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$56.75 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Franciacorta Wine Tasting and Shopping Tour from Bergamo

Leave Bergamo on an air conditioned coach to reach the world famous Franciacorta Wine region. At your arrival you will enjoy a light lunch of typical local produce with a glass of sparking white wine to compliment your food perfectly. After lunch, your friendly guide will take to you one of best vineyards in the Franciacorta region. Here you will get to sample numerous award-winning wines and meet some of the industry's real producers. Because you will be going to a small boutique vineyard, there is plenty of time to talk to the wine makers and learn about how they produce such phenomenal wines. You will get to spend almost 2 hours in the vineyard. There is also ample time to stop for photos of the gorgeous Franciacorta scenery. At the end of the tour you will have plenty of time for shopping at the Franciacorta design outlet before your coach will drive you back to Bergamo.

$79.92 Tours & Sightseeing

Verona and Sirmione Day Trip from Bergamo

Verona is a beautiful and romantic city, a prosperous medieval town in its own and also a popular tourist destination. Step back into Shakespearean times and call for your Romeo from Juliet’s balcony or visit the exceptionally preserved ancient Roman Arena where during the summer concerts and operas are still performed. You will also have free time to explore the narrow medieval streets and the renaissance palace that make up Verona’s historic center. The stunning lakeside towns around Lake Garda have fascinated visitors for centuries. The first people to fall in love with the area were the Romans, who made it a luxurious summer destination; and in Sirmione you can visit ruins and mosaics that mark their presence. Sirmione, which lies between the blue waters of Lake Garda and green olive trees, is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places on earth and its beauty has been praised by Roman poet Catullus since the early days. Visit the narrow medieval streets that burst with color, the moated castle, Rocca Scaligera or take a wander through the town’s most striking attraction, the grand Roman villa. Here you can admire the ruined walls and archaeological delights, including a charming carving of rabbits in the small museum. Back to Bergamo at the end of the tour.

$138.98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Food walking semi private tour to Lecco

This tour starts from Piazza Cermenati, the square that opens onto the lakefront at the foot of the steps leading to the Basilica of San Nicolò and the bell tower that towers above Lecco. This square was once the port of medieval Lecco, the fortified village.From here it is possible to leave for our walk by entering Piazza XX Settembre, which for the people of Lecco is the center square par excellence. Here we find the neoclassical ports designed by the local architect Giuseppe Bovara, and precisely in a building overlooking the arcades the house where Antonio Stoppani, the father of Italian geology, who loved the mountains of Lecco was born. On the corner between Piazza Cermenati and Piazza XX Settembre stands the Palazzo delle Paure which houses the art gallery and the Lecchese Alpinistic Observatory. Here once were the walls that surrounded the village, of which traces remain in the Torre Viscontea, tower of the castle of Lecco, in the Vallo delle Mura and in the tower on which stands the bell tower of the city. From this square, there are streets and alleys that lead us to the church of Santa Marta, to the Teatro della Società with the inevitable monument to Garibaldi, the hero of the two worlds, and to the monument to Alessandro Manzoni, the writer who made Lecco famous all over the world for I Promessi Sposi. Arriving here it is certainly worth visiting the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Victory, easily visible thanks to the white-black-white appearance of the structure. Once out of the church, continue along the road that leads to the Azzone Visconti bridge, commissioned by Azzone Visconti in 1336. From here you can admire the Visconti Island from above, which is located in the middle of the river Adda. From the old bridge, as the people of Lecco call it, take the lakeside promenade that takes you first to the new bridge, Kennedy bridge, and then to the lakefront in the center. During this tour, you will be delighted by local products such as cheese, oil, wine and salami, foods that characterize the world of Lecco and Lombardy.

$9.27 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Hour Sacro Monte of Varese Small-Group Tour

Meet your group and local guide at the First Chapel then ascend the mountain to see the 14 Chapels representing Jesus's life. Your guide will share the history of each chapel as you travel for 1.5-hours along a 2 km (approximately 1 mile) cobblestone path. At the top of the mountain, the group will visit the permanent Presepe followed by the Sanctuary which is a little gem of baroque art. The guide will show the group the wooden statue of the Black Madonna (30 min). After the Sanctuary, spend about 30 minutes visiting the little village of Santa Maria del Monte where it is possible to see mural paintings and stunning views from the windows of typical underpasses. There will be a brief rest stop at the Emporio Shop, where visitors can sample local products and do some shopping. The bus will wait for the group at the parking lot, located a few minutes walk from the Sanctuary.

$5356.63 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-days Franciacorta luxury weekend wine break

Discover Franciacorta and enjoy a long luxury weekend visiting renowned wineries, walking through the vineyards and enjoying sparkling wines.You will be staying in a fabulous, elegant and charming hotel in the hills of Franciacorta, an old luxury country manor on the Lake Iseo shore. Restore your mind and body with special relaxing treatments in the awesome renowned hotel Spa. Enjoy a welcome cocktail upon arrival and an introduction to the Franciacorta wine region.Franciacorta is one of the most beautiful regions in Lombardy, filled with churches and monasteries perched on the hills, towers of medieval villages, 16th century palaces, historic houses and ancient noble 18th century farmsteads.The tour will focus on Franciacorta sparkling wines (Brut, Rosè, Satèn, Pas Dosè), using a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend. You will have the opportunity to learn all about the Franciacorta sparkling wine, the Italian Champagne, taste it, feel its scent and learn to combine it with local food products.You will enjoy two winery visits and learn all about the production methods. You will also visit a distillery in an enchanting hamlet, rebuilt on a 6th century parish church, where you will be tasting different grappa and herbs spirits (like Nocino or chestnut acquavite).During an amazing exclusive cooking class, you’ll have the chance to learn how to pair wine the traditional recipes, under the careful guidance of a local chef.Enjoy a guided tour of Brescia, the main city in the Franciacorta wine region. Visit Santa Giulia, UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2011, and the Tempio Capitolino, one of the most important temples of Northern Italy, built in 73 AC by Vespasiano, and the ruins of the ancient Theatre, built for about 15.000 people.You will also vist Mantua city, with the marvellous frescoed galleries of the Palazzo Ducale and the enchanting Palazzo Te’, with its superb architecture and frescoes of XVI century.

$97.29 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cooking Class with a Local Chef in Bergamo

Bergamo is one of northern Italy's most beguiling cities. This eastern Lombardy city offers a wealth of art and medieval Renaissance and baroque architecture. It's located in a privileged position overlooking the southern plains and breathtaking views. The city's defining feature is a double identity. The ancient hilltop città alta (upper town) is a tangle of tiny medieval streets, embraced by 5km of Venetian walls. It lords it over the largely (but not entirely) modern lower town (città bassa). A funicular connects the two.Meet your local chef and start this a taste experience through Italian flavours. Before cooking, taste delicious organic produce, such as award-winning extra-virgin olive oil and patés and learn all about italian recipes.Then, begin your cooking class. You can choose a gnocchi, pasta or meatloaf cooking class. Finally, taste the fruits of your labour and enjoy this delicious dish with a glass of fine wine.