Piedmont with Sarah Sutel Looper
One Exclusive Departure | November 6 - 12, 2024Book Now
Heritage & Connection
Dive deep into the culture, cuisine, and craft of northern Italy with Sarah Sutel Looper
November 6 - 12, 2024
One departure only—reserve your spot today!
7 Days, 6 Nights
Best of Piedmont, from Bra and Pollenzo to La Morra and Torino
Per person based on double occupancy
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Sleeves rolled high, you’re elbow deep in fresh white truffles, fragrant olive oil, and nutty Raschera cheese. This is Piedmont’s legendary cuisine up close and personal, a hands-on masterclass in timeless flavors and produce so fresh it still tastes like the sun. Fittingly, you’re in Bra, the birthplace of Italy’s Slow Food Movement and a picturesque hub for the kind of organic, producer-driven fare you’ve been sampling all week: glistening mozzarella in Costigliole d’Asti, biodynamic Barolo in Monferrato, and bite-sized, velvety chocolate layered with thick gianduia cream. Later this week, you’ll dive even deeper into the Langhe’s storied terroir, but right now, flour-dusted and firmly rooted in the camaraderie of the kitchen, you feel the magic of Piedmont deep in your bones. This is Northern Italy in all its glory.
Joining us is the incredibly talented wine director, Sarah Sutel Looper. The former Tasting Director of Wine & Spirits, Sarah has lent her expertise to some of New York’s buzziest restaurants. Her real passion, however, lies in education. Whether she’s leading pairing courses at home in New York or teaching tasting techniques in her highly addictive—and highly popular—“Bodega Wine Mondays” series on Instagram, Sarah’s committed to making wine accessible to all. We can’t think of a better guide to savoring Piedmont’s most iconic blends and bottles.
If your idea of the perfect adventure is tinged with local wines, ancient history, and plenty of truffles, then this is the trip for you. Join us as we celebrate the artisans, chefs, and visionaries of Italy’s cuisine culture.
Behind the scenes with local chefs, farmers, and winegrowers
With makers and artisans celebrating centuries of tradition
Fresh burrata, specialty coffee, artisanal chocolate, and hyperlocal wines
The best of Italy's culture and cuisine, from historic wine cellars to family-owned cafes
3 Reasons to Travel with Sarah Sutel Looper
Sarah Sutel Looper’s accolades stretch far and wide: she’s led wine programs at some of New York’s most revered dining spots, from the Metropolitan Opera to Greenwich Village's Mas Farmhouse. Sarah is unquestionably among the wine world’s elite, yet she’s most passionate about sharing her expertise with others—spreading joy one Barolo at a time.
A Taste for Piedmont
Sarah’s been traveling to Piedmont since 2011. Her connections to the region’s winemakers, chefs, and vintners run deep from hand-punching Pinot Noir with Giulia Negri to walking the vineyards with Pier Busso, experiencing Piedmont’s iconic terroir at its most intimate.
Somm for Everyone
Deemed the working class hero of the wine world, Sarah breaks down complex tasting themes with ease and fluidity. She’s a favorite lead wine educator at Murray’s Cheese in NYC and deeply passionate about sharing the full story of both the wine and its maker.
Though Sarah’s best known for her extensive wine wisdom, at her core she’s a foodie—and a bonafide one at that. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America’s Baking & Pastry program, her pairings are agile and innovative, the just-right match for anything from citrusy Moscato to tannic Barbaresco.
Turin, Bra, La Morra, Pollenzo
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Where We Sleep
From historic urban sanctuaries to dreamy vine-covered retreats, our accommodations are packed with authentic Italian character and style.
GH Hotel Sitea TorinoTorino
Snug in the heart of Torino, and a stroll away from Piazza Castello, the Grand Hotel Sitea wears its 100-year history on its sleeve—elevated ceilings and elaborate period furniture all contribute to an aura of refined grace. Their attention to detail, however is decidedly modern—from ultra-lux pillows to the gentle and outgoing concierge.
Storybook windows look out onto vine-covered hills and imposing castles—a landscape so dreamy even UNESCO has recognized it as a World Heritage Site. This idyllic luxurious retreat sits a few kilometers from Alba and Bra, between the Langhe and Roero hills, and virtually next door to the acclaimed University of Gastronomic Sciences. It's the perfect home base for our time in Piedmont.
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Reserve your spot today with a $1,500 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs
Per person based on double occupancy
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What does the price include?
Six nights at boutique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; departure airport transfer; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare to and from 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 the trip start and end?
Our adventure begins and ends in Torino, Italy. The closest airport is the Torino International Airport (TRN). We recommend arriving one day early to ensure you’re at our starting point on time.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in Italy of less than 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 a $1,800 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are extremely limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
Who is going on this trip?
This trip will have no more than 16 guests, plus 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 the 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 July 4, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after July 5, 2024 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after September 2, 2024, 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).
Do I need Travel Insurance?
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.