PIEDMONT FASCINATION - Home of Italy's first royal family and vineyards protected by UNESCO

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MILAN - ALESSANDRIA - ACQUI TERME - TURIN - ALBA

PIEDMONT FASCINATION
Home of Italy's first royal family and vineyards protected by UNESCO

1° day MILAN - ALESSANDRIA - ACQUI TERME

Arrive in Milan and meet with your English speaking assistant. Milan is the second largest city in Italy and the capital of the Lombardy Region. Direct transfer to the Piedmont Region and arrive in the Alessandria/Vercelli Area. Stop to visit a rice producing company this area of Italy is so much known for, and get the chance to discover more about all production phases. Then continue towards Acqui Terme, a natural Spa location. Hotel check-in . Dinner and overnight.

2° day ACQUI TERME

Hotel breakfast and morning guided tour of Acqui Terme: see the famous fountain with water at 75 C°, and the Roman Aqueduct. Lunch on your own and afternoon dedicated to the visit of a vineyard producing famous Brachetto d’Acqui. The exact origins of this specific wine are unknown. While the Brachetto grape is believed to be native to Piedmont (with the Monferrato hills and the area around Asti being the most likely home of the grapes), some have speculated as early as the late 19th century that the grapes might actually be French in origin. The DOCG zone of Brachetto d’Acqui include the Monferrato hills that extend southeast from the town of Asti with some overlap into the Asti DOCG zone. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

3° day ACQUI TERME - TURIN - ACQUI TERME

Hotel breakfast and transfer to Turin, an important business and cultural centre in the Northen Italy and the capital of Piedmont region. It is located mainly on the left bank of the Po River and surrounded by the western Alpine Arch. Turin is famous for being the home of Italy's former royal family. Guided city tour: the Church of San Giorgio, Piazza San Carlo, the Imperial Palace, the famous Mole Antonelliana. Lunch at your leisure. Afternoon walk along Via Roma and you can spend some time in shopping. Back to the hotel in Acqui, dinner and overnight .

4° day ACQUI TERME - ALBA - MILAN

Hotel breakfast and depart to the Monferrato region, famous for its vineyards listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Go through Nizza Monferrato/Canelli and stop to visit the Bosca Spumanti, Sparkling Wine Factory with wine tasting included. Continue on to Alba, considered the capital of rare and precious Italian truffles Lunch at your leisure. Afternoon tour of the historic center of Alba. This lovely town retains a medieval flavor that’s as mellow as the wines it produces. It’s a pleasure to walk along the Via Vittorio Emanuele and the narrow streets of the Old Town, visit the 14th-century Duomo, and peer into shop windows with lavish displays of Alba’s wines; its truffles; and its “nocciolata”, a decadent  concoction of nuts and chocolate. In the late afternoon, transfer to Milan. Hotel check-in, dinner and overnight.

5° day MILAN

Hotel breakfast and time to explore Milan. Panoramic tour of this amazing city that combines creativity, design, elegance and style. Milano is also financial center of northern Italy. Visit the Duomo, di Milano, Vittorio Emanuele Gallery (called Milan’s lounge), famous Opera House, La Scala, a castle Castello Sforzesco, once home of the Sforza family, and *“The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, in the Church Santa Maria delle Grazie. Lunch at your leisure and take your time to explore Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, where all the great designer’s boutiques are located. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

NOTE
*Leonardo’s Da Vinci Last Supper in the church Santa Maria delle Grazie is on request. Advance reservation required. 

6° day MILAN

Hotel breakfast. Transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight back. End of services.







 



Prices   -   Code IN03
Price from: 1019.00 € PACKAGE TOUR ONLY
Travel Time 6 days  
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What's included

• Modern air-conditioned motor coach designed for sightseeing • English speaking tour guide from first to last day of the program • Hotel accommodation in 4 star hotel, rooms with private facilities and breakfast buffet • Meals as per itinerary • Special visits and sightseeing as specified in the program (entrance fees not included) • English speaking driver and local English speaking guides • Luggage handling (1 per person) • Service charges and hotel taxes • 24/7 English Speaking Assistance by phone

Not included

• Flights, unmentioned entrance fees, meals and drinks, insurance, tips

UNESCO Sites

• Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Monferrato • Turin: the Savoy Palace • Milan: Church Santa Maria delle Grazie and “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci.

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