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Truffles and Wine: Piedmont During the Harvest

Beyond the natural and historic jewels of Italy’s northwest, which of course we visit, “Truffles and Wine: Piedmont during the Harvest” features up-close-and-personal encounters with several Slow Food Presidia, the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences, a truffle-hunting demonstration with a local expert and his beloved dog, two wine tastings, and a visit to the famous Alba truffle fair.

 

Signature tastes include: regional grapes like Nebbiolo, Barbera, Verduno Pelaverga and Cortese; local traditional recipes like agnolotti and vitello tonnato; and, of course, the illustrious white truffle.

 

See here for more info on Piedmont region.

 

Truffles and Wine: Piedmont during the Harvest

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 16, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (7 days)

October 25-31, 2021

For more info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from $3,490

 

Single Supplement: $490

 

In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations

Tour Highlights

  • Visit to cheese, nougat, chocolate and wine producers
  • Truffle-hunting demonstration with a local expert and his dog
  • Daily windows into the area’s history, traditions and cuisine
  • Tastes of regional grapes and local foods
  • Up-close-and-personal looks at agriturismi and the methods behind
  • Piedmontese agriculture and cuisine
  • Explorations of the Roman towns of Turin, Asti, Alba, Pollenzo and Acqui Terme and villages of Moncalvo and Grinzane Cavour
  • Traditional, local recipes to savor and then bring home with you
  • Daily walking opportunities for a healthy lifestyle
  • Visits to Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences, Grinzane Cavour castle, and the renown Alba truffle fair
  • Pours of some of Italy’s most famous wines (Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera) and the region’s lesser-knowns (Grignolino, Dolcetto, Brachetto, Favorita)
  • Ambles through the baroque Basilica of Superga, and UNESCO sites of the royal residence in Venaria and vineyards of the Langhe
  • Extend your trip for two more nights with our post-tour option to romantic, exclusive Lake Orta featuring the UNESCO site of the Sacred Mount of Orta

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels and agriturismi
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 5 dinners (2 with white and black truffles in October)
  • 1 walk in Turin’s historic center and 1 cooking demo in an agriturismo
  • Museum entry fees at the UNESCO site of Reggia di Venaria and at Grinzane Cavour castle
  • 1 visit to a historic café and tasting of the famous beverage bicerin
  • 1 visit and tasting to a nougat & chocolate producer
  • 1 visit to Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences
  • 1 truffle-hunting demonstration and 1 visit to the famous Alba truffle fair
  • 2 tastings & visits to local winemakers and 1 to a cheese maker
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Last day one group transfer to Turin Airport for departure
  • 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 dinners (including wine and spirits)
  • Transfer on arrival to hotel (we are happy to organize a private transfer for you)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended and is not provided by Food.Stories.Travel.)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

Itinerary

Post-Tour Extension to Lake Orta

 

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

 

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