Stile Italiano Tours is a boutique tour operator based in the Lake Como area with local agents in most regions of Italy; we are Italian with an international professional background and we design tailor-made itineraries to make you experience our Country as the Italians do. Our core value is to put people at the heart of everything we do; you will benefit from our insider knowledge and discover the most evocative corners of the Bel Paese, meet food and wine producers, experience amusing activities and visit craftsmen and artists who truly embody the spirit of the world famous “Made in Italy”.
This self-drive itinerary will introduce you to the Piedmont wine region and Lake Orta, a gem laying at the feet of the impressive peaks of the Alps in a stunning setting. Also featuring time away from the main tourist locations this slice of traditional Italian life allows you to explore in your own style.
The Milan International Airports are the suitable arrival place to start your discovery journey. Vineyards as far as the eye can see, rolling hills dotted with ancient villages and castles: welcome to the Piedmont wine region! Accommodation in a country house surrounded by vineyards where you will enjoy a genuine meal and taste the excellent wines produced at the property
Reach the tiny village of Terruggia where a local will show you an “Infernot”, an underground cave digged into a type of stone of marine origins used to preserve wines. These caves are typical of the area and they are listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites. The Monferrato area offers endless opportunities to wander through its trails up and down the hills and the immense fields, you can take the opportunity to do some walking and maybe end it with a delicious break with local food and wines. Alternatively explore the villages spread over the hills and stop at a winery to enjoy the local wines
Lake Orta must be visited at a leisurely pace: walk from the Sacred Mount to the lake banks onto the island of San Giulio enjoying breathtaking views; step back in time exploring the villages of Pella, Ronco and Omegna. Celebrate this day by ending it with a walk in the vineyards and tasting of the local wines
Leave for Canelli and discover the Underground Cathedrals where the Spumante (sparkling white wine) was born. It is unmissable to pay a visit at the pastry shop in the village to taste the delicious chocolate before reaching Neive, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Continue to Barbaresco where you can climb the tower to enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the hills. Accommodation in a charming B&B in the Langhe area
Meet what Gioacchino Rossini named the “Mozart of Mushrooms”: the truffle. A truffle hunter and his specially trained dogs will show you how to hunt truffles in the woods. Next, you will reach the Barolo wine route where, while exploring the hill top villages, you will be introduced to the king of wines and the wine of kings: the Barolo. Active people can explore the Barolo wine route by bike or e-bike
The end of your itinerary through the Piedmont hills does not mean the end of discovering flavours, traditions and enchanting places. You can continue your journey to the Royal Residences, the Sacra di San Michele, Turin and the Aosta Valley, synonymous with mountain peaks, ancient castles and a rich gastronomic tradition