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Thumbnail Piemonte & Tuscany Wine Holiday - 8 days & 7 nights
Somma Lombardo, Varese (Langhe, Chianti, Food Valley, Barolo)
8 Days
Participants: Minimum 1, Maximum Not Specified
From €3,992.11
“Visit iconic Italian destinations and immerse yourself in authentic experiences between Langhe, Florence, Chianti and Bologna”
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Calderara di Reno, Bologna (Franciacorta, Food Valley)
5 Days
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum 6
From €1,780.00
“Discover the best wineries in the two biggest wine estate areas of northern Italy, Emilia and Franciacorta region, in a private 5 days tour”

More information on Lombardy

Located at the northern end of the country, Lombardy is one of the largest Italian regions. Although tourism isn’t the region’s primary activity, during your time in Lombardy you will be able to enjoy winery visits immersed in beautiful landscapes and explore the ample artistic heritage that the region has to offer.

While in Lombardy, your winery visits will be mainly based in one of the region’s most important wine production areas: Oltrepò Pavese, Franciacorta and Valtellina. Here, modern winemaking techniques, good soils and favorable climatic conditions allowed the producers to obtain high-quality standards and international fame. During your wine tastings in Lombardy, you will have the chance to taste the typical wines of this region, which include 15 IGT wines, 23 DOC, and 5 DOCG.

Which food to taste in Lombardy?

Lombardy doesn’t only offer a great selection of wines, which you’ll taste during your winery visits, but also a wide selection of artisanal products and traditional recipes. Some noteworthy dishes we recommend trying are pizzoccheri alla valtellinese, casoncelli, risotto alla Milanese (with saffron) or with persico (a lake fish), Milanese cutlet, fried frog legs, polenta concia.

Which wines to taste in Lombardy?

Your winery visits in Lombardy will often include a tour of the wineries’ vineyards. Here you will learn how the vines grown in this region variate between territories. In Valtellina, you will predominantly find black grape types, like Nebbiolo, Pignola, Rossola and Brugnola. In Oltrepò Pavese, the main grape variety is Barbera, followed by Croatina, Bonarda and Pinot Nero, as well as Riesling, Moscato and Malvasia. Finally, Franciacorta is the land of Pinot Nero, Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay.

Which is the best season to visit Lombardy?

Thanks to the diverse territory of Lombardy, you can organize wine tastings and visits to the region’s wineries throughout the year. Spring and autumn remain the most popular seasons to visit Lombardy thanks to their predominantly good weather and moderate temperatures.

What things to do in Lombardy?

During your time in Lombardy, you will be able to combine wine tastings and winery visits with a multitude of other activities. We recommend dedicating some time to visiting a few of Lombardy’s gems, such as the cities of Milan, Mantova, Bergamo and Brescia, Lake Como and its stunning Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello, Lake Garda and its Scaligero Castle. If you are visiting the area of Valtellina, don’t miss out on Bormio and its old thermal baths and the Stelvio National Park.