Luxury in Piemonte & Liguria: an 8-night wine tour. Starting 03/10/24 or request for 2025.

Discover Italy's most important winemaking region, from its maritime connections in the colourful Riviera city of Genova, to the heart of Barolo.

Overview

James MacNay, IWA and Cinzia Long invite you on an unforgettable trip to a wine lover’s paradise.

The itinerary begins in the Riviera city of Genova, then moves to the UNESCO world heritage site of Langhe-Roero-Monferrato, home of Barolo.  You’ll be introduced to inspiring winemakers and sleep in four characterful hotels, from an elegant palazzo, to an ancient castle, to a pair of exquisitely appointed eighteenth-century villas.

As we journey, James, a history grad and Italian Wine Ambassador, will bring the landscape, the vines and the wine to life. The wider region is extraordinarily rich in culture, unjustly overshadowed by the high-profile names.  For this reason James will host his own private tasting presentation, revealing the secret corners of this extraordinary region through its wines.

We’ll enjoy one of Cinzia’s cheese tastings and legendary picnics in a local beauty spot, and visit a magnificent castle, a Royal Palace and a prestigious pasta maker. MTW guests eat in authentic restaurants, from traditional trattorie to up-market Michelin-starred restaurants. As experienced guides, we know how important it is to plan and pace meals carefully.

James and Cinzia (a Natural Sciences grad) are experienced walking tour guides, and optional walks always characterise a MTW trip. For this trip, the walks are no longer than 3 hours, and, although steep in places, are generally of a medium difficulty. Non-walkers have the opportunity to relax in the hotel or to enjoy different experiences, and the whole group convenes at appropriate moments on the trail.

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Details

Where and when: meet in Genova 03/10/24 and depart Turin 11/10/24 (8 nights).  Alternatively, please enquire for your private 2025 trip, for 6-16 guests.

Price: €5,495 per person.

Which wines will we taste?  Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, Barbera d’Asti DOC, Gavi DOCG, Roero Arneis DOCG, Roero DOCG, Dogliani DOCG, Langhe DOC Nebbiolo, and more…

What sort of walking options are there?  Optional vineyard walks of varying difficulties. Non-walkers are well looked after (or can stay to enjoy the hotel) and the whole group convenes at appropriate locations.

What is included in the price?  Menus carefully chosen to reflect the culinary tradition – including Michelin-star dining; wines selected for their suitability to the meal (not price); a cheese tasting and picnic in a local beauty spot, courtesy of Cinzia; high quality accommodation in characteristic hotels; vehicle transfers; professional wine and walking guides for the duration; and tastings at key wineries, including Gaja.

What is not included? Flights, insurance, incidental expenses, three of the meals, hotels outside the dates of the trip, airport transfers.  We will be pleased to assist with the latter.

How do I order wine after the trip? For UK guests, Cuculo will fulfill your wine orders, with nationwide home delivery. For non-UK customers, MTW will reach out to the relevant distributor(s) in your territory.

Any recommendations for after the trip? If you would like something more strenuous after your trip, then consider our self-guided walk Heart of the Italian Alps.

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