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Piedmont Countryside Holidays

The Piedmont Countryside is north-western Italy’s answer to Tuscany – expect sweeping vistas filled with green-gold vineyards and castle-crowned medieval towns.

Gavi village is the gateway to some of the finest wines in Piedmont, including the Cortese di Gavi – a DOCG dry white. The town of Pollenzo takes wine even more seriously. It was built on viticulture (AKA the science of winemaking), and comes with a 19th-century University of Gastronomic Sciences and a Wine Bank.

Elsewhere, the Michelin Guide has given some of the smaller hamlets a nod: Benevello, for instance, where you can stay in a 19th-century farmhouse­. Serralunga d’Alba is primed for foodie adventuring, too, thanks to its spot between Alba (for white truffles), Barolo (for red wine) and Bra (the Slow Food movement’s HQ).

You don’t have to stick to one place, either. The rolling region of Piedmont lends itself to walking and cycling tours that bounce from vineyard to village to hotel and back again. We recommend our self-guided Gastronomic Barolo Cycling Holiday.
Destinations in Piedmont Countryside
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Benevello
Benevello is a one-road village that snakes its way through some of the most foodie-friendly countryside in Italy.
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Gavi
Tucked away in the southern part of the region among dramatic mountains, Gavi is perfect wine country and close to the Italian port city of Genoa,
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Serralunga d'Alba
Serralunga d’Alba sits in the foodie-friendly triangle between Alba, Bra and Barolo.
Handpicked Hotels in Piedmont Countryside
Discover the real Piedmont Countryside while staying in one of our carefully selected hotels
Flight Information

To visit Piedmont, we recommend flying to Turin or Milan. Direct flights to Turin-Caselle airport (TRN) are available from Bristol, Leeds, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Direct flights to Milan Malpensa (MXP) are available from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester and take approximately 2 hours. Direct flights to Milan Bergamo (BGY) are available from London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, East Midlands and Belfast and take approximately 2 hours.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.

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