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Traci I.


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I am an American living in northern Italy. After successful international careers my husband and myself decided to hang it all up and become farmers in Piedmont, Italy. We cultivate 3 hectars of wine grapes - moscato and dolcetto and are restoring 2 farmhouses to be opened as an agriturismo in 2015. We moved to Italy permanently 5 years ago with our small daughter. After travelling througout the world, I can now call the "Langhe" region my home.

This area is one of the most genuine from it's people to the food and wine...nothing processed here. In fact you will not see a McDonalds for miles. Over the years I have discovered hidden treasures...gorgeous wine poured with love from the producers, cheese makers with their sheep, undiscovered trattorias, and truffle hunters who strike a hard bargain and views which slow your heart and make you take a deep breath.

I would enjoy organizing an itinerary based upon the seasonal produce, provide bookings for some of the best restuarants/trattorias, or mee... [More]

Reviews for Traci I.
Betsi B.

I visited Italy in May 2013 and Traci was an exceptional host. Each day we would travel to a new local town and eat delicious food and drink amazing wine. She knew so much about the culture, and could explain how each little town was different and similar. She speaks both English and Italian so she could do all of communicating wherever we went. The country was so beautiful and I can't wait to go back. I'm looking forward to staying at the new B&B.

Irmi F.

Dear Traci, We spent several wonderful days with you in San Stefano and would like to thank you for hosting us so warmly and welcoming. We very much appreciate the time you took in touring with us in the area and in guiding us to such unique and picturesque places. We never would have discovered them ourselves. An absolute highlight were the "hidden" restaurants usually only frequented by real Piemontes and serving only piemontese specialites in a fantastic and comfortable atmosphere. We further enjoyed our excursion to Savona on the Ligurian coast and the fabulous lunch at a trattoria where only "locals" eat. We felt very cozy at your house and enjoyed the fresh food and the delicious homemade meals. Thank you once again for your efforts. You are an awesome host!!! Irmi, Christopher & Paul

Binny J.

Dear Traci, thank you so much for showing us the hidden gems of Piemonte. Your knowledge of the region is impeccable - whether it is on finding the perfect restaurant with the perfect view or to take back some of the best Grappa and wine bottles. That's not all, I think what really makes our visits so special each time is the warmth and affection you and your family share with us. We cannot wait for you to open your place so that we can come back and stay and enjoy the breathtaking view and hospitality.