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Unique Italian cookery experiences

Enjoy an 8 day cookery and culinary vacation with luxury accommodation at a 17th century private castle, nestling in the tranquil hills of the Monferrato region of Piedmont.

You will receive 4 x 3.5 hour cookery lessons from local Italian chefs.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day is included and prepared in our kitchen. Wines, mineral water, soft drinks etc are included and you will, on three occasions, be taken to local restaurants.

You will experience escorted culinary and wine tasting tours, including a visit to the local food market and to several wine and food producers.

A whole day excursion to Portofino, weather and season permitting, including lunch in the famous harbour of this beautiful fishing village is part of your vacation.

The 12m x 6m swimming pool is available for guests to relax, swim, sunbathe.

Duration

8 days

Voucher

Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast - Continental breakfast
    • Light refreshments
    • Dinner - 4-course dinner
    • Lunch - 3-course lunch
    • Driver/guide for excursions
    • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
    • Local taxes
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    What's excluded :
    • Flights
    • Tips and gratuities

  • Day 1: Transfer from Malpensa International Airport

    Stop At: 15020 Montalero, Province of Alessandria, Italy
    Welcome drinks at Castello di Montalero

    Free-time to relax, sunbathe, swim, walk.....

    Aperitivi followed by dinner.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Vignale Monferrato

    Stop At: Vignale Monferrato, Vignale Monferrato, Province of Alessandria, Piedmont
    Leisurely breakfast.

    Excursion to leading wine producer, Mauro Gaudio, in Vignale Monferrato.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Castello

    Stop At: 15020 Montalero, Province of Alessandria, Italy
    Leisurely breakfast

    Cookery course - 9.00am until 12.30pm.

    Lunch of the day's course theme.

    Afternoon break, sunbathe, swim, relax.

    Visit to local salami and lardo producer.

    Visit to local wine producer.

    Return to castello for aperitivi and dinner.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Portofino

    Stop At: Portofino, Portofino, Italian Riviera, Liguria
    Early breakfast.

    Portofino excursion.

    Lunch at Portofino.

    Return to castello for aperitivi and dinner.



    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Casale Monferrato

    Stop At: Casale Monferrato, Casale Monferrato, Province of Alessandria, Piedmont
    Leisurely breakfast.

    Visit to Casale Monferrato food market and some nearby architectural treasures.

    Return to castello for lunch.

    Cookery course - 2.30am until 6.00pm.

    Late afternoon break, sunbathe, swim, relax.

    Dinner of the day's course theme and aperitivi at the castello.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Braida-Marchesi Incisa della Rochetta

    Stop At: Braida, Via Roma 94, 14030 Rocchetta Tanaro Italy
    Leisurely breakfast.

    Cookery course - 9.00am until 12.30pm.

    Lunch of the day's course theme.

    Truffle hunting (For vacations after 15th September).

    Wine tasting at the world famous 'Braida' cantina of the Bologna family. (Prior to 15th September).



    Stop At: Castello dei Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta, Via Vittorio Veneto, 16, 14030 Rocchetta Tanaro AT, Italy
    Wine tasting at Marchesi Incisa della Rochetta. (Prior to 15th September).

    Dinner at local restaurant.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Montalero-Mazztti D'Altavilla-Olivola

    Stop At: 15020 Montalero, Province of Alessandria, Italy
    Leisurely breakfast.
    Cookery course - 9.00am until 12.30pm.
    Lunch of the day's course theme.
    Visit to local goat cheese producer.


    Stop At: Mazzetti D’Altavilla Srl, Viale Unita D_Italia 2, 15041 Altavilla Monferrato Italy
    Visit to Mazzetti Grappa Distillery.

    Stop At: Olivola, Olivola, Province of Alessandria, Piedmont
    Visit to Olivola for aperitivi.

    Return to castello for dinner.


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Transfer to Malpensa

    Stop At: Malpensata, Bergamo BG, Italy
    Leisurely breakfast.

    Dependant on flight timings, sunbathe, swim, relax, prior to transfer to Malpensa.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Malpensa Airport, 21010 Ferno Italy
    • Linate Airport, Viale Enrico Forlanini, 20090 Segrate Italy
    Departure Time :
    4:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 15 years
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Italian Cookery Courses

Activity ID: V-122815P1

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