At the end of July 2017 I had the opportunity to visit Emilia Romagna on a family trip; for those who are unaware of the Italian regions, it is located in the North, about an hour from Milan.
Our main goal was to spend some time in nature, have a look at the local vineyards and experience regional food.
We had lunch at Ristorante Casabella, a place located in Ziano Piacentino and overlooking the vineyards; it turned out to be a very good choice and the food was simply amazing. Fried dumpling (“gnocco fritto”, which is a typical dish from the area), a plate of charcuterie and the local wine made up for a great lunch experience.
Then we went to explore the surroundings by car and got to see La Stoppa, which is a farmhouse in the town of Rivergaro (both Ziano and Rivergaro are located in the province of Piacenza). La Stoppa was founded more than a hundred years ago and the family behind it have been producing wine for 40 years; they often take part in wine fairs around Italy, have their own restaurant and they welcome visitors and clients by appointment, giving them the possibility to visit the vineyards and the cellar, taste and buy their wines.
I would have loved to attend a wine tasting, but unfortunately the place was closed on Saturday; nonetheless I got to take some photos among the vineyards and had a lovely time.
It’s been more than five years since this trip, so I plan to go back to experience a wine tasting at La Stoppa. I also would love to visit Grazzano Visconti, an Italian borgo located about ten minutes by car from Rivergaro.
Abercrombie & Fitch top, Stradivarius shorts, Louis Vuitton Randonnée backpack (a vintage Depop find), Anthropologie hat, Quay Australia sunglasses.
All pictures are my own.
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