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Top 10 Things to Do in Piedmont

20 Sep, 2017

Piedmont is a stunning Italian wine region with a plethora of things to do to suit all needs and tastes. Wine holidays here offer guests the chance to relax against a backdrop of the picturesque mountains that surrounds it. Piedmont borders both France and Switzerland, and as one of Italy’s major wine regions, it’s needless to say that wine is one of Piedmont’s most prized possessions. Did you know that there are over 46,000 hectares of vineyards there? Here is a lineup of our Top 10 things to do in Piedmont.

PLACES TO STAY

Relais Monforte

Set in the Langhe countryside, surrounded by vineyards and a private golf course, Relais Monforte is style, luxury and comfort all rolled into one. This refurbished farmhouse features a swimming pool, a wellness centre, and a gourmet restaurant. From £87 per room.

Relais Monforte Piedmont

Photo credit: Relais Monforte


Albergo l’Ostelliere

Set in the hills of Monterotondo di Gavi, Albergo l’Ostelliere offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and woods. Rooms and suites at the Ostelliere are a combination of old and new, with both traditional and modern furniture and the restaurant serves traditional Piedmontese cuisine paired with wine from the hotel’s winery, which also organises tours of the cellars and wine-tasting evenings. From £117 per room.

Albergo l'Ostelliere Piedmont

Photo credit: Albergo l’Ostelliere


PLACES TO VISIT

Ceretto

Prepare to be impressed, not just by the amazing wines on offer at Ceretto, but by the unique tasting room – a translucent bubble which stretches out over the vineyards.

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Photo: Ceretto


Borgogno

Looking for the top things to do in Piedmont? Give Borgogno a visit – one of Piedmont’s oldest wineries. If you like your wine with a bit of history, you’ll find it in each sip! Cellar visits won’t cost you much either starting from only €5.


PLACES TO EAT

Cascina Vrona

Serving local specialities including bagna caoda, raw beef salad, egg pasta, agnolotti al plin ravioli and rabbit cooked in Arneis wine, this rustic restaurant is the place to sample some delicious Piedmontese cuisine. Enjoy pairing your meal with wines from the on-site winery including Arneis, Favorita, Roero, Nebbiolo and Barbera.

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La Torricella

La Torricella offers the perfect place for a romantic dinner, to celebrate special occasions with family and friends or to discover and taste the tradition, authenticity and wines of Piedmont.

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THINGS TO DO

Truffle Hunting in the Langhe Hills

Enjoy this unique experience of white truffle hunting by moonlight. Explore the beautiful Langhe hills led by the legendary Trifolau (truffle hunter), Signor Ezio and his wonderful dog. Signor Ezio is known as one of the best Trifolau around, an art that has been handed down to him through the generations. And after your hunt, you’ll be treated to a delicious dinner of traditional Piedmontese specialities. From €295pp.

Truffle Hunting in the Langhe hills


4-Day Luxury Barolo and Barbaresco Wine Tour

Visit Barolo Country – the wine lovers’ paradise – for this wonderful four-day journey. Experience the great Piedmontese cuisine in top gourmet restaurants and wonderful wine tastings in award-winning wineries. 

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Piedmont to Tuscany 7-day Wine and Gastronomy Private Tour

If you have time to spare and want to see Italy’s most famous wine regions, treat yourself to a superb wine & gastronomy tour from Piedmont to Emilia Romagna to Tuscany. This seven-day journey of gourmet dining, wine tastings and travelling along scenic Italian roads is the perfect all-encompassing tour for Italian wine and food lovers.


White Truffle Extravaganza

Be a part of the white truffle of Alba celebration this autumn and experience truffle hunting, wine tasting and gourmet dining in the beautiful Langhe hills of Piedmont. During this 4-day tour, explore Alba and its wonderful gourmet shops, the beautiful city of Turin while enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the truffle hunt. From €1,295pp.

White Truffle Extravaganza


Did you enjoy our guide on the top things to do in Piedmont? Don’t forget to read our Piedmont Travel Guide. And if you’re on the hunt for more Piedmont wine holiday experiences, we have got you covered there too. Plan the perfect wine trip with Winerist, and get inspired. Here’s an article that covers the top 5 wineries to visit in Piedmont.

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