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Piedmont’s Vineyards and the Truffle Festival in Alba

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Program #20210RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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There is no elevation above 3000 Feet.

Itinerary for Apr 20 — Apr 28, 2015

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Day One: Monday, April 20 - in flight
In Transit: Overnight in transit

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Brezza family has been working in the hotel and restaurant-sector for three generations, turning an authentic vocation of their land into a family business. Antonio and Oreste, and their wives, Mariuccia and Carla, together with their children, Giacomo, Marco, Tiziana and Enzo, have commited themselves, as an historical heritage of their own, to pay honour to an ancient tradition. This latter is rooted and much cherished in the Barolo village.

Contact info:
Via Lomondo 2
Barolo (Cuneo), 12060 Italy
phone: +39 0173-56354
web: www.hotelbarolo.it

Room amenities: The rooms are well furnished and provided with every kind of comfort: air conditioning, television, telephone, cocktail cabinet and refrigerator and internet connection. After dining, clients are welcomed for the night, in the Cannubi vineyard at n. 212, or in one of the vineyard surrounded bedrooms, furnished with XIX century Piedmont pieces of furniture. From their windows, the Barolo castle, home to the Barolo wine, can be admired.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: € 110.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, April 21 - Check in / orientation meeting / Lecture / welc...
Afternoon: Arrival in Turin. Check-in at the Hotel Barolo in Barolo. Orientation meeting, presentation of the program and leecture: "Introduction to the Slow Food Movement: Philosophy, Mission,Vision". Welcome cocktail

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel

Lodging: Hotel Barolo

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Brezza family has been working in the hotel and restaurant-sector for three generations, turning an authentic vocation of their land into a family business. Antonio and Oreste, and their wives, Mariuccia and Carla, together with their children, Giacomo, Marco, Tiziana and Enzo, have commited themselves, as an historical heritage of their own, to pay honour to an ancient tradition. This latter is rooted and much cherished in the Barolo village.

Contact info:
Via Lomondo 2
Barolo (Cuneo), 12060 Italy
phone: +39 0173-56354
web: www.hotelbarolo.it

Room amenities: The rooms are well furnished and provided with every kind of comfort: air conditioning, television, telephone, cocktail cabinet and refrigerator and internet connection. After dining, clients are welcomed for the night, in the Cannubi vineyard at n. 212, or in one of the vineyard surrounded bedrooms, furnished with XIX century Piedmont pieces of furniture. From their windows, the Barolo castle, home to the Barolo wine, can be admired.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: € 110.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, April 22 - Grinzane / Roddi / Lecture / Alba
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Excursion to Grinzane Visit the medieval village Transfer to Roddi Truffle hunt with an expert guide “trifolao” and final taste of typical dishes prepared with truffle On-site lecture on “the History of white truffles”

Brunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Transfer to Alba. Free time to Vinum Event at Alba Return to hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Lodging: Hotel Barolo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Brezza family has been working in the hotel and restaurant-sector for three generations, turning an authentic vocation of their land into a family business. Antonio and Oreste, and their wives, Mariuccia and Carla, together with their children, Giacomo, Marco, Tiziana and Enzo, have commited themselves, as an historical heritage of their own, to pay honour to an ancient tradition. This latter is rooted and much cherished in the Barolo village.

Contact info:
Via Lomondo 2
Barolo (Cuneo), 12060 Italy
phone: +39 0173-56354
web: www.hotelbarolo.it

Room amenities: The rooms are well furnished and provided with every kind of comfort: air conditioning, television, telephone, cocktail cabinet and refrigerator and internet connection. After dining, clients are welcomed for the night, in the Cannubi vineyard at n. 212, or in one of the vineyard surrounded bedrooms, furnished with XIX century Piedmont pieces of furniture. From their windows, the Barolo castle, home to the Barolo wine, can be admired.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: € 110.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, April 23 - Dogliani Winery (Dolcetto wine)
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Departure to Dogliani. Walk in the vineyards of a wine cellar following a visit to the cellar for briefing on local wines.

Brunch: Light lunch at the winery (variety of salami and cheeses, cold appetizers) with tasting of the cellar’s wines.

Afternoon: Guided visit of Dogliani, the country of the Dolcetto (dry wine made with black grapes known for black cherry and licorice flavors). Visit to the “Bottega del Vino” (wine shop), which encompasses the best of the local production of the Dolcetto of Dogliani. Return to the Hotel

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Hotel Barolo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Brezza family has been working in the hotel and restaurant-sector for three generations, turning an authentic vocation of their land into a family business. Antonio and Oreste, and their wives, Mariuccia and Carla, together with their children, Giacomo, Marco, Tiziana and Enzo, have commited themselves, as an historical heritage of their own, to pay honour to an ancient tradition. This latter is rooted and much cherished in the Barolo village.

Contact info:
Via Lomondo 2
Barolo (Cuneo), 12060 Italy
phone: +39 0173-56354
web: www.hotelbarolo.it

Room amenities: The rooms are well furnished and provided with every kind of comfort: air conditioning, television, telephone, cocktail cabinet and refrigerator and internet connection. After dining, clients are welcomed for the night, in the Cannubi vineyard at n. 212, or in one of the vineyard surrounded bedrooms, furnished with XIX century Piedmont pieces of furniture. From their windows, the Barolo castle, home to the Barolo wine, can be admired.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: € 110.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, April 24 - Vercelli (La Borsa del riso - The Rice stock exch...
Vercelli (La Borsa del riso - The Rice stock exchange) Fontanafredda / Lecture

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Departure Vercelli. Meet with the English-speaking guide and visit to the “Borsa del Riso” ”, the most important rice stock exchange of Europe. Guided visit of Vercelli

Lunch: Light lunch at the Cascina Valdemino (a rice farm)

Afternoon: Departure to Fontanafredda Visit to Cantina Tenimenti with on-site lecture on “Piedmont’s wine history”. Wine tasting, followed by snack along with local specialties Return to hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Lodging: Hotel Barolo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Brezza family has been working in the hotel and restaurant-sector for three generations, turning an authentic vocation of their land into a family business. Antonio and Oreste, and their wives, Mariuccia and Carla, together with their children, Giacomo, Marco, Tiziana and Enzo, have commited themselves, as an historical heritage of their own, to pay honour to an ancient tradition. This latter is rooted and much cherished in the Barolo village.

Contact info:
Via Lomondo 2
Barolo (Cuneo), 12060 Italy
phone: +39 0173-56354
web: www.hotelbarolo.it

Room amenities: The rooms are well furnished and provided with every kind of comfort: air conditioning, television, telephone, cocktail cabinet and refrigerator and internet connection. After dining, clients are welcomed for the night, in the Cannubi vineyard at n. 212, or in one of the vineyard surrounded bedrooms, furnished with XIX century Piedmont pieces of furniture. From their windows, the Barolo castle, home to the Barolo wine, can be admired.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: € 110.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Saturday, April 25 - Murazzano / Pollenzo / Monticello
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Departure to the Casificio Murazzano Visit to the Caseificio Murazzano producer of the famous cheese “Murazzano Dop” and of sausages according to ancient recipes which makes stronger the link between the product and the territory Cheese tasting Transfer to the “Bottega del Vino” di Pollenzo for visit and wine tasting Departure to Monticello Visit to “Eataly Monticello

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: Dinner at the Boccondivino restaurant, member of the Slow Food Alliance

Lodging: Hotel Barolo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Risorgimento Turin, just off the very central via Roma and Piazza San Carlo, and a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Castello, the Grand Hotel Sitea charms guests with its discretion and reserve. Built in the early 1900s and featuring a traditional brand of hospitality, the hotel is superbly positioned for those who want to be able to get about the city centre on foot, to visit the heart of the old town or for shopping. Its atmospheres, really refined in every detail, make it a reference point for its high-profile hospitality, while its exclusive cuisine and the attentive service make the Grand Hotel Restaurant an appreciated gourmet stop.

Contact info:
Via Carlo Alberto 35
Turin, 10123 Italy
phone: +39 011 5170171
web: www.grandhotelsitea.it

Room amenities: The Standard Double and Superior rooms are elegantly furnished in classical style. All rooms are provided with independent air conditioning system, satellite TV, pay TV, telephone with a direct external line, modem plug for internet fast connection, internet connection directly from television, cable radio and minibar. The bathrooms, all equipped with shower or bath, have hair dryer, courtesy toiletries, bathroom linen and slippers. The Buffet Breakfast, included in the hotel service, is served at the restaurant from 7:00 to 10:30. The internet service for guests staying at the hotel is free of charge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: DBL220 B/B, SGL175 B/B euros
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Seven: Sunday, April 26 - Cherasco, Departure to Turin, Check in at the Gra...
Cherasco, Departure to Turin, Check in at the Grand Hotel Sitea and visit the city

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Departure to Cherasco “the chocolate city”, which boasts the most important chocolate firms in Italy. Visit to a chocolate firm: chocolate tasting Departure to Turin Check in at Grand Hotel Sitea

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Guided tour of Turin

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant

Lodging: Grand Hotel Sitea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Risorgimento Turin, just off the very central via Roma and Piazza San Carlo, and a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Castello, the Grand Hotel Sitea charms guests with its discretion and reserve. Built in the early 1900s and featuring a traditional brand of hospitality, the hotel is superbly positioned for those who want to be able to get about the city centre on foot, to visit the heart of the old town or for shopping. Its atmospheres, really refined in every detail, make it a reference point for its high-profile hospitality, while its exclusive cuisine and the attentive service make the Grand Hotel Restaurant an appreciated gourmet stop.

Contact info:
Via Carlo Alberto 35
Turin, 10123 Italy
phone: +39 011 5170171
web: www.grandhotelsitea.it

Room amenities: The Standard Double and Superior rooms are elegantly furnished in classical style. All rooms are provided with independent air conditioning system, satellite TV, pay TV, telephone with a direct external line, modem plug for internet fast connection, internet connection directly from television, cable radio and minibar. The bathrooms, all equipped with shower or bath, have hair dryer, courtesy toiletries, bathroom linen and slippers. The Buffet Breakfast, included in the hotel service, is served at the restaurant from 7:00 to 10:30. The internet service for guests staying at the hotel is free of charge.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: DBL220 B/B, SGL175 B/B euros
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eight: Monday, April 27 - Turin (Porta Palazzo), Free time
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Visit to the ancient and picturesque market of “Porta Palazzo” in Turin, the largest open market in Europe.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in the “Quadrilatero Romano” area, a trendy neighborhood with many design shops and independent shops and lots of cozy restaurants and outdoor trendy cafes and bars.

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: Dinner at the local restaurant.

Lodging: Grand Hotel Sitea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Tuesday, April 28 - Departures
Depart From: Morning departures from Turin airport based on flight schedule time


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