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Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

1. Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

Discover the gastronomic culture of Bergamo on this delicious 3-hour food tour. Discover delicacies from both parts of the town — Bergamo Alta and Bergamo Bassa. Accompanied by a local foodie guide, indulge in the rich flavors and delicate scents incorporated in your secret menu. Dine within the walls of the Città Alta. Your food journey will take you from the origins of Lombardy's culinary traditions to the contemporary Bergamo food scene of today. The tastings on offer depend on the availability, season, and the chef's choices. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include Bergamasco, a traditional aperitivo composed of toasted bread slides with local garnish accompanied by a glass of locally sourced Valcalepio red wine; Casoncelli Pasta filled with different stuffings; Foaide, a traditional Sunday pasta dish in the Bergamo area; Polenta with lard and cheese; and grilled handmade bread with taleggio cheese. You can also try typical stracciatella gelato and enjoy an Italian espresso coffee – the only way to end a meal in Italy.

From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

2. From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Take a day trip from Bergamo to the Franciacorta region for a winery visit and a tasting session of the new world's finest bubbly. Escape the city in a private air-conditioned minivan with free wi-fi connection. You will enjoy a three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Franciacorta and taste some of the most prestigious wines of the region. After lunch, visit one of the most historical and representative wineries in Franciacorta for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn about the history of those famous Italian sparkling wines and the main phases of their production process. Explore the underground cellar which hosts the bottles during the second fermentation phase and finish your winery tour with a tasting of two Franciacorta wines paired with local salami and cheese. In the afternoon, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to catch some of the most breathtaking spots of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, see for yourself why this region is renowned as an icon of the best of Italian sparkling wines.

Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

3. Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

4. From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Your day trip to Francicorta begins after meeting your guide in Milan at 9:00 AM for transport in an air-conditioned minivan with wifi onboard. Your first stop is Bergamo, one of the best preserved Medieval cities in Italy, recently included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its Venetian walls. After 2 hours of free time to explore the stunning city, it’s off to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with included wine.  After lunch, you'll reach one of the most historical wineries in the region for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process. You’ll also get to explore the underground cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. The tour will finish with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines paired with local salami and cheese. In the afternoon, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to catch some of the most breathtaking spots of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, discover why this region is renowned as the as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.

Bergamo: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

5. Bergamo: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

Learn the secrets of Bergamo’s most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu in a local home, and then taste the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by regional wines. During a private cooking lesson from a friendly local host, learn how to prepare 2 distinctive pasta recipes and a tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your expert cesarina host will reveal the tricks of the trade behind these iconic dishes during a fun and informative experience.  Challenge yourself by putting your cooking skills to the test and impress your friends and family once home with a delicious Italian meal.

Milan: Private Transfer Between Bergamo Airport and Milan

6. Milan: Private Transfer Between Bergamo Airport and Milan

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport and your accommodation in Milan. Enjoy a 1-way transfer directly to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

Bergamo: Cooking Class at a Local's Home with Wine

7. Bergamo: Cooking Class at a Local's Home with Wine

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home in Bergamo. Learn how to make a traditional Italian starter, pasta dish and dessert, then serve up your creations and try them out for yourself, alongside some wines. Choose between making a lunch or an evening dinner. Follow the guidance of a local cook and learn all the tricks of the trade when it comes to making authentic northern Italian recipes. Relax in the knowledge that all the ingredients and utensils needed are provided. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and make a total of three dishes. Finish by tasting everything you have prepared at a sit-down meal with your hosts. Enjoy your home-cooked meal along with a selection of local wines. Get a feel for local traditions and culture through food. Round off the meal the Italian way: with a coffee of your choice. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Bergamo: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

8. Bergamo: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

Your day is just winding down, the sun's about to set, it is time for an aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir. Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art. you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles to pair with a refreshing glass of fizz, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, using typical regional ingredients and local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.

Bergamo: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

9. Bergamo: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

Create a delicious meal and beautiful memories with a market tour and cooking experience, hosted by a local chef. After arriving at the home of your expert cook, head to a market and learn how to select the best ingredients. Return to your host’s home to enjoy a private cooking demonstration. Learn the secrets of Italian cuisine as your host provides tips from their family cookbook. Watch as a delicious meal is prepared before your eyes, then sit down to share the authentic dishes with your host. Savor a seasonal 4-course menu of a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Chat with your host as you enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, as well as an after-dinner coffee, along with the food. Experience Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Bergamo: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

10. Bergamo: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

Arrive at the home of your expert cook then go food shopping like a local. Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce. Immerse yourself in a cooking class learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of the region. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for 3 authentic local recipes for a delicious starter, pasta, and dessert. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes so you can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Once the end result is ready, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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