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Turin, Truffle, Wine & Cooking Experience 2021

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A unique itinerary, bringing you right in the heart of the beautiful city of Turin and deep into the famous Langhe region, famous for its wines and truffles.
Italy
Cultural
Food & Wine
Private Escorted Tours

Highlights

Wine tasting at a well-known Barolo wine cellar 

Scenic picnic lunch in the vineyards

Visit the enchanting Castle of Grinzane Cavour

Exciting cooking course based on traditional dishes

Exciting truffle hunting excursion with an expert local guide

Visit to local farmers and producers of the IGP Hazelnut of Piemonte and Alta-Langa cheese

Turin: an amazing city full of history and beauty, nestled against the Po River and sitting at the foot of the Alps. If you are looking for a true Italian experience, without the chaos and crowds typical of the bigger cities and still featuring grand European boulevards and architecture, Turin is one of the few places to find it.

You will then be taken into the magical countryside of the Langhe region: an area of rolling hills, covered in vineyards with medieval towns and ancient castles perched on its peaks.

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Included

3 nights at the Hotel Townhouse 70 Torino
4 nights at Corte Gondina
Meet & Greet at Turin Airport
Return transfer from/to Turin Airport
Daily Breakfast
4 x 4-course dinners with 2 paired wines, coffee and water
1 lunch during the cooking course, drinks included
Picnic lunch with drinks and local produce in the vineyards
Guided visit to a farm in the Alta Langa region
Walking tour of Turin with private English speaking guide
Guided visit to a well-known Barolo wine cellar with tasting
Guided visit to the Castle of Grinzane Cavour
Local cooking class preparing a traditional set menu
Exciting Truffle hunting excursion
Guided visit to a small local farm producing "Nocciola Piemonte IGP" hazelnuts
Guided visits to the most representative towns of the region
English speaking guide service as per program

Itinerary

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Day 1
Turin

Arrival in Turin, private transfer to your hotel and check-in. Rest of the day at leisure: you may start to explore this wonderful city on your own.

Overnight in Turin at the Hotel Townhouse 70.

Turin
Turin, Piedmont
Day 2
Turin

After breakfast, meet your guide and discover the iconic landmarks of Turin on a walking tour that provides insights into the city's history and architecture.

The city tour begins from Piazza Castello, the beautiful square considered the heart of the city in which the 2000 year old Palazzo Madama was built. Piazza Castello is surrounded by the Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre and the magnificent Church of San Lorenzo and is close to the Cathedral, the Holy Shroud Chapel and the Palatina Roman Gate archaeological area. 

Walking along Via Roma, marked by elegant arcades, you will reach the 17th century Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Carignano, as well as the impressive Palazzo Carignano designed by Architect Guarino Guarini. Crossing the exclusive Piazza Carlo Alberto you can admire the Industria Subalpina Gallery, enriched by antique shops and historic Cafés.

Lunch and afternoon at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Turin at the Hotel Townhouse 70.

Breakfast
Turin
Piazza Castello, Turin
Day 3
Turin → Langhe region

After breakfast, check-out and take a private transfer to your hotel in the Langhe area. Free time to relax.

Dinner in a characteristic Osteria within walking distance of your hotel to start savouring the local traditional dishes.

Overnight in Monferrato area at Corte Gondina.

Breakfast, Dinner
Turin → Langhe region
Vineyards in the Langhe region
Day 4
Langhe region

After a rich buffet breakfast, meet with your English-speaking local guide to discover the Barolo Hills.

The composition of the soil here is so particular that it changes its wines' blends and flavours from hill to hill, providing the different elements typical of Barolo wines. The guide will take you through these beautiful
landscapes. You will also be guided through the history of the Barolo wine making, in which the Countess Juliette Colbert
and the Count of Cavour Camillo Benso played a very important role.

You will then have a picnic lunch with local products, with regional wine tastings.

In the afternoon, the panoramic tour continues among the most representative towns of the region. Stop for a guided visit of the Castle of Grinzane Cavour.

Return to your accommodation after your tour to relax. This is where your guide leaves you for the day. Dinner will be at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Monferrato area at Corte Gondina (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Langhe region
Langhe region
Day 5
Langhe region

After your buffet breakfast, it is time for a “Hands-on” cooking class to discover the roots of the local
food & wine culture, in a homely setting and panoramic location on the hills, followed by lunch with the dishes prepared.

In the afternoon, we will stroll in the woods for an exciting excursion looking for the prestigious Alba White Truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico). This is the most exciting of experiences 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.

Back to the accommodation to relax. Dinner in a local restaurant and then back to the accommodation.

Overnight in Monferrato area at Corte Gondina (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Langhe region
Truffle hunt, Langhe Region
Day 6
Langhe region

After a buffet breakfast, meet with your English-speaking local guide.

Travel towards the Alta Langa Region: visit to a farm producing the Nocciola Piemonte IGP: you will be shown the whole process, from the hazelnut grove to the production of hazelnut cream, learning some of the secrets that result in its intense and lingering a flavour.

Did you know that the Nocciola Piemonte IGP is the best hazelnut in the world? Discover why! The second experience is the top of authenticity: a visit to a small traditional cheese producer, leading you through pasture, sheepfold, the milking room, the cheese-making process and ageing. You will then have a tasting lunch in the wooden hut, experiencing the local life of countryside people.

Later in the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely stroll in Alba, the capital of the Langhe hills, for a walk among the medieval monuments and food & wine places. The guide is at your disposal for a guided visit of the town centre. Free time for some shopping or to enjoy an aperitif in one of the many cafes and bars.

Dinner in an elegant restaurant.

Overnight in Monferrato area at Corte Gondina (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Langhe region
Langhe Hills
Day 7
Langhe region → Turin

After breakfast, check out  from your accommodation and enjoy free time before your private transfer back to your hotel in Turin. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Turin at the Hotel Townhouse 70.
 

Breakfast
Langhe region → Turin
Turin
Day 8
Turin

After breakfast, checkout of your hotel and take the private transfer back to Turin Airport.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
2021 Packages - Book Now
2021 Packages - Book Now
7 nights
from AUD7,084
per person, twin share
Italy
Turin
Turin
Cultural, Food & Wine
Private Escorted Tours
01/04 - 31/10/2021

Hotel options

Corte Gondina
Corte Gondina

Corte Gondina is a small, family-run boutique hotel located in La Morra, one of the most charming villages of the hilly Langhe area, offering scenic views of the surrounding vineyard landscape and just a stone’s throw away of Alba, the region’s gastronomic capital. The hotel features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, anintimate garden, a wine cellar and, last but not least, a private Spa.

TownHouse 70 Torino
TownHouse 70 Torino

Located just few steps from Piazza Castello, TownHouse 70 Torino boutique hotel puts the city at your fingertips. Whether your trip to Turin is for business or pleasure, you’ll find a warm welcome: guest rooms and deluxe rooms offer all the comforts of home along with state-of-the-art technology, and create a refined retreat for the seasoned global traveller.

Important notes

We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means we may need to offer an alternative hotel of equivalent or better quality. Our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit.

Exclusions:

  • Truffles
  • City tax
  • Porterage and anything not specifically mentioned under "Included".
     

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