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Piedmont Food and Wine Tour

The classic trip with Barolo, Barbaresco & truffle hunt

Length

6 Days

Capacity

4-12 travelers

Travel style

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Classic Piedmont

Trip highlights

Tasting the two extremes of the Barolo area

Stay in Real Castello di Verduno

Visit a cheesemaking family

Visit to a small family winery in Barbaresco

The Feast experience

Truffle hunting with Carlo

Truffle menu in Barbaresco

Slow Food University and Wine Bank

Visit to a hazelnut family

When the mists rise from the Tanaro and enchant the valleys, it is the most beautiful time in Piedmont! The winegrowers in Barolo and Barbaresco have brought in the harvest and welcome us for a tasting. As darkness falls, we accompany Carlo and his dogs on a truffle hunt. In the hilly country of the Alta Langa, we are welcomed by a family of cheese-makers and a hazelnut cream producer family.

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Verduno, Piedmont
Verduno, Piedmont
Verduno, Piedmont

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Itinerary

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer train station/center Turin - hotel Real Castello Verduno

From

EUR 95

FEAST standard room Foresteria Real Castello Verduno

0 Days

Extra Night Standard Room Foresteria

In case you want to arrive a day earlier or stay a bit longer, you can book your room here.

From

EUR 90

transfer train sapio

0 Days

Transfer train station Bra - hotel Real Castello Verduno

From

EUR 22

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer airport Turin - hotel Real Castello Verduno

From

EUR 115

Verduno, Piedmont
Verduno, Piedmont
Verduno, Piedmont

Piedmontese Welcome Dinner

Meals Included: Dinner

Make your way to the wine-growing town of Verduno, which is about 64 kilometres from Turin. There, you will stay in the Real Castello di Verduno, a country castle where the foundation stones for today's Barolo were laid in the mid-19th century, under the King of Savoy, Carlo Alberto. Over dinner in the Castello's restaurant, you will get to know your fellow travellers, the hosts, the fine Piedmontese cuisine, and the week's program.

SAPIO La Morra
SAPIO La Morra Silvio Grasso
SAPIO Enrico Rivetto Serralunga d'Alba

Biodynamic Barolo farm

A Panoramic Tour of Barolo's Vineyards

Hiking along the Barolo trail

Tasting the two extremes of of Barolo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: By Foot (1:00h)

Discover and learn about the diversity of Barolo wine

After a rich breakfast with sweet and savoury dishes, you will hike on the "Sentiero del Barolo" from Verduno to La Morra. The hike offers fantastic views over the vineyards of the Barolo area. Afterwards, you will visit the first Barolo winemaker of the day.

Lunch today is in La Morra, where there is still a traditional 19th century stone mill. You will have a light lunch of Piedmontese specialities in the restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have your second wine tasting at a biodynamic winemaker on the old side of the Barolo area Serralunga d'Alba.

In the evening, you will end the eventful day with another typical Piedmontese autumn menu.

Hike Verduno-La Morra about 4 km, little difference in altitude, 1 hour Difficulty: easy

(Those who cannot walk can be driven by bus).

SAPIO Alta Langa
SAPIO Alta Langa Raflazz
SAPIO Alta Langa Cuor di Nocciola

Murazzano DOP with cheese making family

biodiversity Alta Langa

Hazelnut tasting with family

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Private Bus (1:30h)

Sheep's cheese tasting

Today, you drive towards Liguria into the hilly country of the Alta Langa. At an altitude of 600-800 metres, the hazelnuts thrive particularly well and the many mountain herbs make the cheeses spicy. In the morning, you will visit a dairy farmer and cheese maker family who will show you their production and affinage. At lunch, you will enjoy their cheese and some other "little things".

In the afternoon, you will visit a family that has been processing hazelnuts for generations. A special cultivar of hazelnut grows in Piedmont, the so-called Tonda Gentile Trilobata, which is considered the most delicious. The story of Ferrero from Alba is also based on this nut. The products are addictive, whether for nibbling, in pasticceria and gelato, or mixed with cocoa as Gianduja cream (the Nutella for adults). Also included is a big helping of the inimitable Piedmontese hospitality and humour.

After an impressive day, you will be taken back to Verduno, where you will have a great time in a restaurant along the way.

SAPIO banca del vino
SAPIO tavola academica
SAPIO Bra Boccondivino

Lunch at the university

Banca del Vino

The Cradle of Slow Food

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Public Bus (0:30h)

The birthplaces of the Slow Food movement

Today, you can take it a little easier. In the mid-morning, you will visit the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Banca del Vino in nearby Pollenzo, two foundations of the Slow Food movement.

Lunch today is at the university, but don't worry, there will be no exams. You can simply enjoy the experience and relax.

In the late afternoon, you will go to Bra, where you will have some free time. In the evening, you will be at Boccondivino in Bra, one of the legendary birthplaces of Slow Food.

SAPIO Barbaresco e truffles
SAPIO Barbaresco e truffles Carlo
SAPIO Barbaresco e truffles

Visit at small Barbaresco producer

Lunch at trattoria in Barbaresco

Truffle search with Carlo

Farewell dinner

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation: Private Bus (1:00h), By Foot (2:00h)

Night truffle hunt

Today, you will head to Barbaresco, where you will visit a small family-run winery.

After a midday snack and a walk through the wine-growing village, you return to the Castello for a break.

In the evening, set off to meet Carlo, a trifolau, in one of the neighbouring villages, who will take you on a nighttime truffle hunt with his dogs. Carlo will tell you a lot about the new generation of trifolau, who invest a lot of value and time in the biodiversity of the Langhe and the preservation of the truffle.

Afterwards, you will accompany Carlo to a restaurant, where an unforgettable truffle dinner with white albatross truffles (Tuber magnatum pico) has been prepared for you to enjoy your last evening to the full.

Night hike with truffle search: About 2-3 km, 100 m difference in altitude downhill and uphill. 1-1.5 hours Difficulty: easy Sturdy shoes are recommended.

SAPIO Langhe addon
SAPIO Langhe addon
SAPIO Langhe addon

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to Piedmont. We would be happy to provide you with suggestions for extending your trip.

FEAST standard room Foresteria Real Castello Verduno

0 Days

Extra Night Standard Room Foresteria

In case you want to arrive a day earlier or stay a bit longer, you can book your room here.

From

EUR 90

FEAST Cherasco Golf Club

0 Days

Weekdays Green Fee Cherasco Gold Club

The Cherasco Golf Club is the only golf course in the Langhe. It is located in Cherasco, one of the 12 municipalities that can produce Barolo wine with DOCG status. It is well known to the golfing public for the quality of the course and the services offered. Furthermore, it is a favorite destination for those who love good food combined with sport. Among the services offered are: - 18-hole golf course that is fun and suitable for all types of players; - Practice Course; - Efficient and welcoming reception; - Equipment hire; - Hand and electric trolley hire; - Golf Cart rental - Changing rooms - Bar/Restaurant - Swimming pool during summer Albergo Agenzia 5 MINUTES by car Real Castello Verduno 10 MINUTES by car

From

EUR 70

FEAST vespa tour Barolo

0 Days

Self-guided tour of the Barolo area with an e-Vespa

The electric Vespa tour of the Barolo area will take you to admire stretches of vineyards as far as the eye can see, picturesque villages and majestic castles. It starts in Pollenzo, continuing on to La Morra, Barolo, Novello, Monforte d'Alba, and arriving in Grinzane Cavour via Serralunga d'Alba and Castiglione Falletto: ancient villages, each with its own castle or tower to remind us of their rich past. Vineyards are an integral part of this landscape of gentle slopes and harmonious geometries, symbolizing the close relationship between man and land. The Barolo red wine is the absolute protagonist, and you can taste and buy it in the Regional Wine Shops or in the numerous wine cellars you will encounter along the way.

From

EUR 85

0 Days

Golf Cart Rental Cherasco Golf Club

From

EUR 55

0 Days

Electric Trolley Rental Cherasco Golf Club

From

EUR 15

FEAST Cherasco Golf Club

0 Days

Weekdays 9 holes Green Fee Cherasco Golf Club

The Cherasco Golf Club is the only golf course in the Langhe. It is located in Cherasco, one of the 12 municipalities that can produce Barolo wine with DOCG status. It is well known to the golfing public for the quality of the course and the services offered. Furthermore, it is a favorite destination for those who love good food combined with sport. Among the services offered are: - 18-hole golf course that is fun and suitable for all types of players; - Practice Course; - Efficient and welcoming reception; - Equipment hire; - Hand and electric trolley hire; - Golf Cart rental - Changing rooms - Bar/Restaurant - Swimming pool during summer Albergo Agenzia 5 MINUTES by car Real Castello Verduno 10 MINUTES by car

From

EUR 55

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer hotel Real Castello Verduno - Bahnhof Bra

From

EUR 22

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer hotel Real Castello Verduno - train station/center Turin

From

EUR 95

FEAST Cherasco Golf Club

0 Days

Driving Range Green Fee Cherasco Golf Club

The Cherasco Golf Club is the only golf course in the Langhe. It is located in Cherasco, one of the 12 municipalities that can produce Barolo wine with DOCG status. It is well known to the golfing public for the quality of the course and the services offered. Furthermore, it is a favorite destination for those who love good food combined with sport. Among the services offered are: - 18-hole golf course that is fun and suitable for all types of players; - Practice Course; - Efficient and welcoming reception; - Equipment hire; - Hand and electric trolley hire; - Golf Cart rental - Changing rooms - Bar/Restaurant - Swimming pool during summer Albergo Agenzia 5 MINUTES by car Real Castello Verduno 10 MINUTES by car

From

EUR 25

Guides

FEAST TC Adriana Cattaneo

Adriana

Adriana Cattaneo can truly be considered a citizen of the world! Of Italian orig…

Konstantin Steinmeyer

Konstantin

Born in Hamburg, Konstantin Steinmeyer trained as a chef, then completed his A-l…

Dates & Prices

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11

Sep

2024

16

Sep

2024

Full

From

EUR 2,498

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in English.

Your guide for this tour

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The tour guide for this trip will be announced shortly. Our guides are culinary specialists of the Mediterranean area, and are at least bilingual. Each of our guides is unique and brings their own personal touch to the trips, so you can discover the region as if you were travelling with a friend!

All CO2 emissions of your trip (flight, transport, hotel, etc.) will be 100% offset by a Gold Standard climate protection project of undefined for you.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

11

Sep

2024

16

Sep

2024

German speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Full

From

EUR 2,498

6

Oct

2024

11

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,498

Info

English speaking tour: This trip is being conducted in English.

Guide

FEAST TC Adriana Cattaneo

Adriana

Your guide for this tour

Adriana Cattaneo can truly be considered a citizen of the world! Of Italian origins, she was born in Colombia and, due to her father's job, grew up and studied in different places all over the world approaching cultures that combine Latin culture with East and West: Germany, England, Ghana, Malaysia and the Philippines, are just some of the places where Adriana has lived. An imprinting like this cannot leave you untouched! Every moment of Adriana's life has been immersed in the culture, language and customs of the countries in which she has lived. About 20 years ago, she returned to her father's origins, settling down in Turin, Italy, which she affectionately considers her ultimate home. Here she works as an English teacher and interpreter for various international fairs and training institutions. Her love for Italian traditions and food culture, and her kind and giving nature made Adriana decide to join our team as a tour guide, wanting to take explorers, like herself, by the hand and show them the local culinary wonders.

All CO2 emissions of your trip (flight, transport, hotel, etc.) will be 100% offset by a Gold Standard climate protection project of undefined for you.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

6

Oct

2024

11

Oct

2024

English speaking tour

FEAST TC Adriana Cattaneo
Available

From

EUR 2,498

20

Oct

2024

25

Oct

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,498

Info

German speaking tour: This trip will be held in English.

Guide

Konstantin Steinmeyer

Konstantin

Your guide for this tour

Born in Hamburg, Konstantin Steinmeyer trained as a chef, then completed his A-levels, followed by a degree at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont and two master's programs in Italy. He then traveled the world with various projects in his luggage. The cuisine of Piedmont and a small tower where he now lives led him to put down roots in Piedmont, which is now his second home and which he shares with our guests with great pleasure and knowledge.

All CO2 emissions of your trip (flight, transport, hotel, etc.) will be 100% offset by a Gold Standard climate protection project of undefined for you.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.

20

Oct

2024

25

Oct

2024

German speaking tour

Konstantin Steinmeyer
Available

From

EUR 2,498

Preferred date unavailable? You'd like to book further ahead in the future? Contact us

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Single Room Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option "share room (if possible)". If no other participant chooses this option, you will be accommodated in a single room. The cost of the single room is EUR 300 and Feast will in that case pay 50% of the single room supplement, the rest will need to be covered by you. We will notify you approximately one month before the start of the tour.

What's included

5 nights at the Real Castello di Verduno, including a very good sweet and savoury breakfast, and accommodation tax.

4 evening meals of at least four courses including wine (1/2 bottle per person), water, and coffee

Large truffle dinner in Babaresco, including all drinks

Truffle hunt with Carlo

4 lunch snacks, including drinks served

3 winery visits and tastings

Excursion to the Alta Langa with visit to a hazelnut farmer and a cheesemaker family

All the above-mentioned guided tours, entrance fees, and visits

Transport in a comfortable minibus

Tour guide and translation Konstantin Steinmeyer

10 EUR donation to the V Social Foundation to support community projects https://www.vsocialfoundation.org/

What's not included

Arrival and departure

Additional drinks

Tips

Cancellation and travel health insurance

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