ABOUT THE TOUR

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I’m going home to Italy for a visit and I’d love you to join me as I indulge in a private and intimate tour of 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.

Ingrid Gaiotto



IN GIRO’S TOUR OF PIEMONTE 2018: MONDAY 18 JUNE – SATURDAY 30 JUNE

Experience late spring and the beginning of summer with its warm weather and the countryside at its most beautiful.

Download the brochure for the 2018 tours here.

This exclusive 13-day tour will appeal to cultural enthusiasts eager to indulge in a unique journey through this largely undiscovered region in the northwest of Italy.

An intimate experience awaits, staying in luxurious boutique heritage accommodation and travelling with no more than twelve others. Every day will offer a new adventure, with behind the scenes access to the best the Piedmont has to offer and plenty of free time between activities to truly savour la dolce vita …

COST

EARLYBIRD: $8,950 per person (twin share) if you book by 30 November 2017

FULL PRICE: $9,250 per person (twin share)

Single Supplement: $1,990
Deposit: $1,000 to secure the booking

Price includes all accomodation, private minivan transport, entry fees and most meals. Flights not included.

CONTACT

For further information please contact Ingrid Gaiotto
Phone: +61 (0)418 418 288
Or click here to send an email

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Evening walk

  • Stay in beautiful, historic villas and castles
  • Discover quaint hilltop villages and historic towns and walk through breathtaking countryside
  • Eat in simple family run trattorie, osterie, Belle Epoque cafes, rustic bars and refined restaurants that reflect the regional cuisine of the season
  • Share a long lunch in the hills of Biella, my home town
  • Take a private boat ride around the spiritual Isola San Giulio on Lago D’Orta, one of Italy’s most romantic and secluded lakes
  • Visit the Sanctuary of the Sacro Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its stunning mountain setting and enjoy a rustic lunch in a traditional mountain refuge
  • Savour tastings of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, hazelnuts, pastries and other local produce
  • Tour the picturesque vine-clad hills of the Langhe, visiting its hilltop towns in Vespa’s iconic vintage Ape Piaggio convertible
  • Architectural detailsTreat 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
  • Taste the famous local Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo wines in antique cellars and picturesque vineyards
  • 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”
  • Indulge in a night of opera at the Teatro Regio di Torino

Ingrid, we had a wonderful trip with you and can’t thank you enough for the care and
attention that you gave us all. Definitely the best organised trip that we have been on … A truly memorable experience.

Chris Spriggs

Brisbane resident

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Private transfers to and from Milan, (including pick-up on the first day of the tour and departure at a designated train station, airport or hotel on the final day) allowing you the opportunity to travel further in Italy before or after the tour. All land transfers within Piemonte are by air-conditioned minibus and private driver
  • Small, personalised and private group (max 12 participants)
  • Escorted by Ingrid Gaiotto, originally from Biella in Piemonte – a welcoming tour guide and host eager to share her intimate knowledge of the region. Ingrid is fluent in both English and Italian.
  • 13 days/12 nights accommodation in striking locations in Piemonte, including 3 nights at the Castello La Rocchetta, near Biella; 2 nights at the Villa Crespi, Lago d’Orta; 4 nights at La Villa Hotel in the Monferrato, near Asti; and 3 nights at NH Collection Piazza Carlina Hotel in Torino
  • Meals: breakfast daily; 7 lunches and 12 dinners; including tips
  • Drinks: all lunches and dinners provided in the itinerary include wine and water as well as coffee/tea and occasionally liqueurs
  • Aperitivi (as specified in the itinerary)
  • Meet local winemakers with private cellar visits and wine tastings
  • Admission to all historical sites, galleries and museums undertaken as a group
  • Guided leisurely town & country walks
  • Pre-tour liaison and support
  • Free time between planned activities to savour la dolce vita…

Ingrid’s tour is a masterpiece; a personal and profound introduction to the glorious hotels, charming restaurants, family vineyards, picturesque medieval hill towns and country houses of the spectacularly beautiful province of Piedmont.

Maggie Fooke

Hotel Owner

A diverse tour featuring the best in accommodation, food and wine enhanced by Ingrid’s personal knowledge of the area. A superb, well planned and most interesting tour with attention to detail in an itinerary filled with humour and surprise.

Murray Arnott

Former Flight Attendant and Tour Manager