8 days/7 nights (7 nights in the Langhe, Piedmont)
Are you looking to discover the hidden culinary and wine delights Italy offers? If you are, then this is the tour for you!
Discover one of Italy's magical wine regions, Piedmont, which Italians call Piemonte. Although more and more people are hearing about Piedmont and coming to visit, the region remains quite undiscovered. In Piemonte, the rhythms of Italian life, uninterrupted by tourists, can be found everywhere: from the corner bar where the locals grab their daily café to the local festivals that almost always revolve around food and wine.
Piedmont is often referred to as ‘Tuscany without the tourists’. Piedmont’s undulating hills striped with vineyards bear more than a passing resemblance to its famous southern counterpart. Allow yourself to become enthralled by this picturesque region of dramatic hills wrapped with vineyards, orchards, hazelnut orchards that boast the finest quality of nuts in the world, medieval fortresses, and charming villages with terracotta rooftops. Delight in white truffles and wine tastings at premier winemakers. This area also produces most of the rice used throughout Europe and the Piemontesi claim to have taught the Swiss how to process chocolate into a tantalizing experience. Meet authentic local people, hard workers, very proud of their land and visit Torino (Turin) the aristocratic first capital of Italy and unexpectedly gorgeous city. Come discover the magic of Piedmont for yourself!