Autumn in Northern Italy Farm Tour
Truffle - Piedmont Cattle - Winery - Mountains
You might have been to Italy, but have you seen the spectacular Autumn colors? Learn about the rare truffles and dogs trained to hunt them, visit a winery with a magnificent setting and excellent wines, visit a beef farm and learn about the revived Piedmontese breed that has become a revered delicacy throughout Europe visit a chocolate factory and learn about the production from the raw cocoa beans, tour a ham factory and a cheese factory. Enjoy the foothills of the Alps, Milan, Torino and a one day trip to Venice.
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Oct 14-23, 2019
Autumn Northern Italy Farm Tour Itinerary
Depart JFK direct flight to Milan (8 hours). Trump Tours is happy to help with your add on air. Milan is 7 hours ahead of Central Standard Time. Meals: Meals on flight
Arrival Milan, Italy. Upon arrival, clear customs and meet the local driver and guide who will be with the group the entire stay. Transfer to hotel for checkin (Early check in guaranteed if flight arrives early.). In the late afternoon, enjoy a short city tour of Milan. Milan is universally recognized as the economic capital of Italy but also known for its outstanding architecture and fashion industry. The stock exchange has been housed in the city since 1808. On the city tour, see important landmarks and plenty of time on the main plaza to discover the Victorian covered shopping galleries and the icity’s most eye-catching landmark the gothic Duomo. Welcome dinner. Best Western Hotel or similar Meals: Meals on plane, Dinner
Breakfast and depart into the Piedmont countryside. First stop of the day at a Italian Mediterranean Buffalo farm. Learn about raising the water buffalo and their importance in mozzarella cheese production. It is thought that the buffalo was introduced in Roman times and it is a recognized breed since 2000. Sample the fresh cheese and discover the taste of “real” buffalo mozzarella. Continue into the rolling mountains to a winery for lunch. Learn about the production of their region specific wines such as Barolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Moscato and Nebbiolo. Continue to Alba where we will check in for two nights. Dinner on own. Hotel Calissano or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, depart into the Piedmont mountains to a small village where we will arrive at a well known culinary school and participate in a cooking lesson. Lunch will feature our specialties. We will work off our lunch on a light hike through the hills learning about the art of truffle hunting. The Alba region is known for its white truffles or perhaps we should call them Earth’s gold as some of them can bring over $3,000 per pound! No wonder the hunter’s display their finds in glass jewelry cases to be sold to cooks and individuals. A truffle is a tuber and they are usually hunted using scent sniffing dogs who locate the underground treasures. We will learn all there is to know about the truffle and also sample different types. Return to hotel. Dinner on own. Hotel Calissano or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast and then depart direction Torino. Our first visit will be to La Granda, an association promoting the Piedmont cattle breed. This story is a fantastic example of rejuvenation of an almost extinct breed to creating a specialty market for its meat and other products. The domestic breed is known for its double muscling resulting in higher lean-to-fat ratio and less marbling. Visit a Piedmont cattle farm. Afterwards, visit La Granda butchery and processing to see the full circle and also enjoy lunch at their unique grocery store / restaurant. A fantastic example of value added production. Continue to visit the Domori famous chocolate factory. See production from cocoa bean to final products and of course the chance to buy the delicious chocolate to take home or devour on site! Continue to Torino. Dinner on own. NH Collection Torino or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast. Option 1: Visit Royal Palace Torino, a magnificent palace of the House of Savoy built in the 1600s. Free time for shopping and exploring the city. Option 2: Visit National Automobile Museum. ar Lunch on own. Around 2pm, we will depart towards Cremona. En route stop at a ham factory to learn about the exquisite hams and sausages produced in that region and of course enjoy samples. Continue to Cremona. Dinner at or near hotel. Hotel Continental or similar Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast, travel to Venice. Tour Venice, a former trading powerhouse of Europe. See St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica and Doge’s Palace. There is no other city like this unique and fascinating city. Roam the beautiful alleys of Venice and enjoy lunch on own and espresso at one of the cafes. End with a gondola ride through the quaint riverways and ancient buildings and bridges. Return to Cremona for dinner on own and overnight. Hotel Continental or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, transfer to Ca de Stafani, a cheese factory specializing in the production of Grana Padano and Provolone cheeses. The sheer volume of production is impressive. Afterwards, visit a 160 head Holstein dairy farm Lunch included. Return to Cremona for a free afternoon. Hotel Continental or similar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, head to Bergamo at the foothills of the Alps. We will travel up the mountain to the Old City Bergamo by funicular. Enjoy the views, medieval atmosphere, cobblestoned alleyways, exquisite courtyards enchanting piazzas and quaint cafes. Continue to Milan. Farewell dinner. Best Western Hotel or similar Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Transfer to airport for flight home. Arrive JFK (9 hours) on same day. Trump Tours is happy to assist with your add on air. Meals: Breakfast, Meals on plane
8 nights in superior tourist class accommodations.
16 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Roundtrip airfare from JFK - add on airfare available, please call.
Transportation provided in air-conditioned minicoach.
Sightseeing/technical visits as outlined in itinerary.
Services of full time professional tour manager with agricultural background.
All taxes and fees.
Museum entrances, tour manager and driver tips, passport fees, public transportation, personal items, beverages at meals, travel insurance.
$4,950 per person, based on double occupancy.
Add $525 to guarantee single room.
Oct 14-23, 2019
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