Explore Italy's most beautiful wine region ๐Ÿท with a local + Lake Como

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Hello everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š If you are looking for an experience that mixes fun, relax, nature, good food & wine look no further! Do you like wine, hilly vineyards, historic colourful villages, lakes and good food? If so, I would love for you to join me in this one week itinerary. Just about 50 km south of Turin, the Langhe region is an extraordinary wine district rich in noble vineyards, gorgeous sceneries, ancient castles, and outstanding cuisine, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿท October is a great time to visit as the vineyards are turning yellow, orange and red. We will visit some of the most renowned villages, have guided wine tastings and visit beautiful estates to learn about wine (no need to have previous knowledge), eat local food and relax in our accommodation. I planned a day excursion in Turin, my city, which has incredible architecture and really cool vibes. Our journey will continue with a short road trip (2.30 hours) to Lake Como where we will stay for 2 nights, allowing us to explore Bellagio, Villa Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Varenna, Comacina and much more. โœ‹ About myself: My name is Serena, I am 26 years old and I grew up in Turin and its stunning surrounding area, which I am really looking forward to showing you! I currently live in London, where I work in sustainability. I speak English, Italian, Spanish and a bit of French and Russian. I like food, wine (obviously), doing yoga, travelling, photography and cooking. I am an experienced traveller and this is my second trip organised through JoinMyTrip - very much looking forward to it. What is included in the price: ๐Ÿ’ฐ - Accommodation in Airbnb in Langhe (4 nights) - Accommodation on Lake Como (2 nights) - Car for entire duration of the trip - 2 winery estate visits (including wine tastings) - 1 surprise experience (food related) Costs shared on the trip: gas, grocery shopping, tolls for Lake Como trip, museums in Turin, meals out, visits to Lake Como villas. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ About the accommodation: For our first 4 nights I booked a charming and cozy Airbnb only a short drive away from La Morra, Barolo and Monforte dโ€™Alba. The house has 1 double bedroom, 1 double plus an extra single bed, and 1 pull out couch in the living room (photos in the gallery) For our second stop we will be staying 2 nights in a stunning Airbnb in Torno (a few minutes drive from Bellagio) overlooking the lake. The house comes with 4 bedrooms, so everyone will be very comfortable! (photos in the gallery) Expectations about the trip: I am looking to have a fun time, doing lots of visits/sightseeing but also taking the time to enjoy the places we will see, having some long relaxed meals either at home or outside. For detailed information about the itinerary, you can check the stops section down below ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ I am looking for 5 open-minded TripMates to join me, with only criteria open in communication. I am very excited about this trip, don't hesitate to reach out if you feel the same way or if you have any questions pop me a message. ๐Ÿ“ฉ Hope to see you soon ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป
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Ebony

This trip exceeded my expectations! Serena is a great guide, knows so much about the region as well as other regions so gave so many tips/recommendations for future travel/dining. It was very well organised and showed us the best parts on lake Como, the Langhe wine region and Turin. It was very flexible so we were able to change things up depending on our needs. I highly recommend and would love to attend another trip in the future! >

Linda

Serena is a fabulous trip leader. She treats you like a friend instantly and is well prepared for the trip. Although she planned the trip carefully in advance she was always open to changing the schedule in favor of her trip matesโ€™ wishes. Being a local, she had interesting and useful facts about the region, the food, the wine and knows the best places for eating out and shopping. Not to forget all the amazing gelato places we visited. The wine tasting venues have been chosen carefully to provide a great overview of the local wine and to have different experiences at each venue. Iโ€™d go anytime on a trip with Serena again. >

Carolin

It was a great experience. Serena is a lovely trip leader. She took care of everything, the organisation, the translation and the driving. She was always happy to adjust the activities to our wishes. It is great to travel with a local.>
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Trip Itinerary
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Langhe

Day 1-5
After meeting at Turin airport or in Turin city center, we will drive to our Airbnb in the Langhe wine region (in the photos) where we will spend the first four nights. During this time, we will explore the historic villages of La Morra, Barolo, Serralunga d'Alba and its castle and much more. We will discover local wines through famous wine estate visits and guided wine tastings, enjoy traditional food and going for hikes among the vineyards. There is an opportunity to organise half day on e-bikes to explore the area, avoiding the car. In our spare time we can relax at home, cook some meals (I make a pretty mean Tiramisรน) when not feeling like going out, play board games and chat.
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Turin

Day 5
On the 3rd day, we will leave early in the morning to go visit the city center of Turin (60 mins drive or 50 mins by train). Turin has outstanding architecture, it is surrounded by the Alps and it is a city full of history, chilled vibes, lots of museums, shops, clubs, parks, bars and endless local delicious food to try. It is quickly becoming a popular destination and Fast & Furious 10 was just shot here last month ;) I have outlined a potential itinerary that mixes a bit of everything, but would love to hear from you what type of visit you'd like to have and decide together. At the end of the day, we will drive back to our Airbnb in Langhe.
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Lake Como

Day 5-7
On Wednesday morning we will be off on the road again and drive approx. 2.30 hours to reach the village of Torno, on Lake Como, where our next Airbnb is located overlooking the lake (photos in the gallery below). We will sleep there for two nights and to explore the surroundings (mainly on foot, by car and by ferry/boat). We will visit the magnificent villas of Lake Como such as Villa Balbiano e Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, discover the colorful villages of Bellagio and Varenna and take a boat ride to Comacina island, have aperitivos at sunset on the lake and go for hikes to spot the best view of the lake.
WHATโ€™S INCLUDED
Accommodation
Apartments
7 days trip
Langhe, Turin & 1 more
Transportation
Car
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