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From Turin: Half-Day Medieval Sacra di San Michele Tour

1. From Turin: Half-Day Medieval Sacra di San Michele Tour

Depart Turin and journey to the Sacra di San Michele by private coach, and get ready to experience one of the most beautiful abbeys of the Italian Alps. You can choose either a private or shared experience for this tour. Famous worldwide as the inspiration for Umberto Eco’s bestselling novel "The Name of the Rose" (and for the film adaptation starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater), the Sacra di San Michele is regarded as one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. It was founded on the summit of Mount Pirchiriano and overlooks the valley of the Val di Susa with breathtaking views of the Alps. To reach the marble "Doorway of the Zodiac" (Porta dello Zodiaco) visitors must climb 243 steps, but the unique view from the top is worth it. Discover the whimsical 12th-century "Doorway of the Zodiac" and look closer at its putti (cherubs) pulling at each other’s hair. Marvel at the steep stone staircase known as the "Staircase of the Dead" with its 18-meter high pillar that supports the floor of the church and the tower of the "Bell'Alda." Get an astonishing view of the valley and the "Via Francigena" before the return journey to Turin

Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region

2. Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region

Explore wine cellars and vineyards in Langhe and Roero, as you taste Piedmontese wines. Specially selected wine producers will help you to better understand the flavors and specialties of the Piedmontese wine-making tradition. Choose between a half day or a full day tour. On the half-day tour, you will visit two wine cellars in La Morra or Barolo (2 wine cellars) On the full day tour, you will have a guided tour of Alba, the town of the white truffle, as well as tastings of Piedmontese specialties at a local shop. Have lunch at typical restaurant and visit the two wine cellars.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

3. Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Piedmont on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Turin. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field in Carru. As this is dependent on weather conditions, the precise location will be provided to you the day before your flight. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a safety briefing, climb into the basket suspended beneath the balloon, and begin your float up to altitudes of 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying panoramic views of the rolling scenery below. Each flight offers a different experience, as the balloons are directed by the breeze. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne before the transfer shuttle back to your take-off site.

From Turin: food and wine guided tour in Canavese

4. From Turin: food and wine guided tour in Canavese

This 1-day tour takes you on a discovery of Canavese, the borderland at the foot of the Alps of the Piedmont region, a natural gateway between the Italian peninsula and Europe. This region was a crossroad for armies, merchants, and pilgrims tracing the routes of the Via Salaria and Via Francigena through the valley of Mont Blanc and Graie Alps reaching Turin, the capital of the Savoy Reign and the first Italian capital. This land of lakes, hills, forests, and castles is protected by the Serra Morenica, one of the largest morainic hills in the world. Here the vineyards enjoy the sweetness of its microclimate, producing excellent wines including the Carema Nebbiolo and the Caluso Erbaluce. The Canavese cuisine has distinct flavors including cured meats and Alpine pasture cheeses, “Capònet” rolls of savoy cabbage with meat, stuffed onions with amaretto, “Ajucche” wild herb soup served with bread, and “Bagna Caòda”; the distinguished anchovy sauce served as a dip for crudités. All of this is just a taste of what awaits you on this tour. Detailed Itinerary: Noon: Guided tour in one of the castles of the Canavese region. According to seasonal availability and the clients' preferences, the options are the Castello di Agliè or the Castello di Masino. Then enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with a fixed menu and wine included. Afternoon: Guided tour of the city of Ivrea followed by wine degustation in a local winery.

Full-Day Langhe Region Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Full-Day Langhe Region Tour with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a full-day tour with a private car and driver from your Hotel in Turin. Your professional guide and driver will escort you to the most famous towns of the Monferrato and Langhe area. Start your day with a visit to Alba, famous for its white truffle and delicatessen. Enjoy the city centre before continuing on to Neive; once called one of the most beautiful Hamlets in the world. After your tour of Alba you will continue to the Barolo Region. Whilst in Barolo you will get the opportunity to try some of the region's most famous wines, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Roero and Barbera. Sample the Barolo wines from this region and get the chance to try a DOCG accredited wine. After your wine tasting session enjoy a light lunch in a typical Trattoria with a full view of breathtaking landscapes of the Langhe Hills and see why they are a UNESCO heritage listed site. Once you have finished your delicious lunch you will be driven back to Turin by your guide and driver. 

Barolo Wine Tour & Tasting from Torino

6. Barolo Wine Tour & Tasting from Torino

Until recently it was believed that up to the mid-19th century, Barolo was a sweet wine. More recent research lead by a French oenologist show that it was actually a dry wine, version which was positively accepted by other experts. And you, what do you think? On this tour, you'll have the chance to discover a unique area surrounded by green hills with a view on the mountains not far away. You'll walk in the vineyards where the history of Barolo wine begins. From the vineyards, you'll then be guided in the winery to explore the wine cellar and learn about the particular production techniques characteristic of this unique wine. A guided wine tasting will follow, during which time you will taste different varieties of wines accompanied by typical local products. 

Italy: Torino Outlet Village Private Tour

7. Italy: Torino Outlet Village Private Tour

Experience the Italian fashion scene by shopping at the Torino Outlet Village on this private tour. Be assisted by a personal shopper as you hop from one store to another. Dedicate a day to shop at the Torino Outlet Village, an enchanted place built specifically to meet the needs of fashion enthusiasts. Spoil yourself with high-profile Italian brands and discounted prices up to 70% all year round. Marvel at the sophisticated architecture of the village, designed by the famous Claudio Silvestrin. You also get to see boutiques, sportswear clothing stores, home decor, and beauty brands and enjoy a range of services to satisfy your needs.

Turin: Private Barolo Wine Region Day Trip with Lunch

8. Turin: Private Barolo Wine Region Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your journey into the heart of the Barolo region with an intimate visit to a winery situated in the town of Alba. This winery is one of the most well-known in Barolo, producing wines that are renowned for their quality. Sip on a variety of wines as you learn about the rich heritage of Italian wine making. After your first wine tasting you will be taken to the picturesque town of Piedmont, to savor the flavors of traditional Italian dishes. Piedmont is a cradle of traditional cooking techniques, embracing the principles of “slow food” philosophy, which strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine. Your meal will be complemented by wines from the restaurant’s refined selection. Following your lunch, you will continue onto a guided tour of one of Barolo’s most famous wineries, which grows exclusively the Nebbiolo grape. During your wine tasting, the sommelier will tell you about the unique methods implemented in the making of this red wine. Lastly, drive through the Langhe region, to see the small, but beautiful historical center of Barbaresco, which is surrounded by scenic vineyards and rolling hills. Here, you can admire the natural panorama, medieval fortresses, and surrounding settlements before heading back to Turin.

Private Tour from Torino: Discover the Italian Riviera

9. Private Tour from Torino: Discover the Italian Riviera

Take in the extraordinary views of Portofino and Camogli, two fishing villages nestled in the heart of the Italian Rivera Portofino in this private tour from your accommodation in Torino. Drive through Camogli, a romantic little seaside town with vibrantly painted houses stacked along an emerald shore. Next, head to Portofino, famous among the rich and famous for its charming houses, shops, and piazzetta overlooking the picturesque harbor. See the sailboats and yachts dotting the harbor.

From Turin: Half-Day Truffle Hunting and Lunch in Piedmont

10. From Turin: Half-Day Truffle Hunting and Lunch in Piedmont

Following a pickup from your accommodation in Turin, your personal driver will take to Alba in the Piedmont region, the gastronomical capital of Italy famous for its exquisite black and white truffles approximately an hour's drive away. Together with your truffle-hunting expert and well-trained dogs, you will search fertile ground to find your own truffles.   The real hero of the excursion is the dog who will keep moving through the trees and sniffing at the base of the trunks to find the truffles. Your guide will show you how to use special equipment to delicately pull out the truffles. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. After the hunting experience in the woods, you will be guided to the picturesque restaurant surrounded by an unforgettable landscape of vineyards. You will enjoy the excellent combination of truffle delicacies paired with famous Barolo wine. Following the lunch, your driver will take to Barbaresco village for a short walk around local heritage sites. Barbaresco village is surrounded by vineyards and characterized by its 30m 11th-century tower visible from miles around. At the end of this incredible experience, your driver will take you back to Turin in comfort while you enjoy the picturesque landscape of Alba.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Natalia our guide was awesome. Had some trouble getting in the first castle but Natalia stood her ground and wouldn't give up - she got us in. The vineyard in Canavese was wonderful. Domenico was welcoming and his love and passion for his vineyard shone through. The wines were superb and he helped us with our order and arranged shipping. The place was beautiful, peaceful, and we would highly recommend visiting.

Tour guide Manuela and driver great, food was very good and plentiful, only the view was missing. All in all a great, informative and entertaining excursion!

Fantastic nice tour with knowledgeable and nice guide! Lots of impressions, fantastic views, good food and very nice wine tasting Highly recommended !!

Great experience. Guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Driver was helpful. Definitely recommend the tour.

The best experience ever.. and the pilot was soooo kind