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TERRA MADRE SALONE DEL GUSTO 2018, DISCOVERING  PIEDMONT

BIELLA

 

THE PEZZATA ROSSA COW, THE OROPA SANCTUARY, THE MEDIOEVAL FORTIFIED RICETTO AND THE NEBBIOLO WINE OF BIELLA VALLEY

 

PRESIDI SLOW FOOD  – ALTO ELVO  BUTTER  and  MACAGN CHEESE

ITINERARY CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH SLOW FOOD

THE BLACK MADONNA AND THE BUTTER OF ALTO ELVO

Leaving from Turin, meeting point at Salone del Gusto Piazza

 

Transfer to Oropa and guided visit of the Santuario di Oropa, the church of the Black Madonna, the most important Marian Sanctuary of Alps, surrounded by a unique and pristine scenery 1200 mt high, twenty minutes from Biella center.

 

The spiritual heart of the Sanctuary is the ancient Basilica: inside its chapel is guarded the statue of the black Madonna, crafted in cermon wood, and brought by Saint Eusebio from Palestine in the IV century a.C.

 

Guided tour of the sanctuary of Monastero Trappa di Sordevolo, where the raw milk butter of Alta Valle Elvo is produced, made only with the milk of pezzate rosse cows of Oropa, presidio Slow Food.

 

Guided butter tasting.

HISTORICAL  RICETTO AND   MACAGN CHEESE

Transfer to Candelo village and guided tour of its famous Ricetto, an original medieval fortified village built to protect the food stores of the ancient village

 

Visit of the Borgo where you will have the chance to see live the production of the best local slow food products: Erbaluce wine butter from alps and macagn cheese

 

Didactic Laboratory Slow Food and lunch in Ricetto with tasting menu including excellent presidium products

LESSONA WINE AND  NEBBIOLO SELLA WINE

Transfer to Lessona village and visit of the famous and historical Sella family estate

 

The lands of Lessona with its ancient sea sands gives fineness and delicacy to the wines cultivated in this small Piedmont region

This wine is obtained from the best grapes selected in the hills of Lessona.

 

Guided tour of the historical cellar and tasting of Nebbiolo and Lessona wines.

 

Dinner at the local trattoria based on a merenda sinoira with the best products of the valley.

 

Return to Turin in the evening

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