Can’t decide between visiting the Italian seaside or its luscious green wine-producing country dappled with vineyards and fragrant olive groves? With this tour, you don’t have to. Start your journey by visiting the Cinque Terre, a series of colourful, coastal villages that have stood for centuries overlooking the Italian Riviera. Taste the sumptuous seafood caught by locals and served up in their rustic trattorias, before heading inland to discover the delights of Piedmont—with a stop in glamorous Portofino along the way—one of Italy’s most famous wine-producing areas. Literally meaning “at the foot of the mountain”, Piedmont is situated in the shadow of the Alps and is populated by endless hilltop hamlets, boutique wineries and countless places to eat authentic Italian cuisine peculiar to the region. From the sparkling wines of Asti to the small, rustic, independent producers you’ll visit in the charming areas of Langhe and Roero, and even the town of Barolo which gives its name to ‘The King of Wines’ there is plenty to discover (and sample!) on a trip to Piedmont.
Italy June 14, 2022