This is only an example of a multiple-day wine experience in Franciacorta, Italy. Our wine tours are entirely tailor-made to suit visitors' preferences, they can be shorter or longer depending on their needs. Please contact us to design your own bespoke wine tour.
You will be staying in a fabulous, elegant and charming Relais & Chateaux hotel in the heart of Franciacorta region, 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, also known as 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 VI 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 with 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 visit Mantua city, with the marvelous frescoed galleries of the Palazzo Ducale and the enchanting Palazzo Te’, with its superb architecture and frescoes of the XVI century.