Wine and food experiences to taste the best products of Piedmont area: from the most iconic wines such as Barbaresco and Barolo to the sparkling sweet Moscato; cheese, hazelnuts and truffle.
• Experience a real truffle hunting in the woods with dog
• Discover the most beautiful palaces of the Savoia Royal family: Venaria Reale and its impressive gardens, the Medieval Castle of Grinzane Cavour and the Castle of Barolo
• Self-drive tour, private transfer option available on request
Day 1 – Turin
Check in and accomodation in hotel 4* centrally located
Walking guided tour of Turin – You will walk through the centre: Piazza Castello, political and administrative heart of the city, Palazzo Madama, Piazza San Carlo, the “Living Room of Turin” elegant and rich in “Historical cafés” and elegant shopping streets.
Day 2 – Venaria Reale Palace, Barolo & La Morra
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the Real Palace of Venaria Reale – situated just few kilometres from Turin.
H 15.00 departure to Barolo for a visit to one of the oldest winery of the area, where Barolo wine was first created. The tour will take you to the cellars and barrique room, where you will and wine tasting
Back to Alba. Free time at disposal for an aperitif and dinner in the historical centre.
Alba is known as the city of the Cento Torri (Hundred Towers), which was built between the fourteenth and the fifteenth century. Today the ones of P.zza Risorgimento and Via Cavour are best kept. We will walk through the streets of Alba to admire elegant monuments starting from the Palazzo del Comune (the Town Hall), to continue on to via Cavour.
Day 3 – Grinzane Cavour Castle , Cheese Experience & Hazelnut Producer
Breakfast. In the morning you will have some free time to visit the Grinzane Cavour castle and Alba city centre.
H 15.30 Nocciola Discovery
Guided tour of a hazelnut producer with a presentation of production processes and tasting of hazelnut products . Come and discover the history and secrets of the unmistakable taste of the Nocciola Piemonte IGP, the best in the world! Guided tour of a small farm in Alta Langa, from hazelnut grove to the production of choice sweets, learning some of the secrets of so intense and lingering a flavour. A tasting rounds off the tour with a delicious experience to cherish among the “sweetest” souvenirs of your trip.
Return to Alba for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Truffle hunting and wine tasting
In the morning experience the real truffle hunting with dogs in the hills around Alba. An expert “trifulau” will take you to the hidden places where truffle grows. The search could take up to 1 hour.
In the evening special Piedmontese gourmet dinner in a family run restaurant of the area.
Day 5 –Barbaresco area, Canelli and the underground Cathedrals
After breakfast, departure to Barbaresco area, visit of the small villages of Barbaresco and Neive.
Proceed towards Canelli to visit the “Underground Cathedral” of wine.
Day 6 – Asti and Vercelli, Visit to a Rice Producer
After breakfast, check out and departure for the city of Asti, where you can start your visit from the Cathedral, one of the most famous monuments of Piedmontese Gothic style.
You can extend the trip with an extra night in Turin, or proceeding toward Maggiore Lake.