Piedmont + Lake Como

OCTOBER 7 - 15, 2017

8 nights

Le Langhe + Roero In Piedmont

Nights 1 -4

Piedmont is fast becoming our favorite destination in Italy, and that's saying something. Why, you ask? Welcoming people, extraordinary wines, vistas of vineyards sweeping up hillsides, amazing foods rich with the area's heritage dairy products and so much more. Oh, and did I mention the white truffles?



  • Accommodations at Castello Guarene (a former feudal lord's estate) turned 5-Star resort and spa, welcome reception on their vast terrazzo
  • A private cooking lesson with chef Davide Odore
  • Hunt truffles with Jolie, the ace truffle hunting mutt, followed by a pasta lunch prepared with the spoils of our labor
  • Taste local wines and food products, meet with the producers
  • We'll tour Marchese di Barolo's private cellars and enjoy a private truffle dinner and wine tasting
  • Walks through the hilltop towns of La Morra, Barolo, stumbling across markets, antiques and crafts


  • Accommodations at our own private lakeside villa, with a motor launch at our disposal
  • A ferry ride, stroll and dinner in Varenna, arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world
  • A day in Bellagio, filled with pastel villas and cobblestone streets
  • Campari Spritzes at sunset overlooking the lake
  • A tour of the lake in a vintage Chris Craft speedboat
  • In Varenna, a cooking lesson and lunch with the chef/owners of a family restaurant

lake como

Nights 5 - 7 

  • Details to come

ONE Final NighT In Milan

Night 8

  • Guided personally by Linda and Jonathan
  • All hotel accommodations as per the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, dinners, and some lunches as noted in the itinerary
  • All wine at dinners
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing as described in itinerary including entrance fees and services of professional local guides
  • Lifelong memories, endless photo ops

what's included:

  • International air travel
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Personal items and alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities to your guides, drivers, porters and hotel service
  • Anything ordinary, boring or run of the mill

what's not included:


Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy. This trip is limited to 10 people.



Dates:  September 21 - October 1, 2016

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