20210
Italy
Piedmont and Lombardy: Truffles, Vineyards and Italian Culture
Discover Piedmont, the origin of the slow food movement, where you’ll join a truffle hunt, visit a historic vineyard and speak with chefs at the world-renowned Alba truffle festival.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20210RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,789
Flights start at
825
Getting There
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile at a time, some uneven and hilly terrain and stairs without railings.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join an expert “tartufaio” 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.
  • Visit Milan’s Duomo and the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Italy’s national science museum.
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