Italy's northwestern region, Piedmont is famous for its variety of Barbaresco and Barolo red wines, which are mainly made from the local grape variety, Nebbiolo.
Barolo wine, which is dubbed the King of Wines because of its previous link with the prestigious Royal Savoy family, can be sampled in Piedmont's Langhe and Roero areas. The Piedmont region is also famous for white wines like Timorasso and Arneis, which are made from two local grape varieties, Timorasso and Arneis respectively.
When it comes to food, cheeses and truffles especially white ones are must-haves during a trip to the region. To sample various delicious cheeses, truffles and varieties of Barbaresco and Barolo red wines, take a trip to the thirteenth century Castello di Grinzane, which is located in Grinzane Cavour. To buy the famous white truffle variety, tartufo bianco, visit Alba, the world's white truffle capital.
A good place to stay, enjoy different varieties of Arneis and Barolo wines and food and take in the breathtaking view of the surrounding Langhe and Roero hills. Before you leave Piedmont, don't forget to sample local Piemontese cuisine and try any the delicious pasta dishes with white truffle together with a local wine of your choice.