Like a lot of you, I started planning this 2009 trip to Italy the minute we returned from the last trip in 2006. In my head, of course, because I didn't dare tell Bill I was ready to travel again to the same country we had just returned from.
Bill is of the opinion that people should travel to places they haven't been before. I believe that, to a certain extent, but when there is a place that you completely fall in love with, you want to return there. And, besides, I wanted to go to a different region of Italy, so it WAS a new location for us.
And that different region was Piedmont! And the ultimate destination there was Baur Bed & Breakfast!
Photo by Karen Mickleson
Several of our Slow Travel bloggers have visited Baur B&B and written glowing reports - particularly Palma and Jerry. They raved so much that I knew we had to visit there. So, this became the centerpiece of our trip planning.
Baur B&B was planning huge renovations during 2009 and, originally, was not planning on opening to guests at all. But, lucky for us, the plans changed slightly, and they decided to open for late summer and early fall months. Our dates were in September, so the trip was ON! This was the first (and most important) reservation that we confirmed. Yeah!