Explore the royal city of Torino (Turin), on the banks of the River Po, with its baroque architecture, palaces, and grand piazzas. Visit the Queen’s Vineyard, one of world’s oldest urban vineyards with its spectacular views. Dive into its delectable chocolate traditions dating back to 1560.
Tour several local chocolate factories and make your own chocolate and vermouth to take home in our exclusive workshops. You will also be amazed by how wonderfully chocolate marries with wine and vermouth in our guided pairings given by an expert chocolate sommelier.
In the Langhe countryside, you will delight in the harvest season landscape of the rolling hills studded with medieval small villages, renowned vineyards and pastures of hazelnut groves. Here, you will taste the finest DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wines Italy produces including most famously, Barolo — King of Wines. Discover these distinct wines with their wine producers who will enchant you with the beauty of their cellars and vineyards. The pinnacle of this adventure will be hunting for the rare white truffle in the autumn woods outside of Alba. Sniffing out these jewels of the earth, you will arrive at bliss with their unforgettable taste sensation.
This epic journey continues to northern Piemonte, at the foothills of the Swiss Alps, into the Lakes district with boat excursions to two tiny islands within the famous Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. Each offer unique landscapes, where the tranquility of the lakes reflect the majestic Alpine peaks. Experience a surreal quiet atmosphere of the scenic Benedictine monastery on Isola di San Giulio on Lake Orta, and on Fisherman’s Island, enjoy delicious fresh fish of the lake caught by fishermen as their ancestors had for centuries.