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VINEYARDS AND WINE CELLARS

Three wine cellars located in Franciacorta and on the charming Lake Garda will open the doors to show their traditional wine-making procedures. A great opportunity to satisfy your curiosity about the wine’s world and appreciate some of the best Italian wines and distillates.

The unexpressed love is like wine held in a bottle: it does not quench thirst.
George Herbert

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Franciacorta is an area rewnoned all over the world for its sparkling wines. The landscape between Brescia and Lake Iseo is rich in vineyards and charming wine cellars and dotted with important churches such as Abbazia Olivetana in Rodengo Saiano and San Pietro in Lamosa in Provaglio d’Iseo.

Highlights

  • Agriturismo near Lake Iseo
  • Guided tour of Brescia
  • Visit and tasting in Franciacorta wine cellar
  • Visit and tasting in Lake Garda wine cellar
  • Guided visit of Gabriele D’Annunzio’s House
  • Entrance to Parco Giardino Sigurtà

DAY 1

Arrival at your hotel in Salò. Meet and Greet. Overnight stay.

DAY 2 (Brescia – Franciacorta) 

After breakfast a half day guided walking tour to explore the peculiar features of the historic centre of Brescia: the Roman area with Piazza del Foro, the Medieval heritage in Piazza Duomo with its cathedral and Palazzo Broletto, the Venetian-style Piazza Loggia with its clocktower. After lunch, we are heading for Franciacorta to visit Bersi Serlini wine cellar: explanation of the wine-making procedure called Franciacorta’s Method and tasting. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 3 (Gardone Riviera – Manerba del Garda)

After breakfast departure to Gardone Riviera for a visit to the Vittoriale, Gabriele D’Annunzio’s House full of original memorabilia and its gorgeous gardens in which there is an open-air amphitheatre, the warship Puglia e other weird artefacts. Free time for lunch in Gardone. In the afternoon transfer to Cantina Avanzi, famous winery in Manerba del Garda since 1931 where you will take a visit accompanied by a tasting of a selection of their wines. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay.

DAY 4  (Bardolino – Parco Giardino Sigurtà)

After breakfast departure to Cantina Tre Colline in Bardolino. Guided tour of the cellar and tasting of 7 types of wines and 2 types of extra virgin olive oils. In the afternoon, departure to Sigurtà Park, one-of-a-kind oasis of green covering an area of 600.00 sqm not far from Lake Garda. Scenic gardens with original box-hedging, pictoresque coreographical settings with gushing fountains, the beautiful Great Old Oak and the Maze will all surprise you! Return to your hotel.

DAY 5

Departure after breakfast.

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WINE TOUR IN LOMBARDY AND TUSCANY

Departing from Lake Garda, where it would be possible to visit a wine cellar and oil mill, this tour continues with a magical experience at Castello Vicchiomaggio in Tuscany. There you will taste the evocative wines of this region and will have the possibility to participate to a special cooking session.

Good food and good wine, is a paradise on earth.
Enrico IV

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Our traditional cuisine has its roots in the period of Middle Ages. Every region has developed during the centuries its typical techniques and qualities. During our Cooking Sessions it will be possible to learn how to cook the traditional recipes such as crostini casalinghi, bread with tomato sauce and “fettunta toscana” dressed with olive oil and Cantuccini with almonds.. A chef will show you how to prepare a selection of Tuscany’s recipes .

Highlights

  • 3 nights in Vicchiomaggio Castle
  • Cooking session in Vicchiomaggio Castle
  • Gala Dinner in Vicchiomaggio Castle
  • Visit and tasting in a Franciacorta wine cellar
  • Visit and tasting in a Lake Garda wine cellar
  • Guided tour of Florence

DAY 1  

Arrival at your hotel in Salò . Meet and Greet. Overnight stay.

DAY 2 (Lake Garda)

After breakfast departure to Gardone Riviera. Visit of the Vittoriale, Gabriele D’Annunzio’s House, full of  memorabilia, and the gardens with the Mausoleum. Free time for lunch in Gardone. In the afternoon transfer to Manerba del Garda and Cantina Avanzi. Visit of the wine cellar ,included a taste of a selection of distillates. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay. 

DAY 3 (Brescia – Franciacorta)

After breakfast departure to Brescia where you will  meet your guide for a walking tour inside the city center to discover its historic monuments dating back to the Roman period and the Medioeval era. After lunch transfer to Franciacorta, where 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. Return to the hotel . Overnight stay. 

DAY 4 (Greve in Chianti)

After breakfast departure to Greve in Chianti. Arrival at Castello Vicchiomaggio. Visit of the castle and the wine cellars. Tasting of a selection of 4 wines such as Rosè or Bianco,  IGT ripa delle Mandorle,  Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Petri, Chianti Classico DOCG, Vin “Santo”, crostini casalinghi, bread with tomato sauce and “fettunta toscana” dressed with olive oil and Cantuccini with almonds. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 5 (Florence)

After breakfast departure to Florence where you will  meet your guide for a walking tour inside the city center. Free time for lunch and for shopping. Dinner a the hotel, overnight stay. 

 DAY 6 (Greve in Chianti)

After breakfast you will participate to a cooking session “ the secrets of the Tuscany’s recipes”: three hours during which a Chef will show you how to preparare some of the most famous recipe of the cooking tradition of this region. Lunch. Free time in the afternoon for relax. Gala Dinner . Overnight stay.

DAY 7

Departure after breakfast.