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Our most recommended Piedmont Romance & Special Occasions

Langhe: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

1. Langhe: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Enjoy a fantastic wine experience together with a professional sommelier in the village of La Morra, located in the heart of the Langhe and Piedmont region. Tour the winery and learn about the wine-making process and take in sweeping views of the Langhe landscape surroundings. Taste 4 high-end Nebbiolo and Barolo wines served with local breadsticks. Arrive at the winery and begin with a tour of the estate. Hear the history of the winery as well as the explanation of the methods and techniques of wine production. Follow the traditional journey of high-quality wine production, from the grape harvest in the vineyard located in the surrounding area to the final stage of the bottling. After, it is time to taste a selection of 4 local wines, including 1 Barolo, while a professional sommelier will explain to you in-depth the particularity of those Italian excellencies.

Stresa: Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands Sunset Cruise

2. Stresa: Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands Sunset Cruise

Navigate the waters of Lake Maggiore with your group of family or friends on a sunset cruise from Stresa. Explore the Borromean Gulf admire the sights and scenery from the water as you pass by Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella. The boat you use throughout this activity is suitable for small groups of people for parties or a romantic getaway with your partner. Larger groups can also be accommodated inside of the boat, protected from the weather while still being able to enjoy wide views of the lake through the boat's large windows and open terrace area. Finish off your cruise with a tour of the most famous Island, Isola Bella from the lake view. Sail around the Borromeo Palace and see the Italian gardens and terraces, where, if you are lucky, you will be able to see some white peacocks peeking out.

Castelletto Ticino: Lake Maggiore Electric Boat Rental

3. Castelletto Ticino: Lake Maggiore Electric Boat Rental

This e-boat is ideal for a romantic outing or for an outing with good friends and family to enjoy nature away from the crowds. Enjoy a boat trip with electric power to explore the lake and its islands. Rent the boat for an afternoon and discover the beautiful Lake Maggiore. Create your own adventure and visit locations of most interest to you. Stop for a swim in pristine waters, or disembark on one of the islands of the lake to see what you can find. Enjoy an eco friendly activity as you create your own itinerary to explore the lake.

Turin: Art Nouveau Walking Tour with Coffee

4. Turin: Art Nouveau Walking Tour with Coffee

Meet your guide in front of the Metro stop of Principi d'Acaja and start discovering the Art Nouveau of Turin. Discover The House of Dragons, which is one of the most valuable examples in the city of the skilful mix between the neo-Gothic French style and Art Nouveau, which was immensely popular in the city at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. See Casa Fenoglio-Lafleur, a beautiful house that immediately strikes the eye for the wonderful floral friezes that cover the facade, the wrought-iron balconies, and the splendid polychrome glass. Visit Villino Raby, which is one of Pietro Fenoglio's masterpieces. The wrought iron railings lead to the rooms with the large bow-window and the decorations of the master Domenico Smeriglio. See the Chiesa di Gesù Nazareno which built at the start of the 20th century as part of a project by architect Giuseppe Gallo. Constructed in the neo-Gothic style with Art Nouveau influences, the building is dominated by the high bell tower, with a richly decorated facade.  As part of the tour, enjoy a coffee in a traditional café, also built in the Art Nouveau style.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

5. Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Piedmont on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Turin. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field in Carru. As this is dependent on weather conditions, the precise location will be provided to you the day before your flight. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a safety briefing, climb into the basket suspended beneath the balloon, and begin your float up to altitudes of 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying panoramic views of the rolling scenery below. Each flight offers a different experience, as the balloons are directed by the breeze. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne before the transfer shuttle back to your take-off site.

From Stresa/Baveno: Verbania Pallanza and Island boat Tour

6. From Stresa/Baveno: Verbania Pallanza and Island boat Tour

Leave Stresa behind and take a relaxing panoramic cruise around the Borromean Gulf, and make a stop in one of its most famous villas, Verbania Pallanaza. Cruise around the Borromean Gulf, famous all over the world for its unique admire some of the most characteristic epoch-style villas in the Verbano area and stop at one of the most famous villas in this area, Verbania Pallanza. Set sail for this tourist cruise admiring one of the most evocative views of Lake Maggiore, the Borromean Gulf, before disembarking in Verbania Pallanza. See a place where tourism and culture are more alive, from a village that looks like a balcony from which to enjoy splendid views of the lake, such as Villa Giulia or Villa Rusconi Clerici.See some of the most fascinating gardens and parks in Italy while in the area, whose splendor and perfect state of maintenance highlight the fabulous lake atmospheres.

Piedmont: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

7. Piedmont: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Head to Bussi Piero's Winery, situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and surrounded by a sea of fantastic wine-growing hills between Langhe and Monferrato. Take a guided tour of the grounds and enjoy a wine tasting with a view. You will be hosted by the 4th-generation of winemakers who have been passionately nourishing their tradition over the years, expanding their vineyards to 12 hectares. Arrive at the meeting point in the vineyard and begin your authentic Italian experience. During the wine tasting tour, visit the vineyards and the wine cellar (weather permitting). Following the tour, taste 9 different wines, beginning with the Piedmont DOC Chardonnay, moving on to various types of Barbera d'Asti and Nebbiolo, and concluding with the Moscato d'Asti DOCG. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or simply enjoy wine, you will have the opportunity to learn everything you need to know about the wine-making process from the experienced Bussi family.

Stresa: Private Cruise to Santa Caterina del Sasso

8. Stresa: Private Cruise to Santa Caterina del Sasso

Depart from the resort town of Stresa on a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the beautiful coastline to discover the lesser-known corners of Lake Maggiore. Admire architectural masterpieces such as "Villa Amalia Bernocchi" in Empire style, "Villa Carlottina Margherita" in Liberty style, "Villa Excelsior Niobe" in Castellano style, "Villa Vignolo Domus" and the most famous "Villa Pallavicino". Sailing away from the coast of Stresa, move in the direction of the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, which perched on a sheer rock face overlooking the lake is undoubtedly one of the most evocative scenarios of Lake Maggiore. Take unique photographs and enjoy a tour of the lake outside the classic itineraries but no less fascinating and rich in history.

Mondovì: Hot Air Balloon Flight

9. Mondovì: Hot Air Balloon Flight

Mondovì, a pretty little town perched on a hill (80 km from Turin) is considered one of the best places in the World to fly in a hot air balloon: it is no coincidence that some of the best Italian hot air balloon pilots live in this City and it is not uncommon to see even the world's most emblazoned pilots in training. But flying in Mondovì has a special charm because it is the only place where it is possible, with a little luck on the clearest days, to be able to observe the snow-capped Monviso on one side and the sea as far as Corsica on the other. We will thus have the opportunity to observe this beautiful corner of Piedmont from a different and original angle.

From Stresa: Lake Maggiore Cruise & Santa Caterina del Sasso

10. From Stresa: Lake Maggiore Cruise & Santa Caterina del Sasso

Explore Lake Maggiore and the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso at your own pace with a private boat service from Stresa or Baveno. Admire the beautiful scenery and visit one of the most famous site on Lake Maggiore, Hermitage of santa caterina del sasso. Admire historical villas and get stunning panoramas on a scenic cruise from Stresa before landing on Hermitage. Enjoy a scenic and relaxing sightseeing cruise from Stresa town admiring the splendid villas of stresa (Villa Pallavino, Villa Bernocchi, Villa Excelsior Niobe ).Raised on the raw rock wall, on the "wild" Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore, the hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso is reflected in its deep waters. The tour includes departure from Stresa Piazza Marconi Imbarcadero, or upon request from other neighboring towns. We will reach the monastery of Santa Caterina del Sasso and observe the natural beauty of its position, between rock and lake, which is made even more picturesque by the three buildings that the composition and by the cycles present in the chapel dedicated to Santa Caterina and in the two internal churches, the Church of Santa Maria Nuova and San Nicola.

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What people are saying about Piedmont

Wonderful 2 hour tour. We do not see the time passing, we discover superb houses and we learn a lot of things in a very natural way. Many thanks to our guide, Marina, who was fantastic! I highly recommend this activity for a discovery of Turin from a slightly different but very enriching angle.

Internet booking for this activity carried out despite bad weather. the meeting point had been changed to allow us to board in better conditions. The pilot gave us a great ride despite the waves.

Very nice round trip on Lake Maggiore to Santa Catarina. Everything about the sights was explained to us, even in German. Kudos to the boatman. It's a great experience!

Great service, punctual, nice ride to the Borromean Islands

The best experience ever.. and the pilot was soooo kind