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Piemonte Short Itinerary 2 ladies - Suggestions please :)

connieboo | Apr 13, 201505:55 PM

Hi! I have been reading everyone's posts with delight and have come up with a loose itinerary. Only a few days in the region (part of a much longer trip - Emilia-Romagna after, Croatia, Greece, and Turkey). Two ladies in their 30s. Trip is this mid-July. No food restrictions. Thinking one main meal a day (lunch or dinner, and the other meal would be lighter fare). Wouldn't mind visiting two areas in a day, but don't want to feel rushed either. I'm already assuming this will be the first of future visits to the area!

Thursday - arrive in Turin (airport). Pick up rental car - staying in Ca del Re for 3 nights in Verduno. Probably arrive in the area by 3-4pm at the latest. Planning on having dinner there since I will have been traveling for quite a while. Perhaps we can have an aperitivo not too far and take in some sights before dinner. Suggestions for aperitivo?

Friday - Was thinking of visiting a winery (I know it's not like Napa/Sonoma) - still worth doing? Read about Boffa Winery. If not, then maybe someone can recommend a great enoteca/wine place to taste a lot of different wines after lunch? Lunch at Da Bardon? Wouldn't mind doing a stroll or hike through some scenery.

Saturday - Thinking of going to Alba for the market. Any chocolate shops to hit? Hoping dinner at Il Centro - emailed them and they are not sure if they will open yet when I arrive. So need a backup - maybe da Bardon and pick another place for lunch for Friday.

Sunday - Head to Turin and spend the day in Turin after breakfast, plan to have lunch and dinner in Turin. Def want to see the original Eataly. Stay in Turin overnight.

Monday - Leave for Bologna via train around noon

Thank you in advance for any advice and I do promise a trip report!!!

P.s. any tips for Emilia-Romagna also welcome - I don't think I will have a car though :(. Home base in Bologna near the train.

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