Taste Of Piedmont
With Chef Kevin Fonzo

Alba, Langhe Hills, Barolo & Barbaresco
May 17 - 24, 2023 | Sold Out
7 Nights
Starting at $5,565 /person

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1 Home base
4 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
6
Journey designed by
Chef Kevin Fonzo
1 Home base
4 Destinations
Group size : 6

Join Orlando based, award-winning Chef Kevin Fonzo on a culinary adventure of Piedmont. Limited to 6 guests only, this journey is intimate and was designed to allow local Chefs, Wine Experts, and host to spend more one-on-one time with our guests. This region of Italy borders France and Switzerland and sits at the foot of the mighty Alps. It is renowned for its sophisticated cuisine and wine, such as Barolo as well as its abundance of baroque architecture. On this epicurean journey, led by our executive chef, Art in Voyage invites you to experience cherished Piedmont, complete with incredible food, exceptional wine, and breathtaking scenery. We should also mention that the vineyard landscapes of Langue-Roero and Monferrato are UNESCO World Heritage sites! This journey is ideally suited for guests looking for a perfect and flavorful food & wine experience.

What is Included

Nights
7 nights at our 4-star property

Meals
7 breakfasts

3 lunches

3 dinners, with wine pairings

Activities
Winery visits and tastings throughout

Truffle hunting experience with lunch

Mama Cooking class with lunch

Chocolate tasting

One 60-minute spa treatment

Local town and villages visits throughout

And More
Private airport/train station/city transfers on arrival and departure

Services of a dedicated AIV host (and Executive Chef)

Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles throughout

Expertise of local wine makers

Complimentary use of bikes at the properties

All taxes

Highlights

Unesco World Heritage Sites

Piedmont is home to rich Renaissance architectural landmarks. Several have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites including, Sacri Monti, the residences of the Royal House of Savoy, its vineyard landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato.

Incredible Epicurean Experiences

Piedmont is beloved for its food, wine and chocolate. Whether paired together or enjoyed separately, the wine and chocolate of Piedmont are both a treat not to be missed. Interestingly, the culture of this region has given rise to the Slow Food Movement, based in Bra. Our Executive Chef turned host has arranged a series of authentic culinary experiences, that have been personally tested.

Pampering Throughout

The region is renowned for its hot spring spa centers that provide guests with the chance to experience the proven beneficial properties the water boasts. Or, indulge in a Vinotherapie spa treatment, which uses grape pip extracts.

Active Guests Welcomed

Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, the area offers more than 330 bike trails across vineyards, woodlands, hilltop villages, and into valleys. Both properties are at the center of Piedmont and brim with outdoor activities for the adventurous.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
Welcome to Piedmont

Day 1- Welcome to Piedmont

Day 1 : Welcome to Piedmont

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Receive a private transfer service from Milan airport, Milan city or train station. After a 2 hour drive, we reach our destination and home for the next 7 nights, in the Langhe region. Here, we will be greeted by our journey hosts and award-winning chef, Kevin Fonzo. In the afternoon, enjoy a complimentary spa treatment, followed by a welcome reception in the garden. As night falls, we serve a 3-course dinner, perfectly paired with wine, at the property's Michelin-starred restaurant.

Wine Tasting & Alba

Day 2- Wine Tasting & Alba

Day 2 : Wine Tasting & Alba

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After a languorous morning, our host and chef take us to Ceretto Winery for a tasting and private tour. We then enjoy lunch at one of our host's favorite eateries. It is followed by a visit to Alba for a late afternoon self-guided adventure. The town of Alba can lay claim to being home of the Ferrero chocolate factories, as well as part of the region that’s famous for its particularly fragrant hazelnuts. With a focus on authentic, artisanal chocolate creations, your tastebuds will thank you! We recommend that you explore the ancient city and cathedral and have dinner at Ceretto's.

Barbaresco & Casale Monferrato

Day 3- Barbaresco & Casale Monferrato

Day 3 : Barbaresco & Casale Monferrato

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Lovers of Italian wine need to put Barbaresco high on their Italian bucket list! This charming small town is the hub for the D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. Queen of Italian red wines. Luckily for us, today begins in Barbaresco, where we sample these spectacular local wines, before lunch. We then visit Casale Monferrato, the capital of the ancient Dukedom of Monferrato. Boasting several buildings with unique architectural styles including, the fortress, the Civic Tower, and the cathedral. Our wineries today Piercarlo-Culasso and Francone. Dinner will be at leisure.

Langhe Hills

Day 4- Langhe Hills

Day 4 : Langhe Hills

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As we are now mid-way through our journey, we take today to relax and enjoy an entire day at leisure, with an array of pursuits available. For guests eager to discover more, your journey hosts will be on standby to assist and arrange anything your heart desires. For instance, a visit to Agricolo Marrone Cellar followed by lunch (own account) Or, simply bask in the luxury the property offers and indulge in a treatment at the spa facility. In the evening, accompany us for a dinner at one of our favorite eateries.

Cooking Class & Barolo

Day 5- Cooking Class & Barolo

Day 5 : Cooking Class & Barolo

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Today, we mimic Italian chefs! With a glass of Spumante or Prosecco in hand, our local chef welcomes us to a farm where we learn to make fresh pasta and an array of other Italian dishes, with a focus on Piedmont cuisine. After our culinary adventure, we enjoy lunch and complete the day with a stop at the G.C Vajra winery for a private visit and tasting. In the evening, our host takes us to Barolo, where we discover this charming town and have dinner at leisure.

Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting

Day 6- Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting

Day 6 : Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting

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Today we hunt famous Piedmont truffles, followed by lunch at Tra Arte E Querce. We then discover Acqui Terme, an ancient city founded by the Romans, famous for its original aqueducts. In the old town, we admire "La Bollente", a white stone structure built to protect the hot springs, with water temperatures of 75°. After meandering through the town, we return to the property where we indulge in the hot spring waters at the spa. Dinner will be at leisure.

Day at Leisure

Day 7- Day at Leisure

Day 7 : Day at Leisure

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This morning, how about a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards (optional /own account)? At dawn, discover Piedmont from the sky and fall in love with remarkable views. After the exhilarating ride, enjoy a special and exclusive breakfast in the vineyards, celebrating the grand experience. The rest of the day will be at leisure, with our recommendations. Allow our host to take you back to your favorite wineries, or shopping in Alba. In the evening, we host our farewell dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant Marc Lanteri, where we have a 3-course dinner, paired with divine wines.

Farewell, or stay longer!

Day 8- Farewell, or stay longer!

Day 8 : Farewell, or stay longer!

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This morning, we could privately transfer you to Milan airport, city or train station. Or else, you could extend your stay to Lake Como or Venice! What about venturing beyond Italy? The possibilities are abundant. Our team would be absolutely delighted to assist in arranging a customized and exclusive journey, that could take you beyond the beautiful Piedmont!

Accommodations

Deluxe Room

Relais Villa D’Amelia

Piedmont, Italy

Relais Villa d’Amelia was born from the masterly renovation of the nineteenth-century Cascina Bonelli, in the heart of Piedmont’s Langhe region, a short distance from the town of Alba.
Sitting on the ridge of a hill between luscious woods and spectacular hazelnut groves, and a breathtaking view of the Alps to boot, Villa d’Amelia is the perfect starting point to discover a magic region, rich in flavors and traditions.

The hotel’s elegant and warm interiors and its manicured blooming gardens surrounding the villa create the perfect atmosphere one would find in a private home, where every guest receives carefully tailored services....

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Relais Villa d’Amelia was born from the masterly renovation of the nineteenth-century Cascina Bonelli, in the heart of Piedmont’s Langhe region, a short distance from the town of Alba.
Sitting on the ridge of a hill between luscious woods and spectacular hazelnut groves, and a breathtaking view of the Alps to boot, Villa d’Amelia is the perfect starting point to discover a magic region, rich in flavors and traditions.

The hotel’s elegant and warm interiors and its manicured blooming gardens surrounding the villa create the perfect atmosphere one would find in a private home, where every guest receives carefully tailored services.
The hotel also features an exclusive restaurant, rated one star on the Michelin guide.

Your Host

Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Executive Chef
Senior Journey Director

On Offer

What is Included

Nights
7 nights at our 4-star property

Meals
7 breakfasts

3 lunches

3 dinners, with wine pairings

Activities
Winery visits and tastings throughout

Truffle hunting experience with lunch

Mama Cooking class with lunch

Chocolate tasting

One 60-minute spa treatment

Local town and villages visits throughout

And More
Private airport/train station/city transfers on arrival and departure

Services of a dedicated AIV host (and Executive Chef)

Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles throughout

Expertise of local wine makers

Complimentary use of bikes at the properties

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Extension to Venice

$1,168 /person
End your journey 2 nights in Venice. Your package will include business class train tickets from Milan or Turin, private Venetian boat transfers, 2 nights at a 5-star property, daily breakfasts and a private walking tour.

What guests have said

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Gary & Judi

As we anticipated, this was a wonderful experience with our tour guide/chef Kevin Fonzo. Every dining experience was a sampling of Piemonte cuisine; every winery was an amazing representation of the grape varietals in this region. Our accommodations at Villa d’Amelia were superb. The staff at this establishment were warm, welcoming, and accommodating to all of our requests. Piemonte is a very beautiful wine region with very treacherous winding roads. Kevin did an excellent job of negotiating these roads, especially after dark. We visited all four of the major wine villages; Barolo, Asti, Alba, and Barbaresco. One of our traveling companions’ family is from a small village in this region. Kevin took us to visit his family heritage town which was not on our itinerary but he was happy to accommodate this request. Overall, a wonderfully memorable experience. This is our 3rd trip with AIV and we are signed up for our fourth next year.

August 2021
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Betsy Cavanna-Clarke

The trip to Piedmont, Italy with our host Kevin Fonzo was amazing and one of the best trips my husband and I have ever been on. I would highly recommend Art In Voyage in planning trips and we will use the company again for more travel adventures.

September 2021
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Important Information

Good to know
All listed activities are optional in attendance.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flights to and from Italy may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended.
Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

All listed retreats (hotels, villas, and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. In such rare instances, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

In case of a cancelation within the penalty period: Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
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