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Exploring the vineyards of Asti in the heart of Piedmont

Highlights of Piedmont

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Exploring the vineyards of Asti in the heart of Piedmont
Savour the best of Piedmont, from the capital city brimming with elegant palaces and square to the lush sloping hills where world-class wines are produced.
Food & Wine
Classic Escorted Tours

Highlights

Visit Acqui Terme,   a renowned  thermal spa town  since the Roman times

Discover popular landmarks in Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region

Barolo wine & white truffle cream tasting

Travel along magnificent Alpine scenery

This tour will introduce you to the highlights of the region such as Acqui Terme, Casale Monferrato, Turin, La Morra, Albam Asti, Courmayer and Aosta. Depart from Milan and drive through the area of Monferrato until you reach Acqui Terme, a charming town known for the impressive ruins of a Roman acqueduct and La Bollente. Continue to Casale Monferrato, a town known for its well-preserved piazzas and palazzos. Your next stop is Turin, the capital of Piedmont and the first capital of Italy from 1861 to 1865. The city is packed with numerous palaces, piazzas, cathedrals and museums. Explore the Royal Palace, the Basilica of Superga, Piazza Castello and Mole Antonelliana. Make a short stop to La Morra, a wine village known for producing Barolo wines. Your Piedmont adventure continues in the beautiful Langhe region, famous for its truffles, wines and cheeses. Then, head to Asti, a city known for its exceptional food and sparkling wines. Your last stops are Courmayer, a picturesque Alpine town at the foot of Mont Blanc and Aosta, the capital of the Aosta Valley region.

 

2020 Guaranteed Departure Dates

30 April;  18 June; 15 October

 

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Included

3-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel
Meals as per itinerary
Transportation by deluxe coach
Multilingual tour escort with a minimum of 9 guests. If less than 9, with a multilingual driver.
Panoramic tours as per itinerary

Itinerary

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Day 1
Milan – Monferrato Area - Turin

Depart Milan for the Monferrato area, in the south-east of the Piedmont region. Arrive in Acqui Terme, an old city founded by the Romans and famous for its original aqueduct. Continue to Casale Monferrato and finally Turin, the capital of the region.

Day 2
Turin

Today is dedicated to visiting Turin. See the Palace of Venaria, a former royal residence, and continue to the Basilica of Superga, built at the beginning of the 1700s by command of the King of Sardinia Victor Amadeus II. After lunch, visit the downtown area to see the Piazza Castello and Palazzo Madama. 

Breakfast
Day 3
Turin - Langhe Region - Asti - Turin

After breakfast, set off for La Morra and visit a typical Barolo wine cellar for a tasting. Continue to Grinzane Cavour to see the castle and Alba, famous for its white truffles and Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Visit a shop to taste white truffle cream. Proceed to Asti, home of the sparkling wine Asti Spumante. Visit the downtown before returning to Turin. 

Breakfast
Day 4
Turin - Courmayeur - Aosta - Milan

Travel to Fenis to admire the medieval castle, and then Courmayeur, an alpine resort at the foot of Mont Blanc. Continue to Aosta, once an important Roman settlement that retains a charming historic centre, before returning to Milan where the tour ends. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
3 nights
from AUD1,776
per person, twin share
Milan
30 April - 15 October 2020
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