WHAT IS INCLUDED?

8 Day & 7 Night Trip | May 7 to May 14, 2017

The package includes:

· 7 nights in double room at Agriturismo Ca’ del Re,
breakfast and city taxes
· 5 lunches and drinks included, as per program
· 6 dinners and drinks included, as per program
· all admissions, visits, tastings, expert tours and activities,
entrance fees, as per program
· participation to LWFC day of the event
· private transfers for the entire stay, as per program
· picked local guides for the entire stay, as per program
· digital memory book highlighting the trip
· all taxes, operating costs, voucher-free service
and local staff available for assistance 24/7

The package does not include:

· transfers from/to airports; lunch and dinner on day seven;
· extras in general; anything not expresslyspecified.

Price:

2.650 € per person
Registration deadline April, 1 2017
Maximum number of participants limited to 18

Supplements:

· private transfer from Turin or Milan airports to hotel or viceversa:
+ 50 € pp per way
· accommodation at Hotel Real Castello, in a double room
(Nando Foresteria): + 140 € pp
· accommodation at Hotel Real Castello, in a double room
(Castalderia): + 210 € pp
· accommodation at Hotel Real Castello, in a double room
(Castello): + 210 € pp
· accommodation at Hotel Real Castello, in a double jr. suite room
(Castello): + 280 € pp
· accommodation at Hotel Real Castello, in a double suite room
(Castello): + 595 € pp

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

DAY ONE

DAY 1 | SUNDAY MAY 7, 2017

Individual arrival of all guests in Verduno.

From 15:00

Check-in at the chosen accommodation in Verduno.
Time at leisure / relax.

18:00

Meet & Greet with LWFC founder and organizers at Castello di Verduno.
Welcome aperitif in the garden.

20:00

Dinner at Agriturismo Ca’ del Re.
Overnight stay.

DAY TWO

DAY 2 | MONDAY MAY 8, 2017

Breakfast.

08:45

Meeting in reception with our ‘picked’ LFWC guide(s). Today’s guides:
· Bill Manson & Robert Morrison – LWFC founder & international coordinator
· Elena Grilli – Local Landmate
N.B. All guides in this trip are not ‘classic’ guides but authentic locals with a great passion and deep
knowledge of their territory, in addition to being strong supporters and ambassadors of the LWFC!

09:00

Private transfer to Monforte (17 Km).

09:30

Arrival and time at leisure in Monforte village (e.g. explore, walk, coffee, etc.).
Walk (approx. 45 min.) or private transfer to Località Ginestra (2 Km).

11:15

Arrival at classic Monforte winery. Guided visit of the historic cellar and final wine tasting.
N.B. Possibility to buy wines with international shipping.

12:45

Private transfer to Serralunga d’Alba (10 Km).

13:00

Lunch at Osteria Tre Case.

16:00

Private transfer back to Verduno (15 Km).

16:30

Arrival in Verduno. Guides leave the group.
Time at leisure / relax.

19:45

Private transfer to La Morra (4 Km).

20:00

Dinner at Locanda Fontanazza.

23:15

Private transfer back to Verduno (4 Km).

23:30

Arrival in Verduno.
Overnight stay.

DAY THREE

DAY 3 | TUESDAY MAY 9, 2017

Breakfast

09:00

Meeting in reception with our ‘picked’ LFWC guide(s). Today’s guides:
· Silvio Pistone – Local Landmate & Owner at Cascina Pistone cheese farm
· Robert Morrison – LWFC international coordinator
· Marco Colucci – Local Landmate

09:15

Private transfer to Alba (10 Km).

09:30

Time at leisure in Alba (optional: e-bike tour in the hills; to be requested at the time of booking).

12:00

Private transfer to Borgomale (18 Km).

12:30

Arrival at Cascina Pistone cheese farm, top quality family-run cheese farm surrounded by the lovely
landscape of the unspoiled Upper Langa: welcome by the owner Silvio and visit to dairy farm and stables.

13:00

Private tasting-lunch with the cheesemaker based on the great cheeses of the farm and quality local
products.

15:30

Private transfer back to Verduno (16 Km).

16:00

Arrival in Verduno.
Time at leisure / relax.

18:15

Private transfer to La Morra (4 Km).

18:30

Arrival and time at leisure in La Morra village (e.g. walk, aperitif, etc.).

20:00

Dinner at Osteria More & Macine.

23:15

Private transfer back to Verduno (4 Km).

23:30

Arrival in Verduno.
Overnight stay.

DAY FOUR

DAY 4 | WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 2017

Breakfast.

09:30

Meeting in reception with our ‘picked’ LFWC guide(s). Today’s guides:
· Carlo Fanti – Local Landmate
· Robert Morrison – LWFC founder & international coordinator
· Bill Manson – LWFC founder & international coordinator

09:45

Private transfer to Bra (10 Km).

10:00

Arrival and time at leisure in Bra (e.g. explore, shop, walk, coffee, aperitif etc.).

12:30

Lunch at Osteria Boccondivino.

14:45

Private transfer back to Verduno (10 Km).

15:00

Arrival in Verduno.
Time at leisure / relax.

18:00

Aperitif in the garden at Castello di Verduno.

20:00

Dinner at Trattoria dai Bercau.
Overnight stay.

DAY FIVE

DAY 5 | THURSDAY MAY 11, 2017

Breakfast.

08:45

Meeting in reception with our ‘picked’ LFWC guide(s). Today’s guides:
· Robert Morrison – LWFC international coordinator
· Rinaldo Rava – Local Landmate & Slow Food International Bureau
· Marco Colucci – Local Landmate
· Luca Aloi & Willy – Local Landmates & Truffle Hunters

09:00

Private transfer to Pollenzo (6 Km), UNESCO world heritage site and headquarters of SLOW FOOD
international association and UNISG – University of Gastronomic Sciences.

09:15

Private visit to the neo-gothic renovated complex of the Agenzia and introduction to the Slow Food
history, philosophy, active projects and sustainability. The tour continues with the private visit to the
prestigious University of Gastronomic Sciences and the historic cellars of the Wine Bank, dating back to the XVIII
century. Final wine tasting.

11:15

Private transfer to Montà d’Alba (28 Km).

12:00

Arrival in Montà and meeting with the truffle hunter Luca and his great trusty dog Willy!
Continuation through the Roero hills and vineyards to the wood.
Private real truffle hunting excursion in the wood and thorough expatiation on the truffle topic.

13:30

Thematic special lunch with the truffle hunter and his family at their pretty restored stone hut in the
middle of the wood.

16:00

Private transfer back to Verduno via some of the most scenic backroads of the Roero hills and rocks (28 Km).

17:00

Arrival in Verduno.
Relax / Time at leisure.

19:00

Private transfer to Bra (10 Km).

19:15

Arrival and possible aperitif at Caffè Boglione.

20:30

Dinner at Ristorante Battaglino.

22:45

Private transfer back to Verduno (10 Km).

23:00

Arrival in Verduno.
Overnight stay.

DAY SIX

DAY 6 | FRIDAY MAY 12, 2017

Breakfast.

08:45

Meeting in reception with our ‘picked’ LFWC guide(s). Today’s guides:
· Andrea Pieroni – Local Landmate, UNISG lecturer & Master’s programs coordinator
· Alessandra Buglioni di Monale – Local Landmate & Head Chef at Castello di Verduno
· Bill Manson & Robert Morrison – LWFC founder & international coordinator
· Elena Grilli – Local Landmate
· Olek Bondonio – Local Landmate and owner at Olek Bondonio winery

09:00

‘Explore, see & taste’ tour/forage of the castle’s grounds/hillsides guided by prof. Andrea Pieroni (and/or
other professional botanist).

10:30

Private ‘wild’ cooking class in the castle’s kitchen with the head chef Alessandra Buglioni di Monale and
LWFC founder & chef Bill Manson.

12:30

Exclusive tasting-lunch in the castle’s garden.

14:30

Private transfer to Neive (23 Km).

15:00

Panoramic trekking guided by the winemaker Olek Bondonio through the enchanting Barbaresco hills and
vineyards, via the picturesque wine villages of Neive and Barbaresco (5 Km).
N.B. Easy trekking (5 Km ca.) suitable for all; no specific equipment required, sportswear recommended only;
alternative options available for those who might prefer not to walk!

16:30

Arrival at Olek’s winery, private tour of the cellar with tasting directly from the barrels.

18:00

Private transfer back to Verduno (18 Km).

18:30

Arrival in Verduno.

20:00

Wild BBQ dinner in the garden at Castello di Verduno: Bill Manson & Alessandra ‘wild’ barbecue!
Overnight stay.

DAY SEVEN

DAY 7 | SATURDAY MAY 13, 2017

Breakfast.
EXPERIENCE OR COMPETE IN 2017 LOCAL WILD FOOD CHALLENGE VERDUNO!

Overnight stay.

N.B. Official program of the event  COMING SOON. Check back for Details.

www.localwildfoodchallengeverduno.com

DAY EIGHT

DAY 8 | SUNDAY MAY 14, 2017

Breakfast. Check-out.
Individual departure of all guests.

THE ITALIAN TOUR TEAM

Our thanks to Landmade Travel & Tours for many reasons. They are our tour designers and partners in the Local Wild Food Challenge Italy Travel  2017

We met founders and sincere hosts, cousins Marco & Ilenia Colucci two years ago after a few weeks of amazing Italian experiences, including a 180k vespa tour of farms and wineries. Traveling by vespa thru, small villages, along windy roads past vineyards, stopping at vineyards to taste, then, along hilltop paths with stunning views, crossing  shallow rivers stopping at hidden trattorias.  What really stood out to us was the local people and culinary experiences they introduced us to.

We agreed to work together to create custom travel experiences for The Local Wild Food Challenge.

Marco Colucci | LANDMADE TOURS

Ilenia Colucci | WINEMORETIME

LOCAL the roots. WILD the spirit. FOOD the passion.

“We take you deeply into the most authentic experiences of our land… our greatest and never ending CHALLENGE. In a way ‘handmade’, in a word Landmade!”

A GLASS of WINE is always a GOOD IDEA.

“We will make you experience this multifaceted, colorful, tasty, sometimes foggy place through its actors, its food, its nature and, of course, its WINE. We’ll share it all with you WINEMORETIME.”

CONTACT TRAVEL HOST

Landmade Tours

T  +39 0173 288968   |   EMAIL:  info@landmade.it  |  SITO WEB: www.landmade.it

Local Wild Food Challenge | Verduno Italy | 2017