9 days in Italy

9 days in Italy

Sep 29, 2016  -  Oct 7, 2016
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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  5 h
1
Turin
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Asti
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Neive
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Alba
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 30th (Fri), make a trip to Piazza Castello and then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and then make a trip to Basilica of Superga.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Turin is an approximately 5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Turin, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Asti.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Piazza Castello ©
Piazza Castello

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Asti

Asti ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiata di San Secondo and then savor the flavors at Festival delle Sagre di Asti.

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You can take a train from Turin to Asti in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Turin in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Asti, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Neive.

Things to do in Asti

Historic Sites
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Festival delle Sagre di Asti ©
Festival delle Sagre di Asti

2
nights
Neive

Neive ©
Neive is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 60km northeast of Cuneo. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stop by First's Filet S.R.L and then learn about winemaking at Cantina del Glicine. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Barbaresco, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Vitivinicola Boffa Carlo, and then learn about winemaking at Cascina Albano.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Neive vacation maker tool.

Neive is just a short distance from Asti. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alba.

Things to do in Neive

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Barbaresco, First's Filet S.R.L
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Cantina del Glicine ©
Cantina del Glicine
Cascina Albano ©
Cascina Albano
Torre di Barbaresco ©
Torre di Barbaresco

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nights
Alba

Alba ©
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Serralunga d'Alba, then do a tasting at Fontanafredda, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, do a tasting at Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni, and then see the interesting displays at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo.

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Alba is just a short distance from Neive. In October, daytime highs in Alba are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alba

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo, Castello di Grinzane Cavour
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Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Castello di Serralunga d'Alba ©
Castello di Serralunga d'Alba