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Northern Italy’s Culinary Treasures

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Northern Italy’s Culinary Treasures




7 days


6 nights

Group Size

12 people




Food & Drink


  • Foraging for black truffles
  • Market tours and vineyard visits
  • Hands-on pasta-making class
  • Dining at a Michelin three-star restaurant
  • Conversations with chefs and winemakers
  • Fine patisserie tours
Italy 7 days 6 nights

Taste your way through Italy’s northwest region of Piedmont, sampling sweets, sipping local wine, and foraging for truffles.

Day 1

Welcome to Turin!

Alejandro © CC BY 2.0

Day 2

Street Food & Sweet Delights

Day 3

The Joys of Langhe

Rolling vineyards of Piedmont
Rolling vineyards of Piedmont, Marina Spironetti

Day 4

Truffle Hunting & Pasta Making

Pasta making workshop
Pasta making workshop, Marina Spinoretti

Day 5

Michelin Dining

Marina Spinoretti

Day 6

Sweets, Wine & Endless Hazelnuts

Italian nougat or torrone with nuts
Italian nougat or torrone with nuts

Day 7

Arrivederci, Piedmont!

Marina Spironetti

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The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you: 

Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You’ll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $735 per person. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance.


Truffle Departure (November)

White truffles (also known as Piedmont or Alba truffles) are one of the world's most prized culinary delicacies: When shaved atop a dish, they add a pleasantly earthy layer along with their unexpectedly fresh texture. The Piedmont (Northern Italy) truffle season runs from the end of October through December when the weather cools down. This is the ideal time to hunt for the famous white truffle of the region. Join us on our November departure, where we'll not only forage for truffles but indulge in the season's culinary specialties that feature this delicate treasure.

Arrival & Departure

Our trip begins with a welcome drink on Day 1. We recommend you arrive in Turin by 3 p.m. so that you can settle into your accommodations and meet your guide and group in time for drinks and dinner.

Our trip concludes the morning of Day 7 and will include a group transfer back to Turin city center, arriving around 12noon. 

*Airport transfers are only provided if arriving & departing on the trip dates, or if pre/post arrangements have been made through Atlas Obscura. 

Activity Level

Our pace will generally be relaxed, but travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, climbing stairs, and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Travelers should be prepared to walk on both flat and uneven ground, and to roll up their sleeves and participate in several cooking workshops. Please keep in mind we’ll embark on a two-hour truffle hunt, which will entail walking in the woods on uneven, hilly, trail-less terrain.

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Trip Leader

Marina Spironetti

Marina is an experienced tour guide, journalist, and an award-winning photographer, with work appearing in newspapers and magazines across the globe. In recent years, she’s turned to travel and food photography, with images from her recent travels to Western Africa and India landing her among the winners of the last edition of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year. A native of Milan but a citizen of the world (she’s lived in London, Paris, and Buenos Aires), Marina sees her camera as a powerful tool for going beyond merely scratching the surface of a place—taking a closer look and perhaps, gaining new perspective.

Trip Leader

Andrea Azzarelli

A native of Alba, Andrea is a trained actor, natural communicator, and food aficionado with an extensive knowledge of Italian and Piedmontese food. After spending five years in London working as a head chef, he opened his own restaurant in Burkina Faso, which quickly became one of Ouagadougou’s most beloved addresses. Over the past five years, Andrea has led tours across Europe, developing immersive itineraries using cuisine as a lens through which travelers can more deeply understand a given place.

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