Proposals in the agri-food sector

For those in search of the best “made in Italy”, Piedmont and neighboring regions are the perfect choice in terms of food and wine. Piedmont is in fact characterized not only by the presence of fascinating mountains and lakes, and by elegant cities, but it is also a “greedy” region. Turin, in addition to being the first capital of Italy and home to numerous Savoy residences, has invented some of the most famous rituals and delights: from chocolate to breadsticks, to aperitifs… Not far from Turin you will also find the lands of the first wines order and white truffle: the Langhe and the Monferrato, part of the Unesco heritage and home of the Slow Food movement. Going towards the sea, discover the picturesque Ligurian villages with their olive groves and their superb product, appreciated all over the world; going towards Milan, you will then find the main area of ​​rice cultivation, and the places of origin of gorgonzola.

Possibility of visit

  1. Visit to farms or organic establishments for processing fruit, vegetables and milk, visit local producers of cheese, rice, olive oil, chocolate and sweets
  2. Visit to local wineries or wine producers and regional wine museums
  3. During the suitable period it is possible to participate in a “truffle hunt” (October-November for the white truffle, July-August for the black truffle)
  4. Visit to the Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences and the Department of Biotechnology of the University of Turin, with presentation of research activities
  5. Visit to the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, the first university in the world dedicated to food, created in 2004 by a Slow Food project with public and private partners
  6. Visit to the Environment Park of Turin, a scientific-technological park for the environment, a center of innovation in the field of green architecture, energy sources and local production
  7. Meeting with the “Italian Rural Association“, member of the European coordination of “Via Campesina”, an international social movement of small-medium producers

Delights to Discover

Extra virgin olive oil

Wines (Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera …)

Cheeses (Gorgonzola, Castelmagno …)

Black and white truffle

Rice and risotto

Hazelnuts

Chocolate

Desserts (Panettone, candies, chocolate desserts …)

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