Experience the charm & beauty of Piedmont with our incredible tour!
Day 01 : Sat 19th Oct
Departure Malta Flight FR 3372 at 06:25 hrs. Arrive Torino Airport at 08:40 hrs. Upon your arrival at the airport, collect your luggage (if any). Start the day by an early guided tour of beautiful Palace of Veneria, a former royal residence..included in the UNESCO Heritage Transfer to hotel will be provided at the end of the tour check inn hotel. Free time Lunch – quick snack in the centre of Torino
( Suggest: Eataly Torino Lagrange or at a prestigious caffe Barratti & Milano.)
Time for Shopping in the elegante via Roma . Art, discover the ancient egypt at Museo Egizio . It houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities. What ever you choose JUST enjoy the city. 18:00 hrs – meet our guide and start a relaxed walking city tour which will end at Typical piemontese restaurant – (optional dinner) . Overnight in Torino
Day 02 : Sun 20th Oct – Torino
After Breakfast transfer to the town of Barolo and visit WiMu Museo del Vino – Castello di Barolo – the Wine Museum of Barolo. Touring through five floors of the Castle traversing the history of wine, we arrive in the Regional Enoteca of Barolo in the old cellars of the family where you will have enough time to buy and enjoy a class or two of the prestigious Barolo wine.
Proceed to the town of Alba. We will visit the picturesque town of Alba, where we will explore the historical centre and the Tartufo (Truffle) Market. Celebrating one of the world’s most prized culinary treasures. Italy’s most famous – and ancient – truffle festival, the International Alba White Truffle Fair which takes place every year in Piedmont between early October and late November. It’s a great chance to learn and taste the Tuber magnatum, i.e. the white truffle mainly found in the Langhe and Montferrat areas of Piedmont, and, most famously, in the countryside around the cities of Alba and Asti.
Costing between $6,000 to $10,000 per pound, the aromatic tartufi bianchi are among the most expensive foods in the world. White truffles cannot be cultivated; growing underground near the roots of oak trees, they are hunted by trained dogs and pigs. The magic of the Middle Ages continues with“Il Borgo si Rievoca” commemorates with games for the public and re-enactors ready to relive and reconstruct in the town streets and squares bits from the past, scenes of ancient everyday life, habits, costumes and crafts. It will be a big celebration meant to “narrate” the Middle Ages through their activities, by taking visitors into an atmosphere that will combine history and tradition as well as excellent food and the desire to taste local products in a unique medieval setting.
Overnight in Alba
Day 03 : Mon 21 Oct
Full day of excursions
After breakfast we start our tour with Fontanafredda in the heart of the Langhe, a world of hills dating back to ancient times and a winery that boasts 155 years of history, made up of work, passion, respect for the land and culture of taste. We will have a guided tour of the cellars concluding with Wine Tasting. (including the prestigious Barolo). We leave behind us Fontanafredda and continue with a guided visit of Castello Grinzane Cavour. The castle host every year the world alba white truffle auction. Our next stop is the Truffle Factory, one of the most distinguished shops and gourmet outlets in Italy. Their Truffle specialities are appreciated in top class restaurants and gourmet shops all over the world. Here we can taste some samples and experience a hunt for truffles with dogs. We will obviously allow you enough time to shop for various truffle products! But is not over yet from Tartuflanghe we visit Cascina Chicco Winery in the Roero Region a unique and welcoming Wine Cellar that is a tribute to the Roero and its great wines where we will tour the cellars and finish with the Tasting 5 Wines.“Cascina Chicco values did not allow ourselves to be content with planting a few hectares around our houses and growing just the varieties in demand on the market. No, we went in search for the best pieces of land that would give us the highest quality grapes for those areas: Arneis in Canale, Barbera in Castellinaldo, Nebbiolo in Vezza and Castagnito”. Overnight in Alba .
Day 04 : Tues 22th Oct
Return flight to Malta. Early transfer from Hotel in Alba to Torino Airport. Departure flight by Ryanair to Malta: 09:00 hrs.
Extend your stay – continue the journey onto our next Tour to Le Cinque Terre & Tuscany Oct, 22nd – 26th CLICK HERE
Piemonte Tour : Price includes
Twin room Euro 549.00 per person Triple room Euro 499.00 per person Single supplement Euro 130.00 per person
All transfers as indicated by programme
Guided tour of the Palace of Veneria
Guided walking tour of the centre of turin
Service of a Tour Leader
1 night accommodation on b/b in centre of Torino
2 nights accommodation on b/b in centre of Alba
Protection by the Insolvency Fund
Entrance ticket to the tartufo fair in Alba
Entrance ticket to the Barolo museum
Visit fontanafredda cellars with wine tasting
Entrance tickets and guided visit of Castello Grinzane Cavour
Visit tartuflanghe factory with tasting of their products
Simulated truffet hunt with dogs
Visit cantina CHICCO with wine tasting
All items Not mentioned in the included services
All tips taxes and all personal expenditure
Insurance highly recommended
Air tickets – Flight with Ryan Air
Itinerary subject to change without notice
Go alfresco with a glass of Barbaresco in the sun soaked region of Piedmont. Well-known for its rich cultural heritage and fine wines, Piedmont is a ‘must see’ place for all true wine lovers. Piedmont is not only the ideal place to sozzle your senses with a glass of the red stuff, it also offers a variety of historical – and edible – attractions. From the truffle market in Alba to the Castle of Grinzane Cavour, Piedmont has something for everyone. When it comes to food there is much you can learn from the flavoursome delights created in the Piedmont region. Have a pass at making pasta or undertake to bake grissini – and don’t forget that where there is cheese, there is always wine!
When it comes to nightlife, Piedmont certainly has a fruity nose, dance with the Dolcetto or go solo without the Barolo; the evenings offer you time to unwind and enjoy the wine you have been tasting or time to simply sit back and relax.