Best Food for Indulging
One of the best ways to pamper yourself (and one of the biggest benefits of travel, especially in Italy), is to slow down. In this fast-paced, high-tech world, sometimes it’s good to disconnect, slow down, and take in the beauty that surrounds you. I may like to ride fast, but I like to travel slow.
Piedmont is home to the Slow Food Movement, and it’s the perfect place to slow down and indulge in some incredible local food. The Slow Food Movement is all about traditional dishes, regional cuisine, and local ingredients. It’s gastronomy at its best. Taste some of the world’s best wines—Barolo, Barbera and Barbaresco—as you indulge in some hand-made tajarin or plin pasta with local vegetables from the garden and the world-famous white truffle—the most expensive food in the world. Treat yourself at the end with a healthy scoop of gelato.
Piedmont is also home to the spa town of Acqui Terme. The little city’s name means “thermal waters,” and it’s famous for the thermal springs and spas. Visit a spa in Acqui Terme to pamper yourself by taking a dip in these thermal waters.
Cycle through some of Italy’s most prestigious cru vineyards, and stop for a visit at the Castle of Morsasco or Grinzane Cavour to find out what it’s like to live like a queen or king. And spend your days and evenings at some of the most luxurious properties in Italy, including the five-star Relais San Maurizio—a luxurious Relais and Chateaux and converted monastery. Here you can get a spa treatment at the award-winning Grotta del Sale and eat at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant. This hotel is in a class of its own.
Indulge in handmade local delicacies in the home of the Slow Food Movement on our Piedmont Bike Tour