Vineyards and rural traditions just round the corner of Lake Como
Valtellina is a region situated in the Northern part of Lake Como; a little distance separates two different "worlds": the light blue lake gives space to green nature and majestic mountains, where inhabitants has been dedicated to agriculture for centuries. Here the viticulture has always had an important role: vineyards are situated along mountains' slopes, where farmers has built an extraordinary system of terracing. Valtellina is also famous for its artisan food products and traditional dishes, cooked with local ingredients… You will start your tour discovering a family-run goat farm: we will meet the owner, visit the farm and taste its unique products. After that we will have lunch in a local restaurant, where we will taste the famous dish "pizzoccheri" (buckwheat noodles cooked with cabbage, potatoes and Valtellina cheese, the symbol of Valtellina gastronomy). In the afternoon we will visit a small biodynamic winemaker comapny: the owner will show his vineyards and let us taste his unique wines!
- pick up in Varenna with a private vehicle with driver in the morning at 10 a. m.
- arrival at the goat farm at 11 a. m.
- visit to the goat farm (1 hour)
- the driver will take us to the restaurant
- lunch in a local restaurant at 1 p. m.
- visit to a small winemaker company: we will see their vineyards and cellar
- wine tasting in the cellar
- with our private vehicle we will go back to Varenna. We will be back at around 5 p. m.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station
Duration: 7 hours
Tranfers are arranged by private vehicle with driver.
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 Euro - - Bottles of wine you may buy (if you like wines during our wine tasting!). A bottle's price can be between 15 Euro and 30 Euro, depending on the vintage, aging and grapes' variety
- Personal Expenses
I am a licensed Tour Leader and not a licensed guide: I do not have a license to give tours inside historical monuments and museums.
I am not a driver. For my tours I arrange transfers with a private vehicle with driver.