Bergamo's acclaimed Vittorio is set in a country house 9km east of town and is up there with the best restaurants in Italy, thanks to the celebrated talents of Bergamo-born chef Enrico Cerea. The guiding thought behind the cuisine is the subtle use of the freshest possible seasonal products to create local dishes with inventive flair.

You'll pay a fortune after multi-course decadence that can easily stretch into three hours – but for foodies, this triple-Michelin-starred restaurant is the Holy Grail.