Tour of Piedmont and shopping in Milan

Piedmont is in Italy’s northwest and borders Switzerland and France.
True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.
The Alps form the background for sweeping, picturesque valleys, e.g. the Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d’Ossola.
The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles.
Yet, nature is only one of the many attractions in Piedmont. Thanks to its culture, its tradition, its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, its food, its friendly peolple, Piedmont is certainly a unique land in the world that easely will make you fall in love at first sight!

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Travel program

Day 1: Milan Malpensa/Lake Maggiore
Arrival at Milan Malpensa airport and transfer to Lake Maggiore. Dinner and overnight in a hotel on the lake coast.

Day 2: Lake Maggiore
Full day excursion by boat to the three Borromean islands: Isola Madre (Mother Island), the largest among the three isles, with its quiet and enchanting atmosphere; Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island), with its characteristic winding narrow roads, small shops and renowned restaurants serving typical fish dishes; Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), home to the elegant Borromeo family mansion with inestimable works of art. Back to Stresa by boat, dinner and overnight.

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Day 3: Lake Maggiore/Lake Orta
Morning: Visit of the amazing parks of Villa Pallavicino and Villa Taranto: the former is a zoological garden, the latter is a botanical garden, both of them hosting a considerable number of species from all over the world . Afternoon: Transfer to lake Orta and visit of its main resort, Orta San Giulio, from where you will take a boat leading to San Giulio’s island, also named the silence isle. Back to lake Maggiore, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Milan
Full day in Milan, financial and fashion capital of Italy, for shopping and sightseeing. Back to lake Maggiore in the evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Monferrato
Departure towards the Monferrato region, a hilly area of south-eastern Piedmont well known for its production of famous red wines – Barbera, Dolcetto, Brachetto – and white and sparkling wines such as Gavi, Moscato and Asti, just to name a few. Drive through the typical Monferrato cities of Canelli, Nizza Monferrato, Ovada, Gavi, Valenza (known for its gold) and Serravalle Scrivia (home to one of the largest outlets in Europe). Dinner and overnight in the Acqui Terme area.

Monferrato

Day 6:  Langhe
Transfer to the bordering region of the Langhe, with its hills covered by vineyards and little typical villages with their medieval castles. This area of Piedmont is known worldwide for its production of famous red wines, namely Barolo and Barbaresco, for its white truffle and for its “Tonda Gentile” hazelnut, made famous by the Ferrero products, Nutella and Rocher, just to name a few. Dinner and overnight in a hotel or farmhouse in the Langhe area.

Day 7: Roero/Racconigi/Turin
Departure towards Turin passing through the Roero region, a hilly area with typical little villages and castles built on top of rocky hills named “Rocche”. Drive to Racconigi, a small city hosting an impressive castle and gardens that used to be a summer residence of the Savoia’s royal family. Arrival in Turin, dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Turin
Full day city sightseeing tour of the capital of Piedmont, with visits of its main tourist sites and monuments: Egyptian Museum, Mole Antonelliana, Royal Palace, Valentino park and castle, Basilica of Superga. Dinner and overnight in Turin.

Turin

Day 9: Turin/Venaria Reale/Canavese
Transfer and visit of the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale, probably the most impressive among the Savoia’s family palaces and recently restored and brought back to its original splendour. Drive to Agliè and visit of its castle, formerly belonged to the Savoia royal family. Dinner and overnight in the Canavese region.

Day 10: Canavese/Milan Malpensa Airport
Transfer to Milan Malpensa airport and end of our services.

Tour of Piedmont and shopping in Milan
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Rates include:
- 9 nights in hotel cat. 3 / 4-star accommodation in a double room "standard " treatment with half board;
- Taxes, (children under 12 years exempt);
- 1 Torino + Piemonte Card valid for one adult and one child under age 12, with a duration of 3 days: Free entry in more than 180 museums, exhibitions, monuments, castles, fortresses and Royal Residences in Torino and Piedmont. Free rides on tourist transports (panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, Sassi - Superga rack tramway, boats on the river Po, tourist shuttle buses) train to/from Torino-Torino International Airport.

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.);
- Entrance ticket & guided museum's tours;
- The price does not include anything that is not mentioned under the rates include

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