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A full day tour to enjoy exclusive visits to 2 award-winning wine and cheese producers of the Lake Como area including a delicious lunch at a beautiful setting with mountain view.
This itinerary can be further personalised for a fully made-to-measure experience and a different pick-up point can be agreed upon according to your needs!
You will start your journey in Varenna, from where you will be driven down the Lecco branch to the east.
Our first stop will be at one of the area’s boutique winery to taste unique Italian wines, including Montevecchia’s famous “Brigante“. Meet Claudia the local wine producer and visit her wine cellar. She will tell you the story of her family and how it all began along with a relaxed and informative explanation and tasting of Montevecchia wines accompanied with delightful cheeses and cold cuts.
A nice 45-minutes drive will bring you up the mountains to discover the Valsassina Valley on the Eastern side of the lake. Carozzi is a boutique dairy and cheese producer. It has been operating in Valsassina since 1960 and has developed an internationally award-winning range of hand-made dairy and goat milk cheeses that have become Italian classics. Here you will visit their local production site, learning about all the processes of conservation and “salatura” of one of the most renown cheese of the Valley: Taleggio. A delicious tasting of their top quality cheeses, including gorgonzola, latteria, primo sale and goat milk products will be served at a beautiful setting with mountain view, complete with a risotto or pasta dish and a glass of local wine.
Our driver will then pick you up to drive back down to the lake following a panoramic mountain road leading to the beautiful town of Bellano. End of tour will be in Varenna.
If you wish, the tour can be custom made with pick up in Como and surroundings, drop off in Como by car from Varenna or from Bellagio to give you some free time to enjoy these little gems, or even with an amazing watertaxi cruise back from Varenna to Como. Ask for our suggestion!
Yes! All our itineraries are a “template”, created to inspire and give options for a ready to book tour. But we love to design custom experiences for our clients. Whether you just have a special request for us or need a private, fully made-to-measure experience, let us know! We can design an itinerary just for you.
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