Piedmont is renowned for its beautiful vineyards. Although not always on the top pf the list to visit, Piedmont is a great stop for culture, wine tastings and truffle hunting.
The wealthy region of Piedmont was once grandiose under the Savoy dukes that ruled here across the centuries. In more recent times the whole area has been internationally recognized for its fine wines such as Barolo, for its gastronomical products such as white Truffles and after the capital Turin become the first major city of unified Italy, it also acquired fame as the home to authentic and influential Italian production lines such as Cinzano, Olivetti and Fiat.
Located at the foot of the Alps, the historical center has a Baroque feel to it with elegant squares, aristocratic avenues, curving porticoes, and stylishly opulent buildings. The prestigious Egyptian Museum has the most superb collection of Egyptian antiquities from everyday objects and tools to decorated mummy casks and even remains of food from as far back as 2300 B.C.
Enjoy the scenic ride through the Langhe until you reach Barolo, where there are numerous vineyards located all around the village. If you want to try some excellent local wines, there are great wine tours available everywhere you look. Your driver will indicate the best places with incredible views for you to enjoy your day out. Most of these tours comprise a Barolo’s local wines tasting session, a brief lesson on wine tasting, and a visit to the vineyard where these grapes are grown. The Falletti castle and scenery are second to none and provide the perfect setting for a day of a learning about wine. The castle is huge and there are several attractions inside like a museum and enoteca. The castle also provides a great view of surrounding villages and vineyards. Organize your Langhe tour with our limo service and enjoy the experience. After your visit to the castle, take a walk around this scenic town and have lunch at one of the delicious restaurants.
Asti is located in the hills between Monferrato and the Langhe and is often called the heart of Piemonte. At one time, Asti was referred to as the city of 100 towers, several which can still be seen today including the Troyana Tower. It has a rich gastronomic culture and is perhaps best known for its Asti sparkling wine although it also boasts the Moscato d’Asti (DOCG) and Barbera, a premium red wine. Asti is also home to the historical Palio bareback horse race which is one of the oldest in Italy and held every year on the third Sunday of September. While walking through the historical part of town you will be able to taste different kinds of cheese and salami, handmade breadsticks, hazelnut cakes and wine. Free time will be given to explore Asti on your own for lunch at a local trattoria.