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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, vermouth, chocolate, and cheese. 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 wander cobblestone streets and admire the almost Parisian architecture whilst hearing of the stories and legends behind this regal city. We indulge in chocolate tasting of all kinds and even get to create our very own version of the city’s preferred aperitif.

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Piedmont in Spring Tour Highlights

Celebrated Piemontese food and wine • Beautiful Royal Turin • Cheese tasting • Pasta making • Barolo and Barbaresco wine tasting • Italy’s most beautiful towns • Fairytale castles • Chocolate tasting • Vermouth making

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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

Welcome to 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 tour host. We are off to explore this stunning regal city with our local guide on a walking tour through the city center, and past the Royal Palace, stopping to explore the gardens. 

After seeing the Duomo, learning about the famous Shroud, and traversing through the oldest part of the town, it’s time 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.

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

Chocolate and food markets

This morning kicks off with a walk through the largest open-air market in Europe – Porta Palazzo and enjoy watching the vendors spuik their local produce.

We then continue on towards a local chocolate factory where we get to step behind the curtain and learn just how they create the local Torinese ‘gianduiotti’ chocolates.  They are simply delicious and it’s virtually impossible to eat just one.

Afterwards, in the mood for something sweet, we visit a renowned chocolate shop and stop for 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.

Dinner tonight is at a Michelin guide restaurant renowned for its slightly modern take on the classics and focus on Slow Food ingredients (all grown locally).

  • ACTIVITIES: Chocolate factory tour, Market visit 
  • MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  • ACCOMMODATION: Luxury 4 Star city hotel 
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Day Three

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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.

Before we dive deep into the countryside, we visit a local distillery where we learn to craft our very own version of Turin’s famed aperitif – vermouth. Experiment with your preferred herbs to create a delicious concoction before hitting the road in search of cheese.

We visit a 100 year old family-run local cheesemonger in a small Piedmont 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.

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. 

  • ACTIVITIES: Stupinigi Hunting Lodge tour, Vermouth making, Guided cheese tasting and Cooking class
  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • ACCOMMODATION: Luxury 4 Star country hotel
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Day Four

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.

After spending some time outdoors, we head to a family winery nearby where we enjoy a wine tasting with lunch. Tasting Barolo and understanding its traditions is one of the quintessential experiences of any time in Piedmont. 

In the afternoon, we visit the official capital of Langhe – Alba. We meet our private tour guide for a 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.

  • ACTIVITIES: Barolo winery visit, Barolo town visit, Alba guided tour
  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch with wine, Dinner with wine
  • ACCOMMODATION: Luxury 4 Star country hotel 
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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 TRANSFERS: Back to Turin

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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, vermouth making, chocolate factory visit, cooking class, 2 castle visits, cheese tasting and guided walks
  • 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 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

  • 2025 – May 7 – 11 – book now 
  • Exclusive tours available on request for groups of 6 -10 – inquire

Booking information

  • Price from $US 4,290 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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GENERAL TOUR FAQ

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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