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A full day tour to discover the tastes and flavours of Valtellina: visit to an old grocery store dated 1883, wine tasting experience at two historic wineries plus lunch at a Michelin listed restaurant.
This is a starting point, created to inspire and give you an idea of what your day with us could be. And remember this itinerary can be further personalised for a fully made-to-measure experience!
During our “Valtellina: food & wine tasting tour” you will discover the taste and flavours of this magnificent region. Get onboard our private minibus in Varenna and start your journey! This is a sample tour, this itinerary can be further personalised for a fully made-to-measure experience!
The trip continues along the valley to a small historic Valtellina winery located in the ancient home of the noble Quadrio, in Chiuro. Enjoy an unforgettable 3 wine tasting experience accompanied by cheese and cold meat specialties like the famous bresaola di Valtellina, air-dried salted beef. This is the only winery at the moment that uses the precious antioxidant active ingredients of grapes to produce anti-aging creams, based on red wine.
Have lunch in a Michelin-listed restaurant renowned for highlighting the ancient land flavors in its dishes. This is the best time to relax while enjoying the world-famous typical dish of “pizzoccheri” (pasta made with buckwheat flour, topped with Casera cheese, butter and cabbage) and the “sciatt”, delicious cheese-filled buckwheat fritters.
The tour continues after lunch to your last stop – a visit to the most historic and largest winery of Valtellina: Casa Vinicola Nino Negri. Follow the labyrinth of cellars under Palazzo Quadrio, the company’s headquarters, and admire the number of barrels and underground rooms. While experiencing the tasting of 4 different wines, you won’t notice that you have come out to another part of the village.
In conclusion to your Valtellina experience, enjoy the journey back to Varenna admiring the beautiful landscapes that surround Lake Como.