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Piedmont Alba Truffle Festival and Barolo Itinerary

October 26, 2014


Alba Truffle Festival Heading

Wanna Play Hooky?

Let’s Get Out of Town and go to the famous Alba Truffle Festival and taste wine in Barolo!

Organized by Valerie Lugonja: Valerie@acanadianfoodie.com

Tour is on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014

Payment required by October 10 2014

100 Euro per person, or 147 Canadian dollars; vat and tip included in this amount

Pick up 9 am Turin: specific location yet to be determined

Drop off 7:30 pm Turin at designated restaurant for dinner together, transportation back individual responsibility; or drop off at pick up location, if preferred

Price for Piedmont Alba Truffle Festival and Barolo Itinerary includes:

  • transportation,
  • English speaking driver, VAT and 15% tip
  • wine tasting in Bra, admission to the Unesco Heritage site
  • itinerary (below)

There is no official guide; we will tour together

Other costs to consider:

  • Lunch: Approximately 35 Euros for 3 course set menu, includes tip and tax
  • Dinner: Approximately 40 Euros for 3 course set menu, includes tip and tax
  • Incidentals: torrone factory purchases, coffee, snacks, shopping (wine, truffles, specialty foods etc.)

Note: Reservations will be made for lunch and dinner, so if you are opting out, I will need to know when you pay for this trip; Meals and all incidental expenses will be the personal responsibility of each participant.

Number of Participants

Need 7 people for this to be “a go”; three spaces are booked so need 4 more people. First paid, first reserved.

Cost Breakdown Per Person:

  • Car for 10.5 hours with driver plus VAT and 15% tip = 110 Canadian
  • Heritage Site Entry and Headphones = 11.50 Canadian
  • Bra Wine Tasting = 25 Canadian

TOTAL 147 Canadian Dollars Each

Can double the size of the trip, price will be a bit cheaper if that happens, so will refund on site if the response is such that the size is doubled.

Payment for the Piedmont Alba Truffle Festival and Barolo Itinerary

Payment needed immediately upon confirmation. First to pay have space reserved for this trip.

NO REFUNDS: if less than 6 people pay, and there is no trip, each person will be refunded in full. You can transfer your space in this tour by selling it independently to another person but must send me their name and contact information.

To register and save your seat on this tour, send an etransfer to: Valerie@acanadianfoodie.com for 147 Canadian Dollars titled Piedmont Truffle Barolo Tour, Sunday, October 26 to secure your place in this trip with an email to the same address to include the following:

  • full name
  • cell phone, email and Turino contact information (send it when you get it)
  • lunch reservation with group in recommended restaurant on itinerary? Yes or no?
  • dinner reservation with group in recommended restaurant on itinerary? Yes or no?

I will notify you of exact pick up location; possibly each of your hotels, once information is collected from all participants.

Piedmont Alba Truffle Festival and Barolo Itinerary SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014

9 am pick up Torino TBD

10 am Alba Truffle Market: self guided walking/shopping tour of the truffle market; make sure to have a snack and coffee enroute

12:00 pm meet up to continue via car; be on time

12:15 am Torrone Factory: Piano Gallo 48, Grinzane Cavour (www.sebaste.it); high quality Torrone for a good price; stop to shop for those who like torrone – a fast 15 minutes enroute dependent upon time (in other words, if we leave late, we miss it)

12:30 pm Enoteca Regionale Piemontese located in an historic castle with a breath taking view (www.castellogrinzane.com); this is a Unesco World Heritage Site with specialty regional foods and very special wines at the Enoteca (entry and headset reserved and included in tour price) castellogrinzane.com

Museum Tour, approx.. 30 minutes; 30 minutes for browsing and buying at the Enoteca

1:30 pm meet up to continue via car; be on time

1:45 pm enroute to La Morra, for lunch: a pretty little village; More e macine for lunch, via xx Septembre 18 (name of the restaurant)

3:15 pm meet up to continue via car; be on time

3:30 pm Barolo, a very small but beautiful town for wine tasting/buying; tasting/buying will be self guided here as there are many little shops that offer similar experiences and prices

4:30 pm meet up to continue via car; be on time

5:00 pm Bra, home of the Slow Food Academie for another wine tasting at Banca del Vino (http://www.bancadelvino.it); usually there is guided tour and tasting, but due to Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto happening at this time, the tour will be self guided and a small tasting is included in tour price

6:00 pm meet up to continue via car; be on time

Return to Torino by 7:30 pm for dinner reservation at La Badessa in piazza Carlo Emanuele (optional http://www.labadessa.net); this will be one final drop off point, or you may be dropped at the same place picked up from in the am, yet to be determined.

3.5 hours in the car throughout the day; 10.5 hours of tour time out of the car estimated until dinner at 7:30pm

NOTE: All insurances and liabilities on this tour are the soul responsibility of each participant. This tour has been organized by me without any personal advantage or profit. I am paying my own portion, as each of you are. We will be attending as Slow Food members celebrating the food of the region, together.



October 26, 2014
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