Explore Italy’s northwest, where the Alps’ highest peaks soar over rolling vine-laden hills and the royal history adds a dash of noblesse to the culture, heritage and lifestyle. Learn why Turin was once the capital of Italy, sip wines in UNESCO-listed cellars, admire mighty castles, palaces and sanctuaries and take in the mind-boggling views from the majestic Mont Blanc. Traveling through Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta, savor food, wines, landscapes and stories which make these two regions a dazzling corner of Italy. A special highlight of the 2020 Italian vacation package is the Passion Play of Sordevelo, an event unique in Italy and the world. The open-air reenactment of the Passion of Christ by 400 actors is staged in this small village every five years, making the 2021 journey your unique opportunity to see it.
- Savor the finest treats of Piedmont region: hazelnuts, truffles and wines in the Langhe area
- Admire the open-air scenography and popular theatre of the unique Passion Play of Sordevolo
- Roam the inspiring Valle d’Aosta, from its medieval castles to the sky-high Mont Blanc
This tour of Italy features 9 nights of upscale accommodations (3 nights in Cherasco in the Langhe region, 3 nights in Romano Canavese, 3 nights in Cogne), with full buffet breakfasts. Two lunches and eight dinners are included in this Italian vacation package. Starting in Cherasco and ending in Milan, the small group tour of Italy (for 6–20 participants) includes private transportation with luxury coach and by boat for whole the duration of the trip, as well as full-day and half-day tours and excursions, wine tastings, a cooking class, all with private English-speaking guides and complete with entrance fees to attractions. Professional English speaking-assistance is provided throughout the trip.