Piedmont with Giorgio Rapicavoli
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Savor the Slow Life
Join chef Giorgio Rapicavoli for a culinary adventure in the birthplace of Slow Food
October 25 - 31, 2021
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7 days, 6 nights
Heart of Piedmont from Turin to Bra, Gavi, Langhe and Asti
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Savor this moment. You step onto a terrace and look out at the expanse of vineyards, noting the shades of green that paint the hillsides and Alps in the distance. Flavors linger in your mouth, from sparkling wine harvested from the nearby vineyards, rich chocolate made locally, truffles sniffed out by dogs as you cheered them on, fresh herbs and artisan coffee. Despite the endless array of food, immersive experiences and incredible company, this trip has been a lesson in slowing down. For as much as the Piedmont way is to preserve the local ecosystem, flavor and tradition it also keeps the memories alive.
With you on this seven-day Italian adventure is Giorgio Rapicavoli, a Miami chef raised in the Piedmont region. Consider this your inside look at the flavors and philosophies that have shaped Giorgio’s cooking. He lives by the saying “good, clean and fair,” Slow Food wisdom that has its origins in Bra, Piedmont, and he can’t wait to show it to us himself.
If you crave good food, beautiful scenery and a fresh take on food culture, this trip is for you. We’ll learn to identify, gather and cook truffles and indulge in Piedmont’s most famous flavors, like sparkling wine, chocolate and, well, more truffles.
The flavors of Piedmont: white truffles and snails, agnolotti pasta and aged Gorgonzola, rich panna cotta and crisp Cortese di Gavi
Your eyes on northern Italy’s rolling hills and ancient vineyards, as much a fixture of the region as the mighty Alps
The ethos of Slow Food in its birthplace, the centuries of care for producers and the land working in harmony
With Giorgio and his unwavering commitment to the Slow Food motto: “Good, Clean, and Fair.” It’s literally tattooed on his arm in Italian.
3 Reasons to Travel with Giorgio Rapicavoli
The young and talented Giorgio Rapicavoli has won Chopped, is a two-time James Beard Award semifinalist, made Forbes’ “30 Under 30 List” and has been labeled 'Miami’s Hottest Chef.' Spending half his life in Italy’s Piedmont region, he’s long dreamed of showing his second home to the world. We can’t wait to experience Piedmont through his eyes.
In the Family
Giorgio’s Italian mom taught him how to make Sunday sauce—that authentic, meaty gravy who’s best buddies with spaghetti and meatballs. Meanwhile, his dad is from Argentina, home of seared steaks and rich wines... all the components of a perfect meal.
At just 26, Giorgio won Chopped and impressed a judge so much that he was invited to New York to be chef de cuisine at their restaurant. Instead, Giorgio put his $10,000 prize money to work in Miami and started his own.
Elevated Stoner Food
This is the description of Giorgio’s restaurant, Eating House, where he serves up a brunch lauded for Tang mimosas and Captain Crunch pancakes. Keep in mind he’s cooked for Bill Clinton, Michael Jordan and Sammy Sosa—so, put emphasis on “elevated.”
Turin Palace HotelTurin
Wide windows and spacious balconies make it easy to enjoy Turin from afar. Light-filled rooms and all the modern comforts make it the perfect base to explore the city.
Set near lush woods and the sprawling vineyards of Monterotondo, our boutique villa hotel is the perfect nature-meets-luxury experience, set in a beautifully restored 18th-century farmhouse manor with all the modern comforts. It's also a working vineyard, producing acclaimed Gavi and Barbera wines stored on the grounds in historic cellars you can visit in between visits to the spa or simply wandering the expansive grounds.
Once upon a time, parts of what is now Relais Sant’Uffizio operated as a monastery used for producing wine. Today, the luxurious Sant’Uffizio is surrounded by peaceful green vineyards and is the ideal place to unwind after a day exploring the region’s wineries.
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What does the price include?
Six nights at four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare to Italy; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does this trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at the Turin Palace Hotel in Turin, Italy. The closest airport is the Torino International Airport (TRN). We recommend arriving one day early in Turin to ensure you’re at our starting point on time. Our adventure ends in the small town of Cioccaro, Italy. The closest airport is Torino International Airport (TRN), about seventy-five minutes away. Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 2pm or later from TRN.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in Italy of under 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Italian embassy or consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is an $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel before June 27, 2021, and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after June 28, 2021, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after August 26, 2021, there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).
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We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.