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Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

1. Bergamo: 3.5-Hour Traditional Food Tour

Discover the gastronomic culture of Bergamo on this delicious 3-hour food tour. Discover delicacies from both parts of the town — Bergamo Alta and Bergamo Bassa. Accompanied by a local foodie guide, indulge in the rich flavors and delicate scents incorporated in your secret menu. Dine within the walls of the Città Alta. Your food journey will take you from the origins of Lombardy's culinary traditions to the contemporary Bergamo food scene of today. The tastings on offer depend on the availability, season, and the chef's choices. Some of the possible tastings on this tour include Bergamasco, a traditional aperitivo composed of toasted bread slides with local garnish accompanied by a glass of locally sourced Valcalepio red wine; Casoncelli Pasta filled with different stuffings; Foaide, a traditional Sunday pasta dish in the Bergamo area; Polenta with lard and cheese; and grilled handmade bread with taleggio cheese. You can also try typical stracciatella gelato and enjoy an Italian espresso coffee – the only way to end a meal in Italy.

From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

2. From Bergamo: Food and Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Take a day trip from Bergamo to the Franciacorta region for a winery visit and a tasting session of the new world's finest bubbly. Escape the city in a private air-conditioned minivan with free wi-fi connection. You will enjoy a three-course lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Franciacorta and taste some of the most prestigious wines of the region. After lunch, visit one of the most historical and representative wineries in Franciacorta for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn about the history of those famous Italian sparkling wines and the main phases of their production process. Explore the underground cellar which hosts the bottles during the second fermentation phase and finish your winery tour with a tasting of two Franciacorta wines. In the afternoon, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to catch some of the most breathtaking spots of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, see for yourself why this region is renowned as an icon of the best of Italian sparkling wines.

From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

3. From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Your day trip to Francicorta begins after meeting your guide in Milan at 9:00 AM for transport in an air-conditioned minivan with wifi onboard. Your first stop is Bergamo, one of the best preserved Medieval cities in Italy, recently included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its Venetian walls. After 2 hours of free time to explore the stunning city, it’s off to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with included wine.  After lunch, you'll reach one of the most historical wineries in the region for a guided tour and tasting accompanied by an expert sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process. You’ll also get to explore the underground cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. The tour will finish with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines. In the afternoon, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route to catch some of the most breathtaking spots of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, discover why this region is renowned as the as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.

Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

4. Bergamo: 2.5-Hour Private Upper Town Tour

You'll meet your guide directly outside the funicular station, from where you will be ready to start your 2.5-hour private tour. Stroll throughout the ancient and small streets and admire the most important and symbolic places of the Upper Town, such as the Rocca and Piazza Vecchia, including its cathedral. You'll find out not only the most important places, but also unknown locations full of intrigue and secrets. History and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Bergamo. Particularly in the Upper Town, you can find ancient beautiful gems which provide character to the most authentic parts of city. Included in these sites are the Venetian walls, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout your experience, your guide will be happy to cater to any requests you may have regarding your exploration of the city.

Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

5. Bergamo: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Bergamo: Cooking Class at a Local's Home with Wine

6. Bergamo: Cooking Class at a Local's Home with Wine

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home in Bergamo. Learn how to make a traditional Italian starter, pasta dish and dessert, then serve up your creations and try them out for yourself, alongside some wines. Choose between making a lunch or an evening dinner. Follow the guidance of a local cook and learn all the tricks of the trade when it comes to making authentic northern Italian recipes. Relax in the knowledge that all the ingredients and utensils needed are provided. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and make a total of three dishes. Finish by tasting everything you have prepared at a sit-down meal with your hosts. Enjoy your home-cooked meal along with a selection of local wines. Get a feel for local traditions and culture through food. Round off the meal the Italian way: with a coffee of your choice. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

7. Bergamo: Private Walking Tour

Journey through the charming old town streets of Bergamo and discover stunning panoramic views and architectural landmarks on a guided tour. Start at Piazza Vecchia to overlook some of the most beautiful and important buildings of the city including the Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo della Ragione, the Civic Library, and the Cathedral. Reach Piazza Duomo through the elegant porch of the Palazzo della Ragione. Here, admire the most important buildings: the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the elegant Colleoni Chapel, and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Be dazzled by the golden interior of the Duomo and the church of Santa Maria and see the wonderful mosaics and frescoes that embellish these monuments. Continue with a visit to the seventeenth-century exterior of Palazzo Terzi, a masterful example of Italian Baroque. Afterward, you can relax admiring the city from the top of the ancient Venetian Walls, a bulwark of a time when Bergamo was in the hands of the leaders of the Serenissima. End the tour under the neoclassical Porta San Giacomo, from where you can soak up panoramic views of the city perched above you.

Bergamo: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

8. Bergamo: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

Your day is just winding down, the sun's about to set, it is time for an aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir. Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art. you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles to pair with a refreshing glass of fizz, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, using typical regional ingredients and local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.

Bergamo: Tandem Paraglider Flight

9. Bergamo: Tandem Paraglider Flight

The meeting always takes place at the landing. If you choose to drive to the takeoff with your own car, the pilot will come with you (the passenger must therefore be accompanied by a person who will bring the car from takeoff back to the landing); if instead you go up with the shuttle, this will have to be paid cash on the spot directly to the person offering the service (which is disconnected from AirEmotions). As the price of the service varies according to the location and the season, the exact price will be communicated when booking the flight date. Once we will reach the takeoff place, a bit of tension will to rise; it’s normal. I would worry if it were not so! The takeoff is a grassy lawn, nice to have a picnic; you never thought it could be a runway, eh? First I will spread the paraglider on the ground and control the cables, so that everything is in order for takeoff. I will put your harness on and the helmet and then you will be given a briefing on what you will have to do for takeoff and I will explain the flight plan. Takeoff is a delicate phase because it is a phase (the only one of flight) in which the passenger is required an active collaboration: in other words…. RUN! In fact, to take off we have to reach a certain speed, like planes: they can take off from the airport because they have engines, but we don’t have engines so we have to take speed running downhill. So you have to run, sometimes fast, and keep running until the pilot will tell you to stop. Once we have reached the necessary speed, the paraglider will lift us from the ground. In this and many other ways paragliding is very different from skydiving, in which instead you jump (I write it for the sake of it, but I know you would never get confused). Im flying! The first moments after take-off will be really exciting: you will still have the adrenaline of the takeoff and you will immediately find yourself in another dimension. Take it easy: from now on you will not have to do anything rather than sitting comfortably in the harness. You’ll just have to enjoy your flight. Everyone has different expectations and tastes and each flight is different, either because you always fly a different air and because it can be tailored on you. If you are scared it will be a quiet flight, if you are rad it will be more adrenaline, if you do not know what you want I’ll give you a taste of every aspect of the flight. The flight takes on average 10-15 minutes (max 20). Usually it is divided into three phases: in the first phase the passenger simply gets comfortable with the new dimension, in the second one and if the wind conditions allow, I teach the passenger how to fly by letting him control of the glider and in the third, if you want, we can do some roller coaster flying. When we reach landing do not worry; it’s actually easier than you think. The speeds involved are low and, even without wind, the landing is resolved in a few steps.

Bergamo: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

10. Bergamo: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

Learn the secrets of Bergamo’s most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu in a local home, and then taste the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by regional wines. During a private cooking lesson from a friendly local host, learn how to prepare 2 distinctive pasta recipes and a tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your expert cesarina host will reveal the tricks of the trade behind these iconic dishes during a fun and informative experience.  Challenge yourself by putting your cooking skills to the test and impress your friends and family once home with a delicious Italian meal.

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What people are saying about Bergamo

This excursion was worth all that we paid for it! We had a very busy trip up until this point and this was such a pleasant change. Very low key, very well organized. Our drivers were very kind and very helpful, but they were not “tour guides”. They would drop us off and give us a time to meet back up, which was totally perfect for us and allowed us to prioritize what we wanted!

un'esperienza straordinaria, punto d'incontro facile, guide Nicolo, attentive and molto amichevole. La cantina sensazionale ei prodotti di prim'ordine, il sommelier Diego, mi hanno fatto enter a mondo di scoperte sulla produceione di vini e spumanti.

This was a fabulous tour, with beautiful scenery, wonderful food and delicious wine. My driver and guide was very friendly and helpful. The sommelier who guided the wine tour was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and fun to talk with.

Francesca was outstanding in her attentiveness to our needs, even going so far as to bring back one of our party to Bergamo due to an issue, then picking us up on a second trip. I only wish the gift shop at the winery had been open!

The guide and driver were VERY nice. The towns, lunch and wine tour excellent!! Only positive things!! My husband and I loved it!!