Italy with Stefano de Pieri


Italy with Stefano – Food and Culture tour 

PIEDMONT – Langhe Wine Region, Lake Orta & Turin
18 – 29 September 2019

11 night/12 day tour

Maximum 10 guests

Italy with Stefano – Food and Culture tour to Piedmont
Wednesday 18th September – Sunday 29th September, 2019
Hosted by celebrity cook, Stefano de Pieri

“Come and join me on an unforgettable journey through Piemonte. Get under the captivating skin of this beautiful region and discover an unspoilt cultural and culinary gem, boasting some of the most stunning and varied landscapes in Italy. Come with me and share in the history, the arts, the food and the wine of this region and, above all, to relax with a laugh or two”

Stefano de Pieri

Features and Inclusions

Tour Highlights
• Stay in beautiful, historic villas and palazzi
• Eat in simple family run trattorie, osterie, rustic bars and refined restaurants that reflect the regional cuisine of the season
• Discover quaint hilltop villages and historic towns and walk through breathtaking countryside
• Taste the famous local Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo wines in antique cellars and picturesque vineyards
• Take a private boat ride around the spiritual Isola San Giulio on Lago D’Orta, one of Italy’s most romantic and secluded lakes
• Tour the picturesque vine-clad hills of the Langhe and Monferrato, visiting its famous hilltop towns
• Share a long lunch in a converted stable nestled in breathtaking parklands in the pre-Alpine hills of northern Piemonte
• Unwind at an intimate and luxurious villa hotel, nestled among spectacular vineyards
• Savour tastings of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, hazelnuts and other local produce
• Enjoy a private tour conducted by the owner, of the main castle stronghold of the powerful family of the Marquis Malaspina
• Treat yourself to a Michelin starred dining experience at the renowned Guido da Costigliole restaurant, housed in the 17th century Monastery of San Maurizio
• Indulge in the Aperitivo tradition; enjoy aperitifs in historic interiors and panoramic outdoor settings
• Visit the birthplace of the Slow Food movement
• Visit the former Fiat factory headquarters in Torino and savour the skyline from the test racing-track rooftop made famous in the film, The Italian Job
• Rub shoulders with the locals and grab a bargain at local antique and produce markets
• Immerse yourself in the Baroque splendour of the Palace of the Venaria, the hunting lodge of Duke Carlo Emanuele II and one of the largest royal residences in Europe – Italy’s very own “Versailles”

Inclusions
• Celebrity cook, Stefano de Pieri as your personal host throughout the tour
• Fully escorted excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing visits as described in the itinerary
• All entrance fees to listed visits
• Local, professional guides for all excursions
• Private transfers throughout the tour
• 7 nights’ accommodation at Langhe Country House, Neive
• 2 nights’ accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Lake Orta, Villa Crespi
• 2 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Turin, NH Collection Piazza Carlina
• All meals as outlined in the itinerary including 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
• 1 lunch and 3 dinners prepared by Stefano – including cooking class with Stefano

Please note that most meals do include some beverages, however additional beverages and snacks are not included in the tour

Cost

per person, twin share (land only)

– $11,900*AUD

*Early- bird price for bookings received by 10th December 2018.
Normal price of $12,400 for bookings made after the 10th December 2018.

Single supplement
– $4,000AUD

Book now for the 2019 tour

Itinerary

For a copy of the full itinerary please email info@avantiitaly.com