(Limited to Only 7 Couples Per Tour)
Our tour begins in the Piedmont wine region, a
cultural and culinary gem nestled between the Alps and the Ligurian Sea in northwest Italy.
This area is home to some of the most collected and age-worthy reds in Italy - most notably the “King of Wines”: the famed Barolo. We also introduce you to another noteworthy appellation of the noble Nebbiolo grape. Not to be overlooked are the multitude of indigenous varietals grown in the Piedmont wine region.
Food is the historic passion, art, and entertainment of the region. This is a gastronomic paradise to be savored with the local delicacies of fresh made pasta and foraged truffle.
Luxury 5-Star Castle built in the 18th century perched atop a hill overlooking the rolling vineyards of the Langhe and Roero (A Relais & Chateaux Property)
Michelin-starred dining experience featuring the local foraged truffle of Alba with top wine pairing
Tour and Tasting of the family production at the Demaire winery led by one of the members of the family followed by a gourmet lunch with fresh shaved Alba truffle
Free time to explore the medieval town of Alba & the famous wine village of Barolo
Truffle hunting with the traditionally-trained dogs of the area
Trieste’s historical legacy is as a significant port city dating back to the Roman Empire. Its elegance grew as the port of the Austrian Hungarian Empire throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
The people of Trieste embrace life with an infectious passion. A truly unique stop on our luxury tour of Italy.
Nestled in the shadow of the Julian Alps, one hour north of Trieste, lies the gentle rolling hills of the Collio wine region. Here you find small wineries producing some of Italy's best white wines! These wines tend to be mineral rich, age-worthy and highly sought after.
Luxury 5-Star Seaside Palace built in the 19th Century, located just steps away from one of the most elegant piazzas in all of Europe (Awarded 2021 World's Best by Travel+Leisure)
Free time to explore charming Trieste and visit the famous Castle of Miramare
Private tour of award-winning Collio winery Borgo San Daniele with a tasting led by the winemaker
Michelin-starred dining experience in the charming countryside paired with the region’s best wines
World famous San Daniele prosciutto tour and tasting
Explore a local open-air market in a picturesque village along our drive
Verona is a city steeped in romance and history with idyllic marble streets and Roman ruins scattered among quaint shops and alleyways.
While exploring Verona, you quickly realize why Shakespeare used the city as the setting for Romeo and Juliet.
Just north of Verona before you reach the Dolomite Mountains, find the famous Valpolicella wine region. This ancient wine making area has a unique process for producing some of the most age worthy wines of the world.
Luxury 5-Star Historic Palace, featuring fresco-covered walls dating back to the 13th Century. Located in the heart of Verona, this first class structure: its rooms have hosted some of the most prestigious people of all time including; King Louis XVII of France, The Hapsburg Royal Family, Napoleon III and Mozart. Present day, this 5-star hotel caters to elite International VIPS including; World leaders, Diplomats, and A List Celebrities.
Michelin-starred dining experience hidden in the heart of the city with excellent wine pairing
Charted boat tour of Lake Garda & visit to a medieval walled village
Visit the stunning Le Morette Winery with a tasting lead by the family, followed by a traditional dinner at the cellar.
Free time to shop and explore historic Verona
(Limited to Only 7 Couples Per Tour)
Your Luxury Tour of Northern Italy features:
Personal guides: Uva Imports founder
Adam Richard & wife Natalie Richard
9-Nights accommodations in 5 Star hotels
Luxury coach throughout tour with private driver
9 Lavish Breakfast Spreads
7 Exceptional lunches
7 Memorable dinners (including 3 Michelin-starred restaurants)
Italy’s best wines paired with each lunch and dinner
4 Exclusive winery tours and tastings with the winemaker
Private boat tour of Lake Garda (Weather permitting)
Visit to a local open air market
Visit to the medieval village of Sirmione
Truffle Hunting Excursion
Visit to Miramar Castle
All transportation to and from the airport
Personal wine shipping service
Our goal is to deliver the perfect balance of curated experiences as a small group while giving you time to explore on your own, with our treasured - and, thoroughly tested - recommendations, of course.
You are on vacation, so most planned experiences don't begin until 10 a.m., allowing you the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely morning and a gourmet breakfast. Early riser? Great! Feel free to venture out into the city for some additional sightseeing.
We have built in two leisure days that are completely free for you to explore at your own pace. These two evenings are also free to enjoy a romantic date night with your partner. We are happy to offer suggestions of some of our favorite spots and even make the reservations for you.
Over the course of the tour enjoy incredible opportunities to taste many of Italy's top appellations and undiscovered gems.
During winery visits, producers often open special vintages and wines that are only sold at the winery.
Uva Imports, a national importer in the USA, moves refrigerated containers from Italy on a regular basis. Thus, we offer transportation services for any wine you wish to purchase directly from a winery.
This lets you stock your cellar with rare and unusual wines at winery prices.
Months planning on your own or take the advice of someone who has never visited these areas of Italy.
Driving around for hours only to end up eating at a bad restaurant with a crappy wine list.
Receiving a cookie cutter tasting from a winery where you are just a number.
Unable to really enjoy yourself because one of you must be the designated driver.
The frustration of not speaking the language. (In these regions, English is rarely spoken outside the few touristy spots).
Getting the typical American-traveling-to-Italy experience.
Our goal is to provide you with a stress-free travel experience allowing you to relax and immerse yourself in the culture while personally connecting you with the people, food, and wines of Italy.
We have spent decades traveling through these regions testing and retesting every restaurant, menu, and accommodation to bring you the very best Northern Italy tour.
Every restaurant selection has been made based on the quality of cuisine, service, location, and guest experience. Over multiple visits we have tasted nearly every item on the menu. In preparation for each tour we work with our chefs to create seasonal menus that give a picture of the region and the wines that we will be enjoying.
Plus, we are with you every step of the way to make sure you have an exceptional experience.
Adam & Natalie we want to express our appreciation for the monumental effort you both put forth to ensure that we would make lifetime memories on this incredible trip to a region of the world we would have otherwise never explored. We can't begin to imagine how much planning was involved and all that was going on behind the scenes to make it all happen. The experience was perfectly seamless. You were both so helpful, patient and understanding. We will also forever enjoy our new found appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into producing fine italian wines. Finally, it was just plain fun to spend this time traveling with you both it is obvious that you love this place and the work that you do!
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If you are unable to find a date that works for you or if you are interested in booking a private tour please contact us for options.
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It is time to celebrate! You are about to spend 10 days eating and drinking your way through Northern Italy!