Piedmont and Lake Como in 7 Days

Highlights

  • Enjoy a private cooking class in a local winery
  • Boat along the stunning Lake Como
  • Dine on a picnic on a secluded island on the beautiful Lake
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What you'll do

Overview

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This week-long trip will leave you mesmerised start to finish, whether it's learning about the local cultures, trying the delicious food, or swimming in the stunning Lake Como, you will realise Italy's intrinsic beauty.

Beginning in Langhe, a town in the region of Piedmont, you will start your adventure through Italy. Enjoy the idyllic scenery and relaxing views of the rolling hills that give birth to some of the best wines in the world.

You will be visiting the home of the headqu...Read All

Arrival Day

Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the Turin airport and privately transferred to your accommodation.

Your hotel is in the heart of the Langhe wine region, part of UNESCO World Heritage site. This stunning accommodation is sure to provide you with an amazing stay during your time in Langhe.

Enjoy the idyllic scenery and relaxing views of the rolling hills that give birth to some of the best wines in the world.

The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure. You c...Read All

Exploring Langhe

Today, you will be driving to Bra, home of the headquarters of the Slow Food Movement. This gorgeous setting is matched with equally amazing food, making this an extremely unqiue experience.

You will also be stopping in Pollenzo, seat of the University of Gastronomic Sciences founded by Carlin Petrini. This off the beaten track experience will teach you about the fine art of Italian cuisine.

Next, you will explore the Wine Bank, a project to protect all Italian grapes, before tr...Read All

Enjoying Langhe's delicacies

In the morning, you will be taken to a family owned winery, visiting its cellars and enjoy a private hands-on cooking class to learn about the special recipes of this area.

Some of the most famous recipes include: agnolotti (local ravioli), brasato al Barolo (beef cooked in wine) and bunet(local chocolate cake). These are sure to uphold their reputation, and never fail to amaze visitors.

Feast on your delicious creations for lunch, with the wines of the property. This authentic ...Read All

Visiting the Historical Sites in Langhe

Today you will be heading to Canelli, nicknamed the capital of Spumante, or sparkling wine. This famous town is both a historic adventure, and a delicious one!

Discover one of Canelli’s renowned wine cellars. You will have the chance to explore these iconic cellars like never before, walking through them and admiring the beauty within them.

These underground cathedrals, known for their architectural beauty, extend about 12 miles and were built in the early 19th century to cons...Read All

Explore the treasures of Lake Como

Spend the morning exploring the treasures of Lake Como. You will be able to admire its undeniable beauty, whilst walking along the crystal waters. This stunning location never disappoints, always mesmirising those who visit.

Then, you can board a private “Venetian style” wooden motorboat (not included) for a picturesque ride across lake Como with a local guide. If you choose to do this, you will have an authentic experience of Lake Como. Your local guide will teach you about the va...Read All

Visiting the historic centre of Como

Take the morning at your leisure, waking up to the mesmerising view of the lake. Whether you choose to have breakfast in your hotel, or in a local restaurant overlooking the lake, you are sure to have an amazing start to the day.

You will then discover the historic centre of Como on a private tour. You will be visiting its sunny piazzas, and the Como Cathedral. This beautiful town is sure to amaze you, both with its scenic views, its stunning architecture, and its dense history.

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Departure Day

Today, you will be picked up from your accommodation and privately transferred to Milan Malpensa Airport for your return flight home. You will already start reminiscing on all you have seen, wanting to visit Italy again!

What's included

Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in the hotels indicated, included porterage and all city taxes
  • 6 buffet breakfasts in the hotels indicated in the program
  • 1 lunch (3 courses) at the Osteria del Boccondivino in Bra
  • 1 lunch (3 courses) after the cooking class at a local winery in Langhe
  • 1 lunch (3 courses) at a local restaurant in Canelli
  • 1 home hosted dinner (3 courses) with a local family in Como
  • 1 visit with tasting of 2 wines at the Wine Bank of Pollenzo
  • 1 private cooking class at a local winery in the Langhe
  • 1 aperitivo on the medieval tower of Barbaresco
  • 1 visit with tasting at a local winery in Canelli
  • Ferry boat tickets on day 5 in Lake Como
  • Private transportation as indicated on the program with an English speaking driver
  • Roundtrip ticket Como-Brunate cable car
  • Professional English speaking local guides are stated by the program
  • All entrance fees (Villa del Balbianello, Como Cathedral)
  • 24 hour emergency line
Your local host

Vincenzo and team

Our itineraries reveal the unexpected and often hard to find Italy that travellers have always dreamed of discovering - the legendary Italy you can get under the skin of to personally encounter the real country you often miss.

Every detail that makes your time spent travelling unforgettable will be taken care of: comfort, quality, exclusive visits, local voices and encounters. Our aim is to become a go-to group for those who seek the ultimate Italian experience by ensuring our visitors leave inspired and personally enriched after their time with us.

Our itineraries reveal the unexpected and often hard to find Italy that travellers have always dreamed of discovering - the legendary Italy you can get under the skin of to personally encounter the real country you often miss.

Every detail that makes your time spent travelling unforgettable will be taken care of: comfort, quality, exclusive visits, local voices and encounters. Our aim is to become a go-to group for those who seek the ultimate Italian experience by ensuring our visitors leave inspired and personally enriched after their time with us.

Location

Half of your trip will be spent in Langhe in Piedmont, the second largest region in Italy. This stunning location is known for its spectacular cuisine, alongside its stunning architecture. This is a must visit location when in Italy!

For the second part of your trip, you will be staying in Lake Como. This beautiful town is known for its crystal waters, surrounded by stunning buildings. The natural beauty in Lake Como is sure to mesmerise everyone who visits, making it a sight not to be missed.

FAQs

What drinks are included with the meals?

You can get water, soft drinks, beer, wine, coffee and tea for no extra cost at all included meals.

Are we able to include the Venetian style motorboat on day 5 in Lake Como?

Yes! This unforgettable experience can be included at an extra cost. Just let us know and this can be easily arranged for you.

Will someone be able to recommend and book restaurants for us?

Yes, you will have a team member designated to be at your full service prior to and during your trip. They can provide a list of suggested restaurants that are personalised for each trip, as well as book the best tables for you when possible.

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