From Torino to the land of reds, whites, architecture and food
This tour departs from Torino and ends in Torino.
The town of Asti is one of the most beautiful "città d'arte" in Piedmont with its narrow medieval streets.
Il Monferrato is a promise land for enogastronomy with its DOC red and white wines.
Spring here is beautiful but autumn is even better: get prepared for local feasts and festivals held in harvest months.
Departing from Torino, our first stop will be at Castelnuovo Don Bosco where we will visit an outstanding medieval abbey (short visit but very breathtaking)
We will continue to the town of C. where we will have our first tasting of the Monferrato wines. Tour wine cellar dug in clay and end with sampling of 5 different varieties of spumante wine, where hundreds of bottles sit aging according to the Champenois method.
Lunch in a nearby town.
The itinerary continues to a outstanding Barbera wine producer where you will have the chance to try MY favorite wine, glorious Barbera.
I may occasionally find it necessary to modify the stated itinerary/supplier due to unforeseen circumstances, availability, or in order to improve the trip. In the event that I alter any part(s) of the itinerary, I will substitute a service or supplier of equal or greater quality.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Torino, at you hotel if centrally located.
Should your hotel not be centrally located we can agree upon another meeting point convenient for both parties.
End location: Anywhere you wish in Torino city center.
Duration: 8 hours
Transportation is a must in these hillside areas. I do not have a private car but I have a number of professional and reliable drivers I regularly work with.
My services as a knowledgeable local gude. Maps of the Langhe and Piemonte regions.
Transportation for 2 people from Torino to all the stated locations in the Monferrato winemaking area, sightseeing tour in the Monferrato area, return to Torino (for a total of approx. 150 kms or 93 miles)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 euro - This is the average price for the visit to the wine cellars and wines tasting, per person. The cost may vary according to how many wines you decide to try.
Food and beverages. Tastings. Lunch
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We cannot say enough great things about the wine tasting tour that Carol B. put together for us. After exchanging inquisitive and witty emails she perfectly customized a day trip to the wine country outside of Tornio, Italy that we are still talking about two months later. And I think she enjoyed the trip as much as we did! She also recommended a place for dinner in Tornino and called and made our reservation for us. It too was quite a treat. This is a great way to do sightseeing.