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March 17th, 2016
Five Star Food and Wine Tour of Italy

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As the concept of the ‘wine vacation’ is getting wine buffs worldwide itching to explore the world’s best vineyards, it comes as no surprise that people are flocking to Italy to develop their palate and sample some of the world’s finest wines – and the Piedmont wine region is one of the most popular places to visit.

Showcasing beautiful rolling hills, magnificent vineyards and historical villages, the Piedmont region of Italy produces some of the world’s most prestigious wines including Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti, Moscato and Dogliani.

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IL BOSCARETO

Perched atop a hill overlooking the vineyards of the Langhe region, Il Boscareto Resort and Spa defines five star luxury and features lavish silver suites that boast contemporary décor, a comfotable lounge area with two televisions and a Band & Olufsen stereo system, twin bathrooms – one featuring a shower and whirlpool bath – and large panoramic windows with spectacular views of the pastoral landscape.

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There is no doubt that when you visit Italy that you will sample some fantastic wines and the Piedmont region is home to the prestigious Barolo Wine Cellar where visitors can tour the vineyard with a knowledgeable guide ready to answer questions about the peculiarities of the varietal, the appellations and the vintages. The town of Enoteca is also a wonderful place to visit a historical wine cellar and enjoy a wine tasting.

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It’s not all about wine in Italy. The Piedmont region is also famous for its truffles and a must-do activity for visitors is truffle hunting through the majestic trees of the Barolo wine region. Accompanied by a professional truffle hunter and a company of hounds, guests can search the landscape for the prestigious truffle and then sample the fruits of their labour.

The local area also produces Nocciola Piemonte IGP, certified as the best hazelnut in the world – they’re particularly good when coated in chocolate! Visitors can also head to a local farm to try some delicious creamy cheeses or indulge in a chocolate tasting in the town of Cherasco, home to the renowned Cherasco’s Kisses.

For those looking to pick up some tips for the kitchen, take a cookery class with a professional chef and discover the secrets to creating a traditional menu.

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Cooking Lesson Piedmont Italy

There are an abundance of local taverns and Michelin starred restaurants in the area. Dine on delicious cuisine at Al Castello, a restaurant that boasts a Michelin star and serves divine food – and the stars don’t end there. The Il Bascareto Resort and Spa’s La Rei restaurant is run by two-starred Michelin Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo and serves a magnificent three course tasting menu to be enjoyed with panoramic views of the landscape.

After a long day exploring the fine wine and foods of Italy, guests can head back to the resort to unwind in the La Sovrana Spa. With views over the valleys below, guests can relax in the indoor water room which features a heated pool and whirlpool bath, or indulge in a luxurious treatment to heal your mind, body and soul. The resort also has a state of the art fitness centre with Technogym fitness equipment.

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