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.
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Destinations in Piedmont Countryside

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Benevello is a one-road village that snakes its way through some of the most foodie-friendly countryside in Italy.
landscape of the stunning hillside of of Gavi, the famous wine village. In the background the sanctuary "Santuario della madonna della guardia" in the mist of the sunset, Piedmont, Italy.
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,
aerial view of Pollenzo, Bra, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Pollenzo and Bra
Bra and Pollenzo are charming unassuming towns in rural Piedmont, and are the whispered secrets for ardent gastronomists across the world.

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.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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