tour packagePiedmont- Slow Food & Trufflestour package

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Tour Type: Group or Couple Tour

Location: Piedmont

Code: ZESTFW1

Price from: REQUEST RATES

Travel Month: Always available

Duration: 5

Short Description :

  • Tailor-made Itineraries
  • Activities: Cooking, Wine, The Italian Lifestyle
  • Min. 4 nights, optional add-on nights
  • Suited for Individuals and Small Groups (max. 12 persons)
  • Available All-Year-Round but Peak Season
  • Freewheeling tour, drive yourself, if you prefer to relax join our group tour departure 
  • Includes 2 full-guided days with English-speaking local food&wine expert
  • Accommodation in selected charming/boutique hotel in Cherasco


Highlights

  • Welcome with your host in hotel and 4-course welcome dinner in Slow Food awarded osteria.
  • Freewheeling day through Langhe hills, with hints and tips, helpful tricks and must-visits between Barolo, La Morra and Monforte d’Alba. Reservation of tastings in selected wineries, optional booking for lunch and dinner in local Slow Food awarded osterias or Michelin starred restaurants.
  • Foodie Day Tour Alba & Barbaresco: Guided food-walk in Alba with your personal food expert, visit to historical truffle family shop and tasting of truffle based product, 3-course lunch in cosy restaurant in the heart of Alba followed by the exploration of the Langhe hills, stop and walk in Neive, tasting at Barbaresco wine grower. Free dinner.
  • Foodie Day Tour Slow Food & Pollenzo: Guided day discovering the Slow Food phenomenon including visits to local artisans, cheese affineur and “pausa caffè” in the best coffee and pastry house of Bra, 3-course lunch in legendary Slow Food osteria. Afternoon walk in roman hamlet Pollenzo and insider visit to the premises of innovative University of Gastronomic Sciences, topped by a wine tasting at Banca del Vino featuring 500 Italian wineries. Free dinner.
  • Farewell and hotel check-out, optional transfers on request.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON DAYS:

 

  • Foodie Day Tour Cooking: Private cooking experience and all-inclusive lunch with a family of local butchers and inn-keepers learning the making of egg-pasta tajarin, traditional ragout, braised Fassona veal and winey zabaglione, afternoon visit to artisan chocolate craftsman in Cherasco with tasting. Overnight in selected accommodation incl. breakfast

 

  • Foodie Day Tour Turin: Guided food fashion tour in historical Turin, with visits to Cafés, artisanal ice cream shops, fines Housewares stores, gourmet food halls and historical pastry shops, 3-course lunch incl. beverages in Slow Food osteria. Overnight in selected accommodation incl. breakfast

 

  • Freewheeling truffle day with your private truffle hunting excursion with locals followed by an optional truffle lunch. Overnight in selected accommodation incl. breakfast

 

Available all year round.   Best times to travel March to October.

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  • 4 nights’ accommodation incl. breakfast in Cherasco. Hotel Somaschi (http://monasterocherasco.it/somaschi-hotel/) OR UPGRADE: Albergo dell’Agenzia (http://www.albergoagenzia.com/), Relais Villa D’Amelia, http://www.villadamelia.com/camere-suites/
  • Meet and Greet with briefing on tour inclusions, maps etc.
  • 1 welcome dinner inclusive wine pairings in Slow Food restaurant as stated in the program
  • 1 foodie Day tour Alba&Barbaresco with English-speaking local food&wine expert incl. all tastings, lunch and beverages
  • 1 foodie Day tour Slow Food& Pollenzo with English-speaking local food&wine expert incl. all tastings, lunch and beverages
  • Any reservation for tastings and meals during the freewheeling day(s).
  • Assistance throughout your whole stay

 

Not Included

  • Airfares
  • All Transports
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Optional add-on days
  • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
  • Optional gratuities/tipping
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa entry fees

OPTIONAL ADD-ON DAYS:

 

  • Foodie Day Tour Cooking: Private cooking experience and all-inclusive lunch with a family of local butchers and inn-keepers learning the making of egg-pasta tajarin, traditional ragout, braised Fassona veal and winey zabaglione, afternoon visit to artisan chocolate craftsman in Cherasco with tasting. Overnight in selected accommodation incl. breakfast

 

  • Foodie Day Tour Turin: Guided food fashion tour in historical Turin, with visits to Cafés, artisanal ice cream shops, fines Housewares stores, gourmet food halls and historical pastry shops, 3-course lunch incl. beverages in Slow Food osteria. Overnight in selected accommodation incl. breakfast

 

  • Freewheeling truffle day with your private truffle hunting excursion with locals followed by an optional truffle lunch. Overnight in selected accommodation incl. breakfast

Piemonte could be all about wine and Langhe hills with scattered vineyards laid on gentle slopes. Between Barolo, Castiglione, Serralunga, La Morra, Monforte, Novello, Verduno, Grinzane, Diano, Roddi and Cherasco there are 800 growers with an average of 1,5 ha of land producing 10M bottles of Barolo every year. It could be all about wine – like in Burgundy – but in fact it is not! In this very region the Slow Food movement was started by Petrini in 1986 and counts today 150 associated countries and food projects across all continents. The one and only University of Gastronomic Sciences was inaugurated in 2004 in the premises of a former Savoy wine estate. Some of the most famous Italian Cafés can be found in Bra and Cherasco, likewise chocolate and hazelnut by-products made their fortune in the region. And then raw meat, egg-pasta tajarin, snails, porcini mushrooms, raw-milk cheeses like Castelmagno, not to mention the white truffle