Alpine Guns & Wines

The hunter’s heaven

Description

Hunting, gunsmiths, food and wine: can we call this the “hunter’s heaven”? Combine it with Garda Lake and relax in top class countryside hotels to make non hunters as happy as their hunting companions.


Day by day

Day 1 – Arrive in Milan – Garda Lake
Arrive in at Milan airport and meet your Italian Safari tour director, transferring you to the hotel on Sirmione peninsula on Garda Lake. Take advantage of the magnificent 5* hotel, the view on the lake and the pool to recover from the flight.
Palace Hotel Villa Cortine (5*) – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 2 – Garda Lake – Gun Manufacturers and Franciacorta Wines
Leave in the morning to reach one of the sanctuaries of hunting history: Gardone Val Trompia and its gun manufacturers. Start your visit in Beretta, the largest ad technologically advanced producer in the area as well of the second oldest company in the world. Discover the history of the family and company in the guns museum. After a quick lunch visit Piotti, one of the smallest producers in italy, representing the best example of gun craftmanship with 40 high-luxury guns produced every year. At the end of the visit, on the way back to your hotel, stop in Franciacorta for a visit and tasting of the great sparkling wine produced, the Italian version of Champagne.
Palace Hotel Villa Cortine (5*) – Lunch included – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 3 – Aged red wines and transfer to the Alps
Leaving in the morning to reach the hunting area in the Alps, enjoy a visit of one of the most appreciate Italian red wines, learning about the impact of the high mountains surroundings the vineyards. After the visit, hosted by the owning family, enjoy a light lunch before leaving by car to reach the hunting area in the Alps.
Small mountain hotel or Hunting Chalet – Full board – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 4 / 5 – Hunt
Two full hunting days in the Alps looking for chamois or red stag.
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Small mountain hotel or Hunting Chalet – Full board – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 6 – Langhe – The Piedmont Culinary Region
Travel south to Langhe, one of the most important culinary regions in Italy and visit a hunting castle of the former royal family, learning about the endless hunting passion of Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italian kingdom. Check in at the astonishing castle hosting you during the last two days in Italy and spend the afternoon relaxing in the spa, the swimming pool or simply sipping a glass of red wine overlooking the amazing scenario of Barbaresco and Barolo vineyards.
Castello Di Guarene (5*) – Lunch included – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 7 – Langhe – The treasures of Langhe: Barolo and White Truffle
Spend the day exploring the two Langhe’s treasures: Barolo wine and White Truffle. In the morning enjoy a truffle hunt with the help of an experienced Trifulau and his dog, searching and digging in the forests for the most expensive among all mushrooms. After the hunt move to Barolo village and learn about the grapes and soil giving birth to one of the most important wines worldwide and taste new vintages as well as bottles kept for decades deep into century old cellars. Relax the second part of the afternoon in the hotel and meet again your Tour Director to have dinner together in one of the most typical local trattorias.
Castello Di Guarene (5*)- Full board – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 8 – Depart Turin
According to your flight schedule, transfer to Turin or Milan airport


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