On an 8-day tour, travel to Italy and discover the region of Piedmont and taste some of the Langhe culinary excellences—the famous hazelnuts, the truffles, and the wines. Enjoy a tasting of local products paired with different local wines. Meet an organic cheese maker and discover all the secrets of cheese making, local products, renowned organic sheep cheese, and a good bottle of local red wine. Wander through the food market stalls in Canale with your local chef and learn all the secrets behind local produce and how to select the best seasonal ingredients. Experience a private truffle hunt led by an expert Trifulao (truffle hunters in the local dialect) and walk in the woods in search of the delicious tuber. Admire the village of Neive, a lovely hilltop village listed as one of the most charming villages in Italy.
Discover the charming vineyards and villages of Piedmont region
Explore the beautiful city of Turin's hidden courtyards and old city streets
Sample some of the best wines and sheep cheese in the world
Experience the art and tradition of truffle hunting in the Langhe
Arrive at Milan Airport and take a private transfer to the villa. Settle down and enjoy a welcome aperitivo with a brief itinerary introduction before savoring your first Piedmontese dinner at the villa.
After breakfast in the morning, take a private transfer to Alba. Meet your professional English-speaking guide and enjoy a guided walking tour of the “city of the 100 towers”. During the walk, you will have the chance to taste some of Langhe's culinary excellence: the famous hazelnuts, the truffles, and the wines. After lunch at leisure, visit a local family-run winery made up of work, passion, respect for the land, and culture of taste. Enjoy a tasting of local products paired with different local wines. Then, meet an organic cheese maker, discover all the secrets of cheese making and the animals, and relish a table of local products for a tasting session with his renowned organic sheep cheese and a good bottle of local red wine.
This morning drive to the small town of Canale, which was famous for the extraordinary quality of its fruits and vegetables. Wander through the food market stalls with your local chef and learn all the secrets behind local produce and how to select the best seasonal ingredients. Then, return to the villa, enjoy an Italian Aperitivo and cook a traditional lunch together. After a leisurely afternoon, relax by the pool or in the garden or try your hand at table tennis. Tonight head to Brà and dine at Osteria Boccondivino in Brà, where you will have the chance to experience the place where the Slow Food movement was initially born in the mid-’80s. The recipes are still unchanged for generations, and the “Good, Fair, and Local” food is represented perfectly.
Spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, depart for Turin. Meet a professional English-speaking local guide and discover the city’s café culture. Cafés in Turin represent a typical meeting place, where it is possible to chat or read a newspaper and to stop off for a cup of tea or a typical Italian pastry with espresso. Most of these establishments are rich in history, with games of mirrors, gold decorations, and antique furniture. Do not miss the chance to try the Bicerin! This renowned specialty is made with layered ribbons of liquid chocolate, coffee, and cream. After dinner at leisure, return to Monteu Roero.
In the morning, experience a private truffle hunt led by an expert Trifulao (truffle hunters in the local dialect) and the sharp sense of smell of their trusty dog. Walk in the woods in search of the delicious tuber. Reach Neive, a lovely hilltop village listed as “one of the most charming villages of Italy, and enjoy lunch at leisure here. Spend one last afternoon at leisure at the villa. Enjoy one last dinner at the villa, prepared for you by a local chef.
Driving Distance: 50 miles drive / 1.5 hours
Day 8: Milan | Return Home
After breakfast, a private transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport for your return flight home
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3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
7 Nights Accommodations
4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
Accommodations as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Activities as listed
Meals as listed
Professional local English speaking Guide during your tour
Food tastings during the tour in Alba
Private visit of a cheese farm in the Langhe, followed by a tasting of local specialties, water, soft drinks and wine
Visit and wine tasting at a local winery
Bicerin tasting at a local Café in Turin
Private truffle hunt with a truffle hunter
Market tour with a Professional English-speaking chef followed by a cooking class and lunch
All entrance fees as per program
01 Welcome dinner at the villa cooked by a local chef, including local wine or soft drinks
01 Automatic BMW Series 2 Active Tourer (or equivalent – SDAR cat.) rental car with pick-up at Milan MXP airport and drop-off at Milan MXP airport, including unlimited kilometers, third party liability insurance, additional driver, theft and damage insurance (including roof, underbody, windows, and tires) – 1 car every 2 pax
Mercedes “E” car (2 pax) / Mercedes “V” minivan (4 pax) (or equivalent) with English-speaking driver and water available at all times at disposal for all transportations as per program
01 Dinner (3 courses) at Osteria del Boccondivino with water, soft drinks and local wine. Standard coffee or tea service included
01 Farewell dinner at the villa cooked by a local chef, including local wine or soft drinks
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Additional excursions during free time
Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
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