MILAN and FRANCIACORTA - CODICE: ITABY001
Full day escorted or self drive tour from Milan.
Hills and historic vineyards just steps away from the city.
Can include: visit to cellars, wine tasting, lunch, scenic drive in the hilly countryside and time for shopping
|TOUR:||day trip - self drive or private tour by minivan up to 6 travelers or by coach up to 50 people|
|SUGGESTED DURATION:||1 or more days|
BEST TIME TO GO:
|can be done year-round, our suggestion is from April to October|
|BEST TIME TO BOOK:||depending on the time of the year, from few days to some weeks in advance for high season
weekends and grape harvest (September-October)
|RECOMMENDED FOR:||everyone - wine lovers|
Franciacorta Valley lies just about 70 kilometers east from Milan. A beautiful and quiet region of gentle hills covered
Snow-capped Alps form the background while Iseo Lake marks the northern border of Franciacorta.
This small corner in Lombardy is worldwide known for his sparkling wines. Vineyards cover here about 3,000 hectares,
mostly of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Several small producers work together with world-famous brands such as Berlucchi and Bellavista.
Their bubbling whites can be good rivals of France’s Champagne.
We will stop in the late morning to visit one of the cellars and hear the story of this land and its wines.
There will be time for wine tasting and after that, enjoy a typical lunch in one of the best Agriturismo of the region.
After lunch, if weather permits, reach Iseo after a short scenic drive, for a nice and easy walk in the streets of the
old district and along the lake.
Iseo Lake has been chosen by world-famous artist Christo for his floating piers in 2016.
Piers connected the Italian largest lake island, Monte Isola to the mainland in Sulzano.
Just a few know this peculiarity: Monte Isola is famous as one of the main manifacture of soccer nets sold in the whole world.
In the afternoon free time for shopping at Franciacorta outlets and back to Milano.
This itinerary can be fully customized to fit your needs
Overnights and extra visits can be added to this tour
You can enjoy it on your own with a rental car or motorbike or with private car and driver and english speaking guide
If you have a group we have our own coaches and drivers
Just write us to plan and quote your tour!
Due to Covid-19 world pandemic all our private escorted tours in Italy have been suspended.
We hope to be back and host you soon in our beautiful country.