Piedmont weekend

Piedmont Weekend: a weekend to enjoy Food & Wine

from €205 per person

Food and wine weekend – 5 different themed formulas to discover the area and its top products

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Weekend Piedmont, in the Langhe

A weekend to discover the food and wine of the Langhe!

It is always the right season for a Piedmont weekend getaway to indulge in relaxation, good food, and the extraordinary wines that characterize this area. 3 or 2 days to get to know the Langhe and Roero better by living unique and authentic experiences with local people

Be enchanted by the Langhe and its products, and follow our directions: we will help you choose where to sleep and where to taste. Don’t forget your camera!

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The organization of the Piedmont Weekend and its timetable will be defined at the time of booking after you have told us the expected time of arrival and departure and we have checked the availability of the experiences.

SlowDays offers all tours and packages on demand, without a fixed date, and exclusively for your ‘group.’

The tour we describe is necessarily indicative of the experiences you will have. In the quotation phase, with the dates and number of participants, I can tell you about your tour in more detail. Just so you know, the addresses and names of the facilities will only be communicated after confirmation.

If you like our proposal, please ask us for availability for the best date and the number of participants. We will confirm everything within a few hours!

FORMULA

Weekend One Night: Hazelnuts

Formula A - 210€ per person

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Hazelnuts and wine: Discovering the most popular Langhe products on a Piedmont food and wine weekend.

  • One night in a farmhouse in the hills or a B&B in the center of Alba on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • Visit a winery in the Barolo area with rich tasting on the day of arrival around lunchtime.
  • Dinner in a typical tavern (wines not included)
  • Visit and taste in a workshop producing hazelnuts and hazelnut products. Tasting that also includes typical cheeses.

A weekend in Piedmont, two days and one night. Wines and Hazelnuts, what to expect?

  • The welcome and the spectacle of the Langhe, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
  • A family-run agriturismo where good wine and good food at dinner will welcome you. The rooms are cozy and well-furnished. The breakfast is varied and plentiful.
  • A visit with a tasting of the excellent wines of the Langhe. We thought of the Barolo area. Wines from the heart, made with the love of families dedicated to their passion, will let you taste their product.
  • Hazelnut tasting: another product now emblematic of the Langhe. The round and gentle, roasted, in cream and grain form. You will be surprised at its goodness.

As you may have guessed, this is a delicious and flavorful weekend with time for a few photos, a walk, and some shopping to bring the taste of the Langhe home with you.

Along with our Tours, we also send our Barolo Guide, so you won’t miss the most important details!

Weekend in Piedmont with two overnight stays: Truffle

Formula B - 320€ per person

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The most beautiful hunt there is Truffle hunting. A weekend between wine and nature.

  • Two nights in a farmhouse in the hills or a B&B in the center of Alba on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • Dinner at the farmhouse or in the surrounding area (dinner with tasting menu – wines excluded)
  • Visit a winery in the Barolo area with a paired cheese board
  • Truffle search and tasting snack

Discover the Langhe with this two-day Wine and Truffles tour to learn about this extraordinary region’s rich food, wine, and beautiful landscapes.

  • Two nights in a cozy farmhouse in the hills (depending on availability, could be substituted for B&B in downtown Alba) with a hearty breakfast included.
  • A complete Piedmontese dinner, wines not included, to savor this region’s rich and tasty specialties.
  • You can explore the world of wine with a guided tour of a winery in the Barolo area—a cutting board to accompany Barolo wine (King of wines and wine of kings!).
  • The highlight of this tour will be truffle hunting, a famous experience in the Langhe. An expert trifolau and his faithful dog will take you in search of the precious treasure. After this exciting experience, a tasting snack awaits you.

This tour is a journey through taste and smell; it will be a unique opportunity to savor the delights of the Langhe and create lasting memories. A culinary and scenic experience that will leave you spellbound by the beauty of this region.

Cheese: Piedmont Weekend with an overnight stay

Formula C - 205€ per person

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Cheese! You are on a Weekend in Piedmont, Langhe

  • Wine tasting at a renowned winery in the Barolo area, including Barolo. Accompanying chopping board
  • Dinner in an osteria in the alleys of downtown Alba. Wines not included
  • Overnight stay in a B&B in the hills around Alba
  • Visit to a goat farm, rich tasting of Piedmontese cheeses

Exploring wine and cheese delights. Two intense days of experiences. What have we thought of for you?

  • Wine tasting at a renowned winery in the Barolo area is an authentic experience for wine lovers. Tour of the winery included—assorted chopping boards to accompany the notes of the wines.
  • Dinner in an osteria in the alleys of downtown Alba, where you will enjoy traditional Piedmontese dishes (wines not included).
  • One night in a cozy B&B in the hills surrounding Alba, breakfast included
  • Visit and taste to discover the peasant world: goat rearing. Here, you will understand many exciting facts about the world of these tender animals and taste artisanal cheeses of unique quality and flavor.

It is a tasty weekend you will remember for the flavors and colors.

Weekend with an overnight stay: Barolo vs. Barbaresco

Formula D - 265€ per person

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The Piedmont – Langhe – Barolo vs. Barbaresco weekend formula with dinner includes:

  • Overnight stay in a superior double room with breakfast for one night
  • Visit with winery tasting in the Barbaresco area.
  • Entrance and glass on the Tower of Barbaresco
  • Full dinner, house wines included
  • Visit and taste at the winery, Barolo area, with an accompanying cutting board
  • Entrance to the Wine Museum, Barolo

We have designed a challenge for you on this tour: Barolo vs. Barbaresco. You will tell me which one is your favorite.

  • Wine tasting at a renowned winery in the Barolo area is an authentic experience for wine lovers. Tour of the winery included—assorted chopping boards to accompany the notes of the wines.
  • Entrance to the Wine Museum. You will be amazed at the layout of this museum, where rural wisdom is presented through the best technological installations
  • .A night in a cozy farmhouse, well-stocked rooms, and a warm, family environment. An excellent breakfast will give you a good morning.
    Dinner in the farmhouse. The owners’ wine production can accompany your Piedmontese dishes from the full menu.
  • On a farm established in 1919, 9 hectares of land with excellent exposure. Barbera, Dolcetto, a few whites and rosés, and the other King of red wines, Barbaresco. A tasting to experience a whole journey of flavor and aromas.
  • Entrance to the Tower of Barbaresco. To get a fantastic glimpse of this part of the Langhe.

A weekend dedicated to good wine, a common thread in the Langhe of Barolo and Barbaresco.

Weekend with an overnight stay: Alba Food Tour

Formula E - 205€ per person

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Langhe food and wine weekend – A mouthwatering food tour through the streets of Alba:

  • Overnight stay in double room with breakfast, for one night, b&b in Alba
  • Food Tour map to follow with Google Maps.
  • 4 or 5 food and wine stops (appetizer, truffle tasting, first course, dessert)
  • Visit and taste a scenic winery in the Barolo area

Get to know Alba stage by stage, with mouthwatering tastings accompanied by a glass of wine. The Tour is designed for Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday. What to expect.

  • One or two stops for appetizers (depends on the time of year and day of the week!), an accompanying glass of wine
  • One stop of samplings of truffle products
  • A first course (usually the famous “agnolotti del plin”) with an accompanying glass of wine
  • Dessert in the square
  • A night in a B&B with breakfast in the center of Alba.
  • The next day, a tasting of the famous Barolo in a beautiful winery in the area. Transfer to the winery by car.

A weekend, you’ll stroll around Alba, browsing the main street and starting and ending with the town’s two iconic squares!

Not included in the Tour

  • Transfer: the tour is intended to be self-guided with your own car

Where to spend a Weekend in Pimonte? Alba, capital of the Langhe and a food and wine weekend

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So… how about a lovely weekend in Piedmont to admire the Langhe and enjoy the excellent food of this area? Have we convinced you?

Since these hills have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area’s fame has exploded, so much so that it has attracted tourists from all over the world and, to this day, it is considered one of Italy’s excellences for tourism.

It is a place where you can search for small wineries or visit the trendiest ones, enjoy great food in typical restaurants or modern taverns, and visit small villages, castles, and museums. Nothing is missing!

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When to visit the Langhe?

In October and November, there is the grape harvest, the fall foliage, the truffle fair, fantastic views, but … it is also the most popular time, very crowded, and prices soar.
It is always full of establishments, restaurants, and even wineries, and you have to book well in advance, especially on weekends.

Winter is quieter, and the snow-covered vineyards are charming and almost magical, perfect for a romantic Piedmont weekend.

Perhaps we prefer spring or summer; the weather is perfect for discovering this area with treks in nature, and why not … even on a lovely Vespa.

Weekend Piedmont, a weekend of food and wine!

I vigneti del Roero, vista da Guarene

Barbaresco or Barolo? Anyway, it’s food and wine weekend, Langhe

I am often asked…but do you prefer Barolo or Barbaresco wine?

They are both excellent wines; it is tough to choose.

Barolo is a majestic, austere, structured wine with floral and ripe red fruit notes on the palate, with firm tannins and aromas always reminiscent of underbrush, tobacco, leather, and white pepper.

A full-bodied and structured wine like Barolo can express itself differently depending on the grape varieties from which it originates. It can be more or less robust/elegant depending on the commune from which it comes.

On the other hand, its cousin Barbaresco is more delicate and refined; on the palate, we can feel red fruit notes and floral notes reminiscent of rose, cherry, leather, and white pepper.

But it is still not a light wine; the character is strong, and its delicacy refers to the floral notes and fewer tannins than King Barolo.

Have I convinced you to try a lovely weekend in the Langhe? A food and wine weekend or a Piedmont wine-tasting weekend to savor everything about this great area!

Who is the Barbaresco tasting aimed at?

The characteristics of Barbaresco are a structured wine, the characteristic color of a nice full, ripe red, intense and pleasant to the nose. The intensity of its flavor and aroma does not reach the levels of Barolo, but, in some ways, makes it an even more pleasant and “easy” wine to enjoy. It appeals to a more coveted audience of wine lovers. Both those whose palates are already accustomed to important tastes and those who prefer less full-bodied and intense wines. They will tell you that you will taste rose and violet-like aromas and then wild strawberries and cherries in the flavor. It’s worth trying!

Where to taste Barbaresco?

Barbaresco releases olfactory and taste sensations, but it will also fill your eyes with many other trends in the production cellars. Barbaresco cellars are also beautiful to visit. The producers will let you taste their best Barbaresco, and you will be enchanted!

How many Barbaresco producers are there?

The Barbaresco production area is not very large. The area around Alba includes four municipalities, Barbaresco, Neive, Treiso, and San Rocco, and about 700 hectares of Nebbiolo. Producers fall into two categories: those who give their production (in part or whole) to the Cantina dei Produttori di Barbaresco and those who sell directly. There are over 100 producers, and they characterize their products according to CRUs. They are called crù, the appellations based on the vineyard and location.

What are the production areas of Barolo?

We find the first Barolo appellation since the mid-19th century. And it is precisely in Barolo that we see it. We are in Piedmont, province of Cuneo. The DOCG is given to the production of the following communes: Barolo, La Morra, Monforte, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto, Novello, Grinzane Cavour, Verduno, Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi. For some communes, however, not all vineyards are accepted as Barolo. Your weekend in Barolo and Barbaresco will let you discover many enchanting corners!

What are the similarities between Barolo and Barbaresco?

Sono due DOCG piemontesi. Definiti nello stesso anno, il 1980. Sono due bei vini rossi. Sono entrambi derivati, al 100%, da uve Nebbiolo. Sono coltivati entrambi in una zona molto vicina, nel basso Piemonte, nelle Langhe.

What are the differences between Barolo and Barbaresco?

First of all, the soil that hosts them. Barolo is found in limestone and tuff with many minerals in the subsoil, which are then felt overbearingly in the glass. Barbaresco lives and thrives among sandier soils, and so here is a wine that is full and firm but more velvety, soft, pleasant, and elegant.

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We spent a weekend excellently organized by Claudia dedicated to good wine and good food. Familiarity, friendliness, passion and professionalism found in every place recommended by Claudia. Wonderful experience
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22/11/2023
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Santo Postorino
22/11/2023
5 star ratingExcellent tour of the Langhe. Claudia from Slowdays organised a week in Piemonte for my wife and myself during the truffle festival. She was most responsive to all our email requests and our various changes. We spent 2 months in Italy but Claudia helped make Piemonte a destination we will return to. A highlight was the truffle hunt with Charlie and his dog. It was an awesome morning trekking the hazelnut trees to watch him dig for truffles, a most engaging fellow. Claudia also organised all our accommodation, restaurants and drivers and everything went without a hitch. Our driver and guide for 2 days Gabrielle and he was absolutely amazing. We visited several wineries chosen by Claudia in the Barolo and Barbareso and they were the most passionate wine makers in most places that I've encountered. The lunches were great and because we most wineries and lunches were just the 2 of us. I cannot recommend Slowdays enough. It was organised exactly as we wanted it, tailored absolutely to us. Claudia also changed a departure time for us at short notice on a Sunday and that is service that you rarely receive any where. In conclusion, if you want a private guided tour from singles to groups of family or friends then this is the company to use. Claudia really did amaze me.
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EdsterAustralia
14/11/2023
Wedding Anniversary in Alba Claudia went out of her way to organize the ebike tour for my husband and I even though she was "closed" for logistics matters. It was a fantastic and breath taking experience cycling through the rolling hills of Langhe through La Morra and Barolo. The biking guide was friendly, attentive and made sure that we were "safe" every bit of the way. We also signed up for the truffle hunting tour. The truffle hunter was so passionate about his work. His dog Gigio even found a white and black truffle for us that day. Thanks to Claudia and her team, my husband and I enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
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18/11/2022

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Partecipanti

Min 2 pax

Typology

Wine & Food

How long

2 or 3 days

WEEK_VINO

Formula A, Formula B, Formula C, Formula D, Formula E

Tour Reviews

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Italian
21/02/2022

Oggi si è concluso il nostro percorso e vogliamo ringraziare Slowdays per l’impeccabile professionalità, organizzazione e cortesia che abbiamo riscontrato sia nell’organizzatrice sia in tutte le persone che grazie a lei abbiamo conosciuto, legate da un forte amore per il territorio delle langhe. personalmente non ero mai andato oltre l’astigiano e adesso, avendo conosciuto lo splendido territorio di langhe e roero me ne sono innamorato. quindi grazie davvero per tutto.
è stato un piacere e, sicuramente, ci vedremo per altre iniziative.
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Claudia SlowDays
Italian
21/02/2022

Grazie di cuore Vincenzo! Che belle parole!
Mi aiuteranno ad iniziare la stagione turistica nel migliore dei modi, sempre a caccia di novità e di realtà radicate nel nostro meraviglioso territorio.
Alla prossima!

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Italian
04/03/2021

Weekend che io e il mio ragazzo non dimenticheremo facilmente! Abbiamo scoperto le Langhe e siamo rimasti molto colpiti soprattutto dal cibo e dal vino che abbiamo assaggiato in questi giorni in diverse cantine che ci ha suggerito Claudia…speriamo di tornare presto

Claudia SlowDays
Italian
21/02/2022

Grazie infinite Sofia…e se per caso doveste dimenticare, noi siamo qui per rinfrescare la memoria!

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