Sicily + Piedmont

Interested in Experiencing the best of Italy? Book-end it with our custom Itinerary that includes Palermo and the West Coast of Sicily, and Barolo, Turin and the best of Piedmont.


8 nights

Western Sicily

Nights 1 - 4

Western Sicily, and its capital, Palermo, are the living expression of over 3,000 years of occupying invaders. The remnant passive chaos of multiple cultures is evident on every street corner: in the art and architecture, in the food, and in the living ruins that surround us.



  • Accommodations at a working baglio (walled country estate) in Trapani, featuring award-winning wines
  • A private cooking lesson with the baglio's local chefs
  • A visit to the storied mountaintop village of Erice
  • A morning at the Trapani Salt Flats, in production for over 2,000 years
  • An all-day cooking extravaganza with a Duchess at her waterfront home
  • A sumptuous dinner and a tour of the Duchess' palazzo
  • A guided tour of Palermo, including some of the world's finest food markets

Le Langhe + Roero

Nights 5 - 8


We'll bookend Italy with a journey north to Piedmont. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Piedmont is the seat of the Italian unification movement, a former coveted prize for Austro-Hungarian and French forces, and now a prize destination for its world-class wines, cheeses, chocolates and, of course, truffles.


  • Enjoy a night in Turin, the sophisticated cultural capital of Italy
  • Dinner at Circolo dei Lettori, a private Literary Club cum fabulous restaurant
  • Accommodations at Castello Guarene (a former feudal lord's estate) turned 5-Star resort and spa
  • A private cooking lesson with the Castello's chef, Davide Odore
  • Hunt truffles with Jolie, the truffle hunting mutt
  • Taste local wines and food products, meet with the producers
  • We'll tour Machese di Barolo's private cellars and enjoy a private truffle dinner and wine tasting

What's Included:

  • Guided personally by Linda and Jonathan
  • All hotel accommodations as per the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary -- all breakfasts, dinners, and some lunches
  • All wines with meals
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Air travel between Palermo and Turin
  • Sightseeing as described in itinerary including entrance fees and services of professional local guides
  • Welcome aperitivi in Turin
  • All white truffle supplements
  • Lifelong memories, endless photo ops

  • International air travel
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Personal items and alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise noted)
  • Gratuities to your guides, drivers, porters and hotel service
  • Anything boring, ordinary or forgettable

WHAT's not included:


Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy.


Dates:  October 3 - 11, 2015

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