EXCLUSIVE GOURMET TOUR 9 DAYS

Day 1: Welcome to Italy! Meet your driver and transfer to Langhe. Accommodation at luxury Hotel Boscareto Resort and Spa, 5*. Overnight in Langhe. 

 

Day 2: LANGHE FULL DAY GUIDED TOUR: Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet your driver and guide in the lobby for a wonderful visit to the Grinzane Cavour Castle, a symbol of the Langa del Barolo, transformed into a production base for the great wines of Langa and today hosts an important wine museum and an ethnographic museum which illustrates the local farming traditions. Then continue to Alba, also known as the “city of 100 towers”, the capital of the Langhe region, known worldwide for its wines and its prestigious white truffles. Stop for lunch at a characteristic restaurant. In the afternoon depart to Barolo and visit of The Marchesi di Barolo wine cellar, with wine tasting. Marchesi di Barolo was and is a winery that has received numerous awards for its wines and has been frequently recognized in the press and media. We will end the visit of this beautiful area by visiting La Morra, with its enchanting panoramic view on the 11 villages producing Barolo wine. Return to your Hotel for your private luxury massage. Dinner at the high-quality hotel restaurant.

 

Day 3: LANGHE FULL DAY GUIDED TOUR: Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet the truffle hunter and his inseparable dog in an easily accessible wood: this is the best way to discover this delicacy, seeing it with your own eyes and discovering the art of finding truffles. He will explain all its secrets, including where it grows, how the dog is trained and much more. Remember: this is a simulation so you are not going to keep the truffles he will find! Stop for lunch at a characteristic restaurant. Lunch will be truffle based of course and will include wines. The second part of our day you will visit the charming village of Cherasco, founded in the thirteenth century on a plain, unlike other towns and villages of the Langhe. One of the most intriguing moments of the day will be the visit of an ancient winery. Return to your Hotel in Le Langhe, the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight.

 

Day 4: LANGHE – TIGULLIO GULF – SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE: After breakfast, private transfer to Santa Margherita Ligure. Car and Chauffeur at disposal for up to 8 Hours. Visit Sestri Levante, Chiavari, Rapallo and , one of the most popular resort towns on the Italian Riviera. Boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the tiny streets. Overnight at the luxury hotel Grand Hotel Miramare , overlooking the blue of the sea. 

 

Day 5: CINQUE TERRE: Breakfast a the Hotel. Today enjoy an exclusive excursion by yacht or sailboat to discover Le Cinque Terre some of the Mediterranean’s most picturesque seaside villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola e Riomaggiore. At a nice place, maybe in front of Vernazza, you will stop and have a light lunch with local specialities like focaccia and salted anchovies. If you like we can also arrange a lesson with the skipper regarding basic sailing rules. In the afternoon return to the hotel and Overnight. Alternative for the visit if the weather is not good, a combination of easy walks, visits to villages, train rides and a short boat trip between the atmospheric villages, makes this the ideal visit to the idyllic Cinque Terre. The Tour includes a return private transfer from Santa Margherita Ligure and expert private tour guide to share great stories about each charming village, as well as information on famous Cinque Terre gourmet foods and wines.

 

Day 6: CINQUE TERRE- SAN GIMIGNANO – SIENA – CHIANTI: After breakfast at the hotel, meet the driver in the lobby and departure to Tuscany. The first visit is San Gimignano, a splendid example of a medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. San Gimignano will leave you astonished by its beauty. Visit a prestigious winery producing “Vernaccia di San Gimignano”, the first DOC wine in Italy. Possibility to have lunch in a real Medieval tower, exclusively reserved for you. The tour proceeds to Siena, for a guided private tour of Italy’s loveliest medieval city. Siena’s heart is Il Campo  where the famous horse race “Il Palio”, takes place two times each summer. The town offers magnificent masterpieces and incredible views. In the afternoon transfer to Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa, a beautiful and luxury Castle in Chianti. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: VINTAGE TOUR ON CHIANTI HILL BY SPIDER: Breakfast at the Hotel. Today you will enjoy a Unique experience of travel, driving a vintage car, either a Fiat 500 or ALFA ROMEO Spider, During the tour with professional tour escort, you will stop to an important winery to have a light lunch and taste a good wine. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 8: MONTALCINO AND MONTEPULCIANO: Breakfast at the Hotel. Today, you will taste some of the most famous Italian wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Meet your driver and departure to Montalcino. This ancient village is best known for its red Brunello di Montalcino wines, made with Sangiovese Grosso grapes . You will have a private visit to a Brunello producer such as the prestigious Poggio Antico estate. On the way to the winery, you can stop for a quick visit of the stunning ruins of the 9th century Abbazia di Sant’Antimo. At the winery you will visit the cellars, the vineyards tasting Brunello “Riserva” and also Rosso di Montalcino. Lunch will be in the winery’s restaurant. After lunch, carry on to Montepulciano, a small village of Etruscan origin and one of the most beautiful hill towns in Tuscany. The Nobile wines of Montepulciano, were the first to be given the ultimate quality level of DOCG certification. You’ll visit a top estate such as Valdipiatta or Avignonesi and enjoy a tasting of Vino Nobile. In the late afternoon, enjoy free time on your own in Montepulciano and transfer back to your Hotel. Overnight.

 

 

Day 9: SIENA – ROME AIRPORT: After breakfast, private transfer to Rome Airport.

 

 

HOTELS OR SIMILAR

Langhe area: Hotel Boscareto Resort and Spa 5*****
Santa Margherita Ligure: Grand Hotel Miramare 4 ****
Chianti area: Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa 5 ***** 

 

PRICE INCLUDES

8-night accommodation in 5 star luxury hotel; Spa treatments at Boscareto Resort & SPA; Exclusive truffles experience; Visit of the most important winery in Italy and tastings to taste prestigious Regional wines: Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo in Piedmont; Vernaccia of San Gimignano, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile of Montepulciano in Tuscany; Gourmet lunch and dinner in exclusive restaurant; Exclusive sail boat for the visit of Cinque Terre; One day vintage tour by Alfa Romeo Spider on Tuscany hill; Chauffeured car along all tour; Professional multilingual guide.

 

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Entrance tickets to museums/monuments unless differently stated; Tips and extras; Tourism city tax, compulsory to be paid on site; Surcharges applicable during peak periods, trade fairs, meetings, congresses, events, bank holidays, weekends etc; Bus ZTL and parking fees; Everything that is not mentioned at the voice “Price includes”.

 

 

Take The Hassle Out of Planning Your Trip To Italy

Let Us Do It All For You

Call UK 01424 728900 or Email

© 2017 The Italian Connection

roudly created with Wix.com

The Chapel Hastings Old Town East Sussex TN34 3BS

mail@italian-connection.co.uk

  • White Google+ Icon
  • Twitter Clean
  • White Facebook Icon
In The News

The Telegraph; The Sun; Daily Mail; Sunday Times; Footloose in London; Conde Nast Traveller; Weekend Telegraph; Sunderland Echo; Hampton Court Palace Flower Show souvenir programme; The Royal Academy - "The genius of Rome"; The Herald (Glasgow); Vogue...

The Experts

Let us be your personal guide & concierge throughout your bespoke Italian Holiday

We are all about trying to arrange the very best that Italy has to offer., taking care of it all for you as we want you to enjoy everything about your holiday to Italy and experience true Italian hospitality without any stress. We look after you throughout your stay and are always on call 24/7, try us and see. Your Holiday is important to us.

Stay Updated  

& Keep In Touch for ideas

and Inspiration.   

We are constantly changing and adding to our programme as there is so much to offer, so make sure that you follow us on facebook and twitter. Also if you do not find what you are looking for in this web site, just let us know as we have Italy covered, from the the mountains of the North to the Islands of the South. Remember that we provide tailor made trips to Italy, designed with only your needs in mind. Tell us what you are after, and allow us to inspire you.

Trend Alert

Discover New Destinations & Properties for 2020

Throughout the year we will keep you updated with new destinations, hotels, trends, tours and excursions for you to enjoy and take advantage of. We will also update you with client feedback and photos so you get to experience their holiday with them.

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black Blogger Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

Copyright © 1995 The Italian Connection (London) & Spirito Italian Ltd  

Providing exquisitely-designed Italian Holidays & Bespoke Italian Holidays & Tailored Holidays to Italy

Contact Us by Phone: 01424 728900 Contact Us by Post The Chapel Ebenezer Road Hastings East Sussex TN324 3BS

Contact Us In Person By appointment ONLY

 

All Packages booked which include Flights and Accommodation will be booked under SPIRITO ITALIANO LTD under 

the ATOL number 9613 and ABTA number YO465. All non-flight inclusive packages will be booked via The Italian Connection.

 

Registered Office: 387 Allenby Road UB1 2HF

Company registration number is The Italian Connection 03163471  and Spirito Italiano 04653855

VAT Registered 

DESIGNED & CREATED BY: ROSA SPATOLA