Italy: Piedmont Walking Tour vs. Venice and Po River Cruise

Recently, long-time clients made an appointment to talk about their 2013 vacation plans. They narrowed their destination choice to another visit to Italy which has been one of their favorite trips in the past. This time, they have decided to focus on one area for an in-depth experience. While being active is important during the day, comfort with upscale amenities is a critical lodging criterion. As self-proclaimed foodies, the vacation must allocate time to explore the culinary delights of the region. Of course, the itinerary possibilities are endless, but they were thrilled when I presented the following two options:

Piedmont, Italy Guided Walking Tour

Beginning and ending in Turin, the Capital of the Alps, this tour features easy walking through gently sloping countryside past medieval castles and walled villages. Here, in the origin of the Slow Food movement, guests will take pleasure in epicurean meals made with local delicacies. Distinguished lodging in a 17th-century farmhouse, a tastefully restored villa, and a once royal estate provide rest and relaxation.

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