I'm maria bellingeri

Maria Bellingeri
Personal Tourist Assistant

As well as a degree in cultural heritage conservation , with a specialization in the art of the Piedmontese Renaissance , I also have a master's in event organization . I worked in the communication and promotion field for many years, first for the Turin International Book Fair and then the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo. My work has always been deeply rooted in the local area, and after living abroad and having two children I decided the time was right to start a new project. I live in Bra, the birthplace of Slow Food , and drawing on my wide-ranging experiences I am now offering my services as a Personal Tourist Assistant . I am a certified tour guide , registered by the province (membership no. 102/13), in accordance with Italian regional law no. 33/2001.


My strengths


I guarantee the only the most authentic and exclusive destinations, guiding clients towards the producers who have shaped this terroir.


My clients decide what they want to do, and I customize a plan. I suggest the "where, how, when" and can also accompany the tour.


My distinctive selections will allow you to discover the Langhe's stunning landscapes, its castles and culture, its world-renowned wines and exquisite food.


Tours are designed with great attention to detail and respect for the best of Piedmontese tradition.


Recommended destinations are chosen carefully based on client requests, reflecting the best of the region and the latest trends.


My clients are travellers looking for the authentic Langhe, who want to experience it like a local. I can open the doors to this world.

Live cooking experiences

  • Personal
  • I'll show clients where and what to buy and guide them towards the finest products. I'm deeply familiar with my hometown and my region and have a passion for traditional dishes, quality foods and typical products, and I've mapped out the best shops and artisans for a delicious shopping experience.
  • La mia cucina:
    una passione
    da condividere
  • Though not a professional chef, I love cooking, and I simply want to pass on my skills as a home cook: traditional recipes, little secrets I learned from my mother and grandmother and the passion I feel every day in the kitchen.
  • Bra
  • I'll guide you through the historic town of Bra, one of the major centers of the Piedmontese baroque, the heart of the Roero and home to the international Slow Food movement, which promotes quality food and works to protect gastronomic biodiversity around the world. There is no better place to spend a "slow" day exploring the region's culinary traditions.
  • Esperienza culinaria
  • Together we will shop the Bra markets, buying directly from producers, and choose the region's best foods from the local shops. I will personally accompany clients in selecting quality foods, then guide them on a culinary experience in a real home kitchen, where we'll prepare Italian and Piedmontese specialties.


Southern Piedmont, a simple, authentic, noble land, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Travelling in the Langhe and Roero means enjoying the rolling, vine-covered hills, roving from winery to winery to taste wines, understanding the genuinity of producers and falling in love with the local cuisine. This is what inspired me to become a certified Personal Tourist Assistant . Now I want to lend my in-depth understanding and knowledge of the area and its excellent food and wine to travellers who want to fully experience this incredible region.

Accompagno e personalizzo ogni tour con empatia per promuovere sempre di più e meglio il mio territorio.

Maria Bellingeri


Here's what you'll discover on four different themed tours

Great Reds

A tour dedicated to discovering the great Piedmontese wines, Nebbiolo, Barolo and Barbaresco, with visits to wineries, tastings and a chance to meet the winemakers.

Artisanal Foods

Alongside the great Piedmontese wines, taste the Langhe's other typical gastronomic delights: cheeses, honey, hazelnuts, artisanal pasta and chocolate

White Truffles

Discover the secrets of Alba's famed white truffles, a symbol of Piedmontese excellence known around the world. Mock truffle hunt with local "trifulao" and trained dog, plus tasting.

Farmers' Markets

Guided shopping at local farmers' markets and selected shops on the hunt for the best seasonal produce. Together, we'll prepare and sample the typical products of Piedmontese gastronomic tradition in a real home kitchen.


Discover the Langhe in one day or more: some examples

One day tour

To explore the Langhe in just one day, we'll focus our attention on getting to know the two great wine denominations: Barolo and Barbaresco. We'll start in the historic town of La Morra, with its panoramic views offering an open-air map of the whole zone, the perfect place to get an overview of the region. Then we'll continue on to Barolo, the village that gave its name to one of the world's most famous wines, for winery visits and guided tastings. After lunch in a restaurant surrounded by vineyards, we'll visit Alba, the capital of the Langhe, nicknamed the city of a hundred towers. We'll dedicate the rest of the afternoon to another great Nebbiolo-based wine, Barbaresco, visiting another winery to compare and contast its unique nature.
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Five day tour

With more days to visit the Langhe, we'll have a chance to get to know the area's best wines and also linger over the region's artisanal gastronomic delights. First we'll start with an essential stop in Pollenzo, an ancient Roman site whose royal castle—now home to the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Wine Bank—has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first day will be dedicated to the internationally renowned wine Barolo. Second day: Barbaresco, the other great red made from Nebbiolo grapes. Hazelnut and cheese tastings will follow. The third day will focus on the culture of this fascinating land, its history and its stunning landscapes. Chocolate and sweet wines will feature, including tastings with historic chocolatiers in Cherasco. Fourth day: Alba's white truffles, which offer a unique sensory experience. The fifth day will be devoted to Turin, Italy's drawing room, with its baroque squares and monuments and dynamic culture. We'll sample the famous chocolate-and-coffee drink bicerin.
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