From vineyards, forests and alpine foothills to pebble beaches on the Mediterranean. From white truffles and bold Barolo in the land of Slow Food to heavenly frutti di mare pulled fresh from the sea. Take your time. Soak it all in. And savor the endless joys of Piedmont and Portofino. A perfect pairing.
1 Walk on quiet roads and vineyard trails with sweeping vistas of Piedmont's vine-covered hills | Follow a trail used by generations of monks to reach the 17th-century San Maurizio monastery | Today this splendid estate is a luxury hotel—and our abode | Delight in superb regional flavors during our Michelin-starred meal.
2 From Monforte d'Alba, descend to the Tanaro River Valley and into the surrounding forest | Walk down to Barolo, perhaps stopping for a taste of local wine before a vigorous ascent to La Morra | Partake in an exclusive tasting in the subterranean wine cellars of Canelli.
3 Hike across the ridgeline from San Cristoforo down into Gavi | Delve into Piedmont's wine culture on our visit to Villa Sparina's private cellar.
4 Follow trails lined with age-old stone walls from Santa Margherita Ligure to posh Portofino, where the rich and famous come to play | Hike along the coast to a beach or linger at a café near Portofino's yacht-filled harbor.
5-6 Sip on a caffé macchiato in the charming hamlet of San Rocco | Ramble from Ruta to Camogli along paths that are centuries old | Over lunch near Camogli's postcard-perfect waterfront, discover why Ligurian cuisine is so acclaimed | Hike to the lighthouse at the tip of the Portofino Peninsula.