PIEDMONT UNVEILED

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A PRIVATE TOUR WITH MINIVAN AT DISPOSAL

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

From: $2,600*

Operated every Sunday from April 11 – October 29, 2021

DAY 1: Milan – Turin: Departure from Milan bound for Turin, the city that from a small hillfoot village first became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy and later the capital of the united Italy. On the way to, we will stop in Pessione for a visit to the museums of the Martini House. After the visit, you will join a “Vermouth Class” and create your own Vermouth. In the afternoon, arrival in Turin, dinner and overnight hotel accommodation.

Optional Experiences:

  • Hop on hop off bus tour
  • Evening tour of magic Turin

DAY 2: Turin: Breakfast at the hotel and free time to visit the city of Turin on your own, the capital of the Piedmont region, a city surrounded by greenery, gently resting on the surrounding hills and embraced by the winding course of the river Po. It owes much of its charm to the enchanting geographical position at the foot of the western Alps, watched over by snow-capped mountain peaks. Widely reknown for the refinement of its architecture and cuisine, the sumptuous Baroque buildings, the ancient coffee houses that line the avenues and the great squares such as Castello Square and St Charles’ Square. It presents itself as a city with a unique charm, where emperors have passed, kingdoms were born and where power left indelible marks. Its flavor is halfway between the sobriety and the typical luxury of a nineteenth century city with a vital and young aspect given by the many bars (coffee houses and wineries), which from Castle Square, the historic Turin lounge, proliferate throughout the city. Unique treasures of the city are the palaces that made the history of this subalpine capital: the Royal Palace, the Madama Palace and the Carignano Palace. In the afternoon, the appointment for the Royal Snack will be unmissable, as it was for the 18th-century nobles. Free dinner and overnight accommodation at the hotel.

Optional experiences:

  • Visit the Royal Palace in Venaria
  • Guided tour in esoteric Turin
  • Street food tour
  • Guided visit to the Egyptian Museum

DAY 3: Turin – Barolo – Cherasco: Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the Langhe, a hilly area so unique that it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is featured supreme vineyards producing some of the best Italian wines and medieval villages, which interweave into an unparalleled Italian harmony. The first stop will be at the Barolo Wine Museum in the Barolo Castle, the innovative wine museum. You will continue for a visit to the Serralunga D’alba Castle and the Salone of the Valvassori with its fifteenth-century frescoes. Do not miss a view of the Langa from Cascina Meriame, a typical local farmhouse surrounded by vineyards. Cooking class at the hotel and dinner.

DAY 4: Cherasco – Novello – Pollenzo: Breakfast at the hotel and departure to admire the twentieth-century Novello Castle from the outside, highly towering over vineyards and woods, a secure visual stronghold of this part of the Langa. The redundant terracotta facade, the crenellated towers, the profusion of warheads and arches, the large staircase in white marble. You will continue to Pollenzo. Dinner and overnight hotel accommodation.

Optional experiences:

  • Truffle hunting

DAY 5: Pollenzo – La Morra – Pollenzo: Breakfast at the hotel, and departure for a tour of a well-known Ciabot in La Morra, to visit the company and taste the various types of wine produced. Free afternoon to savour the slow rhythm of nature or to make one of the optional experiences. Overnight hotel accommodation.

Optional experiences:

  • Visit to the Wine Bank

DAY 6: Pollenzo – Santo Stefano Belbo – Milan: Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Milan. On the way to, stop in Santo Stefano Belbo for a visit to Cesare Pavese’s birthplace, the great Italian writer. In the afternoon, arrival at the Italian capital of fashion and design, the bridge-city with Northern Europe. The Gothic cathedral and the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses the fresco of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, mark the artistic and cultural heritage of the city, while its large avenues, modern buildings and futuristic architectural structures connect it with the present.

Optional experiences:

  • City bike tour
  • Milan walking tour

Package Includes:

  • 2 nights in 4* hotel in Turin
  • 1 night in 4* hotel in Cherasco
  • 2 nights in 3* hotel in Pollenzo
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners (drinks not included)
  • 2 wine tasting experiences
  • 1 cooking class with dinner (drinks not included)
  • 1 Vermouth Experience
  • 1 “Royal snack”
  • Visit of Casa Martini
  • Entrance ticket to Castello di Serralunga D’alba
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan

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*Package descriptions and pricing are subject to change without notice.