PRIVATE ESCAPE 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
The “bella città” as Turinese call it, escapes the radar of mass tourism and yet is a must-see Italian town.
Historical cafes – the oldest from 1763, world-famous chocolates, chic bars, luxury shopping, iconic restaurants and vast museums.
Turin is the entrance to a small paradise, the Langhe where people eat well and live well. Your journey will be plenty of elegance and taste, through the great beauty of the Langhe hills, only an hour away from the Piedmont capital.
Vineyards as far as the eye can see and small medieval villages where time seems to have stopped, among the sweet curves of the hills. The region is a dream for any amateur of gastronomy and wine, as well as curious travellers looking for unique places and preserved scenery.
The perfect match between an off of the beaten track region and the breathtaking landscapes of the Langhe to taste the Italian way of life. Especially when the trip curator is the two Michelin-starred Chef Michelangelo Mammoliti!
“There is a happiness in sitting in the Grand Café of Turin and feeling, consciously or not, that is belongs under the vaulted arcades, is protected by them”, write Chantal Thomas in her novel “Cafés de la mémoire” where she gives a vibrant homage to the city of Turin.
Michelangelo Mammoliti’s gourmet Piedmont
The two Michelin-starred young Chef invites you to discover “his” Piedmont. Because he loves his land and knows every village, vineyard and producer, he exclusively shared for Hedonist clients his favourite restaurants and secret spots, places that inspire him endlessly.
An exclusive spot, courtesy of Michelangelo Mammoliti, to taste Alba’s barbera, bussia, boscareto and Barolo wine.
A Michelin-starred dinner in Michelangelo Mammoliti’s brand-new restaurant, La Rei Natura. You will receive an extra-special attention.
The Dogliani family welcomes you in their beautiful region of La Morra to taste their most delicate wines: the nebbiolo, bussia, brunate and boscareto.
Italian style expresso
Dense cream, full-bodied taste and intense aroma. Sampling an expresso is an experience of all the senses in the temple of Lavazza.
A very olfactory afternoon in the company of the most talented Italian nose. She will guide you through creating your very own fragrance.
A high point of your trip in the Langhe, land of the white and black truffle. Go treasure-hunting with your “trifulau” and their dog.
In a medieval castle, you will discover all the secrets of Piedmont cuisine in an immersive cooking class.
Taste the ganache, the exquisite “cremino” caramel or coffee: works of gourmet smithery created by the Vatican’s very own chocolatier.
Giving its name to the famous wine, Barolo is a village where you can visit the Wine Museum with your guide.
Architect designed apartment
When visiting Casa Molino, you will enter the esoteric universe of this architectural genius from the 60s. You can spend hours decoding the signs and enigmas of this exquisite place.
DAY1 : TURIN
. Next stop, the Lingotto, an old FIAT factory turned into foodie temple: Eataly. L'Hedonist offers you an Eataly card for a value of 50€ per person
. Discovery of Turin’s historical center with your guide
. Chocolate workshop by the Vatican’s very own chocolate maker!
DAY 2 : TURIN - LANGHE
. Visit at your own pace of the Museo Castello di Rivoli, the spot for contemporary art
. Journey to Bra and lunch in a small bistro with a cheese-tasting by Chef Mammoliti’s selected cheesemaker
. Private wine-tasting in a traditional cellar in Boscatero
DAY 3 : BAROLO
. Meet your guide at the hotel. He will be with you all day through the Barolo region
. Visit of Grinzane Cavour castle and Diano d’Alba’s village
. Discovery of the small town of Barolo and its futuristic Wine Museum (WiMu)
. Private wine-tasting session of Barolo wines in a estate chosen by Michelangelo Mammoli
. Dinner at La Rei Natura the new restaurant of Chef Michelangelo Mammoliti (drinks to be paid locally)
DAY 4 : BARBARESCO
. Free visit of Alba, capital city of the white truffle
. Private truffle-hunting session with your “trifulau” and their dog
. Light lunch at Barbaresco (drinks to be paid locally)
. Road to the small Spa town of Agliano Terme through the villages of Neive and Treiso
DAY 5 : MONTFERRATO
. Free visit of Asti, the small regional capital, with its paved streets and wall towers
. Cooking class in an exceptional 11th century castle nestled in the heart of the Monferrato region, followed by dinner
DAY 6 : ROYAL TURIN
. Private visit of La Venaria Reale, a royal palace on the Unesco World Heritage list
. Lunch on site (drinks to be paid locally)
. Exclusive moment with one of the most talented perfume maker in Italy, for a very private workshop
DAY 7 : TASTE OF TURIN
. Private visit of Museo Lavazza and tasting session
. Exceptional visit of Casa Mollino, the house of the famous architect
. For aperitif, enjoy Vermouth in a historical café
. Farewell dinner in a secret palazzo (drinks to be paid locally)
DAY 8 : TURIN
. Time at leisure until departure
Clients are advised to drink responsibly