Tastes Tour – Piedmont and Valle D’Aosta
01 – 15 October 2017
AUD 7,970 per person (twin share)
AUD 8,960 per person (solo traveller)
Gorgeous lakes, pristine mountains, authentic food and a fascinating insight into a period of Italian history ruled by the latter day equivalent of oligarchs and magnates – our Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta tour offers it all. It is a fantastic introduction to an area that is less visited, and definitely off the well-trodden path of the ‘Grand Tour’ that most people follow when they first visit Italy.
The tour will also appeal to those who are interested in exploring a sophisticated wine and food culture that goes well beyond the ‘red sauces’ that most people identify with Italian cuisine. The Slow Food Movement started in Piemonte and its philosophy has now spread to many other parts of the world. We’ll explore the Langhe, an area with its own agricultural traditions that date back centuries and home to the renowned Barolo and Barbaresco wines. We’ll be trying many regional dishes and visiting some local producers of cheeses and other products.
We’ll be staying in just four hotels over the 15 days to ensure we minimise the time spent packing and moving. Our bases for the tour are Turin (4 nights), the Langhe (3 nights), Aosta (3 nights) and Lake Maggiore (4 nights).