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This relaxing, single-centre self-drive tour explores the idyllic vineyard landscapes of Piedmont in northern Italy. Discover fascinating medieval towns, known as borghi, and enjoy wine, truffle and chocolate tastings. Visit historic castles and palaces, and spend a day exploring Turin, the region's capital.
Fly to Turin or Milan, pick up your hire car and
drive to the historic Hotel Castello di Santa
Vittoria (or similar) in the Alba area of Piedmont.
Stay for 6 nights. Dinner at the hotel. (D)
Drive to the pretty hilltop town of Neive and
explore on foot. Continue to Grinzane Cavour
and visit the castle and winery in the dungeon.
Visit an artisanal farm and sample some
traditional torrone (nougat). A chocolate tasting
is also included. (B)
Guided tour of Alba, a Roman town famous
for its truffles, pastries and wine. After some
time at leisure, continue to La Morra for a
short walk and enjoy panoramic views over
the Langa of Barolo. Take a guided excursion
along a popular wine route, with tastings en
Day at leisure to explore Turin at your own
pace. Optional 6-hour guided tour available.
Be sure to visit the Mole Antonelliana, a major
museum and landmark offering superb views
of the city and the Alps beyond. (B)
Morning guided tour of the Unesco-listed
Palace of Venaria, a complex of monumental
buildings making up one of the largest palaces
in the world. It houses baroque artworks and
fine landscaped gardens. Return to Alba for an
afternoon of wine and chocolate tasting near
the hotel. (B)
Optional morning tour of Asti, famous for its medieval architecture including the octagonal
Tower de Regibus and the 13th-century
cathedral. Spend the afternoon in the tiny
walled village of Mombaldone, with lunch in a
traditional restaurant and a short guided tour.
Farewell dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)
Drive to Turin or Milan airport and drop off
your hire car. Fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour can also be taken with
a private car and driver; please enquire for
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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VOP2020: 7 Nights