Christmas in Neive

Neive (where we moved to this past July) had it’s anual mercatino di Natale and of course the new local artist,
Leslie Alexander, set up shop to sell her new work

No festival here in the Langhe, would be complete without the local chapter of 10th Alpini Regiment “Alpini Veci”.
These are former members of the elite mountain corps. Although they see themselves as on “leave” rather than retired veterans. They are always ready to serve up some grappa, wine, vin brule and roasted chestnuts.
FYI - Formed in 1872, they are the oldest active mountain infantry in the world.

How cool taking a “sleigh” ride in an 1,000 year old village.

Some of the local handmade products for sale