1. Italy
  2. Lombardy
  3. Milan
  4. Franciacorta

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

Product ID: 264622
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Milan for a trip through the Italian countryside. Visit the stunningly-preserved town of Bergamo, a UNESCO world heritage site. Taste some of the region’s most prestigious sparkling wines.
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Duration: 1 day
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the origins of Franciacorta wine
  • Take breathtaking pictures from the best panoramic spots in the region
  • Explore the Medieval City of Bergamo, included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Savor a three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant with wine pairings included
Full description
Your day trip to Francicorta begins after meeting your guide in Milan at 9:00 AM for transport in an air-conditioned minivan with wifi onboard. Your first stop is Bergamo, one of the best preserved Medieval cities in Italy, recently included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its Venetian walls. After 2 hours of free time to explore the stunning city, it’s off to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with included wine. 

After lunch, you'll reach one of the most historical wineries in the region for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process. You’ll also get to explore the underground cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. The tour will finish with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines paired with local salami and cheese.

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, discover why this region is renowned as the as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.
Includes
  • 2 hours to explore Bergamo
  • Guided winery tour with 2 wine tastings and pairing of local salami and cheese
  • Three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant, wine included
  • 2-hour tour of the Franciacorta and Lake Iseo region
  • Roundtrip transportation in a luxury minivan with free wi-fi
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Metro stop Bignami (line M5), in front of Starhotel Tourist, Viale Fulvio Testi, 300, 20126 Milan, Italy.

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From US$ 283.85 per person