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September 19-29, 2024

WINE & FOOD LOVER'S TOUR OF PIEMONTE, ITALY with Chef Aliza Green

PRICE $6,990 per person in a twin or double room

Single Supplement $785

Deposit $750

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2024 DEPARTURE: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT 

Thursday, September 19, 2024 Departure from the U.S.A. for overnight flight to Milan.

Airfare is not included but Celestial Voyagers can help you get the best airfare and schedule.

DAY 2: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2024 WELCOME TO TORINO! | Meals: D | Hotel Turin Palace 4*

Arrival at Milano Malpensa and transfers to Torino.

Hotel accommodation in Torino and rest of the day at leisure.

First gathering of the group for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant specializing in local cucina.

DAY 3: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2024 EXPLORE TORINO | Meals: B D | Hotel Turin Palace 4*

Full-day sightseeing with a local guide followed by an aperitivo in one of the outstanding historic cafés in Torino.

Lunch is on your own.

Visit the Museo del Cinema in the Mole Antonelliana, Turin’s symbol.

The National Museum of Cinema (Museo Nazionale del Cinema) is a motion picture museum inside the Mole Antonelliana tower, which was originally intended for use as a synagogue. Look for magic lanterns, stage items from early Italian movies, film posters, stocks, and a library. The museum hosts the prestigious Torino Film Festival.

Dinner in Torino.

DAY 4: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2024  A PALACE & AUTOMOBILES| Meals: B | Hotel Turin Palace 4*

Accommodation in Torino

Morning excursion to the beautiful Venaria Reale, palace and gardens. This former royal residence and gardnes of the Royal House of Savoy is located in Venaria Reale, near Torino and included in the UNESCO Heritage List since 1997.

After a leisurely lunch in the area, back in Torino to visit the Museo dell’Automobile which has a fabulous collection of almost 200 cars including a Bernardi from 1896 and a Fiat from 1899, a 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, an 1893 Benz Victoria, an 1894 Peugeot, a 1904 Oldsmobile, the 1907 Itala from the Peking to Paris race, a 1913 De Dion-Bouton, a 1916 Ford T, and the 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A that starred in Sunset Boulevard.

DAY 5: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2024 MARKET & COOKING CLASS | Meals: B L | Hotel Turin Palace 4*

Porta Palazzo street market, followed by a cooking class with renowned local chef Sergio Maria Teutonico and lunch with what you have prepared.

“Sweet” end of the day with a chocolate tasting at one of the most celebrated chocolate shops.

DAY 6:  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2024 MIXOLOGY & SOUTH PIEMONTE | Meals: B L | Hotel: Albergo Ascheri Bra 4*

Transfer to South Piemonte.

On the way: independent visit to the wine museum at Martini & Rossi, famed for their vermouth, followed by a mixology class with a Martini Ambassador.

Arrival in Bra and light lunch.

Afternoon sightseeing in Bra with a local guide, including Palazzo Traversa, a museum of archeology, history, and art housed in a building with a mid-fifteenth century core. 

DAY 7: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2024 TRUFFLE HUNT! | Meals: B L | Hotel: Albergo Ascheri Bra 4*

Piemonte is famed for its intoxicatingly fragrant and hugely expensive white truffles. We will participate in a Truffle hunt in the woods with a truffle hunter and his dogs (white truffle season), followed by a rich tasting of truffle products and refreshments in the wood (light lunch).

Time at leisure in Alba.

Visit a grappa distillery with tasting.

DAY 8:  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2024 PRO COOKING & WINE CLASS | Meals: B L D | Hotel: Albergo Ascheri Bra 4*

Full-day experience at a professional cooking school.

Wine class with a sommelier for a comprehensive overview of the rich and ancient tradition of wine making in Piemonte (awarded with the UNESCO patronage for the vineyard hills of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato).

Lunch at the school.

Cooking class with a professional chef, followed by dinner with what you have prepared.

DAY 9: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2024 BAROLO HILLS & BAROLO WINE | Meals: B L | Hotel: Albergo Ascheri Bra 4*

Panoramic drive among the “Barolo hills”.

Visit a Barolo Winery with a tasting of this world-famous wine.

Light lunch at the winery paired with wines.

Visit the Castle of Barolo.

DAY 10: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2024 SLOW FOOD U | Meals: B D | Hotel: Albergo Ascheri Bra 4*

In the morning, visit a cheese ager in Bra with tasting.

Afternoon visit to the Castle of Grinzane Cavour.

Leisurely walk in Pollenzo, through the courtyards and premises of the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences. Visit the “Banca del Vino” (Wine Bank), followed by a wine tasting.

Farewell dinner in Bra.

DAY 11: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2024 FAREWELL TO PIEMONTE! | Meals: B | 

Transfer baggage on board to Malpensa Airport, MILANO (all the group together) and departure for home.

INCLUDED ON THIS TOUR

  • Nine night’s accommodation, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast at the hotels
  • Welcome dinner (drinks not included)
  • Five lunches (drinks not included for most meals)
  • Four dinners (drinks not included for most meals)
  • Bottled water on coach and with meals
  • Coffee and tea with meals
  • Expert commentary, culinary advice and background by Chef Aliza Green
  • All culinary activities and excursions in the program.
  • Two hands-on cooking classes, two wine tastings, mixology workshop, grappa tasting
  • Professional English-speaking local guide for the visits in the program
  • All entrance fees to museums and historic sites
  • Luxury, private coach for excursions
  • Daily city tax at the hotels
  • VAT and Local taxes

NOT INCLUDED ON THIS TOUR

  • Single room supplement
  • International flights between US and Milano
  • Beverages (other than bottled water, coffee and tea) with lunches and dinners
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers (we will help with suggested amounts)
  • Trip cancellation and travel insurance (travel insurance is required)
  •  All passports must expire at least six months after the trip date so after March 27, 2025

Want More Information?

For questions, visit my contact page or send an email to spice@alizagreen.com.

To register, please click on this link: 

Aliza Green's Tour: Wine & Food Lover's Tour of Piemonte Registration

To see the brochure click here:

Trip Brochure - Piemonte 2024