Monday, February 23, 2015

Turin and The Langhe in Piemonte

Turin and The Langhe in Piemonte  Food Wine and History

Turin traces its origins to the 3rd Century BC. Located along the Po River and surrounded by the Alps, this city boasts numerous art galleries, theaters, libraries, museums and palaces in the baroque, rococo and neoclassical styles.

    A Walking Tour
of Turin’s elegant streets and squares includes Palazzo Carignano and the Academy of Science, with the Egyptian Museum and the Galleria Sabauda. Piazza Castello, the heart of the city, contains the Royal Palace, San Lorenzo Church, the Royal Library, the Armory and the Royal Theater.

Nearby: Venaria Castle, one of Italy’s most visited cultural sites, the Martini Museum and Factory, and Cascina Balbiano’s private museum containing ancient wine making tools.

Food & Wine Turin is famous for its use of aromatic herbs, fish, extra virgin olive oil and no less than 69 traditional local starters. It is also known as the “capital of sweets”, including Revigliasco cherries and scrumptious chocolate.

For a Personalized tour: 

Po River Cruises
Medieval towns along the Po river and a panoramic boat trip. 
Island Hopping Stresa and the Borromee Islands, a motorboat cruise to Isola Madre, Isola Bella and the Isola dei Pescatori - Fishermen’s Island.

Turin Venues for Incentive Travel and Events
The Modern Art Foundation, the Museum of Oriental Art and state of the art Juventus Stadium

Points of Interest in the Langhe Region
Tenuta Fontanafredda

Serralunga Castle
Alba, the city of 100 towers, is home to white truffles and the Dolcetto red wine.

Serralunga Castle and Regional Winery
Barolo Wine and Corkscrew Museums, Cheese Factory
Grinzane Cavour Regional Wine Cellar and Castle
Torrone Factory

Fontanafredda  over 100 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Langhe hills.

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