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by Irfan Biyik Discovery Tours 
Specializing in Turkey and World's Top Destinations 

Italy The Beautiful

This tour featuring great areas of Italy from Piedmont to Tuscany focuses on superb food letting you experience the best of the many local specialties.


Start in the Piedmont region, the food lovers' mecca and birthplace of the Slow Food movement. Spend 3 nights at a luxury hotel situated among Piedmont's vineyards and enjoy its gourmet restaurant considered to be one of the finest in the region. During the tour, visit villages like La Morra and enjoy the International Truffle Fair at the great market town of Alba to see and taste the prized white truffles. This tour also includes a truffle hunting excursion in the forested hills of Piedmont. Irfan always makes sure his guests try regional specialties such as agnolotti ( a succulent, filled pasta ), vitello tonnato ( veal with tuna sauce ) and gianduja ( a finely ground smooth mixture of chocolate and hazelnut paste ).


Then, visit the city of Modena to taste the celebrated parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar and continue to Emilia-Romagna; Italy's best known gastronomic region. Spend a night in the city of Bologna, literally one of the top epicurean capitals. Visit the city's renowned markets and the cultural landmarks. 


Continue to Tuscany, the region with amazing landscapes. Here, visit Florence, one of the most impressive cities in the world to enjoy art, fine drink and delicious cuisine. Staying at an exclusive luxury resort for 2 nights, see the nearby Tuscan towns like Montalcino and Banfi. Next enjoy the city of Siena, one of the most beautiful in Italy. 





Hill Towns

Local Markets

Medieval Castles

Food Tasting

Truffle Hunting



Markets,Pasta Shops, Salumerias, Frescoed Porticoes, Churches, Museums, Visits to Producers of Parmiggiano Cheese, Prosciutto, Balsamic Vinegar


Tuscan Hill Towns & Villages like Banfi and Montalcino



Museums, Great Neighborhoods, Local Markets






Meet Irfan BIYIK at the Turin airport and depart for ALBA, the medieval village and the truffle capital abundant with cornfields, hazelnut plantations and vineyards. 



This morning we visit the Alba White Truffle Fair. In the 1930s Giacomo Morra - the original promoter of the Alba Truffle Fair - knew how to make the Alba Truffle Fair famous; He thought he would send the best specimen each year to important figures from the worlds of politics, sport and entertainment. He began with Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill who just fell in love with the taste of the truffle they received. They began to order more for their entourage and today Alba draws truffle lovers from all parts of the world. So, we'll be straight heading for the truffle tent to see for ourselves why it is always jam-packed. Then, in the afternoon, we proceed to see the beautiful village; La Morra



Today, we will be out on a white truffle hunt in the heart of the Langhe Valley to meet real trifulau who will be telling us about this edible black gold, how it is cultivated and the dogs that are so well trained. We find some truffles to try and have an idea how the truffles are cooked best. In the afternoon, free time in Alba where you can enjoy watching its truffle stands, sitting at its cafés and shopping at its local stores.  


Today we are driving to MODENA for a private culinary excursion visiting producers of the region's celebrated Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. Here, we walk in the heart of the city to see from outside the Modena City Hall and the Cathedral.  We check in our luxury hotel. Dinner outside at an awarded restaurant.



This morning we depart for one of the food havens in Italy; BOLOGNA. It is also noted for its medieval structures such as columned porticoes, San Petronio Basilica and the University of Bologna from the 11th century which used to be the first higher learning institute in the Western world and it still continues attracting students from different corners of the world.  Here, we'll have the chance to visit the great food stands in the small streets of the city.



Today we are heading to one of the most amazing cities in Italy; Siena which is as elegant as it is ancient. Here, we'll be walking in its cobblestoned streets and see the Piazza Del Campo, a shell shaped plaza which is one of the most impressive in Europe being home to the important civic events of Siena. 



This morning we depart for Banfi area to witness its superb nature and landscape.. Then continue to Montalcino, a hill town offering stunning views over the Asso, Ombrone and Arbia Valleys of Tuscany.  After we see the areas full of fruit of vines, we have dinner at a top restaurant in Banfi.



Today, it is time to visit one of the most impressive and most visited cities in the world; Florence, the capital of Tuscany and birthplace of Renaissance. Always magnetic, romantic and busy, Florence is an international label of quality assurance. This is where the brands such as Gucci and Cavalli were born. Its little streets with full of history, style and fashion are just to admire as they have a lot to offer the passers bye.



Today, we walk through the streets once walked by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci. Here, we'll be seeing the city landmarks such as the Duomo, the Pitti Palace , the Old Bridge ( Ponte Vecchio ) and Piazza della Signoria. 



Private Transfer to Florence Airport for the flight back home.


Includes :  Private Transportation, Guiding, Entrance fees, Breakfasts 


Excludes : International Flights, PersonalSpendings,Drinks, Lunches & Dinners



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  • Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers

  • Accommodation in the very best luxury hotels

  • Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations 

  • Tailor made itineraries that perfectly fit your preferences, interests and schedule

  • Upgrades

  • VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations, performance tickets, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, top restaurant reservations, private airport transfers, internal transportation

  • Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip

  • Unique, insider travel experiences and access to Irfan Biyik network of experts around the world

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