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Hiking in the Langa Hills of Barolo with Elio Sabena

Elio Sabena is not A guide but rather, THE guide for hiking in the Langa Hills of Piedmont. He identified and maintains the trails, drew the maps, and placed the trail signs. On a cloudy summer morning with chance of rain, we set out from Novello to do a loop from there to Barolo, along […]


Ferdinando Principiano: A Natural Bond with the Land and the Past

“If you don’t know where you’ve been,” Ferdinando Principiano asks rhetorically, “how can you possibly know where you’re going?” His philosophy of life and of making wine is deeply rooted in his respect for the Langhe, its history and the community here. Ferdinando’s intense curiosity has led him to research nineteenth century letters written by […]