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Valtellina Food & Wine tasting full day tour

Valtellina Food & Wine tasting full day tour - Varenna, Italy

Duration: 12 hours
Location: Varenna, Italy

From USD
$235.92

full day tour to discover the tastes and flavours of Valtellina: visit to an  old grocery store dated 1883,  wine tasting experience at two  historic  wineries plus lunch at a  Michelin starred restaurant.

The  Valtellina Valley is one of the hidden gems of Northern Italy just a two-hour drive north from Milan. If you are a  wine lover this is an extraordinary destination to visit.  Valtellina is the largest terraced vineyards area in Italy with its 2,500 kilometers of picturesque vineyards built over centuries. Valtellina with its stunning alpine landscapes, its  genuine gastronomy produces almost exclusively  red wines, made of  Chiavennasca, the local name for the  Nebbiolo grape. 

During our “ Valtellina: food & wine tasting tour” you will discover the taste and flavours of this magnificient region. Get on board our private minibus in Varenna and start your journey!

Our first stop will be at a famous and old “ Bottega” (grocery store) of the valley  dated 1883 for a taste of the two typical cheeses of the region, the well-rounded forms of aged  Bitto and  Casera hidden in back rooms surrounded by an astonishing succession of vaults, columns and beehive cells. 

The trip continues along the valley to a small  historic Valtellina winery located in the ancient home of the noble Quadrio, in Chiuro for an unforgettable 3 wine tasting experience. The winemaker Paolo carries on the family tradition with his sons Luca and Matteo respecting as much as possible the long aging time of Nebbiolo. This is the only winery at the moment that uses the precious antioxidant active ingredients of grapes to produce anti-aging creams, based on red wine. 

Lunch will be served in a  Michelin starred restaurant renowned for highlighting the ancient land flavors in its dishes ... More info ›

full day tour to discover the tastes and flavours of Valtellina: visit to an  old grocery store dated 1883,  wine tasting experience at two  historic  wineries plus lunch at a  Michelin starred restaurant.

The  Valtellina Valley is one of the hidden gems of Northern Italy just a two-hour drive north from Milan. If you are a  wine lover this is an extraordinary destination to visit.  Valtellina is the largest terraced vineyards area in Italy with its 2,500 kilometers of picturesque vineyards built over centuries. Valtellina with its stunning alpine landscapes, its  genuine gastronomy produces almost exclusively  red wines, made of  Chiavennasca, the local name for the  Nebbiolo grape. 

During our “ Valtellina: food & wine tasting tour” you will discover the taste and flavours of this magnificient region. Get on board our private minibus in Varenna and start your journey!

Our first stop will be at a famous and old “ Bottega” (grocery store) of the valley  dated 1883 for a taste of the two typical cheeses of the region, the well-rounded forms of aged  Bitto and  Casera hidden in back rooms surrounded by an astonishing succession of vaults, columns and beehive cells. 

The trip continues along the valley to a small  historic Valtellina winery located in the ancient home of the noble Quadrio, in Chiuro for an unforgettable 3 wine tasting experience. The winemaker Paolo carries on the family tradition with his sons Luca and Matteo respecting as much as possible the long aging time of Nebbiolo. This is the only winery at the moment that uses the precious antioxidant active ingredients of grapes to produce anti-aging creams, based on red wine. 

Lunch will be served in a  Michelin starred restaurant renowned for highlighting the ancient land flavors in its dishes. This is the best time to relax and get to know your travelling companions while enjoying the world famous typical dish of “ pizzoccheri” ( pasta made with buckwheat floor, topped with Casera cheese, butter and cabbage) and the “ sciatt”, delicious cheese-filled buckwheat fritters.

The tour continues after lunch to your last stop - a visit to the most historic and largest winery of Valtellina born more than a century ago:  Casa Vinicola Nino Negri. You will be guided through a labyrinth of cellars under Palazzo Quadrio, the company's headquarters, where you will be so amazed by the number of  barrels and underground rooms while experiencing the  tasting of 4 different wines so interesting that you won’t notice that you have come out in another part of the village.

This concludes your Valtellina experience and now enjoy the journey back to Varenna admiring the beautiful landscapes that surrounds Lake Como.

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Cheese & Ham lovers' full day tour - Lake Como

Cheese & Ham lovers' full day tour - Lake Como - Varenna, Italy

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Varenna, Italy

From USD
$218.23

During our full day CHEESE AND HAM LOVER’S TOUR you will enjoy exclusive visits to 2 award-winning cheese and ham producers of the area: MARCO D’OGGIONO and CAROZZI . A food lover’s dream! 

You will start your journey in Varenna, from where you will be driven down along the eastern shore of Lake Como ... More info ›

During our full day CHEESE AND HAM LOVER’S TOUR you will enjoy exclusive visits to 2 award-winning cheese and ham producers of the area: MARCO D’OGGIONO and CAROZZI . A food lover’s dream! 

You will start your journey in Varenna, from where you will be driven down along the eastern shore of Lake Como. You will admire the lakefront of Lecco, a city well known for its industrial excellence and for its inhabitants being passionate for the surrounding mountains.

You will then reach the production site of Marco d’Oggiono, a family-owned business, was founded in 1945 in Oggiono (Lecco) and continues today with passion and wisdom to produce cured hams making a mild and good Prosciutto Crudo.  Here you will be welcome with a tasting of their top quality sliced meats.

A nice half-hour drive will bring you up the mountains to discover the Valsassina valley, a mountain valley running along the eastern branch of our lake. Lake Como excels in dairy products. The Valsassina Valley on the Eastern side of the lake is a territory recognized by the European Union as a protected area. Many of the largest Italian cheese companies were born there thanks to the pastures and to its caves which provide a constant level of humidity and temperature in all seasons, suitable for the natural seasoning of the cheese.

Carozzi Cheese Company is a boutique dairy and cheese producer. It has been operating in the historic butter factory site in Pasturo since 1960 and has developed an internationally award winning range of hand-made dairy and goat milk cheeses that have become Italian classics.

Here you shall be able to visit their local production site, dedicated mostly to conservation and cold storage. Thereafter, a tasting of their cheeses and a dish of risotto or pasta accompanied by a glass of wine will be waiting for you.

After some relax time, you will be driven back to Varenna along a scenic mountain road, at the end of which Lake Como will appear to your eyes with a breathtaking view from above.

 

 

 

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Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour

Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour - Varenna, Italy
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Varenna, Italy

From USD
$265.41

Explore Lake Como by land and water on this full-day walking and boating tour, with a visit to Villa del Balbianello. Sample local cheeses, meats, olive oil, and wine, take a walking tour of Varenna and gain insight into the region’s Celtic heritage ... More info ›

Explore Lake Como by land and water on this full-day walking and boating tour, with a visit to Villa del Balbianello. Sample local cheeses, meats, olive oil, and wine, take a walking tour of Varenna and gain insight into the region’s Celtic heritage. Savor a tasty lunch of fish appetizers and pasta in a lakeside restaurant, then admire sweeping views over Lake Como’s villas and gardens during a sightseeing cruise in a Venetian taxi. Disembark at Villa del Balbianello for a guided visit, then cruise onwards to Bellagio, where you shall be guided through the wonderful Villa Melzi gardens, followed by a stroll along the lakeside.

Meet your guide at 10am at the Varenna ferry ticket office to start your Lake Como tour. Dotted with beautiful villas and manicured gardens, Lake Como is a treasure trove of spectacular landscapes where centuries of Italian history come to life.

The tour starts with a transfer to a fascinating old mill high in the hills above Varenna to sample locally produced cheeses from the Valsassina valley, meats, and olive oil accompanied by delicious wine. Descending to Varenna, follow your guide for a walking tour of the town and learn of the region’s Celtic heritage.

Enjoy a delicious lunch of seafood appetizers and pasta dishes in a restaurant facing Lake Como, then hop aboard your private open top Venetian water taxi for a sightseeing cruise on the lake. Admire fine views over the soaring mountains and stunning villas, and learn of the famous stars who have lived here over the years. Visit the spectacular 18th-century Villa del Balbianello — famous for its immaculate gardens and widely considered the finest property on the lakeside.

Cruise onward to Bellagio, where you shall be guided through the wonderful Villa Melzi gardens, followed by a stroll along the lakeside.
End your tour at approximately 530pm in Bellagio, and perhaps stop for a romantic happy hour or dinner (at own expense) before returning to Como or Varenna at your leisure.

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Cooking Class on Lake Como

Cooking Class on Lake Como - Varenna, Italy
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Varenna, Italy

From USD
$106.17

This 4-hour cooking course in a family run restaurant in Mandello del Lario, near Varenna, is a unique opportunity to learn how to make Italian specialty dishes. Afterwards, more importantly, you will get to enjoy the meal you cooked.

A 4-hour cooking class taking place in a family run restaurant in Mandello del Lario, a characteristic village on the lakeside, only 10 minutes from Lecco and very convenient from Varenna and other central lake locations.

Here our professional Chef will guide you through our regional recipes using seasonal, local fresh ingredients making you feel at home while preparing and then enjoying a home cooked meal with local wine, all accompanied by great company.

Our Chef loves changing the menu based on the availability of fresh ingredients and her personal inspiration but different kinds of fresh home-made pasta from scratch (i.e ... More info ›

This 4-hour cooking course in a family run restaurant in Mandello del Lario, near Varenna, is a unique opportunity to learn how to make Italian specialty dishes. Afterwards, more importantly, you will get to enjoy the meal you cooked.

A 4-hour cooking class taking place in a family run restaurant in Mandello del Lario, a characteristic village on the lakeside, only 10 minutes from Lecco and very convenient from Varenna and other central lake locations.

Here our professional Chef will guide you through our regional recipes using seasonal, local fresh ingredients making you feel at home while preparing and then enjoying a home cooked meal with local wine, all accompanied by great company.

Our Chef loves changing the menu based on the availability of fresh ingredients and her personal inspiration but different kinds of fresh home-made pasta from scratch (i.e. tagliatelle and ravioli), sauces for the pasta, and a dessert will usually be included.

This cooking course will enable you to discover local cooking traditions and tips, ideas and methods which you can take back to try out in your home country and share with your friends and family.

We'll provide all food and drink, all that is required is that you bring enthusiasm and willingness to learn, to meet new people and try to speak some Italian along the way.

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Cruise and Dinner on Lake Como from Varenna

Cruise and Dinner on Lake Como from Varenna - Varenna, Italy
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Varenna, Italy

From USD
$153.35

Experience the best of magical Lake Como on this cruise and dinner. Cruise onto the calm waters of beautiful Lake Como, and listen as the captain points out impressive lakeside villas such as Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, and Villa Melzi. Admire fine views over the surrounding peaks and bays ... More info ›

Experience the best of magical Lake Como on this cruise and dinner. Cruise onto the calm waters of beautiful Lake Como, and listen as the captain points out impressive lakeside villas such as Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, and Villa Melzi. Admire fine views over the surrounding peaks and bays. Then, enjoy a delicious 4-course meal with wine in a local restaurant by the shore. Sample traditional dishes of fish, meat, or vegetables, and savor the diverse flavors of Italy. 

Hop aboard your open-top Venetian taxi and admire sweeping views over the peaks and forests surrounding Lake Como. During your cruise, discover beautiful lakeside villas for which Lake Como is famous such as Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, and Villa Melzi.

Afterward, alight from your boat at the dock in Varenna and head to a restaurant overlooking the lake— where your table awaits. Relax with a welcome drink then enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner including appetizer and dessert. Perhaps sample local fish or meat, or choose the vegetarian option.

When your meal comes to an end, return to your hotel via the public ferry to conclude your tour.

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Small Group Hike from Varenna

Small Group Hike from Varenna - Varenna, Italy

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Varenna, Italy

From USD
$112.06

A 4-hour guided trekking through chestnut woods and olive trees providing unparalleled views over Lake Como and the mountains.

A professional guide will meet you in Varenna at 9am. From here, you will take the train to Bellano where you start the hike back to the starting point in Varenna.

This 3-hour guided hike will allow you to discover the 'Sentiero del Viandante' (Wanderer Path), a panoramic mountainside mule path winding through chestnut woods and olive trees ... More info ›

A 4-hour guided trekking through chestnut woods and olive trees providing unparalleled views over Lake Como and the mountains.

A professional guide will meet you in Varenna at 9am. From here, you will take the train to Bellano where you start the hike back to the starting point in Varenna.

This 3-hour guided hike will allow you to discover the 'Sentiero del Viandante' (Wanderer Path), a panoramic mountainside mule path winding through chestnut woods and olive trees. This path was the ancient way of connection between Lecco and Valtellina: starting from Abbadia and passing through the territories of Varenna and Dervio, the path reaches Colico, following the eastern shore of Lake Como at middle mountain level.

Mountain walking allows you to get to know both nature and yourself. It allows you to take a timeout from the grey cement cities and enter into harmony with your surroundings, listening to the sounds and silence of nature, our thoughts and to share these sensations with your travel companions.

Upon arrival back at Varenna around 1pm, you will be a brief walk from where we started at the train station.

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