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PIEDMONT  TO TUSCANY 7-Day 6-Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01

WELCOME TO THE LANGHE HILLS

 

Chauffeur collection at Turin Airport.  Head south for a 2 night stay in a charming Boutique Inn set in a beautiful village in the heart of Barolo country. Dinner tonight in the village great Piedmontese restaurant with wine pairing.

02

LATE MORNING WINE TASTING & AFTERNOON ALBA VISIT

 

Start your day with the guided visit and tasting of a fine producer of Barolo as well as first winery in the area to produce the famed Spumante sparkling wine, enjoying the spectacular views of the Langhe hills and vineyards.

 

Afternoon free to visit Alba, medieval town, capital of the Langhe and the white truffle and splendid showcase of baroque architecture.

 

A dinner to die for tonight with wine pairing in traditional Trattoria in the Langhe hills– Exquisite Piedmontese cuisine.

03

ORGANIC DAIRY FARM VISIT & TASTING AND DEPARTURE TO EMILIA ROMAGNA

 

Morning visit of Cuneo, a beautiful city rich in history & culinary tradition, filled with great gourmet shops. Try the best meringue you’ve ever tasted (this recipe has been patented!) in beautiful historical pastry shop.

 

Organic Dairy Farm visit & tasting in a small village on the Langhe hills is next paired with sought-after local reds...

 

Early afternoon departure to Emilia Romagna - Magical drive along the Ligurian coast – You will spend the next 2 nights in a design guest house featuring art deco furniture, set in a quaint village a few km away from Bologna.

 

Dinner tonight is in legendary Trattoria. Experience your first taste of the delicious Bolognese cuisine. The great area restaurants are very proud of their wines and tend to offer a wine list featuring only great local wines with their menus, unless otherwise requested….

04

WINES OF THE BOLOGNESE HILLS TASTING & BOLOGNA VISIT

 

Visit and tasting of 2 award winning wineries producing Pignoletto dei Colli Bolognesi (white), one grape type grown in the Bolognese hills and indigenous to this area alone. Another indigenous grape variety is the Negretto (red wine); in recent years, almost all of the old vines variety had disappeared, but thanks to the efforts of a few passionate wine makers, this great wine is making a comeback, however only a very few wineries are producing it. Light Lunch in one of the wineries will be served.

 

Afternoon visit to Bologna “the fat” renowned for its culinary tradition, and considered by many as the gastronomic capital of Italy.

07

DEPARTURE DAY

 

After breakfast, your chauffeur will take you to Florence Airport to catch your return flight home.

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES

 

  • 6 nights in Charming Boutique Inns
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 fabulous dinners in Gourmet restaurants w/wine pairing (2 in Piedmont 1 in Emilia Romagna)
  • 1 Tuscan dinner during wine tasting (Tuscany)
  • 3 lunches with wine during visit and tasting
  • 5 wine tastings in award-winning wineries
  • 1 wine tasting during organic dairy farm visit
  • Alba, Cuneo, Bologna, Florence, Pienza visits
  • Private chauffeur service for all transfers from Piedmont to Emilia to Tuscany as per itinerary.
  • Welcome drink
  • Personalized itinerary booklet including all suggested places to eat at when not included in Tour

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Lunch on Day 2 and Day 5
  • Dinner on Day 4 and Day 6
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

 

 Treat yourself to a superb wine & gastronomy tour in stunning northern Italy’s wonderful wine regions from Piedmont to Emilia Romagna to Tuscany by private chauffeured vehicle. Wonderful seven day journey of gourmet dining, wine tasting and more, traveling along scenic Italian roads. The tour starts in Piedmont, Barolo country and wine lovers’ paradise. Your chauffeur will provide transfers between all locations, which will be indicated in your personalized itinerary.

05

DEPARTURE TO TUSCANY & WINE TASTING IN CHIANTI'S PARADISE

 

After breakfast, departure for Tuscany on to Chianti’s paradise, three hours’ drive through an enchanted breathtaking landscape! You will stay for the next two nights in a lovely historical farmhouse in the heart of Tuscany amidst vineyards and olive trees.

 

I suggest you stop in Florence for lunch and admire the city’s legendary artistic heritage before heading to your secluded escape.

 

Get there just in time for your first Tuscan wine tasting experience. Start with a welcome drink admiring the great Tuscan landscape. The route runs along the vineyards of Chianti and Orcia to return to the sixteenth-century chapel of San Clemente arriving at the villa armorial hall where you’ll enjoy the second tasting. You finally get to the cellar to taste the famed Orcia “Cinderella” wine. The visit ends with a Brunello toast. The second and last taste are paired with chunks of pecorino cheese and typical dry sausage.

06

WINE TASTING IN MONTALCINO & PIENZA VISIT

 

Guided visit and tasting in Montalcino followed by a delightful traditional Tuscan lunch paired with a Brunello di Montalcino and Orcia DOC.

 

Enjoy the afternoon visiting Pienza or “Pius Town”, named after Pope Pius II, idyllic Renaissance city and its historical center.

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PRICE PER PERSON  (Based on double occupancy)

Based on 2               €3150.00        with Chauffeur service

Based on 4               €2400.00        with Chauffeur service

Based on 6               €1975.00        with Chauffeur service