6 Day Luxury Fine Food, Wine and Lakes Tour of Piedmont
A luxurious food and wine experience of Piedmont and its Lakes! Including, amongst other hidden delights,
the Gavi and Barolo wine regions and the beautiful Lakes Maggiore and D'Orta. Let all your senses come
alive on this indulgent itinerary!
"I would highly recommend this Italian Delights tour - it exceeded my expectations and I saw Italy as a local. I loved their food and wine too!" Jane
2016/2017 – Private Tours operating by appointment. Contact us to book your personal journey with your friends or family!
Tour cost – AUD $3,000.00 per person, twin share, GST inclusive (AUD$600.00 Single Supplement ).
Experience the delights of Lakes D'Orta and Maggiore and stay in the lap of luxury at Piedmont's stunning Villa Sparina Resort! Enjoy the big bold reds of the Barolo wine region and pick up some great bargains at Europe's largest designer shopping outlet!
Lakes D'Orta and Maggiore - Barolo and Gavi wine regions - Gavi's stunning Villa Sparina Resort - Western Europe’s largest designer shopping outlet - Genova - Alba (the home of the white truffle!) and much more!
You will be met by Jim at Milan’s Malpensa Airport between 12.30 and 1pm, or alternatively at the Voghera train station between 3 and 3.30pm. A well-appointed private, air-conditioned 9 seater vehicle will transfer you to the Villa Sparina Resort, located in the beautiful hills of the Gavi wine region. You will arrive in time to enjoy your welcome drinks and unwind at the resort. In the evening we dine at La Gallina (The Hen), the stunning restaurant of the Villa Sparina Resort.
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(Lake D’Orta / Fine Dining lunch / Stresa, the jewel of Lake Maggiore)
Today we visit the two most beautiful lakes in Piedmont, Lake D’Orta and Lake Maggiore. Our morning and lunch will be spent in the gorgeous town of Orta San Giulio, located on the charming shores of Lake D’Orta. The afternoon and evening will be spent in Stresa on Lake Maggiore. Here guests can visit the stunning Isola Bella and enjoy an evening meal either on the island or in Stresa, before heading back to the Villa Sparina resort to retire for the evening for a good night’s sleep after a fruitful and enjoyable day!
On our third day together guests are invited to have a restful morning on the grounds of the Villa Sparina Resort. However, keen shoppers are also free to visit Italy’s biggest named retail stores (Versace, Dolce Gabbana etc.) and a host of other designer brand stores at the nearby Serravalle Designer Outlet. This outlet is Western Europe’s largest designer outlet so the term “shop till you drop” really applies here! For lunch we dine at a local restaurant in Gavi before heading off to the elegant town of Aqui Terme for the afternoon and evening. Aqui Terme is best known in Italy for its thermal springs which date back to Roman times. But the highlight of this hidden gem is undoubtedly its beautiful old town centre. Enjoy your evening meal here in one of the many restaurants, trattorias or enotecas on offer before heading home for the evening.
(Genoa / Eataly / Villa Sparina Resort)
Day four is spent in Genoa, which is the capital of Liguria, the coastal region bordering Piedmont.Once a fiercely independent and long standing Maritime republic, present day Genoa is a fascinating city which contains Europe’s largest historical centre. Plenty of time is given to guests so that we can enjoy a delicious street food lunch together at Genoa’s most famous Paninoteca, and you can also explore the labyrinth of narrow alley ways, traditional food markets, and Palazzi on offer in this vibrant and dynamic port city. A visit to Genoa would not be complete, however, without a visit to Eataly. This famous slow food emporium was originally established in Turin, but it now has a new site in Genoa’s port/tourist district. We return for a free evening at Villa Sparina.
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(Alba / Winery lunch / Serralunga D’Alba)
Today begins with a lovely drive through the Piedmont countryside en route to. After our morning in Alba we head to the prestigious Fontana Fredda winery for lunch within their beautiful grounds. After lunch we head off to the quaint wine township of Serralunga D’Alba which is located in the heart of the Barolo wine region. Upon our return to Villa Sparina guests have our final evening together at La Gallina or be taken into Gavi for an evening meal.
Farewell Day – Departure for Milan Malpensa Airport and Voghera train station – End of Tour