Discover the rich enogastronomical traditions and historical heritage of the Piedmont region, an unforgettable experience involving all the senses with this 6-day self-drive tour.
Pleasurable days spent among rolling hills covered with vineyards, elegant palaces dating back to the former Italian Kingdom, ancient cellars, tiny streets and traditional fresh produce markets, imposing castles and antique shops, savouring some of the best foods and excellent wines that Italy has to offer.
Day 1: Upon arrival to the Albergo Corte Albertina hotel in Pollenzo, near Bra, settle in and get ready for a delicious dnner in the hotel restaurant dedicated to the products of the Slow Food Presidia of Piedmont.
Day 2: In the morning depart for a tour of the wonderful Barolo vineyards. You can make a first stop at the La Morra scenic viewpoint, where you can admire the hills and surrounding vineyards.
Next, visit the Elio Altare’s wine cellars and taste their extraordinary wines accompanied by some of the typical local produce of Langa.
Depart for Carmagnola and visit the Agripiemonte farm where one of the Piedmontese breeds is raised: the Carmagnola Grey Rabbit (Slow Food Presidium).
Day 3: Travel to Barbaresco in the morning to visit the cellars of Marchesi di Grésy, which boast several top class historical vineyards and a range of quality wines. Enjoy an introduction and tasting of a selection of Barbaresco wines.
Suggested: Depart to Cherasco to visit the old historical centre, free time to wander around the little streets which house the traditional workshops which produce the delightful ‘Baci di Cherasco’ (dark chocolates with hazelnuts).
In the afternoon transfer to Monforte d’Alba to visit the Giovanni Manzone’s wine cellars, followed by an introduction and tasting of his exclusive wines accompanied by local products.
Day 4: Travel to Nizza Monferrato, located deep in the heart of the Monferrato, is “a working man's town”. The vineyards literally come to the edge of the city. Suggested: Visit the city.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at Trattoria Bun Ben Bon. In the afternoon depart for Asti and stop at Torronificio Barbero for a tasting of the typical chocolate sweets and nougats. Suggested: visit the city of Asti which is the provincial capital of one of most important wine areas in Italy and lends its name to some illustrious wines.
Day 5: Spend the morning in Pollenzo, stroll through the centre, and visit the Banca del Vino Slow Food (Wine Bank) for a tasting.
In the afternoon depart to Grinzane Cavour to visit the Piedmont Regional Enoteca, situated inside the Grinzane Cavour Castle, taste some of the Piedmont DOC and DOCG wines, especially those from Langa and Roero.
Day 6: Departure.
- Lunch at “Osterie d’Italia” typical Slow Food restaurant
- 7 guided tastings of Piedmontese Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products
- Slow Food welcome dinner at the hotel
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 5 nights accommodation in 3-star charming hotels and/or historical residences
- City tax
Cancellations must be made in writing and the following conditions will be applied:
- More than 8 working days prior to client’s arrival: full refund
- 7 – 4 working days prior to client’s arrival:50%
- 72 hours (3 working days) prior to client’s arrival and for No-show: 100%