Welcome to Canavese…
…borderland at the feet of the Alps of the Piedmont region, a natural gateway between the italian peninsula and Europe, millenary crossroads for armies, merchants, pilgrims tracing the routes of the Via Salaria and Via Francigena through the valleys of Mont Blanc and Graie Alps reaching Turin, the Capital of the Savoy Reign and the first italian Capital. Land of fairs and fascinating Celtic populations, then the land of Roman centurions up to the Middle Ages, when it becomes land of knights and Land of lakes, hills, forests, castles, protected by the Serra Morenica, one of the largest morainic hills in the world, also known as the amphitheater of the city of Ivrea.
Here the vineyards enjoy the sweetness of its microclimate and produce excellent and internationally reowned wines, such as the Carema Nebbiolo and the Caluso Erbaluce.
The cuisine of Canavese has definite flavors: cured meats and Alpine pasture cheeses, “Capònet” rolls, “Bagna Caòda”, “Ajucche” wild herbs soup served with bread… all this it’s just a “taste” of the typical Canavese Menu!
Contact me for your perfect guided tour in Canavese!
Food, Wine and Culture
If you are a wine lover, your curiosity demands new cuisine experiences and want to immerse yourself in inspiring landscapes with lakes, medieval fortresses with the imposing Alpine mountains and the iconic Moraic hills of Ivrea in the background, this tour is what you were looking for!
A 1 day tour with a private car and driver that touches the following experiences and highlights:
I will guide you through the Medieval city center of the city of Ivrea, with an introducing focus to The Historic Carnival and its Orange Battle Festival and the history of the leading Olivetti company and its production of iconic typewriting machines and first worldwide Personal Computers.
I will show you the beauties of the natural landscapes, the local vineyards and the Medieval Castles and Churches. I will introduce you to the local cuisine with brunch on a bistrot with breathtaking panoramic views or a local trattoria in the historic city center. You will discover the full bodied Nebbiolo red wines and the floral white Erbaluce wines on specially organized wine tastings in the local cellars.
The tour can start from Ivrea, Turin, Milan, Aosta and their surroundings upon request.
First Time in Ivrea
If it’s your first time in Ivrea, this is the perfect chance to get in touch with the city and its most genuine soul, from history and traditions to highlights and events.
My walking tour experience will be more like wandering through the most picturesque corners of the city while finding out frescoed crypts, Medieval cloisters and churches, a castle with trhee towers (but why only three…?) and learning about fierce Celtic warriors, popular uprisings and more…
I will introduce you to the local cuisine and the outstanding wine production of these lands.
Make out of your first time the best experience of Ivrea.
Ivrea – Olivetti Tour
Since the tech society Olivetti was based in Ivrea, the spirit of the city is intimately tied up to it. Olivetti was a worldwide company whose founders were great visionary innovators and, besides technology research which led to the invention of the first Personal Computer ever (!), Ivrea became a hive of pioneering ideas in many fields not closely related to the company itself, like Urban planning, architecture and
I will lead you to discover the major buildings realized by Olivetti in Ivrea, a Unesco World Heritage. I will tell you about young ground-breaking architects and famous designers attracted here by the charisma of Mr Adriano Olivetti and his model of a perfect symbiosis between the company, the people and the territory.