Truffles, Wine and Royal Residences

Truffles, Wine and Royal Residences

Truffles, Wine and Royal Residences

5 days - 2 nights in Turin and 2 nights in the Langhe 

* TURIN IS THE CITY OF THE KINGS OF ITALY AND OF THEIR LUXURIOUS ROYAL RESIDENCES 

* WITH A LONG-STANDING CHOCOLATE TRADITION, IT IS A CITY FILLED WITH HISTORICAL CAFÉS AND THE CAPITAL OF THE APERITIVO

* FOLLOW THE ‘STRADA DEL BAROLO’ IN SEARCH OF TRUFFLES, IN A LANDSCAPE DOTTED WITH OLD VILLAGES AND CASTLES

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  • Day 1 - Turin

  • There will be free time for lunch if you arrive before midday. You will be directed to the best places in town: would you like to know where the first tramezzino sandwich was prepared? Did you know that the grissini (breadsticks) were first made in Turin? Soon after lunch you are ready to start the visit of the city, a stroll through its elegant streets and historical buildings. At the end of your visit treat yourselves to a royal break right in the heart of the Palazzo Reale or at a historical café, an atmosphere reminiscent of the old days, sipping steaming hot chocolate and sampling “bagnati” cookies and delicious pralines of the finest Turinese patisserie. Do not miss the unique opportunity to see how Italian shoes are made in a craftsman’s workshop. Turin is the capital of the aperitivo, the vermouth was born here and the Martini headquarters are just outside the city. The aperitif hour is about socializing and having fun with people who gather at one of the many bars and elegant cafés and enjoy drinks served with an array of complimentary finger food, which in Turin is the so-called Merenda Sinoira. Time flies and food is so abundant that you can actually decide to dine this away.

  • Day 2 - Royal Residences

  • Visit the Dimora Reale di Venaria, the palace and the royal garden. Admire the Great Gallery, which connected the King's Apatments to those of the Crown Prince, with fascinating light  effects created by 44 windows and 22 "eyelets"; let yourself be charmed by the Hall of Diana and the Church of St. Hubert, the patron saint of hunters to recall the original vocation of the estate. Do not miss the Citroniera in the Juvarra Stables and a stop at the Water Theatre at the Fountain of the Stag, located in the Court of Honor, it is one of the most enchanting fountains in the world and it welcomes you with its magnificent elegance. Reach then the Basilica di Superga, housing the tombs of the Savoys and the royal apartments, with superb views across the city of Turin. If you wish to end your day in a royal style, you can have dinner at the restaurant which opened its doors to the Savoy kings, Cavour and many more national and international illustrious personalities.

  • Day 3 - The Langhe

  • Vineyards as far as the eye can see, rolling hills dotted with ancient villages and castles: welcome to the Langhe! Treat yourselves to a relaxing break at the hotel and then continue to Canelli to visit the Cattedrali Sotterranee, underground wine cellars designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, where there is a constant temperature of 15 ° C all year round; as such they became the ideal place for the production of Spumante (sparkling wine), and for this purpose they were expanded until they reached the extension of several kilometers. Dinner will be at a restaurant located in one of the historic Underground Cathedrals.

  • Day 4 - The Langhe

  • The day starts by meeting what Gioacchino Rossini named the “Mozart of Mushrooms”: the truffle. A truffle hunter and his specially trained dog will show you how to hunt truffles in the woods,  and you will admire the perfect understanding between man and dog. Enjoy then the spectacular landscape dotted with small villages and castles, stop at an estate to learn about a variety of red wines by sampling them, including what is known as the king of wines and the wine of kings: the Barolo
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  • Day 5 - The Langhe

  • On the last day of this tour, visit the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, a place of recreation for hunting in the Savoy court life and the sumptuous and refined favourite residence of the Savoy for parties and weddings. It was chosen by Napoleon as his residence in the early years of '800 and by Queen Margherita in the early twentieth century. Stop then for a drink at the Martini Terrace, next to the factory where the most famous drink in the world is produced. Is there a better way to say Arrivederci?