Travel through Northern Italy with Food & Wine Trails’ Italian wine expert and writer, Filippo to experience the Italian region of Piedmont and Veneto through the eyes of this passionate local connoisseur. Explore ancient wine cellars before you swirl, sniff and sip the finest examples of Amarone, Barolo & Barbaresco, Franciacorta and Prosecco and more!
This F&WT exclusive five-night package includes:
Italian Wine Expert
Below is an edited version of the day-to-day itinerary. For a complete description click here
Arrive independently into Milan where your driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel for the first night, Rosa Grand Hotel. Join Filippo and your fellow travelers for a three-course, wine-paired welcome dinner in a fine dining offsite restaurant
Travel by motorcoach in the direction of Langhe, Roero and Barolo in Piedmont. Enjoy lunch at a traditional winery in the Barolo wine region, arguably the most famous DOCG in Italy.
Later in the day arrive in Alba and check-in to your room at the Mirafiore Foundation, Hotel Vigna Magica which is in the heart of Fontanafredda. Relax and refresh before meeting your group in the estate’s restaurant where the chef will prepare a wonderful wine-paired meal.
Today’s adventure includes Barbaresco wines, one of the great wines of the Piedmont region. Enjoy visiting two wineries in the Barbaresco for a tasting of their finest wines and also a wine-paired lunch.
After lunch visit La Morra Village, a stunning hilltop medieval village in Piedmont with magnificent views and rich history.
This evening includes dinner at a Michelin Star Restaurant with a top wine cellar, La Caiu del Tornavento.
Prepare for a scenic journey to Verona. The first stop will be Franciacorta, which is a sparkling wine from the Province of Brescia (Lombardy) with DOCG status.
In the afternoon, enjoy some free time on the Lake of Iseo. This lake is even more gorgeous than Lake Como!
Arrive in the land of Romeo and Juliet, Verona, in the late afternoon and check into your hotel – Hotel Due Torrie for two nights.
Spend the morning exploring the city made famous by Shakespeare’s tragic story of two star-crossed lovers, then travel to the traditional Valpolicella Classic wine region and enjoy a tasting and delicious wine-paired lunch.
Following lunch enjoy a relaxing afternoon boat tour of Garda Lake, known for its crystal clear water. Spend some free time exploring the small quaintest village of Sirmione, dating back to the 5th millennia BC.
This evening we will dine at a beautiful restaurant overlooking Garda Lake.
Journey to the Prosecco wine region for a visit to two prestigious wineries and an enjoyable wine-paired lunch.
Say goodbye to your fellow-travelers and new-found friends as you transfer during a one hour ride into Venice to the airport for your trip home.
Or better yet – we will transfer you to the beautiful Oceania Cruises’ Riviera where Sommelier Kelly McAuliffe is your host for a magnificent 12-day Mediterranean cruise from Venice to Rome. Click Here for cruise details and pricing.
Fare shown is per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy supplement applies. Fare does not include airfare into Milan and out of Venice. Fare does not include optional 12-day Mediterranean cruise add-on. Please refer to the program details and the registration form for complete terms & conditions.