Tucked into the northwest corner of Italy, Piemonte is one of the most prosperous and less 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 (pied=foot and monte=mountain) will beckon to you to gaze at their 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, comfortable, 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 makes for a happy holiday. 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.
We have enjoyed our small groups so much that we will continue to keep numbers low and personal attention high. This tour is very boutique and will have a maximum of 10 guests.
If you would like to book this tour just for your own group of friends or family (minimum 6 people), we can offer a private tour with different dates to suit your travel needs.
Tour Guide: Lisa Anderson
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Tour Dates: September 13th – 20th, 2021
Price: $3550 (Air not included). Single Supplement is $600. We welcome singles and can try to pair you with another single to room with, but the single supplement will be required if we can’t.
What’s included: 4 dinners and 4 lunches (wine included), 10 nights lodging in a clean, comfortable, and centrally located hotel. Wine tasting in local cantina, tastings of cheese, truffles, chocolate, and locally produced beer and grappa. Locally guided tours of the Sanctuary of Vicoforte and the Racconigi Castle and Park. Walks in the countryside and mountain (not overly strenuous) Transport and private guide
You can reserve a spot on this tour with a deposit of $600.
Tour begins and ends in Turin/Torino. International airport there is TRN.