MULTI DAYS TOUR | Turin, the Lakes and Langhe
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeGuided Tours, History
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
A fantastic journey in the most interesting areas of Piedmont, the Italian Region that is emerging as the new and alternative destination for its landscapes, cultural, religious and aristocratic heritage and gastronomy, often considered the main contributor to Italian cuisine.
The Langhe are famous for the White Alba Truffle, with one of the most important gastronomic events in the world (International Alba’s White Truffle Fair) and for its wines: Barolo and Barbaresco are the most renowned, but Piedmont is the Italian region with the highest number of DOCG wines: 17. Not only wines and truffles, but also DOP cheeses (still largely from small handicraft producers) the IGP Piedmontese hazelnuts (which made the Nutella brand famous around the world in the last century), Grappa and more.
The vineyards of Monferrato, Langhe and Roero – all territories that we will see in our trip – were included in 2014 within the UNESCO Heritage List. After visiting the Langhe we will reach Turin. The main city of the Region was a Roman town, the first capital of Italy in the 19th century and for a long time the headquarters of the Royal Savoy family and their residences.
Turin is a unique city, rich in history and charm, home to many UNESCO sites. It is characterized by its self-evident noble and aristocratic identity which came to shape during its most prosperous era. Piedmont’s capital stands out for it elegance and sophistication, it is constantly transforming and renewing its artistic and cultural scenes, and its urban setting. Full of museums and monuments, home to international events, and continuous gourmet activity, Turin has found its place amongst the list of the most interesting Italian destinations for both mainstream and alternative trips, it has something for everyone!
The last stop of the trip will be the north of Piedmont, the district of the Lakes, the famous Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. Two small jewels set in the Alpine mountains that divide Italy from Switzerland. The Lake Maggiore and the Lake Orta offer unique landscapes where the tranquility of the lake reflects the majestic mountains in the surrounding area. We will make you live the quiet atmosphere of the tiny islands on the lake, where fishermen still work as their ancestors.
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Pizza Lab & Wine Tasting
Meet in Milano city center to leave in the morning: your journey through the Langhe starts now! On the way, you will stop in a local restaurant for a pizza-making class followed by lunch with the pizza prepared. During the afternoon you will have the chance to visit an important Piedmontese winery. Finally, you will reach your accommodation and enjoy your welcome dinner.
Alba, Langhe and Barolo tasting
Today it’s time to discover Alba, the capital of the Langhe area. On the way we will stop in La Morra and Grinzane, famous for its historical Castle and the incredible landscapes. Once arrived in Alba, free time to do some shopping at the local farmer market and to enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit one of the most important historical winery of the area, where the world-famous Barolo wine is produced. Return to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
The morning is dedicated to truffle: the real King of the Langhe area, people come from all over the world to have the chance to taste it. We offer you way more than that: you will experience a real truffle hunt and to see the special relation between the Trifolau (traditional truffle hunter) and his dog to find this hidden secret of the woods. For lunch we’ll taste truffles paired with local products. Next stop: Torino! Afternoon and evening are free to enjoy on your own.
Torino is an elegant and proud city, capital of the Kingdom of Savoy for over 300 years and the first capital of the country of Italy. The regal influence can be seen in the architecture, cuisine, and culture, in the stylish piazzas and in the many royal residences of the Savoy family. After breakfast, you will meet your guide at the hotel for a three-hour guided tour of the historic center of Torino and of the historic cafés with chocolate and Bicerin tasting (Bicerin is a typical coffee-based drink, made with espresso, chocolate, and whipped cream). After lunch in a Bistrot, you can do some shopping waiting for the wonderful dinner organized at Circolo dei Lettori, one of the best restaurants in town, where you will taste some delicious dishes accompanied by excellent local wines.
Venaria & Lago Maggiore
On the way to Lago Maggiore you will stop at the Reggia di Venaria, included in the UNESCO Heritage List since 1997, for a guided visit of one of the most important Royal Residences of the Savoy family. Lunch is organized at Convitto della Venaria, a very nice and authentic center-located osteria. In the afternoon get on board for the journey to the new accommodation overlooking Lago Maggiore. On the way to the Lake, stop at a local cheese producer or seasoner for visit and tasting. After checking in at the new accommodation, you will have some free time on your own.
In the morning, excursion of Fishermen’s island (Isola dei Pescatori): here, within a frame of unique elegance and vocation for tourism, time seems to have stopped and it is possible to spend a day on the island with a local fisherman to discover the secrets of the Lake. Lunch at Ristorante Belvedere, a restaurant located on the island with a menu based on the lake fishes. After some shopping during the afternoon, get ready for dinner in a typical restaurant located in a farmhouse.
In the morning your private bus will take you to visit Lago d’Orta and its island. After a visit of the town of Orta San Giulio, a short boat trip will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the Isola di San Giulio, right in the middle of the lake and almost entirely taken by a Benedictine monastery. For lunch, the menu includes original recipes of the area. Return to your accommodation in Stresa, free time in the afternoon to enjoy the magic atmosphere of this amazing corner of the region and then a fantastic farewell dinner.
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