Short break on Lake Orta and Monferrato
Lake Orta is a pearl laying at the feet of the impressive peaks of the Alps in a stunning setting, further south you will find the rice fields and the sweet hills of the Monferrato wine area.
Enjoy a short break among wines, local rice dishes such as the “panissa” and a food break of traditional tastings to savour after walking a pleasant trail on the hills.
Private Tour: 2 people – duration 3 days / 2 nights
Price per person: € 380
|Where||Piedmont – Lake Orta and Monferrato|
|When||All the year|
|Included||Nature, food & wine and history|
|Not included||International flights|
Day 1: The charm of Lake Orta
Lake Orta must be explored at a leisurly pace: the walk from the Sacred Mount to the St. Julius Island (Orta San Giulio) will surprise you with its breathtaking views; the visit to the villages of Pella, Ronco and Omegna will make you step back in time.
This first relaxing day will end with a walk in the vineyards and tasting of local wines. Accommodation in a cosy and romantic country house, where you will have a 3-course dinner.
Visited: Lake Orta and St. Julius Island
Included: Winery tour in the Novara area and wine tasting, 3-course dinner, accommodation at a country home in the Monferrato area
Day 2: Easy trekking trail in the Monferrato hills
If you enjoy walking, the Monferrato offers endless opportunities to wander through its trails up and down the hills covered with vineyards and the immense green. The view spans over small hamlets while the impressive peaks of the Alps stand out on the background.
The tour starts with a visit to an “Infernot”, an underground cave digged into a type of stone of marine origins and listed in the Unesco World Heritage Sites, where wine was stored. The walking trail of about 3 hours runs around the village of Terruggia and it makes you appreciate the surrounding landscape and the natural beauty.
Once back in the village, you will be delighted by a tasty and traditional food break with a glass of local wine.
Included: admission to an Infernot, traditional food tasting with a glass of wine, accommodation and breakfast
Day 3: Sacred Mountain of Crea
End your short break among art, nature and food by visiting the Sacred Mount of Crea, the route along the tree-lined path winds through 23 chapels and 5 hermitages up to the Paradise Chapel.
Then get down to the Po River and the valley where the view wanders over the never-ending line of the rice fields. A famous saying quotes “rice is born in water and it dies in wine”; it’s time to taste the traditional “panissa”, obviously a rice dish, with duja salami (a seasoned sausage) and Saluggia beans.
Visited: Sacred Mount of Crea
Included: Breakfast and traditional lunch with “panissa”
|Visit to a winery and wine tastings|
|2 nights in a double room with breakfast in a country home in the Monferrato area|
|3-course dinner at the country house|
|Admission to an Infernot|
|Traditional food break with a glass of wine on day 2|
|Map and description of the walking trail|
|Traditional lunch with “panissa”|
|Assistance from the agency 24/7|
|What’s not included:|
|City tax to be paid locally|
|Drinks not mentioned above|
|Any services not specifically mentioned in the above “What’s included”|
Price per person: € 380 – minimum 2 people
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- 100% at the time of booking
- 10% penalty for cancellations made at least 10 days prior to departure
- 100% penalty fee for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to departure
We recommend to subscribe an insurance policy that covers any penalties in case of cancellation of the tour between Lago d’Orta and Monferrato. Read the Terms and Conditions of Italia Delight (art. 11).
- Visit to a winery and wine tastings
- 2 nights in a double room with breakfast in a country home in the Monferrato area
- 3-course dinner at the country house
- Admission to an Infernot
- Traditional food break with a glass of wine on day 2
- Map and description of the walking trail
- Traditional lunch with “panissa”
- Assistance from the agency 24/7
What’s not included:
- City tax to be paid locally
- Drinks not mentioned above
- Drinks not mentioned above “what’s included”
Price per person: € 380 – minimum 2 people
To send a trip enquiry, contact the local Expert who organises this tour.