This is photos from my vacation in Italy May 2012. Most of the photos are from the Barolo region but you´ll also find many from the day trip to Lago Maggiore near the Swiss border.
This was the third time here and I must say that I really like this part of Italy. The people are warm and friendly and everyone is helpful even if I don´t speak a word Italian.
Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso, where the Po rises, and Monte Rosa. It borders with France, Switzerland and the Italian regions of Lombardy, Liguria, Aosta Valley and for a very small fragment with Emilia Romagna. The geography of Piedmont is 43.3% mountainous, along with extensive areas of hills (30.3%) and plains (26.4%). Piedmont is the second largest of Italy’s 20 regions, after Sicily.
We stayed at Fratelli Revellos agriturismo just below La Morra. Agriturismo is a great way of seeing the rural parts of Italy and I highly recommend this instead of staying at hotels.
Piedmont means great wine and food
You will of course find many great wine producers here. This is where they produce Barolo and Barbaresco. This is of course great wines, but you can also find interesting blends and I personally really like both the Barbera and Dolcettos wines that they produce here.
The food is excellent and on the rustic side. You can find many good restaurants and one of the things you always should do if you stay at an Agriturismo is to speak to the host or hostess just to hear which restaurants they recommend. Many times you´ll find small restaurants with great food, but most often you need to book in advance.
So don´t miss Piedmont if you ever visit Italy. I think you will enjoy it there.
Lake Kerkini is a good place to learn to know the charismatic Dalmatian Pelican. This colorful bird in breeding plumage is why I chose to go back to the lake over and over. They are real characters and hopefully you might get the opportunity to get to know some of them really closely if you join me there next year.
Kafue National Park 2017
Kafue National Park is one of the biggest protected wildlife areas in Africa. It is a National Park with a great diversity and one I really liked. I would like to explore more of this huge park in the future.
Mana Pools National Park 2017
Mana Pools wildlife greeted us in September 2017. We had many memorable encounters with some of the iconic animals you find inside this lovely National Park in northern Zimbabwe.
The Zambezi River 2017
The Zambezi is one of the finest and least spoiled rivers in the world. The basin has some of Africa's finest national parks, and many valuable species, ecosystems and wilderness areas survive outside these parks as well.