Piemonte is known for its sophisticated cuisine and wines. Le Langhe Monferrato and Roero Hills are Unesco World Heritage sites. Explore the villages of Barolo, Cortemilia, La Morra, Serralunga, Grinzane Cavour, Barbaresco. Monforte D'Alba and Neive with their vineyard lanscapes, ancient castles and soaring watchtowers. Turin, the refined capital, has abundant baroque architecture and the monumental Mole Antonelliana, with its soaring spire. Turin, the refined capital, has abundant baroque architecture and the monumental Mole Antonelliana, with its soaring spire. The Automobile Museum is devoted to Turin’s main industry, while the Egyptian Museum displays significant archaeological and anthropological collections. Enjoy one week exploring Italy’s northwestern region at your own pace!
Piemonte is known for its sophisticated cuisine and wines. Le Langhe Monferrato and Roero Hills are Unesco World Heritage sites. Explore the villages of Barolo, Cortemilia, La Morra , Serralunga, Grinzane Cavour, Barbaresco. Monforte D’Alba and Neive with their vineyard landscapes, ancient castles and soaring watch towers. Turin, the refined capital, has abundant baroque architecture and the monumental Mole Antonelliana, with its soaring spire. Enjoy one week exploring Italy’s northwestern region at your own pace!
- Category ECMR FIAT Panda 2 door five speed manual shift for six days, (FIAT 500L 4 door five speed manual shift for triple occupancy) including the 22% Vat tax, unlimited free mileage, collision damage waiver, mandatory fire & theft protection, third party liability up to 2 million dollars, personal accident insurance, zero -0- deductible, 24-hour road assistance.
- Buffet Breakfast Daily
- Two nights in Cortemilia
- Two nights in Monforte D’Alba
- Two nights in Turin
- Buffet breakfast daily
- Grand Gourmet Dinner in Cortemilia
- Winery visit wine tasting of Barbaresco
- Wine visit wine tasting of Barolo at the Antiche Cantine di Barolo with lunch
- Winery visit and wine tasting in Monforte D’Alba
- Hop On Hop Off Open Bus Tour of Turin
- Pre-loaded GPS with driving instructions
Day 1 – Cortemilia (Welcome Drink & Grand Gourmet Dinner)
Pick up your Category ECMR FIAT Panda 2 door 5 speed manual shift (FIAT 500L for triple occupancy) at Turin or Milan’s Europcar Rental Office locations and self-drive Cortemilia. Cortemilia is situated in the heart of Piedmont’s gastronomic wine region, and is surrounded by a spectacular amphitheater of hills, enriched by the famous "Terraces" of stone that characterize the landscape. Check in and room assignment. Sip on a Welcome Drink with your hosts. Welcome Grand Gourmet Dinner with local specialties. Overnight.
Day 2 – Cortemilia (Buffet Breakfast, Barbaresco Wine Tasting)
Buffet breakfast at hotel and self-drive to a nearby winery for a winery visit and wine tasting of Barbaresco Wine aged at least for two years. Balance of the day is at leisure. Perhaps sample local hazel nut specialties, considered some of the best in the world. Return to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 3 – Cortemilia/Monforte D’Alba ( Buffet Breakfast/Wine Tasting)
Buffet breakfast at hotel and check out. Self-drive to Monforte D’Alba, a quintessential village perched on a hill in the Barolo Wine Growing District. Check in and room assignment at the Villa Beccaris. An 18th century villa converted to a wine resort surrounded by vineyards and your ideal jumping point to explore this fascinating region. In the afternoon enjoy a visit to a local wine estate for a wine tasting. Overnight.
Day 4 – Monforte D’Alba (Buffet Breakfast/Barolo Wine Tasting/Light Lunch)
Buffet breakfast at hotel and today experience the terroir of one of the most appreciated wine regions in the world: Barolo and Barbaresco. Self drive to the Antiche Cantine Marchesi di Barolo where you will enjoy a tasting of 3 wines including one Barolo cru or one Barolo Riserva followed by a light lunch with charcuterie and ravioli del plin a local delicacy Balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight.
Day 5 – Monforte D’Alba/Alba/Turin (Buffet Breakfast)
Buffet breakfast at hotel and check out. Self-drive to nearby Alba famous for its white truffles. Continue to Turin. As all other great European capitals, Turin is a result of the stratification of cultures, people and civilizations. The city is disseminated with testimonials of the past that tell of a history that began over 2000 years ago: the oldest documents mention a small village at the foot of the Alps called Taurasia, a small settlement populated by the “taurine” tribe, descendants of the union of the Gauls and Celtic-Ligures that was destroyed by Hannibal in 218 B.C. It was a military citadel during Roman times and in 28 B.C., under Augustus, it was given the name Augusta Taurinorum. This is a colony whose layout was similar to a checkerboard: roads running parallel and perpendicular. This system will characterize the city’s zoning in centuries to come.
In 1280 the House of Savoy conquered Turin. Under their reign, the city experienced one of the most important transformations of its history. In 1563, the Savoy transferred their capital from Chambéry to Turin and called the finest architects of the times: from Ascanio Vitozzi to Amedeo and Carlo di Castellamonte, from Guarino Guarini to Filippo Juvarra. Thanks to their talent and creative genius, the city was transformed into one of the major capitals of the Baroque era. Turin acquired a style, charm and elegance all its own that has been one of its distinctive features for centuries. The city took on an importance from a religious viewpoint as well, in particular from 1578, the year in which the Duke Emanuele Filiberto transferred the Holy Shroud from Chambéry. Check in and room assignment at the Grand Hotel Sitea in the historic center. Overnight.
Day 6 – Turin (Buffet Breakfast)
Buffet breakfast at hotel and enjoy a hop on hop off open bus tour of the city. Much of the city's public squares, castles, gardens and elegant palazzi such as Palazzo Madama, were built in the 16th and 18th century. Visit local gourmet specialty shops, chocolatiers and perhaps enjoy a Bicerin, Turin’s signature steaming beverage.
Day 07 – Turin (Buffet Breakfast)
Buffet breakfast and check out. Self-drive to Europcar’s Rental Office in Turin or Milan to return your car. Arrivederci!!
Accommodation, Departure Dates and Prices
FIRST CLASS PACKAGE
Hotel Villa San Carlo in Cortemilia
Hotel Villa Beccaris in Monteforte D'Alba
Grand Hotel Sitea in Turin
VALID FOR TRAVEL APRIL 05, 2019 - JUNE 30, 2019 & SEPTEMBER 02, 2019 - OCTOBER 31, 2019
$1,299.00 per person, double occupancy
$1,149.00 per person, triple occupancy
$1,999.00 per person, double for single occupancy
VALID FOR TRAVEL JULY 01, 2019 - SEPTEMBER 01, 2019
$1,399.00 per person, double occupancy
$1,199.00 per person, triple occupancy
$2,199.00 per person, double for single occupancy
A private, chauffeur driven program may also be arranged upon request.
Please contact us for details and for a custom quotation!