APRIL 16TH - 23, 2017

PIEDMONT MEANS TRADITION !      3,499.00 pp    All inclusive except travel

Piedmont has an extraordinary culinary tradition. Tourists interested in gastronomy bread here, not only for his teeth! Not by chance was born in Piedmont Slow Food, non-profit association of international reputation to protect agricultural and culinary traditions from all over the world. A Pollenzo was established the first University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. Closely related to wine from Piedmont are the hills, in particular the Langhe and Roero, Asti, Monferrato and Colli Tortonesi. These are the main production areas famous wines, truffles, chocolate and hazelnut from Langhe which are the basis of the recipes of Piedmont. We suggest some gourmet tours through which you can discover the variety and quality of the products of Piedmont. Tastings at companies, or groups open to the public, visits to vineyards and cellars to understand the work behind this ancient and wonderful product, the wine. The first is the Wine Route Alto Monferrato, the protagonists of this wine road are Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG and Moscato d'Asti. Astesana Wine Route, which winds through quiet and scenic roads and produces one third of Piedmontese wines. Here you taste the Barbera d'Asti, Moscato d'Asti and Brachetto, Dolcetto d'Asti, Grignolino d'Asti and Ruch. It is also the area of birth of Italian sparkling wine and some of the most famous grappa from the pomace of Barbera and Moscato. La Strada del Vino dei Colli Tortonese, which extends between the Monferrato and Oltrepò Pavese. Provides varieties such as Barbera, Cortese, Dolcetto and Timorasso. The Road of the great wines of Barolo and Langhe, compredente the towns of Barolo, Castiglione Faletto, Dogliani, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra, Monchiero, Monforte, Montelupo, Novello, Roddi, Rodin, Rodello, Serralunga, Sinio, Verduno and Diano d 'Alba. Provides varieties such as Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Verduno Pelaverga. La Strada del Vino Monferrato Asti area includes 73 towns and winds through the hills Alfieri, the land of saints, the path of the Romanesque and lands Aleramo. Provides varieties such as Barbera, Fresia and Malvasia. Piedmont has to offer also a variety of cheeses. For fans of the cheese, especially in the province of Cuneo, there are trails that cross the country producing some of the tastiest cheese from Piedmont: Raschera, Toma Piemontese, the bra, the Castelmagno the Murazzano the Sargnon. A Bra in September there is Cheese , An event dedicated to cheese. Do not miss a tour dedicated to one of the most celebrated of Piedmont, truffle. The road of the white truffle of Alba comprises the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo, whose countries every year they organize events and fairs that revolve around the extraordinary product. The fair is perhaps the most famous white truffles of Alba International, between October and November. Chocolate is at home in Piedmont. Here the tradition of chocolate has its roots in 1700 and developed the 800, while the 900 has seen the emergence of some of the most famous companies in the national and international. In 1867 was invented nougat, obtained by mixing cocoa and sugar famous Piedmontese hazelnuts, and pralines. The biker, with a production of 85,000 tonnes (nearly 40% of Italian production), the largest center for Italian processing chocolate. Besides the companies have a central role artisans, master chocolatier, who can enhance and innovate with taste and passion, this old product. The products most famous work, to taste pastry shops and cafes of Turin, is the gianduiotto, the Kremlin and the invigorating Bicerin, drink cocoa and coffee. One of the most food and wine events interesting in Turin and Chocolate, a true paradise for gourmands.



Day 1 Monday April 17th, 2017

Arrival in Italy at Malpensa airport in Milan. Travel by private coach to our host siteIl Fiorile, in about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Check-in. Prosecco welcome toast. Day of relaxation, walking the romantic grounds, followed by a visit to the Outlet of Mc Arthur Glen in Serravalle Scrivia, (www.mcarthurglen.com), the largest in Europe with 180 shops of fine Italian brands. Dinner at Il Fiorile and overnight.

Day 2 Tuesday

Continental breakfast. Departure to Genova. Visit il Porto Antico, Duchy Palace, and Piazza De Ferrari. Transfer to Noli for lunch based on seafood at Restaurant “Il Vescovado” (Michelin Star) of Chef Giuseppe Ricchebuono (www.hotelvescovado.it). Afternoon visit to artisanal Olive Oil Factory “Frantoio Magnone” (www.frantoiomagnone.com), in Finale Ligure, with degustation of the local produced Extra Virgin, cold pressed. Return to Il Fiorile. Break. Dinner and overnight. 

Day 3 Wednesday

Continental breakfast, followed by departure to the region of Langhe and Monferrato at Castelnuovo Calcea in the province of Asti. Visit to the production of Barolo Cerequio, with degustation in the world renowned cellars of Michele Chiarlo (www.michelechiarlo.it). Lunch at Restaurant “San Marco” Michelin Star of Chef Mariuccia Ferrero (www.sanmarcoristorante.net). Return to Il Fiorile. Break. Evening with a Cooking Class themed on fresh pasta and pairing sauces by Chef Massimo. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Thursday

Continental breakfast, followed by a visit to Colli Tortonesi. Visit to a quaint winery that produces the Timorasso DOC and Barbera. The degustation will have a presentation by Master Sommelier Walter Massa. Afternoon merenda (Italian for snack) at Cooperative Valli Unite (www.valliunite.com), with degustation of locally produced salami Nobile del Giarolo, locally produced cheeses, and artisanal unfiltered beer at birrificio Gedeone (www.birrificiogedeone.it) Return to Il Fiorile. Break. Evening Cooking Class on local wild game and majesty “The Truffle”. Dinner and overnight at Il Fiorile. 

Day 5 Friday

Continental breakfast. Departure for Torino, largest city in Piedmont, with visit to the center of the city. Coffee break at famed “Al Bicerin” (www.bicerin.it), historical location of the former capital of Italy. Lunch in local renowned trattoria in Torino. Continued visit to the splendid Royal Palace Reggia di Venaria (www.lavenaria.it) Return to Il Fiorile. Break. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Saturday

Continental breakfast, followed by departure to the “Search of the Trifola”, together with Master Truffle hunter Gabriele. Lunch at il Fiorile. Afternoon dedicated to shopping in various local gastronomic shops (wine, salami, honey, cheeses, spreads etc.).Farewell Dinner at Golf Club of Monperone in the province of Alessandria (www.golfvalcurone.com). Awards Certifications and “Goodbye Souvenirs”. Return to Il Fiorile for the last overnight.

Day 7 Sunday Continental breakfast, followed by early departure to Milano Malpensa for the return flights.

Price per person, based on double occupancy:$3,499 Per Person / Not included your airfare& personal spending

Single occupancy available for an additional $250.00

Deposit $550 for reservation (non-refundable).

Please read our cancellation policy before making your payment.

The following is included in the price:

All land transportation during tour / including trip from airport and return

6 nights at lovely and comfortable Hotel B & B Il Fiorile

5 Continental Breakfast / 5 lunches with wine / 5 dinners with wine / 1 Farewell Dinner 2 cooking lessons, partial hands-on with Chef Walter Potenza & Chef Patron Massimo Martina visit to olive oil mill with guided olive oil tasting visit to cheese factory and salami makers wine tasting with presentations Certification for Cooking Classes, Culinary Gadgets and more......

For detail carmela@chefwalter.com 401-273-2652 / We will hold your reservation without deposit for 10 days. A $550 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a reservation for tour at time of reservation.

You can pay by credit cards AE-Visa- MC or send a check payable to: • Not included your Airfare •Note: price is subject to change without notice as a result of international currency fluctuations that may affect the cost of your fares / 286 Atwells Avenue / Providence Rhode Island 02903 

PAYMENT / Payment in full is required at least 90 days prior to departure REFUNDS / In the event that we must cancel a trip, you will be given a full refund of all deposits and payments. We do not give refunds of deposits or final payments for tours that commence as scheduled, including for unused portions of the tour. We do give credit for cancellations as noted below.

Cancellation policy In the event you cancel your tour for any reason, we allow credit for payments (but not the non-refundable deposit) in the following way: • 100% credit for future tours given with 90 days notice. • 60% credit for future tours given with notice of 60 to 89 days. • 30% credit for future tours given with notice of 30 to 59 days. • No credit given for cancellation less than 30 days prior to start date of the tour. • All cancellation credits are good for one year from the start date of the originally scheduled tour. We strongly encourage trip insurance (contact your credit card company for additional information

For details call 401.273.2652 or carmela@chefwalter.com

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