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Friday, 24 April 2009

Wisteria season at Casa Bava

Raining and cold. Ten degrees colder, in fact, than yesterday. Snow overnight on the mountains.

But let's look on the bright side...

The wisteria are in exuberant bloom all over Carmine and beyond.




And this is the most beautiful wisteria of them all, at Casa Bava, Cannobio's most celebrated wine merchant, itself celebrating the arrival of the latest (2007) vintage of its own-label wine, LagoBava.



The Bava family have been selling wine from this beautiful building for more than 100 years. Here you'll learn something about wine in general, and Piemontese wines in particular from the elegant and knowledgeable Bava brothers. And if you're lucky, you'll discover something of the history of Cannobio's fascinating lakefront in this ancient stone labyrinth of a house. You might even want to buy some wine...




Recommended.

8 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

I adore wisteria. Had a 10 year-old monster on the balcony of a house I owned - looked just like your picture. Beast of a thing once the flowers drop and the octopuss arms start groing into every conceivable crevice.

ladyfi said...

Just gorgeous. Never realized they were some kind of monster plant!

Vanessa said...

What a gorgeous building. That wisteria must be ancient to be so big.

Loren Christie said...

Oh wow!This is beautiful! Thanks for posting!

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

How absolutely lovely ! Ours are over already
:(

Debbie said...

I love wisteria so much! It can take over - but I still love it.

Brenda said...

So pretty. . . wish we could try the wine as well!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Hi Louise,

Superb example of wisteria which I enjoyed in Hertforshire a few years ago - Mainly on old building (Hatfield House for expample)

You are now on my blogroll so I can keep an eye on you. Thanks for your comment on my blog

Friday, 24 April 2009

Wisteria season at Casa Bava

Raining and cold. Ten degrees colder, in fact, than yesterday. Snow overnight on the mountains.

But let's look on the bright side...

The wisteria are in exuberant bloom all over Carmine and beyond.




And this is the most beautiful wisteria of them all, at Casa Bava, Cannobio's most celebrated wine merchant, itself celebrating the arrival of the latest (2007) vintage of its own-label wine, LagoBava.



The Bava family have been selling wine from this beautiful building for more than 100 years. Here you'll learn something about wine in general, and Piemontese wines in particular from the elegant and knowledgeable Bava brothers. And if you're lucky, you'll discover something of the history of Cannobio's fascinating lakefront in this ancient stone labyrinth of a house. You might even want to buy some wine...




Recommended.

8 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

I adore wisteria. Had a 10 year-old monster on the balcony of a house I owned - looked just like your picture. Beast of a thing once the flowers drop and the octopuss arms start groing into every conceivable crevice.

ladyfi said...

Just gorgeous. Never realized they were some kind of monster plant!

Vanessa said...

What a gorgeous building. That wisteria must be ancient to be so big.

Loren Christie said...

Oh wow!This is beautiful! Thanks for posting!

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

How absolutely lovely ! Ours are over already
:(

Debbie said...

I love wisteria so much! It can take over - but I still love it.

Brenda said...

So pretty. . . wish we could try the wine as well!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Hi Louise,

Superb example of wisteria which I enjoyed in Hertforshire a few years ago - Mainly on old building (Hatfield House for expample)

You are now on my blogroll so I can keep an eye on you. Thanks for your comment on my blog