Arts & Culture

5 days (4 nights) from £590 per person

If you’re a self-proclaimed ‘culture vulture’, then Piedmont will not disappoint. The region is steeped in Medieval history, art galleries and incredible architecture. You’ll enjoy exploring the cobbled streets, as you stumble upon beautiful churches and palazzos, not to mention a number of worthwhile art exhibitions, museums and musical concerts – which attract visitors from all over the world! We highly recommend taking time to familiarise yourself with the quaint medieval villages and towns dotted throughout the UNESCO Langhe region.

Piedmont prides itself on heritage and tradition, ensuring you will be treated to an incredibly unique and authentic experience.

Day 1 - Benvenuto!

You will be spending the first three nights in the historic heart of Piedmont – Alba. Your 19th Century hotel is just a stone’s throw from the famous Piazza del Duomo, the town main square, and still features some of the original architecture. The owners wanted to recreate the original atmosphere of Palazzo Finati, so they house the works of important painters of the area  as well as their guests.

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Day 2 - Castles & Wine

The Castello di Monticello d’Alba, about 12kms from Alba, is one of the most representative medieval castles in Piedmont. Today you and your private guide will visit the castle and its garden, followed by a tour of a traditional wine cellar and a tasting.

Day 3 - Step back in time

An interesting and informative day lies in store. You’ll head out with your private guide, starting at the Grinzane Cavour medieval castle and rural life museum for a taste of the region’s past. You’ll stop at the Wine Museum in Barolo before continuing onto the charming Cherasco, considered by Napoleon Bonaparte as ‘the most beautiful town in Italy’. You’ll visit the palace where Napoleon dictated his terms for the armistice with Piedmont in 1796. You’ll have earned a slap-up meal this evening and the eating options in Alba are endless!

Day 4 - The Royal Treatment

Today you will head deeper into the Langhe countryside for your next hotel stay, to the magnificent Castello Di Guarene. Commissioned by a local nobleman in the 18th Century, Castello Di Guarene still preserves the artwork and original features of the palace. This is a real treat for fans of Baroque architecture. It even has it’s very own museum, so you can live and breathe the times of the past.

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Day 5 - Time to say goodbye

After a taste of the aristocratic life, unfortunately it is time to bid the palace and its expansive gardens goodbye. If you have time before you leave for your flight, do go for a stroll around the Palace’s grounds. The gardens are really rather special.

What's Included

  • Prices start from £590 per person
  • Accommodation on B&B basis
  • All guided excursions and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered