A New Staycation in Spring 2021
Rolling hills, quiet villages, quality food and wine all in a region that few travelers have explored. Join us for our inaugural tour of the Pleasures of Piedmont with veteran guide and adopted local Lisa Anderson.
Tucked into the northwest corner of Italy, Piemonte is one of the most prosperous and least visited regions in Italy. Castle-topped hill towns will delight you with stunning view of farms, fields and vineyards and the magnificent mountains that surround much of the area. Piedmont (pied=foot and monte=mountain) will beckon to you to gaze at natural beauty and visit hidden sanctuaries. During our week together we will enjoy walks in the countryside, visit a cheese farm, enjoy some local wineries, exquisite food, visit the largest elliptical cupola in the world at the Sanctuary of Vicoforte and delve into the rich history of the region. The home base for our tour will be the lively and liveable city of Cuneo.
Why Cuneo? This city is lovely,livable, not at all touristy, has great food and one of the largest weekly markets in northern Italy. Cuneo also has about 8 Km of porticoed streets and lively pedestrian zone which makes it a great place to stay rain or shine to experience la dolce vita.
More lunches than dinners…working a marvellous lunch into a fun filled day is an important part of Italian culture, especially while on vacation or on weekends. It also gives your body more time to digest and sleep better which is an important part of the culture. By including more typical lunches than dinners you can decide whether you simply want a light meal or to wine and dine in the evening too. Cuneo, has many bars where apericenas (drinks plus light food) are all the rage.