The perfect getaway destination and a great occasion to explore one of Italy´s best kept secrets: the Franciacorta. Nestled in the southern part of charming Lake Iseo, only 30 minutes away from Bergamo Airport, this area is renowned for its famous fine wines and delicious cuisine, making it the perfect place for food & wine lovers, but also for its spectacular landscape made of rolling hills and natural reserves, ideal for walking holidays with plenty of sunshine and fresh air.
From €385 per person
Holiday packages includes:
- private return transfers from Bergamo Airport (BGY)
- a minimum of 3 nights B&B in a 4* hotel in Iseo
- cellar tours followed by wine tasting (with private transfer)
- cookery class followed by 3-course dinner
- bike tours with guide
- bike rental
The pretty town of Iseo is along the lovely alpine lake shore, in the heart of Franciacorta wine country. Lake Iseo is a lesser-known locale in Italy's Lake District, but a gem. It is situated among mountains and hills, with stunning views of the Alps, with the placid lake for water sports and the hills for outdoors activities.
Wine tours are ideal for those who want to explore the areas where wines are made and sample their products. Explore the vineyards and experience the charm of the ancient monasteries and historic manor houses.
Franciacorta is ideal for bike tours. Various routes snake through its territory, including Lake Iseo. They can be enjoyed both by expert and inexperienced cyclists, are perfect for children and their families and also for wine tourists who want to get to know Franciacorta from close up, cycling through the small hamlets, enjoying the panoramic vistas and admiring the historic and artistic points of interest
Franciacorta area’s history has been strongly influenced by the presence of monastic orders, responsible for the clearing of the land and the introduction of grapevines. From the 1500s to the 1700s, Franciacorta was a favorite holiday destination for the nobility of Brescia and Milan. The nobles built lovely villas surrounded by spacious parks.