Alba, the truffle aroma and Nutella in the air. I only say that I would move there tomorrow if I could. Town from the right measures. Endorsable walk, very clean, well-groomed, polite and nice people to the point of stop immediately as you approach the crosswalk. We were not even in Switzerland. Shops are the envy of Via Monte Napoleone in Milan and the air smells of chocolate. Yes, you read right, just a chocolate aroma.
Weekend in Alba between truffle streets
In an area where Miroglio and Ferrero are the masters it is virtually impossible not to dress well and eat delicacies.
Truffles and Moscato apart unforgettable dinner at Osteria Dreamers with typical and braised dishes that melted in the mouth. I’ve never been so good in any Italian place, I must admit. Probably is very close to my mindset and my lifestyle but oddly I suffered having to come away from a place. And so far this feeling it just happened with Paris.
When I first arrived I have dedicated myself to wander around the city in peace and quiet and I could not walk with your nose to take in every building and every corner.
I treated myself to a break at Caffè Vergnano, a cozy little place that uses the machinery of the past and pampers you with homemade treats an orgasmic goodness (can you say it?). I recommend you spend and enjoy their coffee, it was a moment of immense pleasure.
To this day I wore a coat and white sweater Ralph Lauren, blacks skinny pants H&M, black ankle boots Sheen and shopper bag Michael Kors. A practical look despite heels (makeup plateau! Because sometimes I use them too! ;P) that allowed me to be nice until evening for the event wine tasting around the streets of downtown.
Weekend in Alba, 2nd day
The next day I enjoyed the Saturday morning market which extends throughout the center and it is really great, the envy to Frôté dei Marmi so to speak, and then I visited the various churches in the city and I was enchanted by the Duomo. Its beauty is indescribable, left me open-mouthed throughout the visit. From the outside it does not perceive the majesty and grandeur of the interior so not expecting who knows what the surprise turns into real magic. There is nothing to do, the Italian architectures other countries if the dream and we are the Obtuse not know how to exploit to 360 ° as they deserve.
Another thing I really liked was the bench giant Chris Bangle, an American architect who came on holiday in the Langhe it is so in love that you have the bright idea to erect 8, in various colors, scattered at strategic points of view that it is up to us to try and achieve. A Vezza d’Alba is the white one closer to the Torion. A unique and the sunset of a romance that make sickly sweet also signed Snobber and leave me a short message in the guestbook notebook, present in the mailbox right next to the bench, to allow everyone to leave a memory after their visit.
Weekend in Alba, Day 3
Finally the last day I made light of every possible unimaginable delicacy to take home for me, friends and family and I went to the international exhibition of white truffle of Alba. Where, in addition to truffles, you can find countless other local products and I noticed with great joy because they were organic and all-natural. Finally there is just a search and a request to alternative agriculture, healthy without the use of various poisons. I think it is important to begin selecting and knowing what to eat. We owe it to ourselves and to our personal health before anything else.
To end my mini vacation was wearing a vest and oversized white shirt Mango, G-Star skinny jeans, rock boots Patti di Luna and clutch bag Orciani.
Unfortunately my weekend had to end but do not rule out returning early in the Langhe and who knows, maybe next year you might find me as a seeker of truffles and you could present all these good things. Meanwhile I begin to train my dogs with small truffles that I bought before slicing the noodles. Enjoy your meal! :*