Led by a local expert guide speaking excellent English, eat, drink and sight-see the best of Turin, one of the most charming, interesting and tasty cities in Italy. Visit the largest food market in Europe and speak directly with the farmers. High-quality local products will be served to explore the roots of Piemontese cuisine. Here you will taste some special cheese!Have lunch in a traditional local restaurant to taste Agnolotti or Barolo rice with a glass of wine. Continue exploring the city and then for a “Bicerin” where it was invented. It’s a soft drink made with milk, chocolate and coffee, a real treat!Walk to Piazza Castello and end your tour with a “Pinguino” ice-cream!
• 4 hours
Enjoy an exhilarating hot air balloon flight over Piedmont, the largely mountainous region that borders France and Switzerland. Admire this scenic area of northwestern Italy from above on a 1-hour flight, and float high above the vineyards of Langhe and Barolo as well as the city of Turin. Admire panoramic views of rolling vineyards, hilltop castles and the Alps, and toast the experience with a glass of sparkling wine upon landing.
• 3 hours
Half-day hike surrounded by the UNESCO World Heritage Langhe hills where Barbaresco wine is produced. Follow your experienced tour guide on a 6-mile (10-km) round-trip hike departing from the town center of Barbaresco (other departure points available upon request). Along the way take a break in a cozy off-the-beaten-track winery where the tasting of four premium wines (including Barbaresco) is paired with the traditional "farmer's brunch', a cold light lunch featuring antipasti, salami, cheese, breadsticks and other delights. Meet the locals, plonge in the breathtaking countryside, feel your mind, body and palate reborn after this private tour.
• 4 hours
In this session, we'll give you an overview of the styles of wines you'll find throughout the Italian peninsula. Not easy to cover a whole country in just one wine tasting session, so of course we'll select iconic wines from the widely different regions featuring 5 drastically different grape varieties native to the different regions. This class aims to give an initial approach to the wines of Italy, so really a great class for people who are travelling in Italy and who would like to open up their horizons towards this incredibly fascinating and complex wine country.
• 1.5 hours