Days 1-2 Turin
Exclusive Gourmet Welcome Dinner. Explore the highlights of the capital of Piedmont region. A Guide will take you to discover the first capital of modern Italy with its pleasant atmosphere: the Po river flowing through the city, the gentle hills overlooking the city and scattered with pleasant villas and surrounded by the Italian Alps skyline. Admire beautiful palaces and churches built in Baroque style during the kingdom of the Savoy family, such as “La Venaria Reale”, one of the biggest and most beautiful royal palaces of the Savoy family, recently renovated and brought back to its former splendor.
Enjoy an Italian Lifestyle Experience: want to visit the FIAT factory? The Martini Museum di Storia dell’Enologia with Tasting of Martini and Rossi? Want to try the Merenda Reale with Bicerin at the chocolate laboratory? Or smell Laura Tonatto’s Perfumes and fragrances?
Days 3-7 Alba
Cooking class to discover the roots of the local food and wine culture with an expert chef. Learn recipes to create your own typical dishes of the Langhe and Roero region in a picturesque hill location amidst the vineyards. Dinner based on the dishes prepared.
Experience the famous Barbaresco and Barolo wines. Winery visits and wine tastings of the top producers of the area.
Excursion dedicated to hand-crafted cheeses, visit some of the best producers of local cheese (Bra, Castelmagno, Murazzano, Raschera, Toma Piemontese, Robiola d'Alba, Tuma di Bossolasco, Tomini delle Valli Saluzzesi, and Brus) to discover Italian cheese world which is certainly up to the quality of the best French cheese. Lunch in a typical local restaurant where cheese is used as the main ingredient for local dishes (starting from the famous Gnocchi al Castelmagno).
Trekking excursion through the vineyards and the hamlets of this enchanting land: admire breathtaking natural views and landscapes along the banks of the Tanaro river, through the world famous Barbaresco crus or across hills and through vineyards, exploring the Barolo castles.
Visit the “Castello di Grinzane Cavour” and the Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour inside the castle itself, a prestigious showcase for the very best Piedmontese wines and grappas. Local wine tastings in a beautiful setting within the castle.
Tour ends in Turin.