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Albergo dell' Agenzia

Piedmont Tour with Cooking Classes

Barolo, Truffles & Cooking

Length

6 Days

Capacity

6-12 travelers

Travel style

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Delightful Langhe and Alta Langa

Trip highlights

Tasting with a biodynamic Barolo winemaker

Slow Food University and Wine Bank

Old town of Alba

Two Piedmontese cooking courses

The Feast experience

Truffle hunting with Carlo

Grand Truffle Menu in Barbaresco

Visit to a hazelnut family

Visit a cheesemaker and dairy farmer family

At the time of year when the truffles are at their best, we make our way to Piedmont to enjoy the region's traditional dishes such as vitello tonnato, tajarin, and braised meat, as well as learning how to prepare them ourselves! One of the best cooking schools in the region awaits us. We also visit a Barolo winemaker, the Slow Food University, a cheesemaking family, the “god of hazelnuts”, and go truffle hunting with trifolau Carlo.

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Itinerary

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer train station/center Turin - hotel Albergo dell'Agenzia

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EUR 80

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer train station Bra - hotel albergo dell'Agenzia

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EUR 14

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer airport Turin - hotel Albergo dell'Agenzia

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EUR 100

Piedmont, Cooking, Sapio
Piedmont, Cooking, Sapio
Piedmont, Cooking, Sapio

Welcome Dinner at Osteria

Meals Included: Dinner

Piedmont is a special place, especially because of its people, tasty cuisine, and first-class wines. The area seems enchanted, especially in autumn, when the sun slowly lifts the morning mists from the valleys. The truffles are also at their best at this time of year. This trip is led by Philipp, founder of our culinary journeys. Get ready to cook and taste great Piedmontese recipes. Buon appetito! Make your way to Pollenzo, about 56 kilometres from Turin. Over dinner in one of the best restaurants in the area with a winemaker family, you will get to know your fellow travellers and try authentic Piedmontese cuisine.

Relax and enjoy the journey, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

SAPIO Enrico Rivetto Serralunga d'Alba
SAPIO Osteria Tre Case Serralunga
SAPIO Academia FoodLab Turin

Biodynamic Barolo farm

Cooking Class with a Chef

Banca del Vino

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Learn the secrets of Piedmontese cuisine

After a varied breakfast at the hotel, with cappuccino and many sweets as well as savoury Slow Food products, you drive to one of the nearby famous wine-growing villages. The short drive offers fantastic views over the vineyard landscape, which has turned yellow and red in November. After a short break at the Belvedere, you will visit a biodynamic Barolo winemaker, where you will get a detailed explanation of the work in the vineyard and cellar, before heading to the tasting.

At noon, you are in Serralunga d'Alba, in a small restaurant below the Castello.

In the afternoon you will have some free time for a break and, if you wish, a visit to the Banca del Vino. The wines of about 300 of the best Italian winegrowers are stored in the wine bank, under perfect conditions.

In the early evening, you will drive to one of the best cooking schools in the region, in Turin. With the chef of the school, you will prepare four traditional dishes at professional stations, which you will then enjoy together in the wonderful rooms of the school. The famous tajarin (fresh, very thinly sliced tagliatelle) with a delicious sugo will certainly not be missed!

Relax and enjoy the journey, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

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 (1:00h)

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 grandiose 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 driven back to Pollenzo, where you will have a great time in a restaurant along the way.

SAPIO Alba Marolo distillery
SAPIO Alba Enoclub
SAPIO Barbaresco e truffles Carlo

Old Town of Alba

Visit to a Grappa Distillery

Truffle search with Carlo

Complete piedmontese truffle dinner

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Discover the secrets of truffle hunting with Carlo

Today, you will drive to Alba, where you will meet the grappa producer Marolo, one of the best grappa distillers in Italy.

Afterwards, you will stroll through the beautiful old town with its many boutiques, delicatessens, and cafés to a fine little restaurant where you will enjoy your lunch. After another quality Piedmontese lunch, you will have free time in the afternoon for a break at the hotel.

In the afternoon, you will drive towards Barbaresco to visit a small family winery and get to know the little brother of Barolo.

At dusk, you will continue to one of the neighbouring villages, where Carlo will go truffle hunting with you. Mid-November is the best time for the king of truffles, the white Tuber magnatum pico, also known as the Alba truffle. Carlo is a trifulau of the new generation, who attaches great importance to the biodiversity of the Langhe and the preservation of the truffle.

After the search, join Carlo as he delivers the truffles to a nearby restaurant, where a wonderful truffle dinner then awaits.

Truffle hunt: About 2-3 km, 50-100 m difference in altitude uphill and downhill 1-1.5 hours Difficulty: easy Sturdy shoes are recommended

SAPIO università Pollenzo
SAPIO culinary visit Turin
SAPIO culinary visit Turin

Uni of Gastronomic Sciences

Culinary tour of Turin

Cooking class& farewell dinner

Farewell dinner

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Learn the art of making 'Tajarin' pasta

Today, right "by you" in Pollenzo, you will visit the University of Gastronomic Sciences, an important foundation of the Slow Food movement. The university trains gastronomes who like to think outside the box in several interdisciplinary bachelor's and master's programmes.

For lunch today, head to Turin for a culinary visit to Italy's first capital. Gianduiotti, aperitivo, biccerin—there is much to discover.

Today is also your second cooking class at the cooking school, where you'll get to prepare four more traditional dishes and then enjoy them together as a farewell dinner. In one of the most important rice-growing regions in Europe, today will include a Piedmontese risotto, among other dishes. You will celebrate your farewell evening in the beautiful rooms of the cooking school and perhaps extend it at the well-stocked hotel bar…

SAPIO Langhe addon
SAPIO Langhe addon
SAPIO Langhe addon

Meals Included: Breakfast

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

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer hotel Albergo dell'Agenzia - train station/center Turin

From

EUR 80

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

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Transfer hotel albergo dell'Agenzia - train station Bra

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EUR 14

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.

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EUR 85

0 Days

Golf Cart Rental Cherasco Golf Club

From

EUR 55

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Transfer hotel Albergo dell'Agenzia - airport Turin

From

EUR 100

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

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…

FEAST Sylvia TC

Sylvia

Sylvia observes with concern how human cohesion, time and respect, and attention…

Dates & Prices

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19

Sep

2024

24

Sep

2024

Full

From

EUR 2,498

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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.

19

Sep

2024

24

Sep

2024

German speaking tour

FEAST logo no TC photo
Full

From

EUR 2,498

27

Oct

2024

1

Nov

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,598

Info

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

Guide

FEAST Sylvia TC

Sylvia

Your guide for this tour

Sylvia observes with concern how human cohesion, time and respect, and attention to food are slowly disappearing, and made it her mission to help producers create awareness and recover people's sensitivity to these topics. Being able to help feast travelers explore the UNESCO world heritage "Mediterranean Diet" together with her team and partners, is a dream come true, as no other region in the world has a similar variety of foods, customs, recipes, and wines. She likes to think that every feast traveler is an ambassador, keeping this intangible heritage alive for further generations to come.

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.

27

Oct

2024

1

Nov

2024

German speaking tour

FEAST Sylvia TC
Available

From

EUR 2,598

3

Nov

2024

8

Nov

2024

Full

From

EUR 2,598

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.

3

Nov

2024

8

Nov

2024

English speaking tour

FEAST TC Adriana Cattaneo
Full

From

EUR 2,598

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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 500 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 in the 4-star Hotel Agenzia in Pollenzo, in superior or deluxe rooms, including accommodation tax and a great breakfast with Slow Food products.

2 cooking courses in traditional Piedmontese cuisine at the professional cooking school "Academia FoodLab" in Turin

4 Piedmontese dinner menus, including wine (1/2 bottle per person), water, and coffee

4 lunches including drinks

Large truffle dinner, including all drinks

Truffle hunt with Carlo

Visit and tasting at a biodynamic Barolo wine producer

Visit and tasting at the grappa producer Marolo in Alba

Excursion to the Alta Langa with a visit to a cheese maker and a hazelnut farmer

Culinary tour of Turin

All entrance fees, guided tours, and tastings

Transport in a comfortable minibus

Tour guide

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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