The land of Piedmonte: Chocolate, Truffles and Wine Tasting

neive.jpg ThumbnailPiemonte is a land of magnificent scenery, superb food and some of the best wines in Italy... Barolo and Barbaresco. The country is still little known by Americans and explored less, so the most wonderful places in Piedmont are not in guide books!

Corinne and Ornella are experts in Piedmonte. Covering the culture and the food and wine of the area. Rivaled by few other regions in food and landscape, Piemonte is a gem. We have put together a menu of things to do and you can build your own wonderful 1/2 day and full day tour.

Imagine a wine-intensive tour in the Langhe for devoted wine enthusiasts, visit the Banca del Vino in Pollenzo, eat lunch with an artisian cheese and salumi maker, or go searching for truffles with Carlo and his faithful dog.

The Piemonte wine route is truly great. The area is known as the Langhe. (pronunced Lan-Gay), and the area is saturated in cheese, truffles, hazelnuts, mushrooms, chocolate, oak, grappa, and wines.

While Piedmonte is great all-year, Autumn highlights it's exceptional food finds. Here, at the Enthusiastic Traveler, we also highlight special names in the wine world of Small Vineyards. Tre Donne, Euginio Bocchino, and Federico Stella. The wine producers make truly outstanding wines and very little production.

dscn1952.jpg ThumbnailMake your own tour, from our menu of 1/2 day and full day selections!

-Winery tours, visits and tasting's with some lunch's available. (1/2 day)

-Tour of the Banca del Vino wine library and SLOW FOOD University. (1/2 day)

-Participating in the grape harvest (1/2 or full day)

-Hiking trips through the Lange (1/2 or full day)

-Lingering in the small cities and tasting at the local food shops (1/2 day)

-Truffle Hunting (available for an additional price) (1/2 day)

-Mushroom gathering (available for an additional price) (1/2 day)

-Piedmontese cooking classes (available for an additional price) (1/2 or full day)

-Visit a local cheese producer (1/2 day)

-All day city tour of Turin (Torino) (full day only)

-Access to local festivals should one be happening at the time of your visit (1/2 day or full day)

-Play a course where the 19th hole is a wine cellar. (available for additional price) (full day)

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Prices do not include meals, tasting, entrance fees into museums, cooking classes or golf fees..

Transportation is included. Pick- up at your Hotel or in a familiar meeting place.

Reservations will be confirmed with payment at the time of booking with check or paypal. Your tour is fully refunded if cancelled 30 days in advance.


FULL Day 9,30-4,30

  • Per Couple 350,00 €
  • 3 people 120,00 € each
  • 4 people 95,00 € each
  • 5 people and more 80,00 € each

corinneornella.jpgCorinne and Ornella are experts in the area. Born and bred Piedmontese and experts on Italian food and wine, you have an opportunity to explore a region that is virtually undiscovered. From cooking classes to sit down lunch's with wine makers to explorations into their favorite towns like Alba, Barolo, and la Morra.


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