Castles, Truffles & Barolo
foodie focus
off the beaten path
wine lovers


6 days, 5 nights

from $5,790 per person (based on 2 ppl)

Savor the sights, aromas and, above all else, tastes of Piedmont, one of Italy’s preeminent culinary regions and home to what many consider to be the country’s best wines—Barolo, Barbera and Barbaresco among them. Sample these wonders while enjoying insider access to top vineyards, purveyors and producers of Piedmont’s gourmet gold and gastronomic delights, and palaces, castles and UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Treasures of Torino

Day 1
Meet your fellow travelers and tour leader in central Milan, and then head to Torino (Turin). Settle into your accommodations, before venturing on a guided tour of the historic city center and Borgo Medievale. That evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with the group featuring regional specialties.

Tour a Royal Palace

Day 2
In the morning, explore the beautiful gardens and historic palace of nearby Venaria Reale. On your return to Torino, visit a cioccolateria to sample local chocolates before an afternoon of shopping and exploring the city on your own. Rejoin the group for an aperitivo in the piazza before dinner.

Head to the Countryside

Day 3
Bid arrivederci to Torino and head for the vineyard-covered hills of Piedmont's Langhe Region, recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sip your way through the first (of several) tastings of Piemontese wines before arriving in Alba, the region's gourmet capital. After checking into your accommodations, spend the afternoon exploring Alba on your own before dinner. The group meal in the historic center will feature local dishes such as agnolotti and tarjarin pasta.

Savor Fine Wines

Day 4
Bring on the wine! Today, visit the towns of Barolo and La Morra and enjoy two extended winery tours and tastings of Barbaresco, Barolo, and Nebbiolo grapes. In the evening, dine with the group in a historic castle.

Hunt for Truffles

Day 5
In the morning, embark on a driving tour through picturesque southern Piedmont, exploring the rolling hills of the famed Langhe region. When in season, set out on a truffle hunt with a local hunter and his dogs. In the afternoon, tour the Castle of Grinzane Cavour (also a UNESCO World Heritage site), followed by a wine tasting and dinner at a local winery.

Sample Artisanal Cheeses

Day 6
Spend your last day in Piedmont at a local 'cascina' (farmhouse), where you'll discover the processes of cheese-making and -aging. Enjoy a tasting paired with local Piemontese wines before returning to Milan, where we bid you arrivederci!
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We have dedicated years to curating a select network of independent guides, drivers, chefs, wine producers, artisans and experts across Italy. They love what they do, and are passionate about welcoming travelers with open arms and providing insider experiences that showcase the beauty of Italia through local eyes.


I take personal pleasure seeing my guests fall in love with our country, immersing themselves in the local culture and discovering the foods, wines and traditions unique to each region of Italy.

Where You'll Stay

Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. Whether you seek out full-amenity luxury properties, boutique art hotels, or charming B&Bs, our partner hotels are service oriented, conveniently located, comfortable and full of local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).

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Getting Around:

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.

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In Italy, beauty is everywhere. From the rolling hills of the Italian heartland to the jutting cliffs of the Mediterranean coastline. We can’t wait to show you our insider’s Italy, and help you unlock your own passion for the bel paese and la vita italiana!
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Trip Details:

Available Dates:
  • May 29 - June 3, 2022
  • Oct 23-28, 2022
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from $5,790 per person (based on 2 ppl)
6 days, 5 nights

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