This exclusive tour is a must for wine and truffle lovers. Cruise around northern Italy for 10 days, while visiting local vineyards for winetasting and learn how to find wild truffles. An experience you truly can not miss.
Arrival to Milan or Turin airport.
Meeting with the tour leader and private transfer to the Langhe hills.
Welcome aperitivo and check-in at the chosen accommodation facility.
Dinner in a charming restaurant.
After breakfast, meeting with the tour leader and transfer to the Barolo wine area, birthplace of the “king of wines and wine of kings”. Private visit with an expert guide to a renowned Barolo cellar, to discover the fascinating world of Barolo wine production.
Wine tasting Aperitivo among wine barrels and lunch with local and natural products.
Panoramic tour in the Barolo area.
In the afternoon, transfer to Grinzane Cavour and guided visit to the impressive medieval castle, one of the symbols of the Langhe hills. Here, the exclusive “World Alba White Truffle Charity Auction”, takes place every year in November. The castle is also the location of the region’s most important winery, “Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour”.Aperitivo enjoying the breathtaking view of the castle and dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant set inside the medieval building. Back to the accommodation facility.
After breakfast, meeting with the tour leader and great Cooking Experience in a prestigious castle with a chef: the participants personally execute every single phase of a menu preparation picking up some secrets of local traditional recipes.After the cooking class, lunch with the dishes prepared.
In the afternoon, visit to the Wine Bank, an institution created by Slow Food movement in order topreserve the historic memory of the Italian wine. This will be the location for a sensorial game: the participants will be divided into 4 teams and asked to guess what type of wine they’re tasting using their 5 senses. To show that without view, smell or other senses it can be really difficult to guess which wine one is tasting!
After the game, a special sunset hot air balloon flight to discover the gentle hills from another point of view, flying over a refreshing breeze. A final toast will end this unique experience.
Transfer for dinner in a prestigious historical palace.
After breakfast, meeting with the tour leader and departure for Torino. Guided visit to Venaria Reale, the magnificent Savoy residence which comprises 80,000 square meters of floor surface in the royal palace, 50 hectares of gardens (adjacent to the 17th-century village of Venaria) and 3,000 fenced hectares of La Mandria Regional Park. A natural and architectural masterpiece, UNESCO World Heritage since 1997, recently involved in the EU’s largest cultural restoration project. The monumental palace or Reggia boasts some of the finest examples of Baroque, while the gardens bring together an ancient and modern charm, with an extraordinary balance between the archeological remains and the contemporary artworks.
Transfer to the city centre for lunch in a characteristic restaurant.
In the afternoon, an enthusiastic tour through Turin driving 500 Fiat, symbol of the city, among emotional sceneries and with pit stops in surprising places such as the Medieval Village and Lingotto district.
After breakfast, meeting with the tour leader and departure for an exciting truffle hunting excursion looking for the prestigious Alba White Truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico) with a truffle- hunter and his trained dog. This is the most exciting experience for truffle enthusiasts. A hunter accompanied by his dog will lead the group into the woods to seek out the precious underground tuber, guided only by the dog’s sense of smell and the intuition resulting from years of experience.
Before the hunt, meeting with an expert, who will provide all the information essential to understand how, where and why truffles grow.
Lunch in a characteristic and charming farm holiday with truffle tasting.
After the excursion, time for some luxury relax: entrance to an exclusive SPA and wellness centre for a professional massage session.
Special dinner in the magic atmosphere of a historical building in panoramic position.
After breakfast, meeting with the tour leader and transfer to Dogliani for the Dolcetto Dogliani DOCG wine seminar in a well-known historical cellar. Lunch in a charming restaurant, back to the hotel and time for relax. In the afternoon, transfer to Alba and meeting with an expert personal food shopper to be guided in the best shopping of local products and truffles (in season). Freetime to take a walk in the city centre among elegant boutiques and historical buildings.
Dinner in a 3 Michelin starred restaurant in Cathedral Square.
After breakfast, meeting with the tour leader and transfer to the Alta Langa area, with its wild landscape spotted by woods and fields. Visit to a traditional dairy to discover all the steps of cheese making process. Tasting lunch with typical products and cheeses.
Relax and transfer to Canelli, for a guided visit to the oldest Italian wine cellar producing “metodo classico” sparkling wine and its huge underground cellars, the so called “Underground Cathedrals”, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tasting of the greatest Italian Spumante wines.
Transfer to Rivoli and dinner in the original Combal. Zero restaurant, one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, where the chef and owner Davide Scabin astonishes his guests with his hyper-creative, conceptual tasting menu.
After breakfast, meeting with the tour leader and transfer to Milan city centre.
Meeting with a personal shopper and fashion counsellor, to enjoy a unique experience in the Fashion Capital.
Aperitivo and lunch in a charming restaurant.
In the afternoon, stroll in the graceful city of Cherasco to taste the traditional pralines, also known as Baci (kisses), made with chocolate and Piedmont hazelnuts, in a historical pastry shop.
Dinner in a characteristic Osteria, to taste a typical local product: the snails.
After breakfast, meeting with the tour leader and transfer to the Gavi, in the Southeast Piedmont, to discover this great wine area.
Visit to a historical wine cellar with tasting and lunch.
Afternoon at leisure.
Gala dinner in a charming restaurant.
After breakfast and check-out, meeting with the tour leader and departure to Milan/Turin airport.