Picnic in the Langhe

How beautiful is spring in the Langhe!

If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t worry…you have until June 21, the last official day of spring. And then, after spring, we will have summer, which will bring us many fruits, including grapes.

After winter, we all need to enjoy some nature and fresh air. We at SlowDays thought that a picnic was the best combination of nature, the outdoors, food, wine, and lightheartedness.

In short, the Langhe Picnic experience will be as popular as last year, and we will be delighted to help you organize your relaxing day in the Langhe.

Do you know what picnic means?

Picnic comes from the French word pique-nique (pique as in “to spill” + unique as in “snack”). By breeze today, we mean a frugal snack or lunch in the open country or otherwise in the fresh air in a place far from civilization.

Please do not confuse a picnic with the sandwich we take to the mountains or the packed lunch we bring to the beach. The breeze is almost a ritual to enjoy a day outdoors accompanied by good food and maybe even a sip of good wine.

Picnics in the Langhe certainly cannot be missed: cheeses with or without cugnà, cured meats, fresh vegetables, Piedmontese appetizers, hand-ironed breadsticks, a good glass of wine, and homemade desserts.

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Picnic in the vineyard in the Langhe…and surroundings

A picnic in the vineyards with two different ways to enjoy it: on foot and by bike. A novelty in the Langhe!

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Easter recipes in Piedmont (suitable for a picnic in the Langhe!).

With the arrival of Easter, there will undoubtedly be no shortage of food from Piedmont’s Easter traditions, such as omelets, torta pasqualina, anchovies or tomini with bagnet verde, and salame del papa.

Salame del papa is the typical chocolate salami made all over Italy. Still, in Piedmont, it is called this and is unique because its recipe calls for the use of IGP Langhe tonda e gentile hazelnut and gianduja.

Omelette with spinach

PICNIC off-road

Our E-bike Tours in the Langhe are designed to help you discover scenic spots, ciabots amidst UNESCO heritage vineyards and local producers dedicated to the traditions of our area.

There are many points where you can make a refreshment or relaxation stop; we at SlowDays can recommend some of them where you can have a real picnic in peace while enjoying the landscape.

The Picnics in the Langhe, designed by SlowDays, would like you to breathe the air of freedom and carefreeness in places where you will be disturbed only by the song of the birds and the sound of the wind in the trees.

So imagine an E-bike Tour with a picnic at one of our suggested spots.


  • Cappella di S. Pietro delle Viole is located between Barolo and La Morra, and from here, you will enjoy a 360-degree view of the Langhe
  • The belvedere of Verduno is a large meadow in the center of the village, where you can relax in the shade of the plants or appreciate the view over the Langhe.
  • Neive is among the most beautiful villages in Italy and has several viewpoints where you can relax, choosing between the vineyards, the town, or the open countryside.


  • Between Alba and the Alta Langa, a stop on the Romantic Road of the Langhe and Roero in Trezzo Tinella offers a view of the Langhe from a different vantage point than the usual viewpoints because it is higher up.
  • In Murazzano, you will notice the tower in the main square. In the tower garden, you can have your picnic in complete tranquility
  • Also, Camerana has a beautiful tower with a garden that can be reached either on foot or by car from the square of the small village.


  • Roero is also known for the vastness of its forests. One of these is the Castagna Granda. The path to reach it starts from the center of Monteu Roero. You will know you have arrived when you see a specimen chestnut tree over 400 years old with a circumference of 10 mt!
  • A prevalent view is the one in Magliano Alfieri. It is a panoramic terrace overlooking the little village, and then on the right, you can see the Roero, and on the left, the Langhe with the Tanaro river in the middle.
  • You can walk around the lotus pond in Vezza d’Alba and then relax in a meadow in the shade of a plant while looking at the vineyards around you.
lotus flower lake

After the Picnic you can then stop at a winery, why not?

You will then taste some excellent wine produced in the vineyards where you relax during your Picnic in the Langhe.

“The picnics of yesteryear.”

In Piedmont, at Easter time, there has always been an extraordinary tradition, that of Cante j’euv i.e., “singing eggs.” Have you heard of it before? Cante j’euv is a traditional Lenten festival that combines singing, folklore, and theater. The main characters are country gentlemen who, carrying a beautiful dark cloak, an accordion, and other instruments, travel to the various farmsteads in their village to ask for eggs. Why eggs? Because they were a symbol of fertility and a good omen of agricultural productivity. Of course, it was also an opportunity to eat and drink together, sing, and play a lot of traditional Piedmontese music. It is, therefore, a kind of “picnic of yesteryear” in which the main ingredients were anchovies, cheese, cold cuts, bread, and eggs. All elements that are still used in our Piedmontese aperitifs and appetizers.

For those who get by with the Piedmontese dialect, I leave you with the signature song of this event. And for all those who love picnics? I leave you with an invitation to visit the Langhe! With SlowDays because that way, you can savor them more 🙂

I share a couple of pictures of an exceptional picnic. A Japanese company wanted to reward its employees with a holiday in Piedmont. SlowDays organised an extraordinary picnic. With great food, happy drinks, music and dancing!

A do-it-yourself picnic in the Langhe or something organized?

Spending time outdoors with friends and family, enjoying nature and the first rays of sunshine! But sometimes it can happen that the weather is acting up or some mishaps can ruin the day! Organizing a picnic is always a friendly, engaging activity that, after winter, we always feel like doing.

Meanwhile, the preparations. If you don’t want to make the usual sandwiches, you must do your shopping, cooking, and ingenuity with savory pies, salads to be eaten cold, unfailing omelets, cold cuts, and cold cuts cheeses. A dessert will be needed; don’t forget a few good bottles. You will need a portable refrigerator. Next, the “location.”

An excellent, well-thought-out location with a large lawn and maybe some stone tables? But, once you arrive, it may happen that many others have had the same idea as you! And so goodbye, peace of mind.

Every once in a while, you’d like to choose relaxation. Take away the organization and thought of so many chores?

Then you might choose an organized option, such as a picnic at a farm or winery. Find a ready-made basket with a tablecloth and a prepared, shady spot to enjoy the day in complete relaxation.

This way, you avoid problems arising during a picnic and enjoy a fun day with your family or friends. Besides, what could be better than a picnic near a farm or winery, where you can taste local products and admire the beauty of the Langhe?

In conclusion, organizing a picnic is a great experience, but if you choose a managed solution from time to time, you will allow everyone in the group to relax similarly!

Try picnics in various forms, and then tell us about your experience.


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