Food and wine weekend in Turin

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Taste explosion!

The Province of Turin lies on the border with France and Val d’Aosta, extending to Pinerolo, the picturesque Val di Susa, the Canavese and the hills to the east and south of the City of Turin.
The area is characterized by its varied landscapes: magnificent alpine resorts, vast pasturelands, woods and large stretches of vineyards.

When in the city of Turin, what immediately strikes the eye are its surroundings, with imposing Alpine peaks that encircle its skyline. The Piedmontese Capital presents itself as a city with a singular charm: emperors traversed it, kingdoms arose in it, and it was thus that power left its indelible marks on it. Turin today is a metropolis that regards its past by looking toward the future, with the ambition of a city that, as a tiny village in the Region of Piedmont, became the capital of both a realm and a nation, only to later become a capital of cars and cinema..and food!

The entire Province of Turin is characterized by strong culinary traditions that govern each course, from starters to desserts. Turin is the home of grissini (bread sticks), vermouth and gianduja chocolates.
Typical dishes are agnolotti del plin, small squares of pasta filled with meat and vegetables and topped with gravy and sage; soups like the tofeja; the rabbit dish coniglio alla canavesana; gigot, meat cooked in a bronze pot; and, of course, bagna caoda,a warm dip served with fresh vegetables.
Other local favorites include cheeses, pinerolese mushrooms, and chestnuts from the Val di Susa.
The tour of gastronomic delights concludes with a wide range of desserts: the famous baci di dama, nocciolini of Chivasso, biscotti della duchessa, the crispy torcetti di Agliè, Andrate e Lanzo, melia pastries, biscuits made with corn flour, amaretti of Castellamonte and, of course, gianduja chocolate, well-known and appreciated around the world.
The bicerin is a delicious drink native Turin made with coffee, chocolate and cream; it pairs perfectly with the bonet, an amaretti and chocolate dessert.
Finally, this area boasts excellent wines, in particular, strong reds: Barbera, Barolo, Nebbiolo and Freisa di Chieri.

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Travel program

Day 1: Turin
Arrival at the airport or train station and transfer to Turin Hotel Genova. Visit and scenic walk of the city center (Piazza Carlo Felice, Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Castello), along the axis of Via Roma, along the famous arcades, where you look out the windows of the best Italian brands and historic locals (of art confectionery and gastronomy of the city). Dinner at the restaurant “Del Cambio”, a favorite local by Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour and by the aristocracy of Savoy. Return to hotel and overnight.

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Day 2: Turin
Morning: Breakfast. Visit the GAM (Modern Art Gallery). Free lunch.
Afternoon: Visit to the Statute Square where it starts the longest pedestrian street in Europe “Via Garibaldi”. In Via Garibaldi you can find churches, historic buildings and shops of all kinds. At the end of the street opens the majestic scenery of Piazza Castello, where you can admire Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo della Regione Piemonte, the Royal Armoury and the Royal Theatre. Nearby you can find the Cathedral of St. John, which houses one of the most sacred icons of Christianity: The Holy Shroud. The day will end at one of the most famous Italy’s historical places “Baratti e Milano”, located in the Subalpina Gallery, where you will taste one of the delicacies of Turin: the “Bicerin”, the Morocchino coffee and the sublime hot chocolate. Dinner at the near restaurant Arcadia. Return to hotel and overnight.

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Day 3: Turin
Breakfast. Visit Via Lagrange 1, where is the Chocolate shop Guido Gobino, where, in addition to being able to buy the best “Gianduiotti of the City”, is a hall of “Extreme Tasting” video-sound installation, olfactory, a reading room to deepen their knowledge about the world of chocolate. Tasting at the old bakeries in Turin, located in the historical center along Via Roma, for example: Caffè San Carlo, Confectionery Avvignano, Pepino. Return to the hotel and transfer to the airport or train station. End of our services.

Food and wine weekend in Turin
FlightTo be defined
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AccomodationTo be defined
Rates include:
- 2 nights in hotel cat. 3-star accommodation in a double room standard, treatment with half board;
- 1 Torino + Piemonte Card valid for one adult and one child under age 12, with a duration of 3 days;

Rates do not include:
- Beverages;
- Porterage at hotels;
- Taxes, (children under 12 years exempt);
- Tips and personal expenses;
- Transfer from airport to hotel and vice versa;
- Transportation (taxi, etc.).
- The price does not include anything that is not mentioned under the rates include

OPTIONAL SERVICES:
- It is possible to reserve a guided tour service in the language of your choice (optional), for a half day or full day, prices on request.
Target prices:
Up to 2 hours with a maximum of 25 people, in Italian EUR 140,00.
Up to 2 hours with a maximum of 25 persons in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, € 175.00.
Up to 3 hours with a maximum of 25 people, in Italian EUR 175,00
Up to 3 hours with a maximum of 25 persons in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, € 203.00.
Full day (8 hours) with a maximum of 25 people, in Italian EUR 308.00.
Full day (8 hours) with a maximum of 25 people, in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, € 364.00.

- Personal Service Driver, with private car and foreign speaking driver, maximum 4 persons: prices on request.
Target prices:
Half day (from 6.00AM to 02.00PM) throughout the city and neighboring municipalities: € 120,00
Full day (from 6.00AM to 10.00PM) throughout the city and neighboring municipalities: € 170,00

Note: All prices are subject to availability and reconfirmation at the time of the request for option/booking.
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