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In celebration of the 2016 Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre in Turin, Villa Sampaguita is offering a Piedmont tasting tour with accommodation at our beautiful bed and breakfast just outside Asti in the heart of the wine region and 40 minutes drive to Turin Lingotto Fair.

The tour includes 2 visits to Salone del Gusto and Turin as well as tours of the Barolo and Barbaresco wine areas, sampling some of Italy’s finest wines and cuisine, including a truffle hunt and a visit to the Alba truffle fair.

5 nights - September 22nd to 27th. Contact for more information and tour costs.

Thursday September 22


Pickup from airport or train station. Welcome dinner at beautiful Villa Sampaguita and meet your hosts Tim Brewer and Rina Vargas with a pre-dinner tasting and an introduction to some of the lesser-known wines of Piedmont

Friday September 23


Salone Del Gusto


Leave at 9.30 for Turin. Your Driver will drop you Salone Del Gusto for a day of browsing food hall or taking in taste workshops. Pickup at 6 pm and return to Villa Sampaguita.

Dinner at Angolo del Beato Asti.

Saturday September 24

Tartufo Bianco

Truffle hunt and Alba truffle fair.

9.30 am departure. First stop Costigliole for a (white) truffle hunt at La Casa del Trifalau. Then off to Alba for lunch and the Alba Truffle fair.

Supper at Villa Sampaguita (bring your own truffles)

Sunday September 25


The king of wines and the wine of kings



Leave at 9.30 am; first stop Marchiesi di Barolo winery
in Barolo for a tasting tour, followed by lunch at
Osterie Vignaiolo near La Morra. Then a visit to nearby
Erbaluna (organic) winery and a tour of the Barolo wine

Supper at Villa Sampaguita

Monday September 26


Italy’s Best Kept Secret

Last day of Salone del Gusto. Free day in Turin for Salone del Gusto or site seeing. Leave around 9.30 am and drive to Turin, the old royal capital of Piedmont and Italy, with its baroque piazze and many palaces. Your driver will take you to Salone del Gusto for food browsing and lunch or drop you in the centre of the old town for shopping or checking out the many museums and galleries.

Pickup at 6 pm and return to Villa Sampaguita for farewell dinner.


Tuesday September 27


Salone Del Gusto

We transport you to the airport or train station.


Tour includes: Pickup at train station or airport, stay at Villa Sampaguita B&B with dinner (unless noted); mini-bus to Turin and wine country; tickets for Salone del gusto; wine tasting; truffle hunt.

Taste workshops should be booked directly with Terre Madre Salone del Gusto 2016. We suggest that you become a member of Slow Food to enjoy discounts and priority.

Please contact us for tour prices, we can accomodate up to a maximum of 14 people.

Of course you may stay at Villa Sampaguita during the festival week without taking the tour, and depending on space you may join selected parts.

Of course we can also arrange custom tours as well. For a detailed brochure with all tours and costs for small groups please send e-mail request to

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