Day 1: Turin
Touch down in elegant Turin, located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. With its grand, tree-lined boulevards, baroque architecture, palaces and castles – not to mention, its bevy of delectable cafes and restaurants – it’s not hard to see why Turin is often lauded the ‘Paris of the Italy’. Take your included transfer to the hotel and settle in before your food adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. After meeting your tour leader and fellow travellers at this important meeting, head out for your first taste of Turin – an included dinner at a local restaurant. Piedmont is the birthplace of the slow food movement. Emphasis is placed on local, high quality produce. Dinner tonight will draw on these traditions, and may include a veal salad with fresh anchovies. Choose between a slow-cooked meat dish or a freshly-made pasta dish, such as ravioli. Pair your main course with a glass of local Barolo wine, arguably Italy’s most premium wine, produced in the Piedmont region. Finish your meal with a bignoline, a delicate choux pastry filled with chocolate, creme or hazelnut. These tiny morsels are meant to be eaten in one gulp, rather than bitten (just like aristocratic women used to, in order to avoid dirty fingers) – we bet you’ll have a hard time eating just one.
Accommodation: Hotel Genova, or similar (1 night) (1 night)
Meals Included: Dinner