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Piedmont

DISCOVER

Centuries of winemaking tradition, with exclusive tastings at wineries that are as much a permanent fixture of the region as the mountains

SAVOR

Piedmont’s flavors: white truffles, sparkling wines, dishes crafted to perfection in the birthplace of 'Slow Food' culture

FEAST

Your eyes on northern Italy’s rolling green hills, mountain backdrops and historically rich architecture

Why Piedmont

Piedmont is known for its stunning scenery, access to the nearby Alps and rich wine heritage. But it’s truly appreciated by those who savor the slow life. Preserving the local ecosystem, its flavor and traditions, and keeping memories and traditions alive. The birthplace of the Slow Food movement is deeply rooted in cultural authenticity, integrity and truly fine eating. 

Moments That Matter

The white truffles, family-owned wineries, local chocolates, regional cheeses. Get an in-depth look at communities who value the process of creating exquisite and exceptional cuisine unmatched by few other places in the world.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

From a wine-and-dine getaway to a group of savvy food aficionados, our Piedmont offers authentic immersion and the region's best flavors.

When to Travel

Fall is high tourist season, coinciding with vineyard harvests and the Alba White Truffle Fair in October and November. May thru June is another magical time of year.

Make It Yours

More or less wine, a masterclass in truffles and truffle hunting, or perhaps a chef-led exploration of regional delicacies. Or add time in Campania, Tuscany, Rome.

Itinerary Highlights

Whether you want to explore deeper in Piedmont—or explore farther afield in Rome, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, and beyond—we’ll help craft your ideal experience.

Days 1 - 2

From your base in Turin, in the heart of Piedmont, start with a food-forward tour of the city and its Baroque buildings, stone streets and frosted-Alps vistas. Then head outside Turin to explore Piedmont’s deep-rooted coffee culture with a cupping and tasting, plus an afternoon to explore the city: visit Turin’s Egyptian Museum, relish city views and have a world-class picnic paired with local wines.

  • Turin food & market tour
  • Private tour of city highlights
  • Artisanal coffee cupping

Day 3

Canelli is the birthplace of Italian sparkling wine, with vineyards stretching in all directions across the gently rolling land. It’s also full of artisanal producers that you’ll meet, starting by visiting a cheesemaker famous for the traditional, rindless sheep cheese Tuma di Langa. Next, meet a world-famous chocolatier and sample some of Europe’s most exquisite chocolates, and cap the day at Contratto, a vineyard and winery best known for its sparkling varietals and prominent fanbase, including the Italian royal family.

  • Travel to Canelli
  • Cheesemaker & chocolatier visits
  • Contratto winery tour and tasting

Day 4

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll head to Ettore Germano, a family-owned spot steeped in four generations of winemaking knowledge and a true leader in small scale, handcrafted ‘slow wine.’ Next stop is Podere Luigi Einaudi, founded by the second president of Italy; his legacy continues in this bucolic family winery. And because a day of wine deserves a hearty pairing, you’ll finish the day with at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, learning about Slow Food history over an unforgettable multi-course dinner.

  • Ettore Germano winery tasting
  • Podere Luigi Einaudi winery tasting
  • Dinner at University of Gastronomic Sciences

Day 5

The hunt is on for truffles! Led by a judge from the local Truffle Fair, you’ll retreat to the forest with specially trained dogs for a guided experience on locating, identifying and cooking up these flavorful fungi, the centerpiece of your lunch today.

  • Guided truffle hunt
  • Truffle cooking and lunch

Day 6

Yesterday was your truffle primer—this is the main event. The Internazionale Tartufo Bianco (White Truffle Fair), for 90 years held each October and November in nearby Alba, is a gathering of people from around the world who appreciate flavorful food sourced ethically and locally. A guide will wind you through the fair, explaining the many local flavors on display.

  • Truffle Fair & expert-led tour
  • Private dinner in Asti

Where We Sleep

Natural beauty and luxurious comfort. Our accommodations capture the essence, ethos and hospitality of Piedmont.

Turin

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.

Gavi

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.

Asti

Surrounded by green vineyards and luxuriously appointed with antique furniture, a nod to the hotel’s 19th-century roots. It's a warm, inviting place to unwind after a day exploring the region’s vineyards.

People Love MO/AD’s Italy

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FAQs

  1. How many people is this itinerary suitable for?

    Our private itinerary to Piedmont is ideal for groups of four or more—you and friends, families, and multi-generational groups. For groups of six or more, an optional Modern Adventure local guide can be arranged.

  2. Can you curate an itinerary for a larger group?

    Yes, we can help you craft an unforgettable milestone celebration, for groups as large as 40 or more.

  3. What makes a MO/AD experience different?

    Our level of curation and care. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end, with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We also support you each step of the way, with comprehensive trip materials and itineraries, detailed day-by-day options, insider destination info, gear recommendations, and 24/7 dedicated support.

  4. How far in advance should I plan my trip?

    Preferably three to six months in advance. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.

  5. What is typically included?

    We curate your Modern Adventure to ensure the experiences are authentic and immersive, and included in your trip price. This includes all accommodations, local transport and airport transfers, private travel for all day trips and excursions, private tours with local guides and cultural experts, exclusive VIP access and activities, all breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.

  6. How much will it cost?

    Private Modern Adventures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by time of year, number of people in your group, types of activities you prefer including private local guides and private transfers.

  7. What's not included?

    MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, transportation to your trip’s starting point, hotel incidentals (including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs), and any activities or meals not included in your confirmed MO/AD itinerary.

  8. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests and preferred style of travel, as well as your preferred travel dates, we will present you with a detailed itinerary including activities, internal flights, transport and accommodations. In order to check and confirm availability for your group, there is a $750 non-refundable deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. 

    Your trip is guaranteed—and your dates secured—with a 25% non-refundable deposit. Many of our local partners, including our hotel and resort partners, require advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip is due 30 days prior to travel.

  9. What travel documents are needed?

    US citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy as tourists for stays up to 90 days. The only requirement is a valid US passport. We recommend that your passport is valid for six calendar months beyond your planned departure date from Italy.