Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Piemonte to Portofino Walking (6 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Benevello, Italy To Genoa, Italy

Piemonte to Portofino Walking (6 days)


Day 1
Benevello, Italy
Villa D’Amelia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Head into the heart of the Langhe and the village of Montelupo Albese to start on our amazingly quiet ridge walk. Enjoy a cellar tour and taste the fabulous wines over lunch at their trattoria with homemade antipasti and pastas.

Day 2
Benevello, Italy
Villa D’Amelia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Start your walk in the lovely Alta Langa, Piemonte's "wild fringe" of hazelnut groves, forests and fields. En route, meet up with our friend and trifulao (truffle hunter) Beppe and his trusty dog Tina to search for the famous local truffle. After, enjoy a delightful picnic buffet in the hamlet of San Bovo.

Day 3
Annunziata, Italy
Arborina Relais Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Plunge deeper into the heart of the Barolo Langhe today. Stroll the quiet, gentle ridge roads and trails through world-renowned vineyards into Monforte d'Alba, Novello and Barolo. Tonight we savour a gastronomic dinner amid the vines right in our intimate hotel, an evening to write home about. Salute!

Day 4
Portofino, Italy
Hotel Splendido Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Today we head to the sea! Walk among villas to the historic fishing village of Camogli to try their delicious focaccia, then cross the beautiful Monte di Portofino park to our amazing digs. Later, stroll down to Portofino’s picturesque harbor for a bit of history and who’s-who over cocktails before exploring the town’s many dinner options on your own.

Day 5
Portofino, Italy
Hotel Splendido Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Enjoy a boat cruise out of the azure Bay of Dolphins to the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. After a quick visit, traverse back home on pine-shaded trails through Portofino Regional Park. Tonight, celebrate our walking exploration with a farewell aperitivo on the hotel terrace, followed by a candle lit dinner of local specialties.

Day 6
Genoa, Italy
None Breakfast

After breakfast together, we will drop you off either at the train station in Genoa (from which trains leave frequently both north and southbound) or at the Genoa airport. Arrivederci!

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With towns like Barolo and Barbaresco—not to mention its famous truffles—it’s easy to understand why Piemonte is a gourmand’s paradise. And, as with most places whose livelihood is so closely tied to the land, the people here are down-to-earth (pardon the pun), and the countryside as beautiful as it is bountiful. Across the mountains to the south lies the majestic Ligurian coast, whose crown jewel is Portofino, seaside home to glitterati and the yachting crowd. Together they provide an ideal combination of earthly goodness and unearthly glamour that in many ways encapsulates Italy.

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