Grand Tour of Piedmont

14 days/13 nights
On this tour you will discover Piedmont, an Italian region made up of the most diverse landscapes and characterized by the refined charm of its many cities preserving precious architectural sites of global interest.

Right at the foot of the Western Alps, this region holds peaks of extraordinary beauty such as Monte Rosa and Monviso, sources of the Po, the longest river in Italy.

A multifaceted region with a plethora of different landscape, it is also a place where entrepreneurship has gained international fame: from Ferrero to Lavazza, from Fiat to Olivetti. Excellent names in the automotive field are also from Piedmont, from Giugiaro to Pininfarina, author of the first car model exhibited at the MoMA in New York.

Piedmont is also famous for its food and wine heritage: from Langhe wines to truffles and hazelnuts, there are many products named UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

You will visit Turin, one of the most fascinating cities in Italy, and home of many archaeological sites from the Roman era, castles and forts distributed over a large part of the territory. You will be amazed by the incredible Savoy Residences (historic residential buildings of the Savoy family), which in 1997 were included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

A private van equipped for the wheelchair will take you from Turin or Milan airport to the city center.

Our vans are designed to be large and comfortable. They can accommodate up to six wheelchairs of any type and size and are equipped with an electric hydraulic platform that facilitates the ascent and descent at each stage of the tour.

Once you arrive at your five-star hotel in the historic center of Turin, where you will enjoy a three-night stay, you will be escorted to your room so that you can leave your luggage and relax for a while. The Outreach Team has previously checked all the rooms in every detail: from the width of the doors to the height of the bed, including the spaces in the shower and between the bathroom fixtures.

Should you need the addition of any service to make your stay more comfortable at the hotel, the Outreach Team can provide you any type of equipment you need. Furthermore, once at the hotel you will meet your personal guide with whom you will discover all the details of the program.

Outreach has partnered with the most authoritative associations of bilingual guides in Italy: each of them specializes in art history and boasts many years of experience in inclusive tourism.

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Born in 1824, the Egyptian Museum – the oldest museum dedicated to the civilization that developed on the banks of the Nile – boasts the second collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world as well as the most important outside of Egypt. In April 2015, the Museum completed an important renovation project combining the needs of scientific research with those of public use. Currently the museum space presents 3300 objects exhibited according to a chronological criterion ranging from 4900 B.C. to 750 A.D. In the first year of its renovation, the Egyptian Museum welcomed 1 million visitors and is a recognized tourist attraction for the international public.

Discover the Egyptian Museum of Turin with an expert Egyptologist and bilingual guide: go back in time and relive the luxury and daily life of the pharaohs and queens of Ancient Egypt.

First in the world for foundation and second in importance only to the one in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum of Turin now houses about 300,000 artifacts, with over 26,000 still kept in warehouses for scientific research purposes. Mummies, papyri and funerary finds of the great pharaohs make it an unmissable stop on any visit to the city of Turin.

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities was founded in 1824 thanks to the purchase by King Carlo Felice of a large collection of Egyptian antiquities, from statues, sarcophagi and mummies to papyri, bronzes, amulets and everyday objects, initially put together by the Egyptologist Vitaliano Donati and later enriched by Bernardino Drovetti, consul general of France in Egypt. Thanks to excavations conducted in Egypt in the late 1930s, the collection continued to expand until it reached the extraordinary grandeur of today.

Discover with the guidance of an expert Egyptologist, the Mensa Isiaca (the first object that came to Turin for the museum, probably built in Rome in the first century AD for a temple of the goddess Isis), the temple of Ellesija (the last object acquired by the museum thanks to a 1970 donation from the Republic Arab of Egypt for Italian support in the rescue of Nubian monuments) and a copy of the Rosetta Stone, now preserved in the British Museum in London.

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An accessible private van will drive you to the Royal Palaces of Venaria, among the most beautiful Savoy residences in Piedmont and subject of a long restoration that brought it back to its original splendor. For this reason, it was also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO a few years ago.

You will be guided through the exhibition spaces of the Royal Palace, with ad hoc paths that will lead you through the splendid Baroque halls, until you reach the wonderful Garden, elected the most beautiful public park in Italy in 2019. If you wish, Outreach can provide you with electric scooters to facilitate the visit on the outdoor routes.

At the end of the visit of the Palace you will be taken to an elegant accessible restaurant with a beautiful terrace, where you can choose from a rich selection of gourmet dishes of Piedmontese revisited recipes.

In the afternoon, you will reach Castello della Mandria by van, surrounded by a natural park of 3,000 hectares of meadows and woods, also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Through a guided tour you will enter the favorite residence of Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy, the first King of Italy, with its fascinating Royal Apartments rich in art and history. The spaces of the Castle contain works of art, fabrics, furnishings and furnishings from the ancient Savoyard collections, renowned all over the world.

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The Mole Antonelliana is the architectural symbol of the city of Turin.

Its particular eclectic shape was often judged as a bizarre attempt to mediate between neoclassical and neo-gothic forms, mixed with the technological innovations of the time. However, the Mole, with its 167 meters high, was the tallest masonry building in the world for two decades.

On the occasion of the celebrations for the Centenary of the Unification of Italy, the panoramic lift was inaugurated, which still today allows you to reach the 85 meters high small temple, from where you will enjoy an extraordinary view of the Piedmontese capital and of the whole alpine chain.

Since 2000, the Mole Antonelliana has also been home to one of the most important cinema museums in the world and boasts a rich exhibition layout that can be visited in all its beauty. You will discover all the secrets of this museum through an evocative interactive itinerary accessible to all and which will take you into the world of Italian cinema.

By the end of the visit you will reach a traditional restaurant that brings to the table the stories, the scents, the flavors of the mountains and valleys that you have admired from the top of the Mole Antonelliana. Among the more traditional dishes, you can enjoy a good plate of polenta, a boiled meat accompanied by local sauces or a plate of plin (small meat ravioli) seasoned with butter and sage.
The afternoon will continue with a guided tour of the Pollenzo Wine Bank where 32 labels are available every day, chosen from more than 300 rotating companies from all over Italy and selected by the authoritative “Slow Wine”.

The Wine Bank is a unique reality in the world that aims to make the public aware of the great wealth of the territories, soils and native vines of Italy. A priceless heritage of biodiversity, in a country where each region produces its own wine with different characteristics.

A bilingual sommelier will take you on an enological and gustatory journey with selected wines from every corner of Italy, to which it will be possible to combine a taste of traditional cold cuts and cheeses.

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The day begins with an itinerary that winds through the most characteristic streets of the center of Turin. While listening to the guide’s tales you will arrive at the imposing Porta Palatina, where you can admire one of the most evident remains of the ancient Roman period in the Piedmontese capital.

From here, you will reach the Porta Palazzo Market, the largest open-air market in Europe. In this place, you will be able to discover and taste in an authentic way those products of the Piedmontese food and wine tradition.

The atmosphere in the market is truly unique and the entire area is divided according to the products on sale: from the farmers’ area to the area dedicated to local meats and cheeses, from the flower market to the liquor and chocolate shops.

The Central Turin Market is also born in Porta Palazzo, a structure of 4,500 square meters divided over three floors with 28 craft shops. You can go shopping and, on the spot, taste the hot and fresh products prepared by Piedmontese artisans.

The tour will continue with a visit to the Royal Museums, one of the largest and most diverse museum complexes in Europe. The most important building is undoubtedly the Royal Palace, the residence of the Savoy family, renovated several times and now home to the museum of the same name, which houses the objects and furnishings of the kings who succeeded to the throne.

You will be guided through a fascinating and accessible itinerary between art and culture, in a place where you can enjoy the story of Turin and Italy.

The culmination of the visit will be the Cathedral, home of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, an appealing religious destination for the precious relic kept inside the transept.

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The Langhe region is an enchanted territory, renowned for the excellent food and wine products and for its wonderful landscapes made of vineyards, woods and hazelnut groves. Among a succession of undulating hills combed by vineyards that turn red and yellow in autumn, the Langhe area is a continuous testimony of the exceptional interaction between man and the natural environment. The food and wine tradition is expressed above all in its wines appreciated all over the world: a real “food valley” characterized by the quality of its products. A succession of unique territories where vines such as Moscato, Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo give life to truly fine wines.

You will reach by van the historic center of the city of Alba, recognized in 2017 by UNESCO as a Creative City for Gastronomy. An expert guide will take you on a journey between history and art, tasting the most renowned products of the Langhe hills, Monferrato and Roero. From the white truffle of Alba to the Piedmont IGP hazelnut of the Langhe, passing through the wines of Langhe and Roero.
There are many specialties you can taste, such as tajarin with butter, raw Albese meat and bagna cauda. Many of the dishes of this land can be enriched by the famous and precious Alba White Truffle, which will give your dish a unique flavor.

With an accessible private van you will reach the Falletti castle in Barolo, where you will visit the WiMu, the most innovative Wine Museum in Italy, through a totally accessible route.
It is a unique museum in the world, standing in the village of the “king of wines”, narrating a story of the strong and ancient bond between man and wine. An interactive journey will take you through 25 rooms to discover the extraordinary dimension of wine: an emotional journey on the role that wine plays in human culture between myth, history, light and dark, sounds and colors.

This tour will be followed by a visit to the Borgogno winery: since 1761, it has been the historic cellar of Barolo and one of the oldest and most glorious names in the Langhe area. A place of historical memory where wines are produced according to tradition and in full respect of the land: long spontaneous fermentations, without the use of selected yeasts in concrete tanks, and refinements in large oak barrels. Here you can taste different vintages of Barolo and other local wines of local production and then decide whether to ship them directly to your home.

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The day begins with a visit to the Parco del Valentino, the green lung of Turin on the banks of the Po, embellished by the rose and the botanical garden. Inside the park stands a small medieval village, an authentic reproduction of a fortified stately home of the fifteenth century. You will travel in time and space by leaving the frenzy of the city to find a moment of serenity among arcades, fountains, artisan shops and gardens.

Your private accessible van will drive you to Monte dei Cappuccini, one of the symbolic places and images of Turin, overlooking the splendid city panorama that can be enjoyed from Piazza Vittorio Veneto and the Lungo Po. Here you will discover the history of this important mountain and enjoy a wonderful view over the city and the Alps.

The tour will continue towards Piazza Vittorio Veneto and, crossing the Vittorio Emanuele I bridge, you will find yourself in front of the Church of the Gran Madre di Dio. The interior of the neclassical temple boasts a circular plan and the dome designed by the architect Bonsignore, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. The building is perfectly aligned with the Vittorio Emanuele I bridge, with via Po, with piazza Vittorio Veneto and with piazza Castello. This perspective alignment make the view from the church facade truly incomparable.

You will have lunch at an elegant accessible starred bistro, with a gourmet menu entirely made up of Italian dishes.

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Your accessible private van will drive you to the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, one of Turin’s monumental jewels. Once a Savoy residence for hunting and parties, major restoration works have now allowed it to become a museum open to the public.
The guide will lead you through an accessible path designed ad hoc to make you discover all the secrets of this place boasting its original furnishings, paintings and cabinet-making masterpieces.

The Palazzina was the favorite place for hunting in the Savoy court, a sumptuous and refined residence favored by the Savoy for parties and weddings during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as the residence chosen by Napoleon in the early nineteenth century.

The day continues with a visit to the city of Asti, rising between the hills of the Langhe and Monferrato and known throughout the world for its fine wines such as Barbera, Brachetto and Sparkling Moscato.

You will be led through an accessible path designed ad hoc to immerse you in the beauty of this city, evidence of an ancient and glorious past.

Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit: Palazzo Mazzetti, which preserves sumptuous interiors in Baroque style, and Palazzo Alfieri, once home to Vittorio Alfieri, one of the greatest Italian poets and playwriters.

Lunch will be held at an accessible restaurant in the heart of the city, where you will find all the traditional Piedmontese dishes to pair with the local wines from Asti.

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The National Automobile Museum was founded in 1932 and is one of the most famous technical-scientific museums in the world. In 2011, a major architectural renovation turned it into a contemporary and futuristic comnplex. A completely accessible path was created specifically to engage visitors through new technologies such as touch screen media and projection installations.

You will be led through a guided tour inside the museum spaces that are divided into several floors and which have as their main focus the relationship between man and the car over the years.

It will be possible to discover a collection of nearly 200 vintage cars from 80 different brands, from the first steam cars of 1769 to the most recent ones.

The tour continues to the Eataly Lingotto, the first Eataly shop opened in 2007 in Turin in the former Carpano liqueur factory. Eataly is a real journey through colors, smells and flavors of regional specialties from all over Italy. This experience is designed in order to allow you to enjoy a food and wine itinerary rich in taste, during which it will be possible to discover and taste a great variety of Italian products.

An expert bilingual guide will welcome you and tell you everything you need to know about Eataly’s philosophy. The guide will then accompany you in the many and different departments and restaurants in the structure, alternating the many diverse tastings of excellence, which represent a testimony Eataly’s story and philosophy.

From the bakery laboratory to the salami and cheese stand, from the mozzarella laboratory to the wine shop, at each stage you can enjoy a tasting of food and wine excellences and discover the differences between the various regions of Italy.

The third stop of the day includes a visit to the Agnelli Art Gallery. The splendid private collection of thirty works of the Agnelli family is exhibited in the specially built museum inside the Lingotto, which you will be able to visit it guided by an expert bilingual art connoisseur. The beginning of the itinerary is dedicated to the Venetian landscape painters of the eighteenth century, in which stand splendid canvases by Canaletto. The two famous dancers by Antonio Canova, a painting by Renoir and one by Manet, testify the love for nineteenth-century art. The great protagonist of the collection is Henri Matisse, with seven canvases from the 1920s and 1940s. There are also amazing works by Pablo Picasso, Giovanni Balla, Gino Severini and Amedeo Modigliani.

By the end of the visit, you can take part in an artist’s workshop dedicated to Matisse’s painting. Reflection on Michelangelo’s art led Matisse to focus attention on color, line, volume and the relationship between painting and sculpture. The French artist recognized the theory of the Italian master who perceived the artistic form as something already inherent to the material; the sole role of the artist, according to Michelangelo, is indeed to free the artistic forms and let them emerge. You will be able to discover all the secrets of the French master’s production and the pictorial methods adopted in all his incredible works of art.

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This day has been designed for you to let you fully enjoy the streets of Turin or the thermal journey offered by your five-star hotel’s SPA in order to recharge your batteries for the remaining days of the tour.

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The accessible private van will take you to Aosta, also known as the Rome of the Italian Alps. The road you will travel is marked by imposing ancient castles, in a concentration of Roman and medieval history.

The guide will lead you through an accessible path designed ad hoc to make you discover all the secrets of the historic city center. You cannot help but notice how many ancient stone buildings are still visible and well preserved.

It shows the opportunity to visit the monumental Arch of Augustus, built in honor of the Emperor of the same name to celebrate the birth of a colony that represented the great power of Rome on this side of the Alps.

You will continue to the majestic Porta Praetoria, the only one that has been preserved to this day, consisting of imposing blocks of stone fixed with crushed slate extracted from the bottom of the Dora Baltea river.

Testimonies of the Roman era include the majestic Roman Theater, which many scholars consider users for indoor shows and boasts a 22 meters high facade.

You will have lunch at a family-run, totally accessible, typical Valdostano restaurant, which reinterprets traditional dishes with fresh and seasonal products prepared at the moment.

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This day will be dedicated to relaxation and shopping. The accessible private van will drive you to the new shopping center of Turin, “Settimo”, with almost 100 shops including the most important fashion brands such as Gucci, Armani or Roberto Cavalli.

Considering the size of the place and the multitude and diversity of shops, an English-language personal shopper service who can guide you inside the shopping mall will be available upon request.

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Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy, located between Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes in the peninsula, renowned for its villages and islands immersed in a treasure trove of art, nature and history.
The charming archipelago of the Borromean Islands, includes Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori, part of the total eleven islands.

Once at the lake, you will be welcomed by a bilingual guide, expert in art history, who will take you through an accessible path designed specifically for you to discover the wonders of this place so loved by Ernest Hemingway and still considered as a favorite destination by the British royalty.

The tour begins with a visit to the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto, considered the most important arboretum in Italy. Thousands of plants, imported from all over the world and very rare collections unique in Europe, have been arranged in a beautiful setting in between the lake and the mountains. A breathtaking landscape that will make you feel like a fairy tale for a moment.

You will continue to Stresa, the pearl of Lake Maggiore andlocated on the western side of the lake. This enchanting lakeside village is located in an unparalleled landscape: from Stresa you have an optimal view of the Alps and the lake at the same time.

Among the most beautiful villas in this area, you can visit the enchanting Villa Pallavicino, which was built in the nineteenth century and undoubtedly represents one of the main places of interest in the municipality of Stresa.

You will have lunch along the west coast of Lake Maggiore, in a refined accessible restaurant overlooking the enchanting view of its shores. The menu will be based on lake fish with selected dishes of Italian cuisine.

The day ends with a visit to a rice mill in the Vercelli area: a farm that over the years has evolved not only in the cultivation of rice, but also in the selection of the finest varieties, packaging and the transformation of derived products.

You will discover the history of the company, the stages of rice production and processing as well as an exclusive visit to the fields in front where the product grows. Following you can taste some of the sweet and savory rice-based recipes.

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After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer with your private van to the airport in order to board back home.

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