Posts

Our Italian Life - potatoes & celebrations

So much has been happening here in Val Pellice these last few weeks, our Italian Life has been interesting to say the least. Of course we've had the big Fair in the village held to celebrate the animals going up to the high pasture for summer.…
, ,

Completly Clueless - living like a local in Piedmont

  It starts with the locals, with their quality of life, their ability to be happy and their respect for the land they live in. Then the tourists will find a way!" - Carlo Petrini ~ Slow Food Since moving to our Valley in Piedmont we've been…
original bread oven

Courtyard Work - removing the original bread oven

Entering the large double wooden gates to the the lower courtyard the first thing you see is the original bread oven. Dating to 1916 (the date carved in the rock oven door) and with a large area underneath used for the pigs we are told. Sadly…
living italy
, ,

Living Italy - a day at the fair

What a difference a year can make, now the faces smiling out of the crowd are friends, people I am slowly coming to know. We came to the fair in our village last year and I felt like a tourist, with no real understanding of the lifestyle, heritage…
italian journey

Italian Journey - circles of connection

Italian Journey We care about the journey, the stories and the meaning they can create in our lives. I’m sitting in a stunning spot at Forterocca with a view of the alps , church and village trying to write 'the book', when two trucks…

Our Italian Life - minus the internet

Creating our simple life minus the internet in Piedmont Italy