Langhe: Barolo Winery Tour and Wine Tasting
- Duration: 1 hour
Enjoy a fantastic wine experience together with a professional sommelier in Serralunga d’Alba, 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 6 high-end Barolo wines and enjoy a plate of local food snacks. 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 6 Barolo wines, 3 of them directly from the barrel, while a professional sommelier will explain to you in-depth the particularity of those Italian excellencies. Graze on a plate...
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.
Navigating Lake Maggiore is a pleasurable-enough experience as it is. When coupled with a good bottle of Prosecco, it becomes even more unique and unforgettable. The boat you use throughout this activity is suitable for small groups of people for cocktails, or to make a romantic surprise for your partner. Larger groups can be accommodated inside of the boat, protected from the weather but at the same time offered wide views of the lake through the boat's large windows and open terrace area. Enjoy a delicious aperitif in good company as you socialize onboard your comfortable boat. During your approximately 1-hour cruise, make the most of your time to take photos and learn more about this wonderful side of Lake Maggiore.
What could be better than a relaxing lake cruise at the end of a hard day? This is your opportunity to go from Cannobio by private boat to admire the famous "Castelli di Cannero Riviera", which has been a pirates' hideout in the past. You can enjoy a delicious aperitif in good company, as you socialize onboard your comfortable boat. During the cruise, you will have plenty of time to take photos, and learn more about this wonderful side of Lake Maggiore. Your cruise will take approximately 1.5 hours, and will end once back in Cannobio. Once back at the port, you will discover many restaurants and cafès which will be available for you to choose from.
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 s...
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.
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We really enjoyed the peace and quiet and the drive. It would be very pleasant if he explained something about the surroundings, for example something about the ruins of the Pirate Castle and its renovation. There is definitely something to tell about the history of Lake Magiore. With best regards Dagmar and Erst-Jürgen
Very nice romantic positive experience since my wife was with me, too bad it lasts only an hour and a half, but I highly recommend it. Thanks
We had a romantic trip with sparkling wine and various antipasti. A good start!