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Turin: Magic Tour

1. Turin: Magic Tour

Turin has two souls: one linked to white magic, the other to evil black magic. Explore them both with a guide during a "magical mystery tour." Begin your tour in Piazza Statuto, the "hearth of darkness." This part of Turin was considered an unlucky area and used as a burial site by the Romans that founded the city. At sunset, drive past scary stone monsters, sinister architecture, unusual statues adorning ancient buildings, and learn about a lesser-known detail of the Duomo, which houses the famous Holy Shroud.

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Turin: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

2. Turin: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Discover Turin on a 1.5-hour tour and admire the impressive monuments and famous squares as well as off-the-beaten-track gems with commentary from your expert guide. Visit main squares like the incredible Piazza San Carlo, the Piazza Carignano, and the Piazza Castello. Explore hidden courtyards and navigate the winding streets of the old city. As you stroll, hear the charming stories and anecdotes of the city from your local guide. Learn about Turin's chocolate traditions, the story behind Turin's Egyptian Museum, and why there is a bull's head on every fountain. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on Turin's many attractions.

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Turin: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

3. Turin: Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

Begin your experience in the morning by walking through the city center of Turin. Discover the city's highlights and main monuments, listening to the guide as they explain how the city was built throughout the centuries. Your guide talks with you about the main sites, including Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, and San Lorenzo Church. This first part of the tour then ends at the Mole Antonelliana, a symbol of the city with its unforgettable shape. Following a small break for free-time, re-group with your guide to enter the Royal Palace. This palace was the old residence of the Savoia family, who reigned throughout the entire duration of the monarchy in Italy. Whilst at the palace, see the main rooms where the Savoia lived, and enter the Chapel of the Holy Shroud - the facility where the Shround was housed for a long time. To complete your experience, enter the Egyptian Museum - a must-see attraction of Turin. There your guide tells you about the ancient Egyptian history and culture as you pass mummies, sarcophagi, sphinxes, and other different findings.

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Turin: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

4. Turin: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local chef's home in Turin. Learn the secrets of the Piedmont region's most famous pasta dishes and savor the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine after the class. During the lesson, learn the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes from your chef/guide and have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, sample everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

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Piedmont: 2-Hour Winery Visit with Wine Tasting

5. Piedmont: 2-Hour Winery Visit with Wine Tasting

Visit the Piedmont wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and tour a famous winery. Enjoy a wine-tasting of famous vintages, such as Dolcetto & Gavi, Barolo, Moscato, and Brachetto. Located in Barolo, near the beautiful medieval village of Castiglione, is a family-run winery. Visit the winery to learn about winemaking techniques and traditions. Follow the friendly winery owner as they accompany you through the vineyards and continue to the cellar. While in the cellar taste 12 different wines paired with local cold cuts and cheese. Also, enjoy trying local olive oil and two different Italian liqueurs. 

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Alba: Half-Day Barolo Wine Tasting Private Guided Tour

6. Alba: Half-Day Barolo Wine Tasting Private Guided Tour

Join a wine tasting and drive along the most panoramic wine routes of Piedmont. Wind through the vineyards where the Nebbiolo grapes are cultivated to produce the famous Barolo wine. Admire the picture-perfect Langhe hills, a UNESCO World Heritage site, dotted with medieval towers, castles, and quaint villages. Continue to a boutique winery, step inside the aging cellar, and enjoy a premium wine tasting of 4 to 5 wines, sampling different types of Barolo. At the end of your tour, transfer to either the town of Barolo or to another village in the area for some free time to explore numerous wine shops enjoying the slow-paced Italian lifestyle.

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Asti: Market Tour, Home Cooking Demonstration and Dinner

7. Asti: Market Tour, Home Cooking Demonstration and Dinner

This local partner has access to Italy’s first and finest network of home cooks. Since 2004, they have been sharing the joys of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes, they are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations.   Visit the local market with your expert home cook guide, and enjoy the distinctive flavor of Italian local markets. Learn how to recognize the best produce and select the finest ingredients. Back at your guide’s home, attend a private cooking demonstration, where your guide will share the secret of their family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes.   Sit at the table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with side dish, and a dessert. Water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee are all included. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

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Asti: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

8. Asti: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

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Asti: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

9. Asti: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

Your day is just winding down, the sun's about to set, it is time for an aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir. Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art. you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles to pair with a refreshing glass of fizz, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, using typical regional ingredients and local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.

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Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

10. Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

The gastronomic journey begins in the Piazza Statuto, in the historic center of Turin. Stroll through the narrow streets while learning about the Piedmontese region and culture with the help of a local guide.   Taste gianduiotto, the local ingot-shapped chocolates with an interesting history. Legend has it that the gianduiotto was born as a result of the continental blockade imposed by Napoleon. As cocoa was considered an expensive, luxury good, many chocolatiers in the region began replacing it partly with hazelnuts, abundant in the hills of the region. Sip bicerin, which in Piedmont means "glass," a local non-alcoholic drink which originates from another 18th century drink called bavareisa, composed of coffee, chocolate, and milk cream and served in round, transparent glasses.   Sample vitel tonnè with a glass of wine. The term vitel tonnè comes from the Piedmontese dialect and refers to a meat dish topped with an anchovy sauce. Although the origins of this dish are shrouded in mystery, it is known that anchovies from nearby Liguria were widely used as an alternative to salt, which had prohibitive prices in the Middle Ages.   Last but not least, sample an array of delicious local cheeses, many of them recognized with protected designation of origin (DOP) status.

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What people are saying about Piedmont

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 413 reviews

Alessandra was an excellent guide, flexible, nice person and added a lot to the trip. Barolo beautiful. The winery is a smaller one, but this is a lovely place and it has interesting history. Matteo is a real professional, who told a lot about wine making. The tasting and wines were good, of course. The journey between wineyards was spectacular and was crowned with the view from the top of the hill. Thank you Alessandra, recommended!

The Guide was very friendly and helped us a lot with future activities. She even helped us to book a great Restaurant / Store

Andrea cultured and funny person. Tour around Turin interesting and not boring.

Andrea, the guide, very knowledgeable and passionate. A beautiful experience

Very nice experience. We enjoyed the tasting and the truffle hunt very much.