The Italian Rail Collection – Piedmont to Tuscany

7 days

Sit back and relax with private transfers and rail travel throughout Italy, combining Piedmont and Tuscany. Over the seven days you will taste over 20 wines!

Trip Highlights

  • Rail travel and private station transfers throughout the trip

  • Three nights stay in a restored 18th-century villa on a hillside overlooking Piedmont vineyards

  • Explore Piedmont with a chauffeured private Barolo Wine tour, visiting numerous wine estates. The day includes a memorable lunch paired with Barolo wines

  • Accommodation in a 4 star hotel in the historic city of Florence, with breakfasts included

  • Discover Chianti Classico on a small group wine tour with lunch at the butcher in Panzano Dario Cecchini with sampling of meats & Bistecca!

from £1,694 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room.

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Trip details

Day 1

Arrive in the capital city of Piedmont, and relax with private transfers to your vineyard accommodation. After settling into your room, enjoy with a wine reception with local delacacies on the terrace with a panoramic view of the Piedmontese countryside.

Day 2

Your Piedmont wine tasting experience continues with a stunning private Barolo wine tasting tour. The day begins with a visit to a winemaker in a village where they make lighter style Barolo where you can taste different local varieties and at least 2 Barolos from the most recent vintages. Later that morning a visit to a second boutique family estate enjoying a tour of the stunning vineyards.

Unwind with a traditional lunch paired with wines in a local restaurant, before enjoying an afternoon wine tour and tasting of a bolder style classic Barolo at a prestigious winery.



Day 3

Spend the day relaxing in the comfort of your accommodation, we suggest to take a picnic in the Piedmontese countryside or perhaps another day with a guide exploring the vineyards. Barolo may be considered the “King of Wines and the Wine of Kings” but that doesn’t mean that we don’t recommend another wine tour discovering Barbaresco (please ask for prices)


Day 4

The Piedmont town of Alba is just 10 minutes away by car and Asti is also nearby, visit the local markets, boutique shops (transfers not included at this stage). Or simply enjoy a morning swim in the pool before your private transfers take you to the train station. Rail travel onto Tuscany.  Watch the mountains of Piedmont give way to the rolling hills of Tuscany. Here you where you will stay in a boutique 4 star hotel in the vibrant city of Florence.

Day 5

Meet your small group tour in the city centre for your full day wine tour of the Chianti vineyards. In the morning head to a wine estate for a tour of the winery to understand how the wines are made, from the viticulture, to wine making, to bottling followed by a tasting of four wines. Next to the village of Panzano in Chianti, famous for it’s high quality wines but also for the Butcher, Dario Cecchini, you will visit the Butcher’s shop followed by lunch with wines. In the afternoon, visit a boutique wine estate where you will be greeted by a wine maker or owner. The final stop is in the “capital” of the Black Rooster Chianti Classico region, the village Greve in Chianti. Return to Florence later in the afternoon.

Day 6

Take the day to explore Florence, a city of timeless beauty and jewel of the Renaissance. Florence is steeped in history, art and architecture – perhaps visit the cathedral or the legendary Uffizi Gallery, or some of the many boutique shops that the city keeps within its walls.

Day 7

After breakfast the countryside is yours to explore, or perhaps visit the city of Florence before departing. Or, if you would like to continue your trip why not extend this itinerary visiting Rome or the Amalfi coast? Please ask for details.



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