Piedmont, Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

Ever dreamed of visiting the cradle of Slow Food and learning firsthand about the food culture of Piedmont, which inspired founder Carlo Petrini to start the Slow Food movement in 1986? Now you can on this “good, clean and fair” (the motto of Slow Food International) seven-day immersion through a unique corner of Italy at the crossroads with Switzerland and France, while attending the Salone de Gusto event in Turin.


See here for more info on Piedmont region.


Piedmont, Slow Food's Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

Dates & Pricing

DATES (7 days)

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Per person in double occupancy: from $3,690


Single Supplement: $690


For travel in 2021 and beyond, your tour is carbon neutral! In addition, we donate more than 1% of your trip price to food-literacy and environmental non-profits that share our values. (Details here)

Tour Highlights

  • Visits to Salone del Gusto, Terra Madre, University of Gastronomic Sciences and Bank of Wine
  • Visit to a Slow Food Presidium of cheese, a local winemaker and a Torrone producer
  • Exposure to local culture and history with native, bilingual, experienced Tour Leaders
  • Tastes of regional grapes and foods from local Slow Food Presidia
  • Up close and personal looks at agriturismi and the methods behind Piedmontese cuisine and agriculture
  • Strolls through four ancient Roman towns: Pollenzo, Alba, Asti, Acqui Terme, and Turin with its UNESCO Sites of royal residences
  • Daily walking opportunities for a healthy lifestyle
  • Traditional, local recipes to bring home with you!
  • Some of the more famous wines of Italy, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and lesser-known Grignolino, Dolcetto, Brachetto, and Favorita
  • Extend your trip for two more nights with our post-tour option to romantic and exclusive Lake Orta featuring the UNESCO Site of the Sacred Mount of Orta 

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3 and 4-star hotels and agriturismi
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 5 dinners with 3 or 4-course menus and foods from Slow Food Presidia
  • 1 walk in Turin’s historic center with a native
  • 2-day entry fees to Salone del Gusto
  • 1 taste workshop (make your selection in advance before the tour)
  • 1 visit to an historical café and tasting of famous Bicerin local beverage
  • 1 visit and tasting to a Torrone producer
  • 1 wine tasting and visit to local winemaker during lunch with his family!
  • 1 visit to Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences and Bank of Wine
  • 1 cooking demo in an agriturismo and 1 truffle hunting demonstration near Alba
  • 1 visit and tasting at a Slow Food Presidium of cheese
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all transfers as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Transfers to/from Turin Airport at beginning and end of the tour
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 1 dinner on your own
  • Alcoholic beverages at group meals (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended. See more info here)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader. (Info here)
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts


Post-Tour Extension to Lake Orta


To request the itinerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!