“No region in Italy quite compares to Piedmont’s combination of fine wines, gastronomy and beautiful countryside, lying at the foot of the Alps. It would be quite easy to spend a whole trip just wandering through the picture postcard vineyards…of the Langhe, whose hills produce some of the world’s greatest red wines, Barolo and Barbaresco. The vineyard landscape is unique and so perfect, that in 2014 it achieved the ultimate honor of being added to the exclusive list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.”—Decanter
Join us on this new Italian adventure to Northern Italy's picturesque Piemonte for a sip of wine, a bite of chocolate and a taste of truffle. We'll stay in handsome Alba, in the heart of Italy's premier wine region—the Langhe—well-known for its cheeses, meats, Ferrero chocolates and white truffles. After a get-acquainted tour of Alba, we'll enjoy a panoramic walk among the vineyards of La Morra and be treated to a full-day excursion to Turin including the Egyptian Museum. A highlight of our holiday is truffle hunting in Montá—with Luca and his dog—enjoy an hour and a half of searching Santuario dei Piloni, followed by a tasting of truffle products. We'll enjoy lunch at a country agriturismo and an afternoon visit of Castello di Grinzane Cavour. Head to a local chocolatier in Cherasco, followed by a visit to a local sheep farm that produces cheese in the local tradition, where we'll have lunch of cheese and seasonal fare. After a visit to the medieval town of Monforte we'll walk about two hours through the vineyards to Barolo. Here we'll have lunch and later tour the wine museum. A wonderful experience awaits us in Canelli where we'll visit the famous “underground cathedrals”—fantastic wine cellars producing the local spumante.
$3,199 per person double occupancy
Single supplement is $255. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $100. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required.
Per person deposit is $300.