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Idyllic vineyards of Alba and La Morra

Hidden Gems of Piedmont

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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.
Local cheese productsThe rolling hills and vineyards in local villageDelicious cheeses and wines enjoyed at a vineyardVisit local markets and get a taste of the cultureCastle of Grinzane CavourLocal TrufflesHazelnuts found in Langhe, Piedmont regionTruffle hunt in LangheWine cellarIdyllic vineyards of Alba and La Morra
Highlights
  • 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
  • Admire the charming village of Neive
Places Visited
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Milan
  • Alba
  • Benevello
  • Bra
  • Canale
  • Grinzane Cavour
  • La Morra
  • Monteu Roero
  • Neive
  • Turin
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Arrive in Milan | Monteu Roero

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.

Driving Distance: 110 miles drive / 2 hours

Day 2: Monteu Roero

Spend your day on a leisurely walk in the village.

Day 3: Alba | La Morra | Benevello

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.

Driving Distance: 60 miles drive / 2 hours

Day 4: Monteu Roero

Spend your day on a leisurely walk in the village.
 

Day 5: Canale | Bra

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.

Driving Distance: 35 miles drive / 1 hour

Day 6: Turin

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.

Driving Distance: 80 miles drive / 2 hours

Day 7: Neive | Grinzane Cavour | Barolo

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

Driving Distance: 110 miles drive / 2 hours

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Included
  • 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
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)

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