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8 Days Wine, Craft Beer, and Culinary Holiday in Italy

Traditional Italy Wine Tours

Join this wonderful culinary holiday in Piedmont, Italy specially designed for you to explore the local beverage and food culture, the craft beers brewed by passionate brewers who use local products to make their beers, local wines such as Barolo and Barbaresco, and regional cheeses, meats, pasta, and other foods. Enjoy delicious, traditional and cultural meals along with the people who make these wonderful products.

Highlights

  • Daily food tours and tastings
  • Sheep-milk cheese special tasting
  • Tasting and beer-paired lunches at craft breweries
  • Visits to the Palio d’Asti medieval parade
  • Ground transportation on all the tours
  • Visits to several local wineries
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily traditional meals

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8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this holiday, you will base for five nights in the gorgeous Castello di Razzano with the first and last night in Torino. All hotels have private rooms with bathrooms.

Grapehops Wine Tours Italy Program

You will start and end this amazing holiday in Torino, one of the most sophisticated and vibrant cities of Italy. Torino is known for its excellent bars and cafes where large spreads of finger foods are put out before lunch and dinner.

From Torino, you will venture to explore the Monferrato and Barolo regions along with a day trip to Lake Orta before heading back to Torino for the final night. On all excursions, you will be accompanied by Paolo Ferrero, a local wine and food expert and author of both, cookbooks, and novels.

This tour is centered around the food and beverages of the region with a bit of history and culture. You can count on a lot of stops for snacks and beverages, convivial meals, and tastings of local products.

Activities

  • Welcome “aperitivo crawl” in Torino
  • Tasting and beer-paired lunches at two of Piedmont’s best craft breweries Grado Plato and Cita Biunda
  • Visits to the Palio d’Asti medieval parade, a pasta maker, and a truffle hunt
  • Special tasting of sheep-milk cheese at cheesemaker Silvio Pistone’s charming farm
  • Visits to several wineries such as Flavio Meistro, Cà Richeta, Dosio, and Giorgio Pelissero
  • Visits to the towns of Alba, Asti, and Orta where you will have time to explore
  • Visit to Eataly, Torino’s famous food emporium

Included excursions

  • Special tasting of sheep-milk cheese at cheesemaker Silvio Pistone’s charming farm
  • Visit to Eataly, Torino’s famous food emporium
  • Visits to several wineries such as Flavio Meistro, Cà Richeta, Dosio, and Giorgio Pelissero
  • Visits to the Palio d’Asti medieval parade, a pasta maker, and on our fall tours, a truffle hunt
  • Visits to the towns of Alba, Asti, and Orta where you will have time to explore

Location

This holiday will be held in the lush and gorgeous region of Piedmont in North-West Italy. The area is well known for its excellent food, wine, and craft beer.

Food

During this holiday you will be served seven breakfasts, five lunches, and seven dinners including a tasting and beer-paired lunch at Grado Plato and Cita Biunda and a special tasting of sheep-milk cheese at cheese maker Silvio Pistone’s charming farm.

Things to do (optional)

During your free time you may explore the location on your own or simply rest and relax.

What's included

  • 1 visit to Eataly, Torino’s famous food emporium
  • 1 visit to the Palio d’Asti medieval parade
  • 5 lunches
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners
  • 7 night accommodation
  • Services of your tour guides, including help planning the rest of your trip
  • Transportation on the tour
  • Visits to the towns of Alba, Asti, and Orta
  • Visits to wineries mentioned in the itinerary

What's not included

  • 2 lunches
  • Additional activities
  • Additional beverages
  • Additional expenses
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Airport transportation
  • Travel insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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