Food & Wine itinerary 2

PIEDMONT

DAILY PROGRAM

DAY 1
ARRIVAL IN TURIN
This morning we arrive in Torino.  We are met by our Tour Manager and transferred to our hotel in Torino city centre. Rest of the day is at leisure. Welcome drink, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2
ALBA + BAROLO + WINE TASTING
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Alba, the undisputed capital of the Langhe. Visit of this charming old town, with its towers and fortified houses. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon departure to the beautiful area of Langhe del Barolo, to discover the fascinating castle and the precious Barolo wine, known worldwide as the “King of Wines and the Wine of Kings”. Visit to a famous winery to discover how this famous wine is made and to admire its wine cellars. Wine tasting. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3
TURIN
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for our visit of Torino. Our walking tour will start from  Piazza  Castello. We will see roman and middle age ruins, the Royal Palace (exterior), the “ Mole Antonelliana” and Via Garibaldi with the magnificent baroque Palaces. Visit at one of the most important Palace of Torino, Palazzo Madama (interior). Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we continue our walking tour with a visit of a famous chocolate laboratory with chocolate tasting and possibility to do shopping. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
DAY 4
COSTIGLIOLE D’ASTI – RESEARCH OF THE TRUFFLE – CHERASCO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Costigliole d’Asti, the country of TARTUFO. Once here, we meet a local tartufo specialist. He will explain us how to find the truffle. Departure for our “research of the truffle”  in the near wood. Tipical Lunch. In the afternoon we continue to Cherasco. Walking tour of the beautiful village including Via Cavour and Via Roma where you can see a lot of medieval buildings and the The Tower of City Hall. Free time for shopping. We suggest the tasting of the famous sweet “Baci di Cherasco”.  In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
DAY 5
VENARIA REALE – CALUSO- WINE TASTING
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Venaria, where there is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy( UNESCO heritage) , and one of the largest royal residences in the world; visit of its rooms and gardens. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we depart for Caluso where we visit a local winery and we have an “ Erba Luce” wine tasting. In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
DAY 6
AOSTA – PARCO DEL GRAN PARADISO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Aosta. Board our motor coach for our ride through the Alps landscape. First stop to  Aosta visit of the historical city centre, it’s Cathedral and free time for shopping. We continue our tour inside of the Parco del Grand Paradiso. Lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon free time for shopping. In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight
DAY 7
ASTI – WINE TASTING
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Asti. Walking tour of Asti including the Comentina Tower, The Trojan Tower and the Red Tower; we continue our visit of the historical city centre with the Gothic Cathedral and others important monuments.  Visit one of the best winery where we will have lunch with typical products and taste local wines. In the evening return to Torino. Free evening. dinner and overnight.
DAY 8
DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Turin airport. End of the tour.

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