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Risotto con Gli Asparagi Bianchi – White Asparagus Risotto

Our spring season cycling and hiking tours in Italy coincide perfectly with Northeast Italy’s obsession with a favorite harbinger of spring – the prized white asparagus. From Bassano del Grappa and Cimadolmo in the Veneto, moving north to Zambana in … Continue reading

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Quaglie con Ciliegie – Quail with Cherries

May and June is cherry season in Italy, and during our cycling tours we’ve been spotting cherry trees laden with fruit from Trentino down throughout the Veneto. I’ve written earlier about the renowned cherries of Marostica, but what makes the … Continue reading

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Grappa – Italy’s Favorite Digestif

The most famous, and most popular, after dinner drink in Northeastern Italy is grappa. We introduce it in many ways to our guests on our walking tours and private cycling adventures – served as a digestivo, to aid in the … Continue reading

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Paarlbrot – Traditional Bread from the Venosta Valley

The first few days of our Bike the Wine Roads of Trentino-Alto Adige tour is spent in the lovely Val Venosta, or Vinschgau Valley. This is the upper part of the Adige river valley, running west to east from the … Continue reading

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Torta di Nocciole – Hazelnut Cake from Piedmont

Located in the northwest corner of Italy, and isolated from much of Europe by the mountains of the Alps is the region of Piedmont. The second largest region in Italy, with it’s capital of Turin/Torino, Piedmont’s position between the sea … Continue reading

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