9. From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta
Enjoy the Franciacorta region on this day trip from Milan. Have free time in Bergamo to discover the beauty of its Venetian walls. Sip on local wines paired with a 3-course lunch in a traditional restaurant. Ride along the Franciacorta Wine Route and take in views of Lake Iseo. Meet your driver in the morning in Milan and hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan with WIFI onboard. Relax and take in the Italian countryside on the way to Bergamo, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Italy. Spend 2 hours of free time exploring the cobblestone streets encircled by Venetian walls at your own pace. After your free time, head to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with 1 glass of wine. Board the bus and ride to a historical winery in the region for a guided tour and tasting with a sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines and the main phases of the production process. Visit the cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. End the winery part of this tour with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines. See the area where the grapes ripen in the sun and discover picturesque points in Franciacorta, like the sparkling Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, discover why this region is renowned as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.