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From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

1. From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Take a day trip from Bergamo to the Franciacorta region for a winery visit and a tasting session of the new world's finest bubbly. Escape the city in a private air-conditioned minivan with free wi-fi connection. You will enjoy a three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Franciacorta and taste some of the most prestigious wines of the region. After lunch, visit one of the most historical and representative wineries in Franciacorta for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn about the history of those famous Italian sparkling wines and the main phases of their production process. Explore the underground cellar which hosts the bottles during the second fermentation phase and finish your winery tour with a tasting of two Franciacorta wines. In the afternoon, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to catch some of the most breathtaking spots of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, see for yourself why this region is renowned as an icon of the best of Italian sparkling wines.

From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

2. From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Enjoy Francicorta region on this day trip from Milan. Have free time in Bergamo to discover the beauty of its Venetian walls. Sip on local wines paired with a 3-course lunch in a traditional restaurant . Ride along the Franciacorta Wine Route and take in views of Lake Iseo.  Meet your guide in the morning in Milan and hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan with WIFI onboard. Relax and take in the Italian countryside on the way to Bergamo, one of the best preserved Medieval cities in Italy.  Spend 2 hours of free time to explore the cobblestone streets, encircled by Venetian walls at your own pace. After your free time, head to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with included wine.  Board the bus and ride to a historical winery in the region for a guided tour and tasting with a sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process.  Visit the underground cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. End the winery port of this tour with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines. Afterwards, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route. See the area where the grapes ripen in the sun and discover picturesque points in Franciacorta like the sparkling Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, discover why this region is renowned as the as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.

Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

3. Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

Discover the gastronomic culture of Bergamo on this delicious 3-hour food tour. Discover delicacies from both parts of the town — Bergamo Alta and Bergamo Bassa. Accompanied by a local foodie guide, indulge in the rich flavors and delicate scents incorporated in your secret menu. Dine within the walls of the Città Alta. Your food journey will take you from the origins of Lombardy's culinary traditions to the contemporary Bergamo food scene of today. The tastings on offer depend on the availability, season, and the chef's choices. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include Bergamasco, a traditional aperitivo composed of toasted bread slides with local garnish accompanied by a glass of locally sourced Valcalepio red wine; Casoncelli Pasta filled with different stuffings; Foaide, a traditional Sunday pasta dish in the Bergamo area; Polenta with lard and cheese; and grilled handmade bread with taleggio cheese. You can also try typical stracciatella gelato and enjoy an Italian espresso coffee – the only way to end a meal in Italy.

Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Bergamo: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

5. Bergamo: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

Your day is just winding down, the sun's about to set, it is time for an aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir. Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art. you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles to pair with a refreshing glass of fizz, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, using typical regional ingredients and local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.

Bergamo: Cooking Class at a Local's Home with Wine

6. Bergamo: Cooking Class at a Local's Home with Wine

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home in Bergamo. Learn how to make a traditional Italian starter, pasta dish and dessert, then serve up your creations and try them out for yourself, alongside some wines. Choose between making a lunch or an evening dinner. Follow the guidance of a local cook and learn all the tricks of the trade when it comes to making authentic northern Italian recipes. Relax in the knowledge that all the ingredients and utensils needed are provided. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and make a total of three dishes. Finish by tasting everything you have prepared at a sit-down meal with your hosts. Enjoy your home-cooked meal along with a selection of local wines. Get a feel for local traditions and culture through food. Round off the meal the Italian way: with a coffee of your choice. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Bergamo: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

7. Bergamo: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

Learn the secrets of Bergamo’s most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu in a local home, and then taste the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by regional wines. During a private cooking lesson from a friendly local host, learn how to prepare 2 distinctive pasta recipes and a tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your expert cesarina host will reveal the tricks of the trade behind these iconic dishes during a fun and informative experience.  Challenge yourself by putting your cooking skills to the test and impress your friends and family once home with a delicious Italian meal.

Bergamo: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

8. Bergamo: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

Create a delicious meal and beautiful memories with a market tour and cooking experience, hosted by a local chef. After arriving at the home of your expert cook, head to a market and learn how to select the best ingredients. Return to your host’s home to enjoy a private cooking demonstration. Learn the secrets of Italian cuisine as your host provides tips from their family cookbook. Watch as a delicious meal is prepared before your eyes, then sit down to share the authentic dishes with your host. Savor a seasonal 4-course menu of a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Chat with your host as you enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, as well as an after-dinner coffee, along with the food. Experience Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Bergamo: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

9. Bergamo: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

Arrive at the home of your expert cook then go food shopping like a local. Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce. Immerse yourself in a cooking class learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of the region. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for 3 authentic local recipes for a delicious starter, pasta, and dessert. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes so you can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Once the end result is ready, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Bergamo: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

10. Bergamo: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Experience the best of Italian cookery in the authentic surroundings of a local's home, as you take part in a pasta-making class and learn the secrets of how to make the regional cuisine. Gain a unique insight into the tricks of the trade, as you help prepare three authentic pasta dishes with a certified home cook. Enjoy the convenience of a workstation kitted out with all the ingredients and utensils you will need, and put your cooking skills to the test. Feast on the fruits of your labor, and savor a local wine with your meal. Take home Italian cooking skills to use in your own kitchen.

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This excursion was worth all that we paid for it! We had a very busy trip up until this point and this was such a pleasant change. Very low key, very well organized. Our drivers were very kind and very helpful, but they were not “tour guides”. They would drop us off and give us a time to meet back up, which was totally perfect for us and allowed us to prioritize what we wanted!

un'esperienza straordinaria, punto d'incontro facile, guide Nicolo, attentive and molto amichevole. La cantina sensazionale ei prodotti di prim'ordine, il sommelier Diego, mi hanno fatto enter a mondo di scoperte sulla produceione di vini e spumanti.

This was a fabulous tour, with beautiful scenery, wonderful food and delicious wine. My driver and guide was very friendly and helpful. The sommelier who guided the wine tour was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and fun to talk with.

Francesca was outstanding in her attentiveness to our needs, even going so far as to bring back one of our party to Bergamo due to an issue, then picking us up on a second trip. I only wish the gift shop at the winery had been open!

The guide and driver were VERY nice. The towns, lunch and wine tour excellent!! Only positive things!! My husband and I loved it!!