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Fall in Piedmont Tour Overview

Join our Fall tour of Piedmont and enjoy a gourmet odyssey through the northern Italian region best known for premium wine and truffles. Our Fall Piedmont itinerary is a fun and immersive trip of discovery exploring the region’s iconic tastes and hidden secrets.

Starting in the capital Turin, we continue to the Barolo region to drink the wine and explore Piemonte cuisine. We visit wineries, picturesque towns and markets and enjoy Piemonte’s best gastronomic experiences. Of course, not to be missed is the famous Alba White Truffle Festival, one of the most important food festivals in the world.

The grape harvest is also underway and it’s an important time for the Barolo and Barbaresco wine makers of the region. So why not join us as we taste and sip our way through beautiful Piedmont, enjoying the romantic sights along the way.

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Piedmont in Fall Tour Highlights

Celebrated Piemontese food and wine • Beautiful Royal Turin • Local market and cheese tasting • White truffle fair, truffle hunt and pasta making • Barolo and Barbaresco wine tasting • Italy’s most beautiful towns

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What Our Guests Say About Untold Italy Tours

One memorable experience for me was the cooking class, there was the family pig running in, we were making all sorts of local pastas and just had a wonderful Italian country lunch unlike anything you’d ever get in a restaurant

Rick, USA / Piedmont in Fall, 2022

Magical! Beautiful! I’m a bit of a dreamer and I just got lost there last night. Lost in this beauty.. Magnificent! I just loved it – view video

Vicki / Australia

We have been to Italy several times, but never like this. It has been a wonderful experience – view video

Pati / USA

Aside from every little surprise around every corner, I’ll remember Cosimo and the genuine excitement and pride that come out of him and his storytellingview video

Steve / USA

Piedmont in Fall Tour Itinerary

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Day One

Arrive in Turin

Our adventures start in the elegant city of Turin. It was the first capital of Italy and home to the Royal family of Savoy who originated from France, so don’t be surprised if you pick up a little French flavor here.  

Meet with the rest of the group and your host in the late afternoon to explore this stunning regal city. Our local guide brings the stories and legends of Piedmont to life (from Royal scandals to the Shroud of Turin) on a guided walking tour through the city center. 

We wander past the Royal Palace, explore the Cathedral and learn about the infamous Shroud, discover the symbol of Turin and Italy’s first parliament before strolling through the oldest part of the town. 

All that walking calls for aperitivo. Do as the Torinese do and get to know the group over a glass of homemade vermouth with a tramezzino (delicious local sandwich) at one of the city’s historic and beautifully ornate cafés. Afterwards, we continue onto a traditional Piemontese dinner at a favorite local restaurant.

  • ACTIVITIES: Turin walking tour 
  • MEALS: Evening welcome aperitivo, Dinner with wine
  • ACCOMMODATION: Luxury 4 Star city hotel 
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Day Two

chocolate AND CHEESE

Our morning begins with a walk to a local chocolate factory where we get to step behind the curtain and learn just how they create the local Torinese ‘gianduiotti’ chocolates.  

Afterwards, we give in to our sweet tooths with a visit to a renowned chocolate shop where we stop for a bicerin (Piemontese hot chocolate and coffee drink) in the oldest part of town.

You are free to explore the city for a few hours on your own after our sweet start to the day. Consider visiting one of Turin’s excellent museums (the Cinema Museum or Egyptian Museum), the Royal Palace, climb the landmark Mole, or enjoy lunch at one of the city’s many excellent restaurants.

We meet in the afternoon to say farewell to Turin and drive through endless vineyard covered hills towards the picturesque Langhe countryside. Here we visit a 100 year old family-run local cheesemonger in a small Piedmontese town obsessed with cheese – so much so, that every two years the town runs an entire cheese festival.

Our hosts show us their aging rooms and cheese museum before we sit down to a wonderful cheese filled tasting with a glass of wine. The perfect aperitivo.

In the evening, we check in to our countryside relais and have some time to relax before meeting for dinner at the hotel. 

  • ACTIVITIES: Chocolate factory tour and cheese shop visit
  • MEALS: Breakfast, Aperitivo, Dinner with wine
  • ACCOMMODATION: Luxury 4 star country relais
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Day Three

Truffles and Barolo Wine

This morning we head to the hills to explore the UNESCO heritage listed wine region, Le Langhe, best known for the Barolo and Barbaresco varieties. First things first, we arrive in the town that gave the Barolo wine its name and have some free time to explore.

Then it’s onwards for a unique truffle hunting experience. Deep in the forest we join our private expert local trifolau (truffle hunter) with their trained dogs and go in search of delicious and exclusive white truffles. Notice the intense relationship between the truffle hunter and their dogs – it’s a very special bond.

After spending some time outdoors and hopefully finding a truffle or two, you’ll enjoy your first Barolo wine tasting close by. Tasting Barolo and understanding its traditions is one of the quintessential experiences of your time in Piedmont. A strong, dry red wine, Barolo is known as the King of Wines and indeed was made for royalty as you’ll discover later today. It’s the perfect way to reflect on the morning’s excitement over a delicious lunch of local delicacies. 

Then it’s off to our hotel to relax before our evening activity – cooking up a storm Piemonte style. Don an apron and roll up your sleeves as we step into a local Piemontese kitchen and learn the secrets of the cuisine, which, of course, includes traditional pasta making – tajarin or agnolotti del plin.

We reap the rewards of our cooking lesson with a delicious dinner and glasses of local wine. All enjoyed against the backdrop of the majestic rolling hills in the Langhe of course. 

  • ACTIVITIES: Truffle hunt, Barolo wine tasting and Cooking class
  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch with wine and Dinner with wine
  • ACCOMMODATION: Luxury 4 star country house hotel
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Day Four

A DAy of Truffles

Our destination this morning is the official capital of Langhe – Alba and the famous International White Truffle Festival. Meet the real truffle hunters of Piedmont and peruse their wares (the truffles of course). In Alba we meet our private tour guide for a guided walking tour through this truffle scented town and its bustling festival. Enjoy shopping at the market stands for truffle everything as well as plenty of other local specialties. The whole town comes alive and you might even spy a medieval procession.

After learning more about its history, you have some free time to explore on your own, before we drive to a nearby town for lunch together at a favorite restaurant.

In the late afternoon, we head to La Morra where we have a chance to stroll its cobblestone streets, do some wine shopping at the enoteche and take in the sweeping views of the Langhe valley. We make our way to a little restaurant popular with locals for its superb Piemontese meat where we enjoy a delicious dinner with plenty of more wine tasting.

  • ACTIVITIES: Alba guided tour, white truffle festival and free time in La Morra
  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • ACCOMMODATION: 4 star luxury country house hotel in Le Langhe
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Day Five

A CASTLE IN THE VINES

We give you a day to remember forever during our final hours in the elegant, food paradise region of Piedmont. This morning, we set off to explore the Castle Grinzane Cavour. This fairytale castle, nestled amongst the vines, was constructed during the 11th century. Don’t forget your camera. The views of the surrounding countryside are jaw-dropping.

Before heading back to Turin, we make a stop past one of the borghi più belli d’Italia (the most beautiful villages in Italy) – and let us tell you, it really is gorgeous. After a walk through town we make our way to a family-run winery in Barbaresco wine land for a delicious farewell lunch.

If Barolo is considered the King of Italian wines, it must be said that Barbaresco is the Queen. Made from the same Nebbiolo grape but with a different style, we compare and contrast alongside some of the classic dishes of the region you’ve yet to discover, as well as other favorites you tasted during the week.

Satisfied after a long, relaxing final lunch in the vines we head back towards Turin where we say our farewells and you continue on your Italian journey, dreaming of Piedmont.

  • ACTIVITIES: Guided castle visit, Winery visit with tastings
  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch with wine
  • GROUP TRANSFER: To Turin Porta Nuova train station
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Piedmont in Fall Tour Inclusions

We have strived to make our Piedmont tour as all inclusive as possible with no hidden surprises. Included in your tour are:

  • 4 nights in charming luxury 4 star accommodation
  • 2 guided walking tours with expert local guides
  • Unique experiences: 2 premium wine tastings, truffle hunt, cooking class, castle visit, cheese tasting, Alba White Truffle Festival
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 aperitivo and 4 dinners as specified in the itinerary, wine and bottled water is included with meals other than breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned mini-bus
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Group departure transfers

Fall Piedmont Tour FAQ

Accommodation on Tour

We’ve hand selected two beautiful properties that showcase the romance and beauty of this special region. Our tour is full of exciting experiences so we’ve made sure you have time rest and recuperate in comfortable surroundings in the heart of Turin and Le Langhe in beautiful Piemonte.

Relax and enjoy our elegant 4 star hotel in the heart of Turin close to all the major sites. In the Le Langhe region we stay in a gorgeous country house hotel surrounded by vines.

Meet Your Host

Olivia is an Australian woman living in Rome, with a passion for the land of la dolce vita, cooking and wine. Her super powers include finding the most charming villages and delectable cheeses.

Olivia is your local host that ensures your trip is memorable for all the right reasons.

Arrivals and Departures

The tour begins in central Turin at 3pm. Our activities conclude back in central Turin at Porta Nuova train station at approximately 4pm on our final day. Inquire if you would like to add additional nights to your stay.

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • 2024 – October 23 – 27 – book now
  • 2025 – November 5 – 9 – book now
  • Exclusive tours available on request for groups of 6-10 – inquire

Booking information

  • Price from $US 4,390 per person based on twin share accommodation
  • A supplement applies for solo travelers wanting a private room
  • 30% deposit required to reserve your spot
  • Cancel for a full refund up to 120 days before departure
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Discover Piedmont

Tucked up in Italy’s north west corner, Piedmont shares a border with France and Switzerland. The former home of Italy’s Royal Savoy family is mountainous and covered in vines that produce some of the country’s most celebrated wines. Read our articles and listen to our podcast to discover more about beautiful Piedmont.

Untold Italy Ep. 55

Picturesque Piedmont

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Piedmont Food Guide

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