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From Brescia: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

1. From Brescia: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Take a day trip from Brescia to the Franciacorta region for a winery visit and a tasting session of some of the world's finest bubbly. Escape the city in a private air-conditioned minivan with a free Wi-Fi connection. Enjoy a three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Franciacorta and taste one of the most prestigious wines of the region. After lunch, you'll reach one of the most representative wineries for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. You will learn the history of famous Italian sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process. You'll also get to explore the cellar, where the bottles are kept during the second fermentation phase. The tour will finish with a tasting of two Franciacorta. In the afternoon, after the visit at the winery, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route passing through the hillside vineyards, you'll discover why this region has become so iconic.

Veneto: Amarone Cooking and Tasting Experience in a Villa

2. Veneto: Amarone Cooking and Tasting Experience in a Villa

Head off on a beautiful journey into the countryside of northern Italy and discover the best food and wine the region has to offer, served in one of the most sumptuous Renaissance surroundings. At one of Verona’s most distinguished villas, encircled by the vineyards of Valpolicella, you will not only taste the gourmet delights of this top Italian kitchen, you will get a chance to cook them. See the ancient, well-stocked cellars and taste Amarone, the rich, dry red wine made from partially dried grapes. Start with a guided tour of the best Valpolicella wine cellar before moving onto Amarone vineyards, owned by one of the most renowned wine makers in Italy and set in the beautiful rolling hillsides surrounding Verona. Here you will learn all about the characteristics of the various grape varieties and the viticulture behind Valpolicella wine. Then, continue to one of the finest examples of Renaissance buildings just 30 minutes from Verona. The villa is famous for its magnificent fireplaces, featuring stone-carved recherché creatures that are both a wonder and a mystery to behold. The villa’s architecture is typical of sixteenth-century Italy, symmetric but versatile, and designed to revive the Golden Age. While there, you will learn how to cook some of the dishes traditionally served in this region, as the villa’s head chef takes you through a late-morning cooking class entitled, "The Pearls of our Cuisine: Pasta and Amarone." Learn the fundamentals of fresh pasta-making in all its different forms and find out about the delicious sauces and condiments that traditionally accompany it. You will also be shown how to make braised beef with Amarone and, to top it all off, the chef will introduce you to sbrisolona, the delectable, crumbly Italian sweet. The chefs of the villa will do their best to please you with fine, traditional cuisine complemented with the best local wines. Taste several kinds of Amarone and learn to recognize it by its slightly spicy bitterness, which is reminiscent of roasted almonds. Indulge in the gourmet lunch before the monstrous fireplaces in one of the spectacular halls of the villa. Finally, digest your meal with a stroll in the idyllic and mesmerizing landscape surrounding the villa. Gaze out onto the vineyards that spread out for miles under the Italian sun, as they have done for hundreds of years.

Brescia: Private Guided Walking Tour

3. Brescia: Private Guided Walking Tour

Brescia, called the lioness of Italy, has been added to the Unesco World Heritage list. It's the city of the striking medieval cathedral known as the Rotonda, the renaissance Piazza della Loggia and the heroes of the Ten Days of the Unification of Italy. Admire the majestic Roman remains, discover its scenic Renaissance heart and the monumental Piazza della Vittoria, which tells of the time of World War II, but also hides many interesting and curious anecdotes. Bescia is a city waiting to be discovered.

Brescia: Shared Bus Transfer to/from Milan Bergamo Airport

4. Brescia: Shared Bus Transfer to/from Milan Bergamo Airport

Enjoy getting a seat on the regular service between Brescia and Milan Bergamo Airport. Relax on an air-conditioned, comfortable coach with bags stowed away. Take in the scenic views one the 1 hour transfer between Brescia and the airport. Travel to or from the airport with the same convenient service. Aviod the stress of navigating public transport while lugging heavy bags. Journey without having to haggle with a taxi. Stop on request at the Franciacorta Outlet about 20 minutes from Brescia and about 40 minutes from the airport to get in some quality shopping. Get to your destination, with only the stops you want with this transfer.

Beautiful Brescia - Guided Walking Tour

5. Beautiful Brescia - Guided Walking Tour

Discover the hidden gem of a city, tucked at the foot of the Alps in northern Italy. Explore Brescia, a UNESCO World Heritage site that holds the title of one of the most charming cities in Europe. You will visit the most beautiful and important places in the city. What remains of the famous Forum Square and Medieval Square? What is the other name of the Old Cathedral? Together with the local professional guide, you will find out many fascinating facts and will hear intriguing stories. What is so special about the Venetian Clock Tower? What view you can see from the seat of the Town Hall? On this tour, you will discover Brescia and witness its glorious attractions. The tour starts in front of the Old Cathedral, originally called "La Rotunda" due to its unique round layout. Take a peek inside and learn some facts about one of the few Romanesque round churches in Italy. Then, witness and explore Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta. Enjoy in numerous mosaics and paintings. Additionally, discover historical, Renaissance buildings and a clocktower from 1500s. Further, experience majestic monastery San Salvatore

The Lakes of Lombardy: 7-Day Bike Tour from Lake Garda

6. The Lakes of Lombardy: 7-Day Bike Tour from Lake Garda

Spend 7 glorious days biking along the lakes of Lombardy in Italy. Start from the east in Peschiera del Garda and follow the hilly areas of the big Alpine lakes in the Lombard region. Travel onwards along the beautiful Mincio River and stop to take a breather at a collection of quaint communes and pristine lakes along the way. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Arrival Individual arrival in Peschiera del Garda (Lake Garda) Day 2: Peschiera del Garda – Brescia [56km/72km] Spend the day biking from Peschiera del Garda to Brescia, following the cycling route of the Mincio river. Along the way, stop to visit the castles of Monzambano, Castellaro Lagusello, and Pozzolengo, as well as the parish church of Pontenove. You will have the option of heading directly to San Martino della Battaglia on the 56-kilometer route or extending your ride along the 72-kilometer route. Day 3: Brescia – Bergamo [50km/71km] Cycle from Brescia to Bergamo, stopping along the way at the beautiful Iseo Lake and the Rodengo Abbey, visiting Provaglio d'Iseo, the castle of Passirano, and then taking a break at the natural peat reserve of Sebino. You will also visit the castles of Clusane, Grumello and Montello. If the standard 71-kilometer route is too long for you, there is a possibility of shortening the route to 50 kilometers and traveling from Telgate to Bergamo by train. Day 4: Lake Iseo – Lecco [42km/50km] Cycle from Lake Iseo to the quaint Italian commune of Lecco. Along the way, visit the communes of Sotto il Monte and Garlate then stop for a visit at the sanctuary of Mapello. You will also enjoy a ride on the Leonardo ferry in Olginate before reaching your final destination, Lake Garlate or Lecco Lake. Day 5: Garlete/Lecco – Lake Como [40km] Spend the day cycling from the commune of Lecco to the famous Lake Como, stopping along the way at the Lakes Annone and Pusiano, as well as the Alserio church of Albavilla. Day 6: Como – Sesto Calende/Arona [60 km] While cycling from Como to Sesto Calende/Arona, you will stop at the Romanesque oratory of Albiolo, the beautiful Varese and Monate Lakes, Ticino River, and the intricate Abbey of Sesto Calende. Day 7 End your week-long journey after breakfast in Sesto Calende.

Franciacorta Top Sparkling Wine Tour from Iseo or Brescia

7. Franciacorta Top Sparkling Wine Tour from Iseo or Brescia

The tour starts around 9:45 am with the pick-up in Iseo or Brescia. Meet the driver and the wine tour leader that will assist you for the day. A comfortable private luxury van or car, depending on the size of the group, with air-conditioning will take you to Franciacorta. The drive takes about 25 minutes. The first stop, at about 10.30 am, is a premium winery, meaning a renowned historical winery, a modern large company or a boutique winery. The visit includes an introduction to the Franciacorta wine region, its history and some facts about its development. The hospitality staff will explain to you the method of production (the same of the Champagne!), showing you the journey of the grapes through the cellar. The guided visit is followed by the tasting of 2 Franciacorta DOCG wines. After this lovely tasting, we will reach a charming little trattoria, where you will enjoy a three courses lunch. The menu could includes dishes from the tradition of Franciacorta area such as manzo all’olio di Rovato, braised beef cooked slowly in olive oil served with polenta, or Clusane’s baked stuffed tench, or Franciacorta Risotto, or casoncelli (ravioli pasta stuffed with bread, cheese and meat). Around 3.00 pm, next in our agenda, there is a second cellar tour. This time to a small family-run winery. There you will have the chance to discover the producer's philosophy and the features of the Franciacorta wines. At the end of the visit, you will taste 3 Franciacorta DOCG wines. Return transfer to Brescia or Iseo, you will be back at your accommodation at about 5.00 pm. The itinerary could change according to the availability. The detail of the wineries and restaurant will be provided after booking.

5-Day North Lakes: Milan & Bernina Express Experience

8. 5-Day North Lakes: Milan & Bernina Express Experience

Spend 5 days and 4 nights touring the lakes region of northern Italy. Admire the scenic beauty of Milan, Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Bergamo, Sirmione, Riva del Garda, and Franciacorta by land and water. Explore the historic city of Verona on a guided tour. Day 1: Milan with happy hour Welcome to Milan! Meet our driver at Milan Malpensa Airport and enjoy a private transfer to Starhotels Ritz. In the afternoon, meet your professional local guide at the hotel and set off on a three-hour walking tour through the heart of Milan. The last stop will be the majestic Castello Sforzesco, a medieval fortress built in the 15th century by the Duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza. In its vicinity, we have chosen a refined bakery for you to be able to relax and taste a typical aperitivo (happy hour). At the end of the aperitivo, the tour will be over and you will have some free time before returning to the hotel on your own. The overnight stay is in Milan. Day 2: Milan, Bernina Express, Milan (B) Just like sitting in a theater, you will admire unique views from your seat on board the Bernina Train, a piece of history (it is 100 years old), and a World Heritage train. After breakfast at the hotel, meet our driver and reach Tirano. Get on board there and start this ride along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world, with its unsurpassed alpine views. The journey will need two hours to complete. As the train winds its way over the Alps, occasionally passing through mountain tunnels, and puffing its way past a myriad of towns and villages, a number of highlights will catch your attention. Look out at the Swiss Alps as you ride along the Bernina pass to St. Moritz, and then enjoy free time to explore it. Meet your driver to return to Milan (meeting point in St. Moritz). Overnight stay in Milan. Day 3: Milan, Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Bergamo (B, D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then prepare for a short visit to Como, a tourist destination for its vicinity to Lake Como and the Alps. Amazing views over the lake and the alpine valleys are guaranteed! The lake itself, sometimes called Lario, has long been famous for its y-shape and for Bellagio, which you will reach by boat. This little gem town lies at the intersection of the lake’s 2 southern arms, with the Alps dominating the horizon to the north, and is home to some of the most charming landscapes in Italy. Spend some time exploring this picturesque village and its small streets, luxury hotels, villas, and gardens, and have lunch at your leisure in one of the many restaurants or cafés. Back on board, you will make your way to Varenna in the afternoon, where you will take a panoramic tour before moving on to Bergamo, a truly historic and artistic jewel characterized by its urban structure: the città bassa (or lower town) is modern and dynamic, while the famous città alta (or upper town) houses the city’s medieval heart. Check-in at your Bergamo hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 4: Bergamo, Sirmione, Riva Del Garda, Bergamo (B, D) Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, is the next destination. After breakfast at your hotel, we recommend taking a panoramic tour of the lake’s west coast, taking in the splendid natural landscape, like the Brenta Dolomites (the Brenta Group has been officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the gentle slopes of the Moraine Hills of Lower Garda. Next, move to Sirmione, where Lake Garda and its surroundings are at their finest. See the sun reverberating on the lake’s blue waters, the tree-lined shores, and Sirmione Castle as well as the ruins of Catullus’s villa or Grottoes of Catullus during a boat tour. Once you’re through, you will have some free time to have lunch before departing for Riva del Garda. Located on the north side of the lake, you will see its quaint Venetian-style historical center. Dinner and Overnight stay in Bergamo. Day 5 Bergamo, Verona, Franciacorta (light lunch and wine tasting) Milan (B, L) After breakfast, reach “fair Verona”, a museum en plein air. A local professional will be waiting for you and take you on a guided tour. After the Verona tour, drive towards the area of Franciacorta, this is where you will enjoy a light lunch and taste some local food as well as the renowned local wine. After this experience, you will head for Milan, where our services will end.

Franciacorta Top Sparkling Wine Tour from Milan

9. Franciacorta Top Sparkling Wine Tour from Milan

The tour starts around 9:00 am with the pick-up at your accommodation in Milan. A comfortable private luxury van transfer service with air-conditioning will take you to Franciacorta. The drive lasts about one hour. Once in Franciacorta you will meet the wine tour leader that will assist you for the day. The first stop, at about 10.00 am, is a premium winery, meaning a renowned historical winery, a modern large company or a boutique winery. The visit includes an introduction to the Franciacorta wine region, its history and some facts about its development. The hospitality staff will explain to you the method of production (the same of the Champagne!), showing you the journey of the grapes through the cellar. The guided visit is followed by the tasting of two Franciacorta DOCG wines. After this lovely tasting, we will reach a charming little trattoria, where you will enjoy a three courses lunch. The menu could includes dishes from the tradition of Franciacorta area such as manzo all’olio di Rovato, braised beef cooked slowly in olive oil served with polenta, or Clusane’s baked stuffed tench, or Franciacorta Risotto, or casoncelli (ravioli pasta stuffed with bread, cheese and meat). Around 2.30 pm, next in our agenda, there is a second cellar tour. This time to a small family-run winery. There you will have the chance to discover the producer philosophy and the features of the Franciacorta wines. At the end of the visit, you will taste three Franciacorta DOCG wines. Return transfer to Milan, you will be back at your accommodation at about 5.00 pm. The itinerary could change according to the availability.

Brescia: Guided Christmastime Walking Tour

10. Brescia: Guided Christmastime Walking Tour

Celebrate Christmas and winter with a guided tour through Brescia. Learn about the city's winter traditions from your local guide, walk past the Old Cathedral, and see the Torre della Pallata. Meet your guide in the Piazza della Loggia and begin your magical Christmas adventure. Head out into the decorated city with your local guide. As you walk, hear about Brescia's many Christmas traditions. Walk by intricately decorated houses, ready for Christmas. Stroll through the bustling Christmas Market, and stop to purchase a souvenir. As you wander through the city center, stop to admire the Torre della Pallata and the massive Old Cathedral. Hear from your local guide what Brescians eat during the holidays to celebrate the festive season and get insider tips on the best places to taste traditional foods.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Great experience! You get to visit a beautiful winery with a good tour, learn how to make pasta with a private chef(great character) and then you eat your pasta prepared by the chef. This is accompanied with good wine from the winery of course

We had a good day. Francesca is beyond her job. She was amazing. Followed by nice lunch, we walked along lake Iseo and visited franciacorta seller was fascinating. Thank you, Francesca.

Punktualność, uprzejmy kierowca serdecznie polecam wszystkim osobom które zastanawiają się nad wyborem transportu w Bergamo

Circuit very well organized. Good hotels except the one in Brescia, which was located in a very bad area.