2020 has completely changed tourism sector in Italy. Even though a lot of big cities keep counting on many visitors, the ongoing security measures have made it difficult to structure long, one-place, uncrowded holidays. Our suggestion for the perfect 2020 Italian holiday is to stay in one place, rent a car and enjoy many different day trips to discover places worth visiting close to the big attractions in Italy, for example the city of Milan!
We will dive into the best attractions in Lombardy, for what the wine world is concerned. Perfect destinations for a day trip or an Italian Weekend in the name of high quality wines and foods.
Wine tastings and winery tours for the perfect day trips from Milan
Wineries are a fresh, original idea to escape the heat of the cities. Wine tastings are always paired with a tour of the winery, walks among the vineyards and tasting of typical foods.
In less than one hour and a half driving from Milan, among the most esclusive wine tastings we recommend a wine tour at Tenuta Quvestra, in Case Nuove (PV). Very close to the region board between Lombardy and Emilia Romagna, it will be the perfect wine and food day trip! Moreover, a relaxing break on the poolside with a wine tasting of three wines by Cobue, in Pozzolengo (BS), for a refreshing day trip in one of the fanciest wineries of the territory.
For what Franciacorta tastings are concerned, very suggestive is the tasting experience discovering the evolutions of Franciacorta’s wines, at Ronco Calino winery, in Adro (BS). Very close to Iseo lake, it is the ideal solution for an aperitif after a lake day or as a destination for an amazing day trip. To discover wine production in Franciacorta, we suggest wine tasting at Ca’ D’Or, in Timoline di Corte Franca (BS). This exclusive winery has a breathtaking view, fit for the best memory pictures!
Food and wine experiences
Wine experiences offer the possibility to taste the real, genuine, typical food of the region, wisely paired with the best wines. Here some proposes for your day trips if the goal is to taste the real Italy.
Close to Milan, among the most exclusive wine experiences, we suggest Calatroni full experience, at Calatroni winery in Montecalvo Vessiggia (PV). Here you’ll be able to discover the winery in a wine trekking experience, a guided tour in the production rooms and a 6 courses meal, each course paired with a selected wine. At Valdamonte winery, in the homonym city, the experience Sunday lunch won’t let you down: a whole meal, with a new menu each weekend, paired with locally produced wines.
To get to know fully the winery life, nothing’s better than a lunch with the owners. You can live this experience at Folini, in Chiuro (SO) in the territory of Valtellina. Last but not least, one particular experience is fit for nature lovers: a picnic at Marchese Adorno winery, in Retorbido (PV).
Relaxing weekends in Lombardy
Day trips might also last longer and become a real relaxing break from cities and crowds. In less than one hour and a half from Milan, all the quiet that only a night stay at the winery can offer.
Our best experiences to live in Lombardy are Soggiorno Di Vino at Tallarini winery, in Grandosso (BG). Here you will be able to complete at its best a wine tour, with a relaxing overnight stay. In Oltrepò Pavese, at Prime Alture winery in Casteggio (PV), relax is king: among endless vineyards, SPA, dinners and tastings, it will be impossible not to feel cuddled.
To know where to spend the night in Franciacorta, you can play it safe at Cobue, in Pozzolengo (BS). Here you could relax at the SPA and taste the excellent production of the winery, also in the comfort of you own bedroom. Moreover, we suggest the experience at Tenuta Ambrosini, in Cazzago San Martino (BS). You can discover the winery, taste the specialties of Franciacorta and enjoy a dinner, or a lunch, paired with the winery’s best production.
These are just some of the countless 100% Italian wine tasting experiences available in whole Italy, discover them all on Divinea.com!