Piedmont: mountains, wine and the treasures of earth
In Piedmont you can still breathe in the noble atmosphere of the 19th and 20th centuries: the wide avenues of Turin with its sumptuous and solemn piazzas, the beautiful Savoy residences and large parks, the sanctuaries, the ancient wine estates of the Langhe and Monferrato… an atmosphere that blends perfectly with the refined simplicity of the culinary traditions, based on fine meats, aged cheeses, truffles… all washed down with the best Italian wines.
DAY 1: PIEMONT
Late afternoon arrival and accommodation in a hotel in the surroundings of Alessandria/Cuneo.
Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: TURIN
After breakfast departure to Turin and guided city tour to the most important attractions:
Piazza Castello, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Reale and the Cattedrale Giovanni Battista with the Cappella della Sindone. Afternoon at leisure for individual explorations. Enjoy a “”Bicerin”” in one of the city’s famous coffee houses. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: ALBA-LANGHE-BAROLO
After breakfast departure to the Langhe area. Arrival in Alba and guided tour of the historical old town: S.Lorenzo, Duomo and the Savoyard church. Stop in a nougat factory in the area for the tasting of the typical product. After lunch panoramic tour of Barolo and La Morra. Visit of a winery to taste the excellent wines of the region. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: MONDOVI- VICOFORTE
Breakfast in hotel and departure for Mondovì for a guided tour of the historic old town.
Continue in the afternoon to Vicoforte to visit the Santuario with the largest elliptical dome in the world. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: CASALE MONFERRATO- ASTI
After breakfast departure to Casale Monferrato and visit the Sant’Evasio Cathedral, the Synagogue and the Church of San Domenico.
In the afternoon continue to Asti and guided tour of the cathedral, the church of San Secondo and the crypt of Sant’Anastasia. Lastly, visit a farm of the region to enjoy the excellent wines and the typical products of this territory. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: HOME-JOURNEY
Breakfast in hotel and departure for your home-journey
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