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

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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.
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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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Discuss, study and taste the revolutionary effort to “unite the pleasure of food with responsibility, sustainability and harmony with nature” in Piedmont, the region of Italy where Carlo Petrini founded the International Slow Food Movement in 1986. In kitchens, out in the vineyards and even on a white truffle hunt led by a “trifalao” and his dog, learn about Piedmont’s amazing foods and wines and why its chefs, farmers and winemakers are embracing the slow food philosophy.


Highlights

• Join an expert “trifalao” to search for the famed white truffles of Alba, a delicacy treasured the world over.
• At the vineyards of the Langhe, Piedmont’s hilly grape-growing area, learn about wines including Barolo, Barbaresco and Dolcetto.
• Sample outstanding local dishes and learn about their ingredients and preparation.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile at a time, some uneven and hilly terrain and stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Turin; coach to Barolo, 5 nights; coach to Turin, 2 nights; departure.



Date Notes
10/19/2014
This program follows this itinerary: Arrival Turin, 2 nights; coach to Barolo (Cuneo), 5 nights; departure

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7 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 brunches, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

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