About Us

TASTINGTOURS®

is a licensed Piedmont-based tour company founded by Silvia Aprato back in 2005.
We are specialized in creating exclusive food & wine tours for individuals or small groups.
All the tours are private, arranged upon request, and always escorted by a certified tour guide or sommelier with a great knowledge of the local wines, traditions and history.
In 2008, Tasting Tours became an official tour operator giving us the possibility to tailor make bespoke holidays for our clients: from the choice of the best hotels and restaurants in the region, to the organization of unique food & wine experiences including luxury transportation.
In 2018, Tasting Tours welcomed Silvia’s husband on board, adding private transportation service to our range of activities.

LEGAL ASPECTS

TASTING TOURS® is a registered trademark and an official tour company with all the licenses regarding tour organization, tour guiding and private transportation required by the Italian law.
Transmission to third parties, disclosure, copying and/or any other unauthorized use of the information contained in this web site is not allowed and may contravene local laws.
Company Tax ID number (VAT. no.) 01644010058
Chamber of Commerce Registration Number: AT-13186

I was born and raised here in Piedmont where I still live and work.

While attending the Turin School of Translators and Interpreter, I lived in the USA for some months to experience a training course at the MIIS (Monterey Institute of International Studies) in Monterey, California.

I sarted working as a professional translator and interpreter, then I gradually turned my passion for wine and tourism into a full-time job.

In 2005 I became a licensed tour guide here in Piedmont, thus starting to take people around myself. I like showing visitors the best producers in the area who have now become dear friends of mine, and sharing my knowledge of local wines, food, history and culture with visitors coming from everywhere in the world.

In 2010, I became a qualified sommelier at Fisar, a famous Italian association of wine tasters in order to further increase my wine know-how.
After 10 years in my family business, in 2015 I decided to face a new challenge and I started my own company as a private driver (NCC in Italian).

The birth of our daughter Agata in December 2017, pushed me and Silvia to join forces, so in March 2018 we founded the new Tasting Tours s.n.c. becoming business partners too.
Wishing to offer a comprehensive experience to our clients, we bought our own minivan (Mercedes V class), but we are able to meet any need of different types of vehicle by relying on our network of trusted partners.

Tours are designed according to your specific needs, and are mainly addressed to:

  • Wine connoisseurs who wish to experience an in-depth discovery of the best wine producers.
  • Wine lovers who are interested in discovering our region and its wines, food, history and culture for the first time.
  • Travel companies who may see an advantage in including our luxury guided tours and expert consultancy in their all-inclusive package tours.
  • Business travellers who come to our country for work and often extend their stay over the week-end. By relying on the experience of our tour guides and consultants, they have the possibility to discover the best our territory has to offer in a limited period of time.