Accompanied by an authorized tour guide of Garda and expert in food and wine tourism, you can combine artistic-cultural and landscape discoveries with itineraries and food and wine tours aimed at making the Garda products known and appreciated. Packages of 2 or 3 nights in 3-4 star hotels in Desenzano, Sirmione or neighboring areas. Possibility to organize visits as an extension stay from Milan, Bergamo or Verona, private transfers from various locations.
1) Sirmione + Tasting and lunch in the oil mill + Salò
Guided tour of Sirmione to admire the many testimonies to see and discover, including the Rocca Scaligera, the remains of the medieval walls, the port, the Baths of Catullus and the Villa of Maria Callas.At the end of the visit, individual transfer to the Valtenesi area, a territory of Lake Garda characterized by a gentle land pattern and a mild climate, where a strong agricultural connotation based on citrus fruits, olive trees and vines persists.
Visit to a farmhouse surrounded by nature to be enveloped by the tranquillity of a pond and an unspoiled landscape. In this place, you can stop for lunch / tasting in front of a good glass of Chiaretto. In the afternoon continue to Salò, which among the centres of Garda, is undoubtedly the one with the most illustrious history. The historic center dates back to the middle Ages and still today the walls, which open into the Porta della Fossa a Porta del Carmine, ae from the 11th century. At the end of the guided tour, return to Sirmione or to the places of belonging.
2) Peschiera + Cooking Class e lunch + Borghetto + Dairy (minimum 4 people)
Peschiera is the only Garda Village that has become part of the UNESCO World Heritage list as it still perfectly preserves the ramparts and embankments of the Venetian area. Guided tour of the medieval walls, the city gates built by the Republic of Venice and the Austrian barracks. At the end individual transfer to Borghetto, in the municipality of Valeggio, whose main dish is tortellini, which have rightly become national gastronomic heritage. Possibility to attend a “cooking class” to find out how to make them at home. Lunch based on tortellini and typical products. After lunch, walk to Borghetto; this small village owes its charm to the harmonious relationship between history and nature.
After the visit of the village, transfer to a dairy where since 1908, the passion for the production of cheeses has be handed down following traditional methods and using the best milk of the territory. You can find out how Grana Padano cheese made. Tasting of the typical product in the various stages of maturation, including a lactose-free soft cheese and a practical demonstration of how to cut a wheel of cheese by hand.