Italy has always been synonymous with good eating and excellent wines. An unmistakable explosions of flavours, scents and perfumes. This tour would guide you into the Franciacorta’s world, an area renowned for its sparkling wines and spumante DOCG, magnificent landscapes, numerous wine cellars and vineyards, and Piemonte. A special itinerary for discover the traditional recipes and the culture of this two interesting regions. Do not miss this travel into the Italian food and wine tradition.
One is a gourmand as one is an artist, as one is learned, as one is a poet.
Guy de Maupassant
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Piemonte is famous all over the world for its wines and the nougat. Specifically the Barolo Wine was dicovered in a castle, now address of the Wimu Museum. Visiting the Wimu you will have the possibility to live an extraordinary experience through anecdotes and tales abut the wine’s history.
- Cooking sessions in Brescia and Lake Iseo
- Lunch in Grumello Castle
- Visit and tasting in a Franciacorta wine cellar
- Guided Tour of Milan
- Entrance to Wine Museum in Barolo
- Guided tour of Alba
DAY 1 (Bergamo)
Arrival at the airport Bergamo Orio Al Serio. Transfer by bus to Bergamo city center in order to visit with our guide some of the most important monuments such as Palazzo della Ragione, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, il Duomo, Cappella Colleoni, Piazza Vecchia. We proceed with the visit of Bergamo Bassa, with its treasures sprinkled along the street “Sentierone” between San Leonardo and Pignolo. Rise with the cable car to Bergamo Alta. Departure to Cocca Hotel Royal Thai and Spa (Iseo Lake). Meet and Greet . Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2 (Brescia)
After breakfast, departure to Brescia where you will meet your guide for a walking visit of the centre with its historic monuments dating back to the Roman period and the Medioeval era such as Piazza del Foro, the beautiful Cathedral Duomo Vecchio and Palazzo Broletto. In the afternoon you will take part in a hands-on Cooking Session: 2 hours to put your skills into practice and be able to prepare an italian pizza. Return to Iseo. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3 (Grumello del Monte – Monteisola)
After breakfast, departure to Grumello del Monte (Bergamo), an interesting medioeval hamlet in an elevated position, from where it is possible to see the old castle of the Gonzaga’s Family, transformed in the 1600 in a residential villa. Guide tour of the castle and taste of a selection of wines in the wine cellar of the castle. At the end lunch with typical local dishes such us cheeses and cold cuts of Bergamo and the famous “polenta”. In the afternoon we will reach Sarzana to have an excursion by boat for Monteisola, an island located in the centre of Iseo Lake. Return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 4 (Franciacorta)
After Breakfast departure to Franciacorta, a famous area rewnoned for its sparkling wines. You will visit a wine cellar, including the explanation of the wine-making procedure called Franciacorta’s Method and a taste of a selection of exquisite distillates such as Franciacorta’s Saten. In the afternoon cooking session at Cocca Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5 (Milano)
After Breakfast departure in order to reach your hotel in Milano. Arrival in the Italian capital of fashion and business meeting with your guide for a walking tour in the city center to admire some of its most important features such as Piazza Duomo with its imponent cathedral (individual entrance to the Dome), Corso Vittorio Emanuele and its glamour shops, Piazza della Scala, the ancient trader’s piazza and Via Dante. Furthermore, you will have the possibility to visit Castello Sforzesco and its wonderful gardens. This big castle was built during the Medioeval time and was the former Sforza’s Family residential palace, one of the symbols of Milan. In the afternoon, time at your disposal for shopping or for a visit to one of the art exhibitions inside Palazzo Reale or other outstanding Museums. In the evening aperitiv-dinner in a typical pub of Milano. Return to your hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 6 (Alba – Bra)
After breakfast departure to Alba to visit this town famous for its towers and chocolate. Guided tour of the city center: torre Astesiano, torre Sineo and torre Bonino, Bel San Domenico, the Cathedral fo San Lorenzo, The church of Maddalena. Lunch at typical restaurant. In the afternoon we will pass by bus the countryside of Barbaresco, declared one of the “100 Borghi più Belli d’Italia”, also famous for its 4 wines (Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Barbera e Moscato). The last stop will be in Treiso to admire the panorama of “Rocche dei Sette Fratelli”. Return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast departure.