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October 23-31, 2020
Limited to just 12 guests

Be sure to bring an extra suitcase, a generous appetite and a spirit for adventure!


~ THE SCOOP ~
October 23-31, 2020

Friday October 23rd: Milano Malpensa Airport/Torino

1. AM Private transfer from Milano Malpensa Airport to the hotel in Torino, times to be determined.

2. Check in at Hotel Turin Palace and free time.

3. 08:00 PM Welcome dinner at Restaurant La Badessa – Torino. www.labadessa.net

4. Overnight at Hotel Turin Palace – Torino. www.turinpalacehotel.com

Saturday October 24th: Torino

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Turin Palace.
  2. 09:00 AM Guided tour of Torino.
  3. 12:00 AM Visit and tasting at Guido Gobino Pastry – Torino. www.guigogobino.it
  4. Lunch on your own in Torino.
  5. Free afternoon, enjoying the city.
  6. Dinner on your own in Torino.
  7. Overnight at Turin Palace Hotel.

Sunday October 25th: Torino/Asti/Alba/Benevello

  1. Breakfast at Turin Palace Hotel.
  2. 09.00 AM Luggage collection and check out.
  3. 09:30 AM Transfer from Torino to Asti (driving time approx. 1 hr).
  4. 10:30 AM Visit and tasting at Barbero Company (nougat producer) – Asti.
  5. Free time and lunch on your own in Asti.
  6. 02:00 PM Transfer from Asti to the hotel in Benevello (driving time approx. 45 mins).
  7. 03:00 Check in at the Hotel Villa D’Amelia.
  8. 05:30 PM Transfer from the hotel to Alba (driving time approx. 20 mins).
  9. Free time in Alba.
  10. 08:00 PM Dinner at Restaurant Hostaria Museum – Alba. www.hostariamuseum.it
  11. Overnight at Hotel Villa D’Amelia – Benevello. www.villadamelia.com

Monday October 26th: Benevello/Costigliole d’Asti/Canelli/Benevello

1. Breakfast at Hotel Villa D’Amelia.

2. 09:00 AM Transfer from the hotel to Costigliole d’Asti (driving time approx. 40 mins.).

3. 10:00 PM Visit, truffle hunting demonstration and tasting lunch at La Casa del Trifulau Company (truffle producer) – Costigliole d’Asti. www.lacasadeltrifulau.it

4. 02:00 PM Transfer to the hotel and free time.

5. 07:30 PM Transfer from the hotel to Canelli (driving time approx. 30 mins).

6. 08:00 PM Dinner at Restaurant Enoteca di Canelli – Canelli. www.ristoranteenotecacanelli.com

7. Overnight at Hotel Villa D’Amelia.

Tuesday October 27th: Benevello/Mango/Alba/Barolo/Benevello

1. Breakfast at Hotel Villa D’Amelia.

2. 09:30 AM Transfer from the hotel to Mango (driving time approx. 15 mins)

3. 09:45 AM Visit and tasting at Gala Nocciole (hazelnut producer) – Mango. www.galanocciole.it

4. 11:00 AM Transfer from Mango to Alba (driving time approx. 30 mins).

5. Free time and lunch on your own in Alba.

6. 02:30 PM Transfer to the hotel.

7. 06:00 PM Transfer from the hotel to Barolo (driving time approx. 30 mins).

8. 06:30 PM Visit and tasting dinner at Cantine Barale (wine producer) – Barolo. www.baralefratelli.it

9. Overnight at Hotel Villa d’Amelia.

Wednesday October 28th: Benevello/Alba/Benevello

1. Breakfast at Hotel Villa D’Amelia.

2. 09:00 AM Transfer from the hotel to Alba.

3. Visit at the white truffle fair in Alba.

4. 01:00 PM Light Lunch with Attavola staff.

5. Cooking class. A professional chef will work with your group and you will be responsible for preparing a traditional Piemontese meal. You will start in the morning by going to the local market and shopping for ingredients. In the afternoon the chef will assist you in the preparation of the dishes.

6. 08:00 PM Cooking class dinner.

7. Overnight: Hotel Villa D’Amelia.

Thursday October 29th: Benevello/Vercelli/Como

1. Breakfast at Hotel Villa D’Amelia.

2. 09:00 Luggage collection and check out.

3. 09:30 AM Transfer from Benevello to Vercelli (driving time approx. 1 hr 30 mins).

4. 11:00 AM Visit and tasting lunch at Cascina Brarola Company (rice producer) – Vercelli.

www.cascinabrarola.it

5. 02:00 PM Transfer from Vercelli to Como (driving time approx. 1 hr 30 mins).

6. 04:00 Check in at the Hotel Terminus.

7. Free time and dinner on your own in Como.

8. Overnight at Hotel Terminus – Como. www.albergoterminus.it

Friday October 30th: Como

1. Breakfast at Hotel Terminus.

2. 10:00 AM Visit at Arteseta Company (silk producer) – Como. www.arteseta.com

3. Lunch on your own and free afternoon in Como.

4. 08:00 Group dinner at Restaurant I Tigli in Theoria – Como. www.theoriagallery.

5. Overnight at Hotel Terminus.

Saturday October 31st: Como/Milano Malpensa Airport

1. Breakfast at Hotel Terminus.

2. Transfer from the hotel to Milano Malpensa Airport, times to be determined.

SERVICES INCLUDED

v Attavola Staff

Dedicated concierge service, for the whole trip for any need and support.

v Transportation

Private transfer from Milano Malpensa Airport on October 23rd back to Milano Malpensa Airport on October 31st, 2020. Transportation for the whole trip, including parking, gas and tolls.

v Accommodation

4 stars hotels reservation, including custom luggage service in and out.

- At the check in you will find your luggage delivered directly in your room.

- At the check out your luggage will be collected in the bus.

v Meals

9 meals, between lunches and dinners:

· 5 meals at typical restaurants, representative of the region.

· 3 tastings lunch/dinner with artisan producers + 3 tastings:

- Wine producer

Visit, explanation of the winery and tasting dinner.

- Truffle producer

Visit, explanation of the company, truffle hunting and tasting lunch.

- Rice producer

Visit, explanation of the company and tasting lunch.

- Chocolate producer

Visit, explanation of the company and tasting.

- Nougat producer

Visit, explanation of the company and tasting.

- Huzelnut producer

Visit, explanation of the company and tasting.

· Half day dedicated on the cooking class.

For each meal covered by Attavola:

- You will have 3 or 4 courses, beverages (water and wine) included.

- We pick personally the menus and wine pairing.

v Guided tour

Guided tour of Torino with English speaking tour guide.

PRICE: $6,000 per person

The price includes:Transfers from Milano Malpensa Airport back to Milano Malpensa Airport. The van will leave the airport when the entire group arrived, one ride; the van will leaves the hotel with the earliest departure, one ride. Transfer by private van for the whole tour. All the hotels are **** stars located in the most beautiful locations. Inclusive in the trip are three lunches and five dinners. In particular you will visit traditional restaurants where you will sample typical dishes of the region and meet local food/wine producers. English speaking guides are at your disposal for walking tours in all the principal places. During all tours English/Italian speaking staff will support you for any requests. All the guests will receive the “Attavola bag” with a welcome letter, the itinerary, all the information about the producers and the cities that you will visit during the tour, food suggestions that you can consult during your free time and a questionnaire to evaluate the trip.
Our intention is to make your trip an unforgettable experience with sightseeing stops, lunches/dinners and visits to producers. In short, we are offering you an exclusive culinary view of Italy that you wouldn't get on most tours!

The price does not include: Airfare, personal expenses, entrance to museums, transfer during your free time and anything not expressly mentioned under "The price includes"

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