Featured holiday Wine-tasting holiday in Piemonte Italy

4 nights/5 days
This is a four-night wine-tasting holiday in Piemonte for individuals where you stay near Alba in a hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant and have a hire-car to explore the region. Included is a wine-tasting of three regional wines at the hotel and a half-day visit with local guide to the village of Barolo with a wine-tasting, with transfers included. Time to visit Barbaresco and the chocolate village of Cherasco.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Turin return, economy
  • Hire of a Group B car for the duration of your stay
  • Half-day visit with local guide to the village of Barolo with a wine-tasting, with transfers included
  • Wine-tasting of three regional wines at the hotel
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury wine-tasting holiday in Piemonte

Highlights

• Half-day visit with local guide to the village of Barolo with a wine-tasting, with transfers included • Wine-tasting of three regional wines at the hotel

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Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code FHIT12

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury wine-tasting holiday in Piemonte

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code FHIT12

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Turin return, economy
● 4 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Superior double room at the Villa d’Amelia, Benevello near Alba
● Hire of a Group B car for the duration of holiday
● Half-day visit with local guide to the village of Barolo with a wine-tasting, with transfers included
● Wine-tasting of three wines from the region, at the hotel
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Additional information Supplements
Single use of double £470 per person
Upgrade from superior double room to deluxe double room £90 per person in a double, or £180 in a single
Deposit payment £400 per person

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code FHIT12

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Turin return, economy
• 4 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Superior double room at the Villa d’Amelia, Benevello near Alba
• Hire of a Group B car for the duration of holiday
• Half-day visit with local guide to the village of Barolo with a wine-tasting, with transfers included
• Wine-tasting of three wines from the region, at the hotel
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways from London Gatwick to Turin, usually twice a day. You collect a hire-car at Turin airport and the drive to Benevello is about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Additional information Supplements
Single use of double £470 per person
Upgrade from superior double room to deluxe double room £90 per person in a double, or £180 in a single
Deposit payment £400 per person

Luxury wine-tasting holiday in Piemonte

Expressions Holidays includes this hotel in this holiday.
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Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1,790

Holiday Code FHIT12

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Turin return, economy
• 4 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Superior double room at the Villa d’Amelia, Benevello near Alba
• Hire of a Group B car for the duration of holiday
• Half-day visit with local guide to the village of Barolo with a wine-tasting, with transfers included
• Wine-tasting of three wines from the region, at the hotel
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways from London Gatwick to Turin, usually twice a day. You collect a hire-car at Turin airport and the drive to Benevello is about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Additional information Supplements
Single use of double £470 per person
Upgrade from superior double room to deluxe double room £90 per person in a double, or £180 in a single
Deposit payment £400 per person

Luxury wine-tasting holiday in Piemonte

Highlights of Piemonte

Turin, the regional capital, is a fascinating city of Baroque architecture and famous for its association with Fiat cars. Visit the car museum, the Mole Antonelli for a panoramic view. Visit some of the beautiful 18th Century House of Savoy palaces, many built by Filippo Juvarra, including Rivoli, Venaria Reale and Mandria. North of Turin is the subalpine region of Canavese with numerous castles many of which have been opened to the public very recently such as the Castello di Masino, now carefully restored. Lace is produced in the Valsesia. Alba is the centre of the white truffle and of course the local wines (Barolo, Barbera etc) should be tasted and purchased. Cuneo holds a market in the Piazza Galimberti every Tuesday.

Cultural highlights of Piemonte

Turin is laden with architectural treasures including the Palazzo Madama by Filippo Juvarra (now home to the Museo Civico d`Arte Antica which contains the 15th Century Portrait of an Unknown Man by Antonello da Messina), Guarini`s Palazzo Carignano, the Baroque buildings of the Piazza San Carlo.In Cuneo is the 18th Century Church of Santa Croce with a concave facade by Francesco Gallo. Vercelli had a school of art and its masterpieces can be seen in the Museo Civico Borgogna and in the Chuch of San Cristoforo are to be found frescoes and a 16th Century Madonna painted by Gaudenzio Ferrari. In the Palazzo Comunale of Alba is a painting of the Madonna and Child by the 16th Century artist Macrino d`Alba.The finest Romanesque buildings in Piemonte are to be found at the Abbey of Vezzolano at Albugnano.

Festivals in Piemonte

Many are linked to food and wine in this region. Asti holds an annual horse race in the Piazza del Campo del Palio, accompanied by mediaeval pageantry and coinciding with a local wine fair in September.

Gastronomy in Piemonte

Cuneo holds a cheese fair in November. Ivrea is famous for its Carnival celebrations including a Battle of Oranges. The region is renowed for its gastronomy and wine. Beef, cheese, butter, red wine, rice and truffles (particularly the white truffes of Alba) are all basic ingredients. Specialities include Manzo al Barolo (beef in red wine and garlic), Fonduta (hot dip of fontina cheese, milk, eggs, truffles and pepper), Bagna cauda (hot spicy sauce with garlic and anchovies), The wines of the region include Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto.

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