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Taste Of Piedmont

Alba, Langhe Hills, Barolo & Barbaresco
15 May 2021 - 22 May 2021 | 7 Nights
Starting at $4,171/person
Reduced Deposit: $250/pers. & $300/pers. OFF until Oct. 15, 2020
  • Culinary Experience
  • Wine and Spirits Appreciation
  • Cooking class
A taste of
1 Home base
4 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
6
Journey designed by
Chef Kevin Fonzo

Join Orlando based, award-winning Chef Kevin Fonzo on a culinary adventure of Piedmont. This region of Italy borders France and Switzerland and sits at the foot of the mighty Alps. It is renowned for its sophisticated cuisine and wine, such as Barolo as well as its abundance of baroque architecture. On this epicurean journey, led by our executive chef, Art in Voyage invites you to experience cherished Piedmont, complete with incredible food, exceptional wine, and breathtaking scenery. We should also mention that the vineyard landscapes of Langue-Roero and Monferrato are UNESCO World Heritage sites! This journey is perfectly suited for guests who delight in being active, with over 330 biking trails and ample opportunities to relax in hot springs.

Your Host

Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo

Highlights

Unesco World Heritage Sites

Piedmont is home to rich Renaissance architectural landmarks. Several have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites including, Sacri Monti, the residences of the Royal House of Savoy, its vineyard landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato.

Incredible Epicurean Experiences

Piedmont is loved for its food and wine. The culture has given rise to the Slow Food Movement, based in Bra. Our Executive Chef turned host has arranged a series of authentic culinary experiences, that have been personally tested.

Pampering Throughout

The region is renowned for its hot spring spa centers that provide guests with the chance to experience the proven beneficial properties the water boasts. Or, indulge in a Vinotherapie spa treatment, which uses grape pip extracts.

Active Guests Welcomed

Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, the area offers more than 330 bike trails across vineyards, woodlands, hilltop villages, and into valleys. Both properties are at the center of Piedmont and brim with outdoor activities for the adventurous.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Piedmont

Welcome to Piedmont

Day 1

Receive a private transfer service from Milan airport, Milan city or train station. After a 2 hour drive, we reach our destination and home for the next 7 nights, in the Langhe region. Here, we will be greeted by our journey hosts and award-winning chef, Kevin Fonzo. In the afternoon, enjoy a complimentary spa treatment, followed by a welcome reception in the garden. As night falls, we serve a 3-course dinner, perfectly paired with wine, at the property's Michelin-starred restaurant.

Wine Tasting & Alba

Wine Tasting & Alba

Day 2

After a languorous morning, our host and chef take us to Ceretto Winery for a tasting and private tour. We will be guided through the vegetable and herb garden as well as the greenhouse, by the executive chef. We then indulge in a picnic, followed by a visit to Alba for a late afternoon self-guided adventure. Alba was founded in pre-Roman times and had remarkable growth until the Renaissance. We recommend that you explore the ancient city and cathedral and have dinner at Ceretto's.

Barbaresco & Casale Monferrato

Barbaresco & Casale Monferrato

Day 3

Today begins with chocolate! We will be treated to a private visit of the Ferrero Rocher factory. Enjoy learning about the process of making the world renowned chocolate before a tasting. We continue to Barbaresco, where we sample local wines, before lunch. We then visit Casale Monferrato, the capital of the ancient Dukedom of Monferrato. Boasting several buildings with unique architectural styles including, the fortress, the Civic Tower and the cathedral. Dinner will be at leisure.

Langhe Hills

Langhe Hills

Day 4

As we are now mid-way through our journey, we take today to relax and enjoy an entire day at leisure, with an array of pursuits available. For guests eager to discover more, your journey hosts will be on standby to assist and arrange anything your heart desires. Or, simply bask in the luxury the property offers and indulge in a treatment at the spa facility. In the evening, accompany us for a dinner at Guido da Costigliole for a delectable 3-course meal.

Cooking Class & Barolo

Cooking Class & Barolo

Day 5

Today, we mimic Italian chefs! With a glass of Spumante or Prosecco in hand, our local chef welcomes us to a farm where we learn to make fresh pasta and an array of other Italian dishes, with a focus on Piedmont cuisine. After our culinary adventure, we enjoy lunch and complete the day with a stop at the G.C Vajra winery for a private visit and tasting. In the evening, our host takes us to Barolo, where we discover this charming town and have dinner at leisure.

Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting

Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting

Day 6

Today we hunt famous Piedmont truffles, followed by lunch at Tra Arte E Querce. We then discover Acqui Terme, an ancient city founded by the Romans, famous for its original aqueducts. In the old town, we admire "La Bollente", a white stone structure built to protect the hot springs, with water temperatures of 75°. After meandering through the town, we return to the property where we indulge in the hot spring waters at the spa. Dinner will be at leisure.

Day at Leisure (Langhe Hills)

Day at Leisure (Langhe Hills)

Day 7

This morning, how about a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards? At dawn, we discover Piedmont from the sky and fall in love with remarkable views. After the exhilarating ride, we enjoy a special and exclusive breakfast in the vineyards, celebrating the grand experience. The rest of the day will be at leisure, with our recommendations. In the evening, we host our farewell dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant Marc Lanteri, where we have a 3-course dinner, paired with divine wines.

Take the opportunity to extend your stay

Take the opportunity to extend your stay

Day 8

This morning, we could privately transfer you to Milan airport, city or train station. Or else, you could extend your stay to Lake Como or Venice! What about venturing beyond Italy? The possibilities are abundant. Our team would be absolutely delighted to assist in arranging a customized and exclusive journey, that could take you beyond the beautiful Piedmont!

Accommodations

Relais Villa D’Amelia

Relais Villa D’Amelia

Piedmont, Italy

Relais Villa d’Amelia was born from the masterly renovation of the nineteenth-century Cascina Bonelli, in the heart of Piedmont’s Langhe region, a short distance from the town of Alba.
Sitting on the ridge of a hill between luscious woods and spectacular hazelnut groves, and a breathtaking view of the Alps to boot, Villa d’Amelia is the perfect starting point to discover a magic region, rich in flavors and traditions.

The hotel’s elegant and warm interiors and its manicured blooming gardens surrounding the villa create the perfect atmosphere one would find in a private home, where every guest receives carefully tailored services....

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The finer details

Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room

Deluxe Package

$4,171/person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Spice it Up

$4,654/person
Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

7 nights in the Langue Hills

Meals

7 breakfasts

3 lunches

3 dinners, with wines

Activities

Winery visits and tastings throughout

Truffle hunting experience

Cooking class

Chocolate factory tour

One 60-minute spa treatment

Local town and villages visits throughout

Extras

Private airport/train station/city transfers on arrival and departure

Services of a dedicated AIV host (and Executive Chef)

Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles throughout

Expertise of local wine makers

Complimentary use of bikes at the properties

Sales and city taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

2-night extension to Venice

$1,168/person
End your journey 2 nights in Venice. Your package will include business class train tickets from Milan or Turin, private Venetian boat transfers, 2 nights at a 5-star property, daily breakfasts and a private walking tour.

Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flight to and from Italy may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with Seven Corners)

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

Exclusive Experiences

Smallprint

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All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 60 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Taste Of Piedmont

15 May 2021 - 22 May 2021

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Taste Of Piedmont

15 May 2021 - 22 May 2021

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Find out more about Taste Of Piedmont

  • A day time contact number, should we need to call you.
  • How many guests (including yourself)?

Customize this journey

  • Your email is used as the primary form of contact.
  • Although not required, we would reach out should we be unable to get through by email.
  • City, state or country.
  • If your request is based on one of our curated or existing journey, please let us know which one.
  • If you considering several dates, please list them all. If you have a general idea as to month and year, let us know that too.
  • Tell us about any destinations you have in mind, or a type of journey. Not sure? Not a problem! That is what we are here for. Our team of experts will guide you by better understanding your interests upon speaking with you.