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Lombardy Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Lombardy Wine tasting & winery tours

Milan: Pasta and Risotto cooking class and Market Food Tour

1. Milan: Pasta and Risotto cooking class and Market Food Tour

First, explore Milan’s culinary scene by visiting the city’s bottegas (shops) which are stocked full of fresh produce and local specialties. Led by your expert chef, browse the stores and learn about local cuisine. Liaise with vendors, butchers, and bakers as you pick out the tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. With your groceries in hand, take a short walk to the cooking school, a brand-new facility in the heart of the city. Put on your apron and follow the chef's instructions in order to create exquisite traditional dishes. Learn how to create dishes such as cheese fondue, ragout, fresh hand-rolled pasta, and dessert. Measure, mince, mix, season, and stir to create authentic Milanese cuisine.  Take a break to savor a selection of premium wines and local cheeses. Once everything is ready, sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy your culinary creations. At the end of the experience, you will receive an attendance certificate and a recipe booklet so you can share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.

Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

2. Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover how a fine wine is born, see where it ages on a visit winery in Domaso on Lake Como. First, explore the wine cellar and the tasting room, which are located in a splendid villa. Then visit the vineyards overlooking Lake Como and enjoy a spectacular view from the tasting terrace. Meet the winemakers and hear about the history of the family, as well as the stages of wine production. Finally, enjoy a tasting of fine wines paired with local food delicacies while sitting on the beautiful terrace. You'll enjoy a white wine paired with cheese, pears, and wild apple jam; a red with extra virgin olive oil; and another red wine paired with seasoned cheese and salami.

Milan: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

3. Milan: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

Enter the beautiful home of your professional chef in one of the most dynamic districts of the city and follow his guidance to prepare a menu of typical recipes using fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from the local market. Learn to cook homemade ravioli, pasta and tiramisù in a friendly atmosphere. Start your pasta class by preparing the dough for authentic ravioli (filled dumplings, sealed between 2 layers of thin pasta dough). Discover how to make perfect tagliatelle to complete your meal. Finally, learn to make the perfect tiramisù dessert to finish your traditional meal. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef and learn how to combine local recipes with fine Italian wines. Get a copy of all the recipes you prepared to continue your cooking adventure back at home.

Franciacorta: Wine Tour and Tasting Experience

4. Franciacorta: Wine Tour and Tasting Experience

After meeting with your guide at a local wine cellar in Franciacorta, your wine-tasting experience begins. Throughout your 1.5-hour experience, admire the landscape of Franciacorta as you tour the winery and receive an exclusive tasting experience. Hear about the history of this location and receive explanations of the methods and techniques of this wine production. Throughout your journey, follow a unique tradition in high-quality wine production as you hear about the process - ranging from the grape harvest in the vineyard to the final stage of the bottling. At the end of your experience, take part in an exclusive wine tasting that combines Franciacorta wines with local products. Taste a selection of three famous Franciacorta wines, as a professional sommelier explains to you in-depth the particularity of these Italian excellencies. The experience will be limited to the wine cellar. The Castle will notbe visited, since it's private property.

Milan: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

5. Milan: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

Master the most delicious of all Italian arts and learn how to make authentic pizza and gelato. Meet an expert "pizzaiolo" who will demonstrate how to make a perfect, scrumptious pizza. In a professional cooking studio, your professional chef will show you how to make pliable, paper-thin yeast dough while kneading it to perfection. Learn how to prepare a zesty, yet light tomato sauce to spread on top. While the dough rests, take a break to enjoy a selection of premium Diadema wines and olive oil. Then, hear all about the process of making authentic Italian gelato. Discover the raw ingredients and learn how to mix them together as you watch the chocolate melt into the cream. While the gelato churns, your chef will show you how to combine the ingredients to make the batter to cook your cone. Then, roll out your dough, choose your favorite toppings, and season your pizza before popping it into the oven. As soon as your fragrant pizza comes out of the oven, sit down, relax, and indulge your tastebuds with your culinary creations.  At the end of your class, receive a certificate of attendance and a full digital recipe booklet to keep and use back at home.

Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

6. Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and savor the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. Start the lesson with an Italian aperitivo. Then, learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your local chef host who will teach you the tricks of the trade. As the icing on the cake, learn to prepare the iconic Tiramisu for a truly immersive Italian experience. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family when you get home with an authentic Italian meal. 

Lazise: Italian Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting

7. Lazise: Italian Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting

First of all choose which lesson to attend. Do you want to learn the art of gnocchi and ravioli or that of orecchiete and spaghetti? Or why not: both? Take this 3-hour lesson where a professional chef will guide you step by step in the creation of these typical products of Italian cuisine. You will knead and cook directly! At the end of the lesson you will taste the fruit of your hard work combined with a tasting of local wines. Included in the price: use of professional equipment, a small recipe book, a wine tasting to accompany the products and a personalized apron. You are welcome in our home to breathe the real atmosphere of an Italian cuisine and take it back home to amaze your guests!

Milan: Wine Tasting Experience in the City Centre

8. Milan: Wine Tasting Experience in the City Centre

Enjoy a 1.5-hour special event in an elegant and traditional wine bar located in the heart of Milan. Taste 3 of the most important Italian wines, known all around the world. A sample of red, white, and sparkling wine will be served with delicacies made by a chef with local products.   During this journey through the winery world, a professional sommelier will explain to you in depth the particularities of these Italian wines. Learn to match your wine with food and all about how wines is grown and produced.

Lake Garda: Wine Tour and Tasting Experience in Bardolino

9. Lake Garda: Wine Tour and Tasting Experience in Bardolino

Taste the most important wines made in the area with the guidance of a professional Sommelier, who will walk you through the tasting process and explain what makes these Italian wines so unique.  The visit begins with a guided tour of the winery where you will learn about the methods and techniques of wine production. Journey through the traditions of high-quality wine production, from the harvest from the surrounding vineyards to the final stage of bottling.  At the end of the tour, enjoy an exclusive wine tasting experience where you will sample 2 red and 2 white wine varieties paired with local products.

Franciacorta: Self-guided Wine Tour, Full-Day with lunch

10. Franciacorta: Self-guided Wine Tour, Full-Day with lunch

The first stop, at about 10:30 AM, is a niche 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, take your car and reach a charming little trattoria or a cozy agriturismo. There you will enjoy a three courses lunch. The menu includes traditional dishes from the 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). Water, coffee, and a glass of wine per person are included. With a short drive you will arrive at the third and last stop of you wine tour. At about 3:00 PM, you will have an appointment for a guided visit of an organic winery. There you will have the chance to discover the producer's philosophy and the features of the wonderful wines produced with by the organic vineyard management. At the end of the visit, you will taste three Franciacorta DOCG wines. Before driving back to your accommodations, you can take some time to have a lakeside walk in Iseo... and a gelato, why not? The itinerary could change according to availability.

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Chef Francesco was absolutely amazing!! He greeted us at the meeting point as expected and we took the steps to the 2nd floor to start the class. Professional, funny, patient and he answered all our questions. Pizza was great and gelato was !! We regretted not signing up for the risotto and pasta making class he offers. Would definitely take it next time I am in Milan. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun cooking class while in Milan.

A definite must do if you are in Milan! This activity was hands down the highlight of our trip. The chef, was absolutely AMAZING. He was personable, funny, and definitely knew his stuff when it came to cooking. He also gave us plenty of tips and tricks on how to make a great pizza and suggestions on where to go to get the best food in Milan. I would 1000% recommend this activity if you’re in Milan.

An absolutely fantastic and memorable experience learning how to make traditional pasta, listening to wonderful stories and then getting to enjoy it all at the end! Highly recommend.

It was very interesting. The owners of the cellar were very good both during the tour of the vineyards and during the tasting.

Amazing food and instruction. We really enjoyed our cooking class.