We are a young farm deeply-rooted in the Langhe hilly environment.

We warmly invite you to find our refined specialities.

The great journeyClaudia's story

Born citizen, with a natural lively imagination, I have ever been fascinated by the country life and by the tales of the good old days. At the age of thirty-one, from the centre of Rome I came to the territory of Langa, sublime and enchanting in its play on hills and colours that change depending on the seasons like impressionist pictures. With my husband, top quality Piemontese,we bought in Monforte d’Alba the farmstead now called Il Picchiavento: a complicated plan full of dreams, expectations and poetry.
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I felt the wish to leave town life, to change and to feel free in testing myself. After a few years and many attempts, I learnt the Langa Piedmontese dialect (really I still need to study a lot!); often and repeatedly I clashed with the hardness of the deep-rooted rural habits up to realize that this hardness is necessary!

 

And here we are!
And here we are! A starting point and an always new point of departure! A new story to tell and share for each little seed or bulb planted.

Saffron

At "Il Picchiavento" you are at home! I will realize if you will insist on asking for saffron powder, but you shall absolutely taste our saffron in stigmas!

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Lavender

If you really believe that lavender is the same everywhere, so I'll invite you to plunge in our extraordinary violet sea!

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Officinal herbs

If you love herbs, I'll be glad to narrate you the benefits they can offer.

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You will choose if to take away a bit of our work, either you are professional chefs or keen in cookery or still only to test yourselves with a little aromatic plant on your balcony.

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