Unesco Experience among Royal Residences, Langa and Monferrato landscapes

Unesco Experience among Royal Residences, Langa and Monferrato landscapes

The Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, located in Turin and the surrounding area, make up a landscape full of monumental architecture of the European seventeenth and eighteenth century. Along the rivers and the hills of Turin area, 21 castles and historic houses are ready to welcome you.

Symbol of the power of Savoy, some of them were used as holiday residences. The Royal Palace, in Turin has been the centre of the court and political power; Palazzo Carignano, a symbol of the history of the House of Savoy, which now houses the Risorgimento Museum. Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja was the first Senate of the Italian Kingdom. Some of the beautiful residences in the surroundings are: Stupinigi hunting Palace, Rivoli Castle now one of the most important contemporary art museums in Italy, the Racconigi Castle, that was the place where the monarchs spent their holidays.

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Itinerary (8 days)

DAY 1 – MILANO MALPENSA/TORINO (130 Km – 80 miles)
Arrival in Milano Malpensa. Transfer by private bus to Torino. Walking tour through the relaxing path in Valentino Park. Dinner in restaurant and overnight in NH Carlina Hotel (or similar).

DAY 2 – TORINO
Breakfast in hotel.
Morning: transfer to Piazza Castello and visit to the Royal Residence hub: Palazzo Reale and its Gardens, symbol of the magnificence and opulence of the Savoy dynasty. This is the epicentre of all this power, where the Collezioni Reali are held, to show to the careful administration by the Savoys and their love for art; Palazzo Madama, the first Senate of the Italian Kingdom, that takes its traditional name from the embellishments it received under two queens (madama) of the House of Savoy. Lunch at historical “Ristorante del Cambio” the most renowned and gastronomic restaurant in Turin, a real city institution.

Afternoon: transfer to Venaria and visit of the Reggia, the most imposing Savoy residence, that can be compared to the important palaces in Europe of the late seventeenth century. Tour of the palace and dinner in restaurant.
Return in Turin and overnight.
Guide tour: full day.

DAY 3 – TORINO/STUPINIGI/RACCONIGI/RIVOLI/TORINO (120 Km – 75 miles)
Breakfast in hotel.
Morning: departure to Stupinigi for the visit to the Savoy hunting palace, one of the favourite places of the Royal family. The building began in 1729 on a Filippo Juvarra’s design project, styled on the model of contemporary Central European Residences. Transfer to Racconigi to visit the castle and the Royal Park. Lunch in a restaurant.

Afternoon: transfer to Rivoli and visit of the Castle, which has a prestigious permanent collection of contemporary art and occasional major exhibitions in an original historical and architectural context. Dinner at “Combal Zero”, one Michelin star restaurant by chef Davide Scabin.
Return to Torino and overnight in hotel.
Guide tour: full day.

DAY 4 – TORINO/BRA/ALBA/SANTA VITTORIA D’ALBA (85 Km – 53 miles)
Breakfast in hotel.
Morning: transfer towards the Langhe Monferrato Roero region to the beautiful town of Bra. Little break at “Caffè Converso”, a historical café famous all over the world because of the Slow Food Movement, born right here in the 1980s. At the end, promenade in the historic centre of the town.
Transfer to Santa Vittoria d’Alba and check-in at Hotel Castello Di Santa Vittoria (or similar). Light lunch in hotel.

Afternoon: meeting in the hall with the guide and transfer to Alba, where you will experience the tour “Taste Alba! Enjoy it with taste…”, to discover the city centre of Alba with a Wine Teller, a special personal food shopper, who will guide the visitors in a walking tour through history and wine and food specialties, such as the truffle, the hazelnut Tonda Gentile and the wines of Langhe Roero. Dinner in a typical restaurant of Alba.
Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay.
Guide tour: full day.
Personal shopper: half day on request

DAY 5 – SANTA VITTORIA D’ALBA/NEIVE/BARBARESCO/GUARENE/SANTA VITTORIA D’ALBA (50 Km – 31 miles)
Breakfast in hotel.
Morning: departure from the hotel and sightseeing tour through the wonderful landscape of Roero region. Site inspection visit to Tenuta Carretta complex with wine cellars, Michelin Star Restaurant and accommodation facility. Transfer to Barbaresco wine region. Visit of the historic centre of Neive, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and light lunch.

Afternoon: meeting with a Trifolao (Truffle Hunter) and its dog, to experience a simulated Truffle Hunt to discover the secrets of this peculiar product of the territory.
NB: The guests will experience a simulated truffle hunt with the seasonal truffles.
Return to Barbaresco and promenade along the streets of the historic centre with the Enoteca Regionale of Barbaresco and its panoramic tower that offers a 360° view over the hills of Langhe Roero.
Dinner in a typical Michelin Stars restaurant: “La Madernassa” in Guarene. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay.
Guide tour: full day.

DAY 6 – SANTA VITTORIA D’ALBA/DOGLIANI/BAROLO/MONFORTE D’ALBA/GRINZANE CAVOUR/ SANTA VITTORIA D’ALBA (80 Km – 50 miles)
Breakfast in hotel.
Morning: meeting with the guide in the hotel hall. Transfer to Dogliani.
Site inspection visit to “Poderi Luigi Einaudi”, the estate of one of the first Presidents of Italy, Luigi Einaudi, with its historical cellars and the Relais Foresteria dei Poderi Luigi Einaudi. Tasting in the cellar.
Sightseeing tour through the UNESCO’s hills of Barolo wine region, with stop in Barolo, to visit the impressive WiMu – Wine Museum, designed by the scenery designer Francois Confino, inside the Castle Falletti, that is also the location of the Regional Enoteca of Barolo, an institutional wine centre where you can taste and buy the last vintage of Barolo Wine produced by all the producers of the region.
Transfer to Monforte d’Alba for a short promenade and a light lunch.

Afternoon: visit to the impressive Medieval Castle of Grinzane Cavour, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, that today hosts a Museum, a Michelin star Restaurant and the Enoteca Regionale Cavour, an institutional wine centre, where tourists can taste the best wines of the region.
Dinner in restaurant.
Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay.
Guide tour: full day.

DAY 7 – SANTA VITTORIA D’ALBA/COSTIGLIOLED’ASTI/CANELLI/ROCCAVERANO/
BENEVELLO/SANTA VITTORIA D’ALBA (120 Km – 75 miles)
Breakfast in hotel.
Morning: departure from the hotel and sightseeing tour in the Asti Region, with stop in Costigliole d’Asti; visit of a traditional pastry shop to learn about the secrets of some local sweet specialties; special visit to ICIF, the important Italian Culinary Institut for Foreigners.
Transfer to Canelli, the town where, in 1850, the Italian Spumante (sparkling wine) was born. Visit to one of the historic cellars, called “Underground Cathedrals”, which have been named UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of these particular cellars reach the depth of 32 m in the subsoil, dug in the “marna” (marl), others have seen the birth of the first Italian sparkling wine in 1865! Light lunch in a typical Michelin Star Restaurant “Ristorante San Marco”.

Afternoon: departure for a sightseeing tour of the hills of the Langa Astigiana, interspersed with beautiful villages, castles and Romanesque treasures. Visit a local producer of the famous “Robiola di Roccaverano DOP” cheese.
Transfer to Benevello and dinner at “Villa d’Amelia” restaurant.
Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay.
Guide tour: full day.

Day 8 – SANTA VITTORIA D’ALBA/MILANO MALPENSA (190 Km – 120 miles)
Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Milano Malpensa. Departure. End of our services.

Unesco Experience among Royal Residences, Langa and Monferrato landscapes
FlightOn request
Nights7
Accomodation4-star hotel
Please note:
The above day-by-day programme is a general preview for guidance purposes and its itinerary and meals can be reviewed. Upon booking, a detailed programme with all the necessary indications will follow the confirmation: addresses, phone numbers, timetables, notes, suggestions and further information to ensure the best experience.

Rate include:
• All Private transfer by motorcoach as indicated in the programme;
• 2-night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Torino in B&B;
• 1-night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Torino in HB;
• 3-night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Santa Vittoria d’Alba in B&B;
• 1-night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Santa Vittoria d’Alba in HB;
• 1 visit to the “Casa del Trifulau” with truffle tasting;
• 1 visit to ICIF Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners
• 5 lunches in restaurant or cellar;
• 7 dinners in restaurant or cellar;
• Guided tour as specified in the programme;
• Piemonte Card (free Entrance in museums and tourist attractions);
• All entrance fees to museums and tourist attractions as written in the programme;
• All wine tastings as written in the programme;
• All cellar visits as written in the programme;
• Medical/luggage insurance;
• All local taxes.

Rates do not include:
• Incoming/outgoing flights and airport taxes;
• Lunches, beverage if not specified;
• Porterage at hotels;
• Personal expenses, tips;
• All things not listed above.

Note: all prices are indicative and will be calculated according to customers’ requests.

General conditions
EASY NITE will request a price supplement if the number of participants is not reached.

Cancellation policy:
15% for cancellation up to 30 calendar days before the date of departure;
30% for cancellation from 29 to 14 calendar days before the date of departure;
75% for cancellation from 14 to 5 calendar days before the date of departure;
100% for cancellation from 4 to 0 days prior to departure date.

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