Leaving from Turin, meeting point at Salone del Gusto Piazza
Transfer to Ivrea to the 5 Lakes itinerary.
The great morainich hill, with its 25 kilometer length spreads across a splendid territory rich with water basins, woods and historical testimonies.
The small urban settlements scattered throughout the area, create together with the natural environment a type of majestic natural amphitheatre
Lunch at Slow Food nominated “ restaurant of the aliance” in Ivrea city center.
Transfer to Masino to a winemakers farm close to the castle, owned by the Maestri del Gusto Association
Once the estate belonged to the Conti Valperga noble family and the hills of the estate grow the Erbaluce vine, Caluso Passito Frale, the grapes are aged in oak barrels and the wine produces herbaceous floral tastes
Guided tour of the farm and wine tasting of Erbaluce and Passito wines
Guided visit of Castle and park of Masino
Immersed in incrediblegrounds, the castle is the sumptuous residence of one of the most illustrious Piedmontese families, descended from Arduin of Ivrea, the first King of Italy.
A thousand years of history is encapsulated in the beautifully furnished and frescoed rooms, it was acquired in 1988 by FAI, Fondo Ambiente Italiano, from the last member belonging to the family Valperga di Masino.
Over the centuries, the illustrious family converted the castle into an aristocratic residence, and then into an elegant holiday home. This glorious past is recounted by the halls themselves, which are adorned with frescoes and ostentatious furnishings, and by the bedrooms used by visiting ambassadors, the private apartments, the lounges and the panoramic terraces.
It all adds up to a refined embodiment of 17th- and 18th-century culture, which was also expressed in the rooms dedicated to the celebration of knowledge, such as the priceless library, which plays host to more than 25,000 antique volumes.
Outside the castle, there are monumental, romantic grounds, featuring one of the largest mazes in Italy, a majestic tree-lined boulevard, large clearings and picturesque corners that, in spring, are covered by beautiful blossoms.
Dinner in Masino at a restaurant recommended by Slow Food
Return to Turin in the evening