Ideas for your Lombardy food and wine tour

Tastings, cookery courses, food and wine tours, even tailor-made ones

The mountains, plains and great Lombardy lakes are the ideal setting for endless itineraries to discover Lombardy food and wine. The region is famous for its modern ski resorts and Valcamonica, known for its prehistoric cave paintings, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Milan, the capital of fashion and design, is famous for its architectural and artistic works such as La Scala Theatre, the Sforza Castle, the monumental Duomo and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.

Among the UNESCO sites in Lombardy, you can admire Mantua, the city of the Gonzagas, and Sabbioneta, the “ideal city” of the Italian Renaissance. In Cremona, a city of Renaissance palaces, the tradition of the violin makers, whose greatest expression was Stradivarius, is still alive. Don’t miss the chance to visit a lake in Lombardy: the western side of Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. The hills of Franciacorta are enchanting, as are the large expanses of flat land in the lower Po Valley, covered by pools of water and cultivated with rice fields.

Lombardy cuisine ranges from saffron risotto to cotoletta alla milanese, from Bresaola della Valtellina PGI to the famous lavarelli, dried freshwater fish cooked on the grill. For Lombard food and wine lovers, this region also means a rich tradition of cheesemaking, ranging from alpine cheese to fresh and mature cheese.

Christmas sweets, such as Panettone from Milan, sbrisolona cake from Mantua and torrone nougat from Cremona, are also famous worldwide. The jewels in the crown of Lombardy wine are so many: come and taste fine Lombardy wines such as Valtellina wines, Moscato di Scanso, Franciacorta sparkling wines, Bonarda and Barbera dell’Oltrepò Pavese.

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