Piedmont Food & Wine Self Drive Tour

Price:From *$1024

6 Days/5 Night
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Tour Description

Pleasurable days will be 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.

DEPARTURE 18 Jan - 1 6 Dec 2018: daily
INCLUSIONS
6 days category A car hire with standard cover
5 nights 3-star charming hotels and/or historical residences
Buffet breakfast daily
2 meals based on traditional regional dishes
7 guided tastings of Piedmontese Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products

HIGHLIGHTS
Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods
Wine tastings of the Barolo and Barberesco vineyards
Asti, rich in medieval palaces and merchants' houses
Grinzane Cavour and its imposing castle

1

Day 1:

Bra – Pollenzo Collect your car and drive to the Albergo Corte Albertina hotel in Pollenzo, near Bra. Enjoy a dinner dedicated to the products of the Slow Food Presidia of Piedmont in the hotel restaurant. (D)

2

Day 2:

La Morra - Carmagnola Explore the wonderful Barolo vineyards. Visit an historic wine cellar and taste their extraordinary wines accompanied by some of the typical local produce of Langa. Continue to Carmagnola and visit a cheese producer. Learn about the cheese-making process and enjoy a tasting. (B)

3

Day 3:

Barbaresco - Cherasco - Monforte d’Alba Depart for Barbaresco and visit typical cellars, which boast several top class historical vineyards and a range of quality wines. Introduction and tasting of a selection of Barbaresco wines.This afternoon, continue to Monforte d’Alba to visit another wine cellar to taste exclusive wines accompanied by local products. (B)

4

Day 4:

Nizza Monferrato - Asti Drive to Nizza Monferrato located deep in the heart of the Monferrato. Enjoy lunch at a local trattoria. Continue to Asti and stop at Torronificio for a tasting of the typical chocolate sweets and nougats. (B,L)

5

Day 5:

Pollenzo - Grinzane Cavour Morning in Pollenzo. Stroll through the centre and a visit the Wine Bank for a tasting. In the afternoon 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. (B)

6

Day 6:

Bra Departure. (B)

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