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Vineyards, Festivals and the “Slow Food” Philosophy in Piedmont

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Itinerary for Oct 19 — Oct 27, 2014

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Day One: Sunday, October 19 - in flight
In Transit: Overnight in transit

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 20 - Arrival in Turin, Check in at the Grand Hotel Sit...
Arrival in Turin, Check in at the Grand Hotel Sitea, Orientation meeting, lecture and welcome drink

Afternoon: Arrival in Turin. Check-in at the Hotel. Light lunch. Orientation meeting, presentation of the program and lecture: "Introduction to the Slow Food Movement: Philosophy, Mission,Vision". Welcome cocktail

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant

Lodging: Grand Hotel Sitea

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

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 21 - Turin (Porta Palazzo), Fontanafredda, lecture.
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

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

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

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 local restaurant.

Lodging: Grand Hotel Sitea

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 after: € 100.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Four: Wednesday, October 22 - Borgomale, Banca del Vino in Pollenzo,Cherasco, D...
Borgomale, Banca del Vino in Pollenzo,Cherasco, Departure to Barolo, and check in at the hotel Barolo

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Departure to Borgomale. Visit to the Cascina Pistone producer of a local “pecorino” -made following the local traditions and with the raw milk of the local endangered “Sheep of Langhe” of local vegetables and of a fantastic homemade bread made according to ancient recipes, all makes stronger the link between the product and territory. Cheese tasting. Transfer to the “Banca del Vino” in Pollenzo for visit and wine tasting. Departure to Cherasco “the chocolate city”, boasts the most important chocolate firms in Italy.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Visit to a chocolate firm: chocolate tasting Departure to Barolo. Check in at Hotel Barolo Free time

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel

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 after: € 100.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Five: Thursday, October 23 - La Morra, Lecture, Grinzane
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Departure to La Morra. Visit the medieval village. Truffle hunt with an expert guide “trifolao”. On-site lecture on “the History of white truffles”

Brunch: Taste of typical dishes prepared with truffle

Afternoon: Departure to Grinzane to visit the Castle and the “truffle” Museum. Return to hotel in Barolo

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Lodging: Hotel Barolo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, 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 after: € 100.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Six: Friday, October 24 - Vercelli (La Borsa del riso - The Rice stock exch...
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: Return to hotel through the medieval town of Monforte

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 after: € 100.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Seven: Saturday, October 25 - 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 after: € 100.00 DBL, € 80,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Eight: Sunday, October 26 - Alba, visit to truffle market, free time
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Departure to Alba Visit the truffle market FREE TIME at the truffle market

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Return to the hotel Free time

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at Boccondivino, in Bra, a restaurant member of the Slow Food Alliance

Lodging: Hotel Barolo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Monday, October 27 - Departures
Depart From: Morning departures from Turin airport based on flight schedule time


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