Piedmont’s countryside and iconic rolling hills, and savor all the flavors: white truffles, sparkling wines, dishes crafted to perfection


With centuries of winemaking tradition, at exclusive tastings and private tours of wineries that are as much a permanent fixture of the region as the mountains


Through the lens of history, in the birthplace of 'Slow Food' culture, surrounded by some of Italy's most 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. 


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 retreat 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. The choice is yours.

Day by Day

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 MO/AD Retreat.

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.


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.


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.

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  1. How many people are itineraries suitable for?

    Our itineraries can be tailored for groups of any size, whether it’s a small, intimate group of six or a larger team or group of 100 or more.

  2. What makes a MO/AD Retreat different?

    Our retreats capture the spirit of a culture and destination, tailored to your objectives, harnessing the potential of shared experiences. Our retreats serve as a vibrant platform for self-discovery, where we share connection and leave with growth, fun and inspiration.

  3. How does it work?

    We start by learning about your organization and goals. Our team takes care of all the details and supports to ensure all the logistics and communications are seamlessly managed. We also work with you to incorporate in your ideas for the retreat.

  4. What services are typically included?

    Our services cover the full retreat experience. We offer white glove support to you and your group, from detailed planning and day-to-day itineraries to local insights about the destination, on-site logistics, and 24/7 dedicated assistance. Our degree of curation, personalization, care, and local connections sets us apart.

  5. How far in advance should I plan a retreat?

    Preferably nine to twelve months in advance (earlier for holiday travel). We typically stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.

  6. What activities do you offer?

    We curate your MO/AD Retreat to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Our relationships unlock unprecedented access to the pioneers behind global initiatives and cultural movements.

  7. How much will it cost?

    Retreats typically include accommodations, private airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and most meals. MO/AD Retreats typically cost $1,000 to $3,000 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  8. What's not included?

    MO/AD Retreats do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  9. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to confirm your itinerary and reserve accommodations, a 25% deposit is required. The balance of your trip cost is due  120 days prior to travel.