Discover Piemonte Sample itinerary
Day 1: Meet at Milan train station, Transfer to the villa, welcome dinner
Day 2: Castles, Lunch, wine and Medieval villages, Dinner
Day 3: Cooking in a farm, Wine tasting, Light dinner.
Day 4: Cheeses, underground wine cathedrals, Brewery.
Day 5: Turin is like a box of Chocolate, Lunch.
Day 6: Truffles, Alba, Wine, Dinner.
Day 7: Departure
Day 1 : Arrival, welcome dinner
Meet at Milan central train station at 3pm.
Transfer to the villa in the heart of the wine country. Check in and settle in your room.
Day 2: Castles, Wines and medieval villages
Depart for a scenic drive along the route of the Barolo wine area learning about some of the most famous single vineyards in the area.
We’ll visit the snail-shaped town of Serralunga d’Alba and its fortress. Next, We will drive to the Langhe area to visit a winery that is considered a modernist Barolo producer. After the tasting we will have lunch in a local Trattoria. Our second tasting today will be in a historic wine estate in the beautiful town of La Morra. Our final winery visit today will take place in a family style atmosphere seating around the table.
Dinner at a typical restaurant.
Day 3: Cooking in a farm, wine tasting, Light dinner
Drive to an organic farm in a rural area where we will spend the morning cooking with Maria using seasonal vegetables and aromatic herbs from the organic garden. Up next is lunch paired with the organic wines of the farm. After lunch, we’ll tour the wine cellar, vineyards, hazelnut grove and organic garden. Next, we will drive to a natural park where a small family run estate located on a panoramic hill overlooking the entire region. You will taste the passito wine made from moscato grapes, which obtained DOC recognition despite the limited area in which it is made. We'll go back to the villa to relax.
Light dinner at the hotel, Aperitif style.
Day 4: Cheeses, Underground Wine Cathedrals, Evening at a Brewery
Drive to the heart of the hill district of Monferrato, which has a quilt like landscape of striped vineyard patches bumped up against solid fields of green nestled beside clusters of burnet-orange rooftops. Our first stop will be a visit to a dairy farm, which produces about 13 types of cheeses and yogurts from goat’s milk. After tasting different cheeses we will take a scenic route to enjoy this undiscovered part of Piemonte until we reach to a small family run estate producing the DOCG wine Barbera Nizza. We’ll join the family for a farmer’s lunch with the food prepared by the mamma. After goodbyes, it’s time for more wine tasting. We will then drive to Canelli, which is famous for its underground “Cathedrals of wine” as UNESCO World heritage sites. The underground cantinas are true cathedrals, extending below the city and composed of several levels in the tuffaceous hills, creating a striking environment. We will have a tasting in one of these cellars.
We’ll head back to the hotel to freshen up before we head out for a casual evening including dinner in a brewery that produces artisanal beers. The link to the wine world is created with the use of yeasts for sparkling wine or with aging in a barrique. The line ranges from classic beers inspired by Belgium and England to raw, original materials such as spices, mulled wine, grapefruit, mint, cocoa, lime or ginger.
Day 5: Turin is like a box of chocolate , Pizza lunch, Bicerin
Today we’ll have a day trip to Turin. Turin is Italy’s regal city. The grandeur of its royal past can be witnessed in its stunning palaces, majestic boulevards and arcaded shopping streets, and of course, in La Veneria, a palace reminiscent of Versailles. Turin is also famous for having many elegant historic cafes, as it was a literary center for many centuries for people like Puccini, Nietzsche, Dumas and Cavour.
Turin is a chocolate heaven. It has been the chocolate heart of Europe since the 17th century. After the discovery of the “New World,” the history of chocolate is strictly connected to Turin and Piedmont, where the very first hot chocolate, chocolate houses, and chocolate spread were invented.
Upon arrival, Your will have a walking tour - orientation in town. You will stop for a Pizza lunch. Continue the walking tour after lunch and stop along the way in one of the historic cafes to sample chocolate and Bicerin, a traditional drink made out of espresso, chocolate, and cream layered in a small glass.
You’ll have time on your own for shopping, and exploring or visiting a museum. In the evening the group will be transfere to “eataly” emporium. This is a taste bud emporium that provides a one-stop shop for all things Italian. Enjoy dinner on your own at this heaven for foodies.
After dinner we will drive back to the hotel.
Day 6: Truffles, Wine, Alba
This morning we’ll drive to the Roero district to a Tartufaia, a place when one finds Truffles. We’ll join the truffle hunter and his canines for truffle hunting in the forest. Next, we will be heading to Alba where you will have free time. In the afternoon we will visit a winery set on a vine-planted hill, which produces extraordinary wines.
Dinner at the hotel
Day 7: Departure
Group transfer to Milan airport. ( 6:30 am)
or continue with us to Lake Como
The program includes:
6 nights accommodation in a villa
1 hands -on cooking class
Transportation according to the itinerary
Not Included: Flights, Travel insurance, anything not mentioned in the program
Price per person sharing double room: $3550.00.
Single supplement: $500.00
Looking for a shorter version? Check A Taste of Piedmont
Group Dates 2019
6/15 - 6/21
9/12 - 9/18
We can accommodate private groups year round. Contact us!
Terms and conditions
A deposit of $500.00 per person is required at time of booking to
Guarantee the space on the tour.
Balance of the full amount is due 90 days prior the first day of the tour.
Your deposit is refundable within 30 days of your deposit date, so long as you have booked more than 180 days of the start date of the tour. If you book within 180 days of the start date of the tour, your deposit is immediately non-refundable.
90 days or less before the start date of the tour, the tour is nonrefundable unless we are able to re book another participant for the date/Tour you are booked on.
In the event of a Euro fluctuation some adjustments will be made to the final price.
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Every effort will be made to keep the itinerary as close as possible as it appears, however, the final itinerary may vary due to venues schedules, availability, weather, holidays and factors that are beyond our control.