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Castagnole delle Lanze: Food and Wine Guided Walking Tour

1. Castagnole delle Lanze: Food and Wine Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Castagnole delle Lanze on a guided walking tour. Sample hazelnut sweets, homemade chocolate, and a variety of wines including a Moscato and Rosato. Meet several farmers to learn about the winemaking process and the history of their centuries-old farms. Meet at Cantine Dogliotti 1870, listening closely as your guide describes the history of the surrounding medieval buildings, including the towering Panoramic Tower of Count Paolo Ballada di San Robert. Continue to Terre Bianche Farm and sample the famous Nocciola Piemonte, a hazelnut sweet.  Walk further to the Criolin Farm, where you can sample Moscato d’Asti DOCG and Barbera d’Asti DOCG. Stroll out of the city center and feast your eyes on sprawling vineyards as you approach the Azienda Agricola Piero Cane. Savor a glass of Rosato di Nebbiolo, a delicate blend of native white grapes. After a short walk on the scenic coast, stop at Tenuta San Mauro to sample more Moscato d’Asti DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG. Pause to breathe in the fresh country air before returning to the Cantine Dogliotti 1870. Enjoy a final tasting of wine, vermouth, and grappa, with a chocolate pairing.

Ostana: Monviso Guided Hiking Day Trip with Tastings

2. Ostana: Monviso Guided Hiking Day Trip with Tastings

Discover the cuisine of the Piedmont region on a guided hike through the mountains. Starting in Ostana, follow your guide along the looped trail, crossing the Re di Pietra and Monviso Mountain. Sample local produce, including baked goods, honey, and liqueur, and learn about life in the Western Alps. Start in Ostana with a visit to the Quel po di Pan bakery run by Flavio and Chiara at 1,250 meters above sea level. Sample some of their wares as you marvel at the spectacular view of Monviso, also known as Monte Viso, from the bakery. Then, set off hiking through the alpine environment. Next, arrive at Agriturismo Nostro Mizoun, where you can stop for a tasty lunch break featuring typical dishes that champion the flavors of these enchanting mountains. Discover how delicious liqueurs are produced from local herbs and learn about Pyrenean Sheepdog breeding. Then, start back towards Ostana, stopping in Frazione Sant’Antonio at the Azienda Agricola Apicoltura Volavia on the way. Discover its delicious honey and the nomadic business, which pays particular attention to mountain blooms. Taste the organic honey produced in limited quantities. Finally, return to the starting point, marveling at the beautiful mountains, especially Monviso, feeling restored by the alpine air.

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