Piedmont: Turin & the Langhe
Sep 11 - 17, 2023
7 days, 6 nights
From €5,975 per person based on 2 people
Ride and sip your way through Piedmont, Italy’s second largest region and home to some of the country’s best wines—Barolo and Barbaresco. Tucked beneath the Alps, Piemonte is also the birthplace of the Slow Food movement. With its rolling hills, storied castles, and gastronomic delights, Piedmont is a breathtaking destination for luxury travelers.
Why You'll Love It
- Embark on a guided walking tour of Torino’s historical city center
- Visit the magnificent Palace of Venaria and stroll through alleys designed by the Savioa family
- Tour the spectacular wine cathedrals of Canelli and enjoy a private cheese tasting at a shop owned by one of the founders of the Slow Food Association
- Enjoy a farm-to-table vegetarian cooking class and explore castles with stunning views of the rolling hills
Arrive in Torino
Buongiorno Italia! After meeting your tour leader and the rest of your group, head straight to your accommodations for an early check-in. After, savor a light lunch in a historic bar before embarking on a guided walking tour of the historical city center. Later on, enjoy your first dinner with your group.
After breakfast at your hotel, depart with your group and head to the breathtaking Palace of Venaria. Here you’ll stroll through alleys designed by the Savoia family, visit the royal palace, and enjoy lunch in a typical osteria inside Venaria Park. Head back to your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring Turin and enjoying dinner on your own.
Check out of your hotel and head to the famous Langhe, stopping en route at a family-run hazelnut farm for a typical Piemontese breakfast. After, visit one of the many medieval castles and admire the view of the iconic rolling hills of the Langhe, the homeland of Barolo and Barbaresco wines.
Enjoy lunch at a local osteria and taste some of the typical dishes of this area, and after, head to a wine tasting at a renowned Barolo producer. On the way to your hotel, stop for a visit at one of the last flour mills in the area, where they still produce many different types of flour using old techniques and tools. Arrive at your hotel, check-in, and enjoy a group dinner in town.
Tasting the Langhe
After breakfast at your hotel, head to a Piemontese farm where Sara, a great friend of Ciao Andiamo, will lead you in a farm-to-table vegetarian cooking class with many ingredients grown right there at her family farm. After lunch, explore the area and visit other castles with stunning views of the rolling hills, then return to your hotel and enjoy the evening on your own.
Discover the Wine Cathedrals
Have breakfast at your hotel before traveling to Canelli for a full-day excursion of the wine cathedrals. You will visit one of the most spectacular winery cathedrals, Contratto, whose sparkling wine is famous all over the world. Then enjoy a light lunch before departing towards Bra for a special treat: a private cheese tasting at a famous cheese shop whose owner is one of the founders of the Slow Food association, and the cheese selector for Eataly worldwide. After this experience, head back to your hotel and enjoy a group dinner.
A Day for Foodies
After breakfast, head to a private farm and meet a local shepherd who runs the farm where they produce several traditional cheeses. Here you will enjoy a cheese tasting and truffle hunt before heading to Alba in the afternoon for free time to explore the town on your own. Later on, have dinner with your group.
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In Italy, getting around isn’t always easy, which is why we design each trip to flow as seamlessly as possible. From private transfers to expert guidance and assistance with public transportation, we’ll make sure you get from point A to point B without the stress.
Dedicated Private Driver
Throughout your tour, travel seamlessly in the comfort of dedicated car service, as you journey on daily excursions spanning small towns and off-the-beaten path adventures.
Where You'll Stay
Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve handpicked accommodations across all our small group tours that blend a mix of Italian hospitality, comfort and local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).
Six nights stay in Hotel NH Piazza Carlina in Turin (or similar) and Relais Villa d'Amelia in the Langhe (or similar) with daily breakfast
Nine meals (lunch or dinner) featuring regional specialties and local wines
Private guided tours of Torino's historic center and the Palace of Venaria
Various food experiences including a hazelnut producer visit, a hands-on cooking class on a Piemontese farm, two cheese tastings
Two wine tasting experiences
Truffle hunt with a local hunter
Dedicated English-speaking tour leader with daily excursions and ground transportation
Pick-up and drop-off in center of Turin
What's Not Included
Single supplement, airfare, travel insurance, personal expendi- tures, meals and transfers not specified, guide gratuity (optional)
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