Italian Journey: Turin, Piedmont and Lake Regions
Ideal Length:8 Days
Best Time To Go:April - May, September - October
Flight Time:LAX 14 Hours 35 Minutes , CHI 11 Hours 55 Minutes , NYC-All Airports 11 Hours 20 Minutes
AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Single occupancy; Airfare not included):$8,000
An Italy travel specialist can arrange a tour to visit Turin's popular landmarks, including its elegant squares and palaces, contemporary art, architecture and to taste its innovative food.
Don't miss planning your Italy vacation in time to catch Turin's annual Chocolate Festival, also known as Cioccolatò. Taste decadent chocolates like these sweet confections made in the shape of women's shoes.
Experience a Barolo-producing winery firsthand in one of 11 villages – such as Barolo La Morra, Serralunga d’Alba or Castiglione Falletto.
Visit Alba, once called the “One Hundred Towers Town” and famous for the annual International White Truffle Fair usually held in October.
Enjoy an early morning hot-air balloon ride with a certified pilot and experienced guide to enjoy a bird’s-eye-view of the Langhe hills.
Take a guided kayak tour south passing San Giovanni, Villa Gerli, Villa Trotti, Villa Placida, and Cappelletta di San Giovani. End your trek with a sunset toast with a glass of Prosecco.
For your final day of this trip or for an extended stay in Milan, you should consider visiting the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the largest shopping mall in Europe.
Turin Day 1
Go beyond this industrious city’s claim to fame. Although it’s home to fine chocolate and Italy’s most iconic car, the Fiat; you can’t leave Turin without exploring its elegant squares and palaces, contemporary art, architecture, innovative food and immersive culture.
Santo Stefano Belbo Day 2-4
After a one-hour drive southeast from Turin to Santo Stefano Belbo via a private luxury transfer, guests will arrive at the luxurious Relais San Maurizio and your first stop in the heart of Piedmont’s wine-producing Langhe-Roero region.
Lake Como Day 5-7
Travel approximately 3 hours north to Lake Como via a private luxury sedan, and stop midway to have lunch a Michelin-starred Villa Crespi, located on Lake Orta. Continue your journey to Grand Hotel Tremezzo in the heart of Lake Como and with views of Bellagio and the stunning Grigne mountains.
Milan Day 8
Make the 2-hour journey from Lake Como via a private transfer to spend an extra day in Milan, a major fashion city, or head directly to the Milan Malpensa Airport for your flight back home.