Meet your guide at your Milan hotel, and enjoy views of the scenic countryside on the way to Franciacorta, a compact wine growing region with distinctive techniques and terroir. Visit one of the oldest wineries in the region, whose top bottles are ranked alongside the great wines of Champagne. Learn why many wine experts believe that Franciacorta is producing Italy’s best new sparkling wine, and discover the heritage behind the region’s DOCG status.
Take a guided tour of the winery and cellar followed by an extensive wine tasting, then have lunch at a traditional restaurant surrounded by vineyards. Spend the afternoon in the historic city of Brescia, where you’ll take in UNESCO-listed Roman Ruins, palazzos and castles with the dramatic backdrop the the foothills of the alps. Enjoy a side of northern Italy that’s less known by tourists, and take advantage of this private tour by customizing the visit to your interests, focusing on ancient sites, religious architecture or Renaissance history and art.
Finish the day with return transfer to Milan, a 1.5-hour drive from Brescia.