

An unexpected problem

Yesterday I went up the hill to finally clean the old mule track that combine our valley with the valley of the restaurant Della Valle. I went there with my friend, my little son and Dakota. We had a lot of motorized equipment, like a chainsaw and edge cutter. That was the reason we got into trouble! The neighbour…

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…

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…

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….

Bussana Vecchia – from Earthquake struck Town to Artistic Paradise

While I lived by the sea, I went back to one of my favourite places in the hills. The very small town Bussana Vecchia. In 1887 a violent earthquake struck the hinterland and only ruins were left. Some time after several artists started to make the town alive, and today you´ll find many interesting artistic…

Visiting “la Mandria” by train

While sitting on the balcony in Bordighera, I started to think back to a special place with a special story… of course linked to horse riding! Earlier this spring me and my family decided to support FARO, an organization that helps sick people. They arranged a family day in the famous park La Mandria, and…

Exploring my own town

If you live in a town for a long time, you’ll be suprised to see that there are always more to discover! Especially if you get visits of people that see your town for the first time. That just happened to me… A Norwegian lady came to visit me and we ended up talking to…

A strange visit at “una piola” in Turin!

Sometimes things just don’t exactly go as you planned… Friday night I was going to Turin to pick up my husband that has been travelling for work. I had put on some new summer clothes and I was ready for a cool night out on town! Only us…   No parking We decided to go…