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Designed and led by Epicurious Travel Director Jennifer Wilkinson and supported by local specialist guides, this fabulous journey celebrates the rich history, outstanding cuisine and sensational wines of this charming region.


Piedmont is Italy’s second-largest region and one of its most important historically and economically. The region borders France and Switzerland and sits at the foot of a series of Alpine valleys; the name Piemonte literally means “foot of the mountain.” Home to FIAT, Lavazza coffee and Nutella, it is also the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement which celebrates the quality and simplicity of local gastronomy and small-scale agriculture. Italian unification started in Piedmont with the help of the House of Savoy, the ruling house of Italy for almost 100 years. Torino is the region’s capital, and was named the nation’s first capital city, prior to Rome.

Piedmont is a veritable Epicurean paradise. Home of the renowned and rare white truffle, it’s also synonymous with hazelnuts, creamy cheeses, prolific rice fields, specialty desserts and of course the exquisite regional wines of Barolo and Barbaresco made from the prized Nebbiolo grape. It is the quintessential location for our latest food, wine and walking journey.

The capital city of Torino is captivating with magnificent architecture, unique museums and galleries and delicious cuisine. The added bonus it is still a hidden gem far from the madding tourist crowds of Florence or Rome. It offers the perfect entry point to explore the spectacular rolling valleys of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato which are covered in cultivated vineyards interrupted only by hilltop towns, sleepy hamlets and ancient castles. This landscape offers us the ideal setting for beautiful walks, slow lunches and delicious wine tastings, the essence of this journey.

Our final destination is overlooking Lake Orta, one of the most peaceful and serene of Italy’s northern lakes. Staying lakeside we have the opportunity to relax and embrace the beauty and diversity of Piedmont.

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Jennifer Wilkinson Owner / Director

Jennifer has a life-long passion for food, wine and travel. Following a successful career in economics and industrial relations, she…

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GuestStories

  • The number of people on the trip was perfect.. not too many .. and enough to get to chat to everybody.
    All the hotels were so well chosen. I don’t think this could be improved and it was so good not to have to pack up and move every day.
    Both Peter and I loved all the food and history components too. The restaurants that Jennifer chose were all so great, not just for the food, but for their uniqueness too.

    Food, wine & walking in Piedmont, Italy – Sue & Peter, April 2024

  • I loved the Piedmont trip and was so impressed with the standard of accommodation and meals.
    My favourites were eating in Bra and the slow food movement, the truffle hunting and Lake Orta.

     

     

     

    Food, wine & walking in Piedmont, Italy – Mary, April 2024

  • This tour of Piedmonte is a must for everyone who loves a countryside of stunningly beautiful vine trellised hills, the local Barbaresco and Barolo wine, the exquisite food of the area, the unpretentious people who own the vineyards and wineries, the history of the area with ancient stone villages like Neive and so much more.
    Jennifer has sourced a fabulous assortment of experiences: restaurants, wineries, but also an artisanal cheese making tour and tasting, a truffle hunt with a wonderful moustachioed man and dog, historical tours of the main ancient towns of Piedmonte, walks through markets, walks among the vines and again, much more, ending in paradise on the shore of Lago di Orta at Pella

    Food, wine & walking in Piedmont, Italy – June, April 2024

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