Alba Truffle Tour


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Please contact us if you are interested in this tour.

Villetta Sampaguita offers a complete package for the October Alba truffle fair and Palio degli Asini (Donkey Palio) including accommodation and tours of the Piedmont wine country including Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as Turin and Monferrato.

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.

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Schedule of 2021 Donkey Palio program :September 28 - October 3


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Monday 27th September

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 28th September


"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 29th September.


"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 Trattorie Pautassi in Govone.

Thursday 30th 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 1st October

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.

Then a short drive to Barbaresco and Marchesi di Gresy winery for wine tasting.

(aprox. 1 hour driving time)

Dinner at Il PostoGiusto Bistrot in Govone.

Saturday 2nd October

Truffle Hunting and Cooking Class

Leave at 9.30 am to Cisterna d’Asti to meet our truffle hunter and follow him into the woods to look for truffles followed by tasting at Vaudono Winery. Light lunch in town and back to Villetta Sampaguita.

(aprox. 1 hour driving time)

Late afternoon cooking class followed by dinner at Villetta Sampaguita

Sunday 3rd October

Palio degli Asini

Late breakfast then leave around 10 am to Alba and Truffle Fair. Spend a couple of hours sniffing truffles, tasting delicacies and wines.

Light lunch of your choice, then watch the spectacular medieval parade, through the old town and take your seats for the heats and final of the Paglio degli Asini bareback donkey race – what a hoot!

(aprox. 40 minutes driving time)

Farewell Dinner at Villetta Sampaguita

Monday 4th 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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