Tuscany and Piedmont share endless treats for travelers in search of genuine
experiences. A world far from the crowded cities, the idyllic countryside of both places
stretches to the horizon, shaped over the centuries by human efforts and cultivated as
world-famous agricultural land: they are indeed areas declared a World Heritage Site
The cuisine of a territory is the expression of its unique history, the recipes which have been handed down over time become an asset of universal value. The choice of raw materials and their potential combinations make the dishes truly unique and inimitable.
Piedmont and Tuscany have always been areas dedicated to the cultivation of the vine. To taste some wine in these lands becomes a real experience.
It is far from the hustle and bustle of the city, with a lot of patience, that you can find the finest truffles. Thanks to its intense flavour and rarity, the truffle becomes the fulcrum of haute cuisine.
The past thus becomes a dimension capable of conveying the value and rarity of this territory. To visit it means to live in full the excellent food products and the architectural and historical diversities.
Gentle climbs and enjoyable downhills, rows of vines and breath-taking views are just a part. To explore this territory means to enjoy a 360° panoramic view and a variety of landscapes and characteristic and unique routes.
Breathtaking hilly views have also helped to create exclusive places capable of providing moments of pleasant relaxation and well-being.
The journey into beauty begins here.
Inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004, Val d'Orcia is a place rich of promises and amazing villages; Montalcino, the renowned wine town of southern Tuscany, the birthplace of the famous red wine elegantly aged: Brunello di Montalcino; San Giovanni d'Asso, famous for its magnificent white truffle, and Pienza, with its bicycle routes to discover delicious cheeses and cold cuts. In the heart of the Sienese land there is also Val di Chiana with Montepulciano, which boasts centuries-old underground cellars; Chianciano Terme and Bagno Vignoni with their modern spa facilities; culinary traditions and truffles; handcrafted creations such as ceramics, mosaics and leather goods, snapshots of memories that last a lifetime. The scenery is inebriating: perfect rows of cypresses, poetic single-track passages and, all around, a landscape that is enchanting, surrounded by gentle slopes and vineyards of excellence. There is much to discover in this magical land.
Located in the north-western region of Piedmont, Langhe Monferrato Roero, which also became a World Heritage Site in 2014, has long been a mecca for connoisseurs. This sinuous landscape is the perfect destination for wine lovers and lovers of good food. Canelli with its underground cathedrals - labyrinth-like cellars, Grinzane Cavour, with its imposing castle once home to the Italian Prime Minister and home to the first regional wine centre. Barbaresco with its medieval tower, Monforte d'Alba and Barolo with their secular alleys and Nebbiolo vines, are just some of the many villages to visit in the Langhe. The cities of Alba and Asti, with their extraordinary monuments, museums and cathedrals, take you back in time. Truffles, hazelnuts and homemade egg pasta: Cuisine here is a way of life and it can be tried in all 20 Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional trattorias. And every year, in Autum, the International Alba White Truffle Fair is an event not to be missed.FIND OUT MORE