Bella Baita View---MarlaI've lived a few lives over the years. Now I'm living off the beaten path in Italy's Piedmont Alps with my husband, Fabrizio. We have a small Inn, "Bella Baita", which literally translates to a beautiful cabin in the mountains. We returned to Fabrizio's home and updated the family business which used to be a restaurant called "La Baita". The banner is the view from our balcony. My blog is my perspective of what there is to do, see and eat. Together we are finding our way to encourage responsible and sustainable tourism in our little noticed but deserving slice of Italy. We offer custom Cooking Together sessions, of which one of most popular ones is our "Market to Plate". We also organize small group culinary tours to help our guests discover all the hidden gems our area has to offer. My former lives have included but not limited to: ski resort Pastry chef, English holiday rep, walking and ski guide, gardener and vegetarian caterer.