- Pitstop in Piedmont for an epic lunch
- Cocktails and a Mediterranean sunset with new friends
Benvenuto! We’ll meet this morning at the Milan Malpensa Airport and take private transportation to the Ligurian coast, home to five fishing villages called the Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre is difficult to access but once we arrive, you’ll understand the allure. En route to the coast, we’ll stop for lunch in Piedmont, the region the lies between Milan and Liguria. Piedmont sits at the foot of the Alps and is famous for Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera wines, plus the rich foods that pair well with full-bodied red wines. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in the region that founded Slow Food. Then, just like that, we’re off to the sunny seaside.
For the next four nights, we’re based in Monterosso, the Cinque Terre’s largest village, known for having a large stretch of beach with colorful umbrellas. This is a quintessential resort town, charming and walkable with a beautiful promenade. We’ll reside at Hotel Marina, a small family-owned hotel with a rooftop lemon garden. Take some time this afternoon to relax.
We’ll convene before sunset to enjoy a spritz together… such as limoncino, a refreshing cocktail with local lemon liqueur, prosecco, and mint. Then it’s time for a delicious feast, with views out to the sea illuminated by the moonlight. For dinner consider to-die-for squid ink with tagliolini pasta and prawns or another local specialty: pesto with handmade trofie pasta. Buon Appetito!
Meals Lunch, Dinner