Purple fields of Lavender, helichrysum, and biodynamically grown herbs are an unparalleled spectacle of June in Sale Langhe.
Piedmont and Lavender, did you know that they are closely connected?
For many years SlowDays has offered the lavender event. Here I describe the last year when we organized it:
We found ourselves in a magical place with perfect light, a fascinating history, and people involved and enraptured by what they had around them. Sale San Giovanni hosted us to enjoy the sunset and its scents!
These moments resulted from many small choices that took me time to line up and involved me in long phone calls and many sheets of notes. I had already experienced moments with the first edition in 2016, which had fascinated me even then.
In 2016 we arrived in the Lavender fields in broad daylight. It was a bit cloudy day, but I still understood how much the land wanted to tell us. In 2017 I tried to allow it to express itself at sunset, and the magic was accomplished! An explosion of colors and extraordinary energy enveloped all of us who participated in such beauty. The Prandi Arboretum is narrated by a guide who, by how much he knows, seems to have arrived from another planet and who takes us to distant years to that dreamer who, with his energy and vision, left us a treasure in a forest.
Piedmont Lavender: Scents and Colors
I am here writing these lines, and I can smell in my nose the scent of Lavender, in my eyes the yellow and purple color of the fields after the green of the trees, and in my ears the stories and experiences of those who live and work with love, and then in my heart the energy we all passed on.
These days repay with interest every minute spent organizing them. They are the fuel that drives me and pushes me to find new ways to go on vacation. New places to discover. Slow experiences to live, taste, touch, and smell.
Magical places in Piedmont, unique places in Italy. Let’s respect and love them; they will make us peaceful and fulfilled.
Why did we no longer organize this event? Because it had become … a little Slow. Unfortunately, so many, too many people on weekends, invade these beautiful places. So my advice is to organize your visit on any midweek day: you will be rewarded with priceless tranquility!
Here I will tell you some pictures of what we experienced.