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Mangialonga overview of the Tortona hills

Pozzol Groppo Alessandria, Italy

This beautiful walk you will discover the ridge of the castle of Pozzol Groppo, in the Tortona hills. Placed in the center of four different regions: Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Liguria, the latter are historically a crossroads of great commercial traffic and mutual influence between different regions and cultures. Our location combines interesting historical aspects related to Brand Obertenga and the Malaspina castle (now a private residence) to the magnificent natural landscape of hills on the border between the valley and the valley Curone Staffora, alternating fields, vineyards and orchards, oak woods and chestnut and from which on a clear day the view sweeps up to the mountain peaks. The area is also a true concentrate of small farms with agricultural and food products of high quality. First stop "in barrel veritas": drinks in the company of Paul owner of Cascina I Carpini for a very special wine tasting in conjunction with Montebore and salami territory Leave the car in the vicinity of the park of the castle of Pozzol Groppo, with a distance of about half an 'Now, you go down to the hamlet of San Lorenzo in the company of our guides who will illustrate the main points of interest in the area. A visit San Lorenzo "I Carpini," winery located in a charming stone cottage immmerso its vineyards at the foot of the Castle of Pozzol Groppo. This wine stands out for having the best wine-growing tradition of quality the cornerstone for a new and modern interpretation of the wine made from naturally grown local native variety show in full compliance with the ecosystem. After the visit to the vineyards, Paul will lead us in an unprecedented tour of his cellar, during which asseggeremo wines at various stages of aging, taking them directly from the barrels! This will teach us to recognize and appreciate the effects of time and the wood on the drink of the gods. All this in combination with the territory and to Montebore meats, tasty cheese Curone. Second stage "Everything started from yeast" in the laboratory of Mark, poet cheese and not just leaving I Carpini will begin Advent stunning views over the valley towards Staffora Ca 'd'Andrino, another hamlet of Pozzol Groppo, that we will reach after about half an 'hour of walking. Here we will meet Marco Bernini, rather than a dairy producer, a true artist, and not just cheese. Blame the yeast with which you can tell has had years ago a real thunderbolt. Manufacturer of craft beers for hobby, Marco understands that with the yeast you can do much more. Then left the world of advertising photography, this cute producer pours his artistic talent in the invention of cheese not only from cow's milk and goat's milk, but also dairy plant rice, coconut and soy. It also produces great beer gel, fruit and wine that accompanies his bread and his cheese. Do not expect flavors or combinations already enjoyed. Here nothing is obvious. And for once, we can also make happy all our friends who are lactose intolerant ..... Third step "Dulcis in fundo ..." bees and honey Claudia farm house Tui Leave the poet of cheeses, front the breathtaking view of the castle of Pozzolgroppo, within a few minutes we will meet once again something poetic. It 'a place, but soprattutta a trade, what the beekeeper. We are at Tui House where Claudia has a beautiful renovated stone farmhouse in Piedmont style belonging to generations of his family to make it a farmhouse restaurant and especially the seat of his laboratory for the production of honey. His collaborators, bees, reside in part around the farm, in part, is chasing the presence of seasonal flowers. Claudia will introduce us into his fascinating world, showing all stages of product processing and organizing a very special taste to the end of the tour. Meeting at 9:45 in Godiasco (PV) Piazza della Fiera. The group will travel by car along the rails to the starting point of the walk. Given the need to specially prepare the fresh product (we're talking clearly cheese) reservations are required, possibly by Thursday, Oct. 9. Who wants to taste cheeses made from vegetable fray strictly communicate since Wednesday, October 8.

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il 12 October 2014


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Getting there

... by train
A7 motorway from Milan or Genoa, Casei Gerola exit, follow signs for A21 to Piacenza Varzi or Torino, Voghera exit, follow signs to Varzi



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