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A Sunday from Milan - would love to go to Piemonte

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TigerLLO Sep 3, 2009 06:18 AM

I have to be in Milan for work, and I will have a Sunday with nothing planned. I have been to Milan many times so I always try to get out and see other things when I can. I have always wanted to go to Piemonte. Can someone recommend things to do for a day trip by using public transportation? Or if you know of tour guides that will do a one day tour? I would love to do a wine and food thing. Thanks in advance!

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    summerUWS2008 Oct 5, 2009 04:49 PM

    If you'd love a "food and wine" thing, don't overlook going to Torino, which is a 90 minute train ride from Milano Centrale. It has marvelous food and wine.

    http://www.extratorino.it/ENG/index.php

    http://www.luxuryweb.com/html/notes_p...

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    1. re: summerUWS2008
      Villasampaguita Oct 6, 2009 07:11 PM

      You can use either of the two tours mentioned above, probably Asti would be the place to meet them, although it may be expensive unless you can put together a group.

      It's easy to get around Piedmont wine country by car, but not by public transport, you will really be restricted to either Asti or Alba, however all of the month of October Alba has its truffle fair every Sunday, and that would be worth a day's visit.Asti has a truffle fair in mid-November.

      Otherwise as tiger says jump on the high speed train to Turin, fabulous city with tons to do on a Sunday.

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      TigerLLO Oct 5, 2009 01:31 PM

      If anyone finds themselves in the same situation, I had the most fantastic day! I hired a tour guide from www.tastingtours.it She was fabulous and very knowledgeable. I went to a food and wine festival in Asti and then toured Alba, Barolo, and Barbaresca and visted several wineries - all in one day! One of the most fun days that I have had in Italy.

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        mgmitaly Sep 9, 2009 01:38 AM

        Rent a car and go for a great Sunday lunch somewhere (in a place where you can walk after lunch for some hours...). For wine: it is harvest time, so it can be very interesting. Check http://www.movimentoturismovino.it/ca...

        1. Shannon Sep 3, 2009 08:21 PM

          I don't know your budget but you could email Paolo at Buongusto tours and see what he'd charge to meet you somewhere (at a train station) and take you to some wineries. He is based in Piemonte... http://www.buongustotours.it/

          1. jen kalb Sep 3, 2009 07:24 PM

            I cant advise on Piemonte, but a day trip to Bergamo by public transport would work just fine, and it is a great destination.

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              intrepid Sep 3, 2009 04:57 PM

              not sure how much is open on a sunday, but we really dig alba

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