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    Our trip to Santo Stefano Belbo in the Piedmonte region of Italy not far from Alba (Nutella) and home of Barolo, Asti and Barbaresco wine.


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    And a few pictures of our friends house which they have lovingly restored over the last 15 years using local material and tradesmen.

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    Looks beautiful. I'm going to have to get over there at some point
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    Very beautiful country especially if you keep away from the tourist hotspots. Food and wine is so much cheaper. We were paying 8 euros for a three course meal and on our last night we had amazing pizza at 3 Euros each.
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    A few more pics.

    My friends vineyard, he contributes grapes to the local cooperative. 1000Kg this year

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    In the town below his house (Santo Stefano Belbo) the market sells a wide variety of fresh fruit, veg, meat and fish, and Tractors!

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    We stayed a week with my friend who also runs two self catering luxury apartments at his house.

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    The view from his patio is a bit better than mine!
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    Great pic, thanks for sharing. I’m off to Amalfi coast soon for a wedding.
    Will be lovely but too many tourist for my liking.

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    Looks lovely!
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    Moved, a tour of Pathos, Opera, Sonus Faber would belong in blank canvas but not holiday snaps.
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    Moved again to where it *actually* should be!

    Great pics, Jim. Looks typically of that region of Italy, which I've only really passed through before. Love the vineyard in particular. Did you sample any of his wine?

    Hope you had a great time.... No foodie pics, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Very beautiful country especially if you keep away from the tourist hotspots. Food and wine is so much cheaper. We were paying 8 euros for a three course meal and on our last night we had amazing pizza at 3 Euros each.
    Yet you didn't take any pics of the scran?

    Food and wine is much cheaper in most parts of Europe, as it's seen as essentials and what folks spend most money on, unlike here... 'Luxury goods', electrical stuff, cars, etc, are generally much more expensive there than in the UK, as that's what folks here spend most of their money on!

    Live to eat, not eat to live is the European way......

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