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A Queen In The Kitchen – Estate Italiana: Orta-San Giulio

The medieval village of Orta and the enchanting San Giulio Island are a spectacular spots in the Piedmont region.

Watch the new episode of A Queen In the Kitchen-Estate Italiana featuring the jewel of Lake Orta and learn what to see and where to eat while visiting  the Verbano Cusio Ossola province.

Twenty minutes driving south from Orta-San Giulio stop by at Cantine del Castello Conti for a tour of their vineyards or to taste their precious Boca wine, the typical red wine from Novara Hills. The winery is nestled inside a real castle built by Mr Ermanno Conti in the ’60s.

Buona Estate!


The medieval village of Orta overlooking the San Giulio Island.


The beautiful Church of Santa Maria Assunta.


Lighting up a candle in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.


Piazza Motta with its frescos, cafes and shops.


Handmade soap shop in Piazza Motta.


Breathtaking view of San Giulio Island from the imbarcadero.


Dining “al fresco” at Ristoro San Giulio, on the San Giulio Island.


Sipping Boca wine at Cantine del castello Conti with the beautiful owners Mariuccia, Paola and Elena Conti.


Ale Gambini (Host, Author, Editor)

Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Executive Producer, Original Music, Video Maker, Photo).

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“Peace Goes Into…

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“Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.”

Pablo Neruda

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Love My Logo!!!


Do you like my logo? Actually I’m in love with it.

This “work of Art” has been created by the talented Artist Shihomi Patane’; her refined sensibility as an artist has perfectly captured the essence of me and my blog. I love every single details, the beautiful colors, the simplicity of the design. I always thought that art and food have a strong artistic bond and this drawing is the proof.

I’d love to hear from my readers what do they think about my logo, so please feel free to leave personal thoughts and comments.

Have a wonderful week end!!!

“There are only…

“There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry.”
Julia Child

“Since the time…

“Since the time of Persian Empire, Iranians have considered the preparation of food to be an art capable of providing both physical and emotional fulfillment.”
Krystina Castella

“A great many t…

“A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake.”
Leigh Standley

François de La Rochefoucauld

François de La Rochefoucauld