Palio di Asti Tour


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Villetta Sampaguita is pleased to offer a complete tour package including accommodation and tours of the Piedmont wine country including Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as Alba and Turin, sampling some of Italy’s finest wines and cuisine.

The package includes airport pick-up and drop off, accomodation with breakfast at Villetta Sampaguita, lunch and dinner at selected restaurants, tickets for the Palio, and a tour agenda designed to let you see some of the best attractions that this region has to offer.

Please email to for more information and tour costs.

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Monday 29th August

Villetta Sampaguita

Pickup from airport or train station. meet your hosts
Rina Vargas and Tim Brewer. A light lunch and a
chance to stretch your legs around San Pietro village.

Welcome dinner and wine tasting with an
introduction to some less-well known wines of

Tuesday 30th August


"The King Of Wines And The Wine Of Kings"

First visit Erbaluna winery near La Morra for a guided
tasting of biological (organic) Barolo wines, followed by lunch at
Ristorante Bovio.

Then over to Barolo town for browsing, then drive around the Barolo valley to Diano d’Alba for a tasting tour of biological wines at Edoardo Sobrino winery.

(aprox. 1.5 hours driving time)

Eat in at Villetta Sampaguita

Wednesday 31st August.


"The Land of Saints and

Leave at 9.30 for Sacra Monte di Crea, walk around the Sacred Mountain followed by a wine tasting
and light lunch at the adjacent Tenuta Tenaglio winery.

Drive to the hill top town of Cocconato with panoramic views and shopping at Conbipel factory outlet.

End the day at the hauntingly beautiful
Abbazia di Vezzolana, and the Basilica of Don Bosco.

(aprox. 1.5 hours driving time)

Dinner at Il PostoGiusto Bistrot in Govone.

Thursday 1st September.


"Italy’s Best Kept Secret"

A 30 minute drive to Turin, the old royal capital of Piedmont and Italy with its baroque piazzas and many palaces.

We will drop you in the centre of the old town for shopping or visiting the many museums & galleries.

Visit the EATALY food gallery on the way home .

(aprox. 1 hour driving time)

Dinner at Antica Locanda San Pietro


Friday 2nd September.

Govone Castle and
Cooking Class

Leave at 10.00 am to Govone for a guided tour of the castle, light lunch in town, a short hike if you are in the mood, or back to Villetta Sampaguita for a rest.

(aprox. 10 minutes driving time)

Afternoon cooking class at Villetta Sampaguita
followed by dinner.

Saturday 3rd Sept.

Alba and Barbaresco


Leave at 9.30 am for Alba and a guided tour of the medieval city. Lunch at Ristorante La Piola. Time for shopping at the weekly market.

A short drive to Barbaresco to Marchesi di Gresy winery for wine tasting.

(aprox. 1 hour driving time)

Pizza on the terrace of Castle Magliano Alfieri

Sunday 4th September

Palio di Asti

Late breakfast then leave around 10 am to Asti. First a guided tour of the medieval centre, followed by a light lunch of your choice.

Then watch the spectacular medieval parade, through the old town and then take your seats for the heats and final of the Palio di Asti bareback horse race, first staged in 1273.

(aprox. 40 minutes driving time)

Farewell Dinner at Villetta Sampaguita

Monday 5th September


We transport you to the airport or train station.

Tour Prices: Tour price varies according to how many participants. Please contact us for tour prices, we can take up to a maximum of 8 people.

We can also arrange custom tours as well. For a detailed brochure with all tours and costs please send e-mail request to

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