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Spring Piedmont Tour Overview

Join our tour of Piedmont in glorious Springtime and enjoy a food and wine lovers odyssey through the Northern Italian region best known for premium Barolo and Barbaresco wine, chocolate and truffles. Our Spring 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 Piemontese cuisine. We visit castles, wineries, picturesque towns and markets and enjoy Piemonte’s best gastronomic experiences. And because the best souvenirs are memories and skills you can take home, you’ll learn how to make a local pasta dish that will have memories of Piedmont flooding back with every bite. 

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Piedmont in Spring Tour Highlights

Celebrated Piemontese food and wine • Beautiful Royal Turin • Local market and cheese tasting • Truffle hunt and pasta making • Barolo wine tasting • Italy’s most beautiful towns • Fairytale castles

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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 Spring Tour Itinerary

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Day One

Arrive in Turin

Welcome to regal, beautiful Turin! Did you know it was the first capital of Italy and home to the Royal family of Savoy? Arrive ‘con calma’ (the Italian way of doing things calmly, you’re on vacation after all!) and check in at your hotel in the heart of the city in the early afternoon.

Once you are settled in, meet with the rest of your group and your host Olivia to indulge in a favorite Italian past-time – 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. We’ll then continue onto a traditional Piemontese dinner at a favorite local restaurant.

  • Meals: Evening welcome aperitivo, Dinner with wine
  • Hotel: Luxury 4 Star city hotel
bicerin turin

Day Two

chocolate, cheese and turin

After a delicious breakfast, we enjoy a walk through the largest open-air market in Europe – Porta Palazzo. Along the way we’ll stop for a special tasting of traditional Piemontese cheeses at the historic cheesemonger shop in the oldest part of town.

You are free to explore the city for a few hours on your own after our mouthwatering cheese degustation. 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.

In the afternoon, we meet again for a guided walking tour through Turin’s  city center, and past the Royal Palace, stopping to explore the gardens.

After seeing the Duomo, and traversing through the oldest part of the town, it’s time to visit a renowned chocolate shop and stop for a bicerin (Piemontese hot chocolate and coffee drink) and hear more stories and the history of this refined city.

Have some time to freshen up and relax after our walk back at the hotel. Dinner tonight is at a Michelin guide restaurant renowned for its slightly modern take on the classics and phenomenal wine list.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon Bicerin aperitivo, Dinner with matching wines
  • Activities: Guided walking tour of Turin with local guide, cheese tasting and local market
  • Hotel: Luxury 4 star city hotel
stupinigi palace

Day Three

royal piedmont and barolo

Today we leave Turin and head to Piedmont’s UNESCO heritage listed wine region, Le Langhe, best known for the Barolo and Barbaresco varieties.
Our day starts with a drive through endless vineyards lining the hills towards the picturesque town of La Morra but not before stopping at one of the most impressive castles you have ever seen.

Stupinigi is one of several former hunting lodges of the Royal Savoy family. Originally built in the 15th century it was later remodeled in opulent Baroque style and it’s magnificent. We spend some time here before hitting the road in search of Barolo wine.

Tasting Barolo and understanding its traditions is one of the quintessential experiences of any time in Piedmont. We arrive in the town that gave the wine its name and have some free time to explore before visiting a boutique Barolo producer in the nearby countryside for a guided tasting of this iconic drop.

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 green rolling hills in the Langhe of course!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine
  • Activities: Stupinigi visit, wine tasting, cooking class
  • Accommodation: Luxury 4 star country house hotel
black truffle

Day Four

A DAy of Truffles

After a leisurely breakfast, this morning, we head to the hills 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 black 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, we’ll enjoy a wine tasting close by. It’s the perfect way to reflect on the morning’s excitement before we head off to one of the region’s beautiful villages for a delicious lunch of local delicacies. After some free time in the village, enjoy some time to relax in the afternoon at our charming country house hotel.

This evening, we’re headed to the official capital of Langhe – Alba. We meet our private tour guide for a guided walking tour through this truffle scented town. After learning more about its history, you have some free time to explore on your own, and we enjoy dinner together at a favorite restaurant in town.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • Activities: Truffle hunt, Wine tasting, Guided tour of Alba
  • Accommodation: 4 star luxury country house hotel in Le Langhe
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Day Five


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.

Our final stop before heading back to Turin is in 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 reach our destination for a delicious farewell lunch.
We try 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 we head back on our private bus towards Turin where we say our farewells and you continue on your Italian journey, dreaming of Piedmont.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with wine
  • Activities: Castle visit

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Piedmont in Spring 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
  • Guided walking tours with expert local guides
  • Unique experiences: 2 premium wine tastings, truffle hunt, cooking class, castle visits, cheese tasting
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 aperitivo and 3 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 back to Turin

Piedmont in Spring 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 to 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 when you check into our hotel. 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 – May 7 – 11 – book now
  • Exclusive tours available on request for groups of 6-10 – inquire

Booking information

  • Price from $US 3,940 per person based on double or 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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