Departure on Fridays during the truffle fair and return on Monday. Possible flights include outward Charleroi-Turin (11h45-13h15) and return Turin-Charleroi (13h40-15h10). From the Netherlands you must always take a flight with a stopover.
Friday - Welcome in Piedmont
You will arrive at the airport of Turin and you can pick up your rental car right away. The rental car will be reserved by you because you have to do this with your credit card. You have to provide 30 minutes for the handling of the administration.
Pronto! Immediately to your hotel where you can check in to the hotel www.monasterocherasco.it where we are waiting for you to realize a fascinating Wine & Culinary walk while you immediately get to know the most social village of Roero.
You will taste wines with the Marquis of Cherasco in his noble house - face to face - and discover with this 84-year-old man a fervent passion for Barolo but also other grape varieties such as Barbera, Nascetta, Dolcetto.
This wine tasting is not just one like many: the Marquis spoils the public with artisanal food products from the surrounding area around Cherasco with such hospitality - in its noble status - that is effectively no longer of this world, very exceptional.
And just before the wine tasting, in a setting dating from 1880 - which has remained untouched ever since - you will do a chocolate tasting at a Pâtissier who is one of the best in Italy.
In addition to wine and chocolate tasting, you'll discover more. How about Acqua di Cherasco (interior fragrances), Fuori Di Langa ice creams, Lumache di Cherasco and the Charlies Angels of Cherasco?
You will immediately end up in a "Piedmontese experience of stature".
Our onsite program includes 3 hours of intense enjoyment and then you can relax in the hotel and also mentally prepare for a Piedmontese culinary dinner.
Dining in a location that brings amazement. Each place is provided with a wooden coaster with the name of a top wine estate. The menu is traditional with a modern gastronomic approach and all around is special decoration. You will enjoy a 4-course menu with pairing wines, including Barolo. Overnight stay and buffet breakfast.
Saturday - Truffle Omnipresent Alba
Departure with rented car to Alba, enjoy the history of Alba, the market, and of course visit the truffle fair where you can taste everything.
Departure to a unique restaurant in the hills of Barbaresco where you can enjoy in 360 degrees around your table the red-green-yellow decor of the vineyards in harvest or just after harvest. Sublime panoramic decor where almost only the locals come and is not visible from the road. Two course menu with pairing wines.
Tasting barbaresco and visiting the most historical cantina where the wines are absolutely the same in every sense of the word with the wine domain Bruno Giacosa.
Also the village of Barbaresco should not be missed on your planning. You will taste at the cooperative that managed to get a place in the top 100 of Wine Specatator.
Pass by Alba and enjoy a truffle producer's truffle related products that you can taste in a buffalo.
SlowFood Restaurant in Cherasco, enjoy Slow Food by Carlo Petrin with a gastronomic jacket. 4-course menu with pairing wines. Overnight stay and breakfast.
Sunday - Barolo, here we come
Today, the focus is on the 11 villages where Barolo is produced and where local truffle markets as well as other specialties put in the spotlight. You follow the ball and the arrow in the road book and come along the top of the region.
Lunch at a trattoria where the manager is known as one of the characters of the region with a high level of "entertainment". Two-course menu with pairing wines, water, coffee.
After lunch - Continue your program with a visit to the 11 villages. Also enjoy a Truffle search in exclusivity (only for you without additional audience).
15h30 (on time)
Barolo Riserva Wine tasting visit to cantina with top level reviews from the international press.
Michelin star restaurant with 8 courses in a unique palazzo with Venetian chandeliers & frescoes wall decorations - Pairing Wines - Water and coffee.
Possibility to also taste White Truffle on one or more dishes (per 7 gr grattata truffle - about € 50 extra). Overnight stay and breakfast.
Monday - Royal Turin
Check out the hotel and leave for Turin to pay a short visit. You can also return the car to Turin center and possibly take the Sadem bus to the airport so you have no parking costs. You manage the last day yourself. Still a lovely stay in the Langhe Roero region or the cultural tour to go on in Turin.
Departure either by Sadem bus or with your own rental car to the airport (30 min).
Total price with self drive rental car that you book yourself: € 699 per person minimum base 2 persons
Total price with Flemish Driver Guide during the entire period from Friday to Monday: € 1,149 per person.