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Exterior of Hotel Relais San Maurizio
Piemonte, Italy's Langhe Wine District
Beautiful Wine Roads of Canavese
Garden of Palazzo di Varignana Resort & SPA
Indoor swimming pool in Hotel Relais San Maurizio
Indoor swimming pool in Hotel Relais San Maurizio

Al & Susan Fulchino's Master Class & Experience: Piedmont & Northern Italy's finest wines, food and thermal spas. An incredible historical tour designed to inspire & heal yourself inside and out in Northern Italy March 4-16 2019 Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01491
  • Type : Small Group
  • Duration : 13 days
  • Departs from : Milan
  • Meeting Place : Malpensa Airport


This is a wine adventure and master class through northern Italy unlike any other, in the company of wine-amkers Al & Susan Fulchino. 

An experience not only for wine lovers, but for those who love health and wellness, at once educational yet guaranteed to satisfy all of your senses from the second you step foot into the stunning Relais San Maurizio, considered one of the finest hotels and spas in Europe, and immersed in vineyards on every side!  This is a wine lovers paradise and every destination we visit will have you wondering whether it can possibly get any better.

From start to finish this amazing, well-thought-out experience brims with the incredible knowledge and passion of Al, Susan and Wine Tours Italia, as we invite wine lovers amateur and professional to participate in this incredible journey through the amazing vineyards of the Piedmont region.

If we haven't got you excited enough, consider this:

The relais San Maurizio is an exclusive estate in the area of Piedmont, you can read about here:

This estate is not open to the general public, though can be rented out privately and was recently rented out by major celebrities including Eros Ramazzoti, a major Italian pop icon, Jay-Z and Beyonce , but to name a few - who have rented the entire facility out for their friends and families a few times, where some of the best wines and foods in all of Europe were served to their guests over the course of the week!  

The first three days of your trip are here and you will never experience another place like this in all the world, so to say it only gets better from here for the rest of the trip is an under-statement! 



Day 1 - Private Transfer from Milan to Relais San Maurizio with Welcome Dinner and Multiple Wine and Food Pairings over Dinner

Where we visit : Piemonte
Meeting Location : Malpensa Airport
Upon arrival at the Milan Malpensa airport we will be waiting for you after you pass through customs to take you to one of the most beautiful Relais Chateaus in Italy where you will have time to enjoy the superb spa, famous for the incredible treatments they provide here which can help improve circulation, metabolism and improve the overall appeance of skin.

You will have time today to enjoy the spa and this incredible property before a gourmet welcome dinner in wine heaven where you will enjoy multiple wine pairings over the course of your meal.
Meals : Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 2 - Langhe Wines with Professional Sommalier & Multiple Wine Tastings

Where we visit : Langhe Wine Area
This morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel, we begin our full day private wine tour experience of the Langhe Wine Territory, famous all over the world for producing some of Italy[s best wines.

We will start with the Barolo wines, visiting  Agricola Marrone and Marchesi di Barolo wineries with light lunch and wine tastings.

Afterwords you will see some of the medieval wonderful areas of the region and head on to more wine tastings. 
Return to the Relais San Maurizio and overnight here.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 3 - Barbaresco

Where we visit : Langhe Wine Area
Private wine day tour of the Barbaresco hills  - Barbaresco and Neive area with tasting the Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo wines which are produced in this area. We will visit some of the most well known wineries here such as Cantina del Glicine and Montaribaldi. 

Return to Relais San Maurizio. Dinner at  the Locanda di Charme in Neive and overnight at the Relais San Maurizio.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 4 - Barbara Wines & Spa Day at the Natural Springs

Where we visit : Acqui Terme
Private wine day tour of Barbera, Monferrato and Asti - Asti Cinzano Spumante - Nizza Monferrato, Santo Stefano Belbo and Canelli where we will visit the underground cathedrals of the cellars having wine tastings and seeing other wineries with the infernots in Cella Monte, Ozzano Monferrato, Sala Monferrato Rossignano Monferrato, Ottiglio, Olivola, Frassinello Monferrato, Campagna Monferrato e Vignale Monferrato which are excavated areas made of tufa to conservate the bottles daily. Entry to the Spa Lago delle Sorgenti in Acqui terme area. Dinner at the hotel restaurant and overnight at the Relais San Maurizio.



Meals : Breakfast, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 5 - Balsamic Vinegar Tastings & Cooking Class

Where we visit : Emilia-Romagna
Check out and private transfer to Palazzo di Varignana Spa & Resort located in the region of Emilia Romagna. Cooking class with light lunch at the Acetaia Leonardi with food based on vinegar. Check in to the hotel and spend time at leisure in the magnificent SPA and then have dinner served with local produced wines. 

Overnight here.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class

Day 6 - Private day tour of Modena & Parma with ham and cheese tastings.

Where we visit : Modena, Parma
Private day tour of Modena & Parma with ham and cheese tastings.
Return to Palazzo di Varignana Spa & Resort and dinner with overnight here.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 7 - Valpolicella Wine Territory Near Verona and Transfer into Trento Aldo Adige

Where we visit : Trentino-Alto-Adgie
Private wine day tour with tastings of the Amarone typical wine of the Valpolicella area and Trento area with its Trentodoc and Terologo wines.
Check in to Parkhotel Sole Paradiso located in the region of Trentino Alto Adige for some relax time in the SPA and dinner at their restaurant with overnight here. 
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Trentino Alto Adige: Dolomite Mountains & Multiple Tastings

Where we visit : Trentino-Alto-Adgie
Private wine day tour of the lake valley area near Bolzano with wine tastings of Schiava, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Marzemino, Pinot Nero and Pinot Blanc wines. Return to Parkhotel Sole Paradiso for some relax time in the SPA and dinner at their restaurant with overnight here.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 9 - Private wine day tour of the colli Friulani in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Where we visit : Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
Private wine day tour of the colli Friulani in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia with varieties of wine tastings and visits at cellars. Check in to the hotel L'ultimo Mulino and dinner with overnight here.
Visit 2 of these 4 listed wineries.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Private wine day tour of Valdobbiadene area with its prosecco and Bassano del Grappa

Where we visit : Bassano Del Grappa, Verona
Private wine day tour of Valdobbiadene area with its prosecco and Bassano del Grappa with its grappa liquor with a short stop at the most well-known Churches in Italy "Saint. Check in to Residenza Antico San Zeno located in Verona with dinner at their restaurant with a selection of two local wines. Overnight at Residenza Antico San Zeno.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 11 - Private Walking Tour of Verona

Where we visit : Verona
This morning you will take a great opportunity to see the famous and popular Arena of Verona in the morning as well as one of the most well-known Churches in Italy "Saint Anthony from Padova" in the afternoon. 

Dinner at one of our recommended restaurants in the area with local wine served at the table for a memorable farewell dinner !!!
Overnight here in Verona.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 - Verona - Bologna and Cooking Course with Fulchino Family

Where we visit : Bologna
Private Transfer from Verona to Bologna and cooking class experience with Fulchino’s Family in the late morning where we will visit to the local farmer's market in Bologna and prepare a hand-crafted lunch with local products which we eat for lunch.

Enjoy some of the scenery in the afternoon. 

Dinner at the hotel located in Bologna near the Hotel Mercure in Bologna.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class

Day 13 - Private transfer to Bologna airport

Where we visit : Emilia-Romagna
This morning after breakfast, we will privately transfer you to the Bologna airport or rail station where our services will conclude and it will be time to say arrivaderci Italia! 
Meals : Not applicable




Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Complementary Bottle of Wine
  2. Cooking class
  3. Culinary guide
  4. English speaking professional tour guide
  5. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings

What's Not Included

  1. Everything not clearly specified under “rates include”.
  2. Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
  3. Gratuities of any type

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