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Town of Vernazza, Cinque Terre National Park
Piemonte, Italy's Langhe Wine District
Torino, Capital of Piemonte Skyline
View over Lake Maggiore, towards Stresa

Piedmont, the Cinque Terre & Northern Lake District Educational Trip for Travel Professionals October 17 - 26, 2020 Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01202
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 10 days
  • Departs from : Turin
  • Meeting Place : Hotel Sitea Turin (Torino)


This educational trip of Italy is designed for travel professionals who want to learn more about Northern Italy's incredible geography, culture, food and wine.  The journey includes Italy's most famous national park, the "Cinque Terre" and an incredible exploration through the region of Piemonte famous the world over for the incredible wines and culinary traditions. In addition to the fantastic wine estates and glorious coastal areas on this trip we will explore the gorgeous northern Lake District with a micro-climate that is unique in the world and boasts some of the finest gardens.  With fine wine, delicious food, stunning scenery, gardens and visits to some of Northern Italy's most fantastic private estates - this trip is sure to be not only an educational experience, but also a trip of a lifetime.  




Day 1 - Meeting at the hotel Sitea in the afternoon at 5 PM - Turin (Piedmont) - Welcome Dinner at 7:30 PM

Where we visit : Torino
Meeting Location : Hotel Sitea Turin (Torino)

We will meet with you directly at 5 PM in the lobby of the Hotel Sitea located in the City center of Turin (Torino) for an orientation time. We are honored to have you introduced by the Official Tourism Center of Turin for an orientation time and start to learn about this wonderful City.
In case you arrive early in the morning we wish to give you some tips such as visiting the Royal Palace in the City center 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel, or alternatively see the National Automobile Museum as well as visiting the Lingotto complex which are the symbols of Turin and reachable only 20 minutes from the hotel by transportation. For more information our team will be glad to help you at the reception of the hotel as you will check in. 
This evening a welcome dinner will be served at one of our recommended restaurants and it will be offered pleasantly by us.

Overnight at hotel Sitea.

Meals : Dinner

Day 2 - Full day immersion through the history of Turin with our official local guide starting at 9 AM

Where we visit : Torino

Today after breakfast you will be doing many of activities. You begin at 9 AM from the hotel with having one of our official tour guide called Monica for a walking tour to take you exploring  the second largest Egyptian museum after that one located in Cairo. Then we will head to Palazzo Madama through the Former residence of Queen Margherita and the royal palace of Turin which was the first seat of the Italian Senate house between seventh-nineteenth centuries.

During lunch time we advise you to have a light lunch at one of the most well know cafe bar in Turin and after that we will head to the Mole Antonelliana which is the City Icon hosting the National Cinema Museum, not to mention a chance to admire the gorgeous panorama view which is breathtaking to realize how beautiful this crown of the Alps is. Afternoon we will be very happy for a surprise to guest you for.
Evening at leisure and overnight in Turin at Grand hotel Sitea.


Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 - Beginning the day at the 9 AM to see the Royal hunting logge of Venaria & Italy's most prestigious wine producing Prosecco producer & one of the Most Beautiful Estates in the region of Piemonte

Where we visit : Torino, Gavi, Cuneo

Today we leave from hotel Sitea in Turin at 9 AM to get to UNESCO World Heritage site of the Venaria Reale which is the Royal Hunting Lodge, the visionary dream of the dynasty.

After this beautiful and interesting place, we will be heading into the hilly city of Gavi situated in the countryside of Piedmont and start smelling the expensive perfume of the high quality of wine produced in this region. 
We will be arriving at hotel Villa Sparina (Hotel Ostelliere) by 1 PM and have a sort of light local products to taste and wine to refresh ourselves at this amazing place and then have Mr Alfonso the general manager of the villa introducing the history of the property. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about the property place we work with and visit their large wonderful cellar as well.
Villa Sparina (Hotel Ostelliere) it is located in the Province of Alessandria which is best known for the town of  sparkling wine usually called Prosecco (Bollicine).
After that we will move to the Agriturismo Castel Martino in the province of Cuneo located in the heart of the Langhe. Dinner at one of our local restaurants - "Osteria del Ponte" for a delicious taste of local piedmontese food. (Wine not included). Overnight at the Agriturismo.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 4 - Departure at 8:30 AM Langhe wine hills of Barolo, Alba white truffle festival and site inspection at Guarenee Castle

Where we visit : Barolo, Alba

Today we are leaving the hotel at 8:30 AM and begin one of the most interesting day tour of the entire educational trip by getting into "Langhe hills" which are located in the perfect land where local people here produce the best quality wine of Italy such as Barolo, Barbera and Barbaresco. First, we will visit the Barbaresco area and see the Guarene Castle to do a site inspection at one of our most luxury suppliers we have contract with in the region of Piedmont and then we will get to Barolo to visit the wine museum so interesting place to see and then go straight to taste the red Barolo wine at two of the most local well known wine producers in the area : Marchesi di Barolo and Agricola Marrone with a wonderful lunch. In the afternoon we will visit Alba where the international white truffle festival takes place this period of time. In Alba you will enjoy the market and have an opportunity to try the truffle if you wish. Drinking and eating will be the main things to do today.  
Return to Agriturismo Castle Martino in Cortemilia located in the province of Cuneo.
Evening at leisure and overnight here.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting

Day 5 - Depart at 9:30 AM x site inspection at Relais San Maurizio and head down to Monterosso al Mare 5 terre with hotel Baia & La Spiaggia

Where we visit : Santo Stefano Belbo, Monterosso Al Mare

After breakfast we will leave from Agriturismo Castel Martino at 9:30 AM to go inspecting a beautiful property we have a contract with - Relais San Maurizio where you will see this amazing place and get excited to propose it to your clients after you have understood the valuable reason to visit it. 
Then we will continue driving towards Monterosso al Mare where you will check in to hotel Margherita located in the City center.
The afternoon will be at leisure to take a familiarization with the area in order to learn the local culture and do a site inspection at the Hotel Baia and Spiaggia. 
Evening on your own relaxing and overnight in Monterosso al mare.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 6 - Departure at 9:15 AM for a tour of the 5 villages in the National Park of 5 Terre & Site inspection hotel Porto Roca

Where we visit : Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza

This morning after a buffet breakfast we will get on a public boat at 9:15 AM go visiting the other 3 villages : Vernazza, Corniglia (Only visitable reached by land), Manarola and Riomaggiore which are part of the national park called "Le 5 Terre".

We will admire "La via dell' Amore" the lovers' street and have lunch in Vernazza (wine not included).

In the afternoon we will do a site inspection at the Hotel Porto Roca and then return to the hotel Margherita and let you enjoy the free evening downtown Monterosso al Mare with its illuminated and special atmosphere. Overnight at hotel Margherita.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 - Full day tour starting at 9 AM to visit Portofino and Santa Margherita ligure

Where we visit : Portofino, Santa Margherita Liguria

Today at 9 AM after breakfast we will leave Monterosso al Mare at 9 AM and take the train or drive to spend all day in Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, two of the most beautiful areas along the Riviera with their gorgeous placed flowers along the seafront, which the Liguria region is so famous for. Here you will have a morning at leisure to enjoy these pretty places and taste some of the local food products.

In the late afternoon we will head back to the hotel. This evening you have a couple of choices where to eat dinner so please take our recommendations to enjoy your meal (Dinner on your own).

Overnight at Hotel Margherita.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 8 - Departing at 8:15 AM from the Cinque Terre going through the lake district (Stresa) and get to Lake Como

Where we visit : Monterosso Al Mare, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como

Today we depart from hotel Margherita in Monterosso al Mare at 8:15 AM to go to Stresa area to visit Isola Bella and isola del pescatore (Lake Maggiore) for a private guided tour and eat light  lunch there. Then we will check in to Hotel Metropole Suisse in Lake Como. From now on you will discover the northern part of Italy surrounded by many unique beautiful lakes. This afternoon we will have an orientation with inspection at he hotel and evening we will go to the top of the promontory by getting the funicular and recommend you a restaurant to eat dinner on your own.

Overnight at Hotel Metropole Suisse in Como.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 - Public boat tour starting at 10 AM and overlooking view lake Como - Farewell dinner at 7:30 PM

Where we visit : Liguria, Lake Como
This morning after breakfast we will get ready to go experiencing another boat tour at 10 AM to see Bellagio the beautiful lake Como from the public boat admiring Tramezzo situated beside lake Como, Villa Carlotta and many other attractions on the way to Bellagio. Once we arrive to Bellagio you will have a walking tour and then lunch on your own. We will be back in Como by 4 PM and take a walking tour of Como and then go on the funicular to get to one of the most breathtaking panorama view at the top of the promontory above Lake Como.

The farewell dinner will be pleasantly offered by us in Como at one of our favorite restaurants - pizzerias with plenty of local full body wines. 

Overnight at hotel Metropole Suisse.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Arrivederci Italy !!! Hoping to promote this beautiful part of Italy through you

Where we visit : Lake Como, Milan
Today everybody will say ARRIVEDERCI ITALIA !!!

We will be leaving Lake Como for Milan airport around 8 AM.

We will be very happy to help you with all your needs and hopefully have you promoting this part of  Northern Italy through you.

Thank you very much for trusting our professionalism and let us give you an opportunity to learn about this beautiful part of Italy.
Meals : Breakfast




Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 4 star hotels in great locations
  2. Air-conditioned coach
  3. All transfers
  4. English speaking professional tour guide
  5. English speaking tour escort for the duration of the tour
  6. Entrance Fees
  7. Excellent Photo Opportunities
  8. Luggage handling at hotel
  9. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  10. Tastings of local products
  11. Welcome cocktail
  12. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. International fights
  3. Local City Hotel Tax Paid Directly to Hotel
  4. Optional excursions during your tour
  5. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  6. Travel Insurance

Sites and Locations Visited on this Tour

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Client Testimonials

Dear Guiseppe and Jesse,
We just returned from our most wonderful vacation to Italy and wanted to first thank you for putting together such a wonderful trip, and second to provide some feedback for the future.

1. Hotel Sovestro in San Gimignano was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and helpful and made the first portion of our journey very stress free. They made us feel like we were part of their family. I would recommend it to anyone and would specifically ask for it if we were to make a return visit.

2. Hotel La Baia in Monterosso was nice and it's location was very good especially for us older folks humping luggage from/to the train station.

3. Hotel Lucchesi in Florence- what can I say expect FANTASTIC. The rooftop view at sunset is well worth it. Again very friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend it to everyone.

Wine Tour
Money well spent. We had a great time overall. The driver Mario was OUTSTANDING. He had lots of local knowledge as well as about winemaking. USE HIM AGAIN!!!

The various wineries we visited on tour:
Altesino- fantastic and they were not cheap on their pouring. Great experience.
Azienda Agricola Patrizia Cencion Sloaria- Again a great tour by one of the owner's daughters. We felt like we were the only thing on their mind although there were other customers there. A great way to complete the day.

Again we had a fantastic time and are very appreciative of everything you booked for us. We wish you continued success and if our travels should bring us back to Italy, we know who to call.

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