Piedmont

Wine and Culture of Piedmont

Food and Wine Tours




A program exploring Piedmont. This region has so much to offer: great scenery, exciting cities and of course the wonderful food and wine. You will stay in the imperial city of Turin, home of the monarchs of Italy. Visit the famous Monferrato region, touring wineries and tasting some great wines.


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Highlights

Cities Visited:(Turin, Asti, Acqui Terme, Ovada)

Wine and Culture of Piedmont

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Day 1 - Arrival

Upon your arrival at the airport you will be greeted by your English speaking assistant and you will be driven by a private car from Turin airport to the city center.After check in at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to relax and to start visiting the beautiful city of Turin.

Day 2 - Turin City Tour and Venaria Reale

After breakfast, your English speaking guide will take you on a tour of historical Turin. You will walk through the most beautiful parts of the city: Piazza Castello, the Baroque Palazzo Madama and the Royal Palace, and visit the Duomo of Turin and the Chapel of the "Sacra Sindone". You will be impressed by the elegance of Piazza San Carlo, where there are the equestrian monuments of Emanuele Filiberto and some of the most important ancient bars and shops of Turin. Take the panoramic elevator of the Mole Antoneliana and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Finish your walking tour at the Piazza Carignano, where there is one of the most beautiful and ancient theaters.
In the afternoon private half day tour to the "Venaria Reale", included in the UNESCO Heritage List in 1997. Located just at few kilometers from Turin, it is one of the largest royal residences in the world.
Return to Turin, balance of the day at leisure to enjoy Turin on your own and overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 - Turin to Oviglio via Asti

Depart with your private driver to Oviglio, in the Monferrato area.On the way you will stop in Asti where together with your local guide you will discover medieval towers, churches, baroque buildings and old squares during your walking tour. Visit the collegiate church of San Secondo or the gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria; have a walk along Corso Alfieri, the main street, where you may also stop and visit the Crypt of Sant'Anastasio (collection of some Roman ruins, an VIII-X century graveyard area, Romanesque capitels, etc.). On Wednesdays and Saturdays you can enjoy the lively weekly market. After lunch continue to Oviglio and check into your next accomodation.

Day 4 - Acqui Terme and Ovada

After breakfast with your English speaking guide and driver you will explore the south eastern part of Piedmont, Acqui Terme and Ovada.Located on the wine trails of southern Piedmont, Acqui Terme dates back to the time of ancient Romans who regarded its waters as among the best in the whole Empire. Together with a local guide you will visit the historic town centre. In the afternoon, you will continue to the town of Ovada, a quiet town appreciably from the naturalistic point of view to the amenity of the hills and woods. aThe historical center is characterized by ancient churches and Genoa Style buidings dating back to 700. During you tour you will have the oportunity to visit one of the wineries of the area famous for the "Gavi" withe wine and enjoy a wine tasting.You will be transferred back to your accommodations in the evening.

Day 5 - Arrivederci Italia

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

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Accommodations

Turin NH Santo Stefano (or similar)

Asti Castello di Oviglio (or similar )

Sightseeing

Private half day guided walking tour Turin

Guided tour of Asti

Full day excursion to Acqui Terme and Ovada

Transfers

Arrival transfer from Turin airport to the hotel in the city center with English speaking assistant

Turin to Oviglio private transfer via Asti with driver

Departure transfer from Oviglio hotel to Turin airport with driver

Meals

Breakfast at hotels daily

Wine tasting on the Monferrato area

Services

Assistance from our Road to Italy office in Rome and local representative offices throughout Italy

Local emergency contact number daily

Does not include

Airfare

Travel Insurance (highly recommended) Link to Insurance page

Tips and gratuities to drivers and local guides

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Alternative Hotels available to suit your budget

Albergo dell'Agenzia(4)

Average land cost for this program

Per person based on number of people travelling together.

Based on 2 people
Euro 1550 per person

Based on 4 people
Euro 1130 per person

Based on 6 people
Euro 920 per person

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This program can be priced for any number of people.Cost may vary depending on dates chosen & ANY weekend, holiday and trade fair date surcharges.

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