5 days/4 nights
Pizzoccheri, bresaola, polenta taragna, Chiavennasca wine & much more!
Holiday package available all year round for individual customers. Self drive.
Valtellina welcomes small winemakers, farms, wineries, historical and emerging protagonists who challenge the climate and the conformation of the territory to produce a wine from Nebbiolo vines, locally called Chiavennasca. Among the best wines of Valtellina we can mention important wines such as Valtellina Superiore DOCG (divided into the five sub-zones Maroggia, Sassella, Grumello, Inferno and Valgella), Sforzato della Valtellina DOCG, Rosso di Valtellina DOC and many others. 67 kilometers of panoramic road between terraced vineyards.
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1st day – Arrival in Valtellina
Arrival in Sondrio (or surroundings). Accommodation in 4* hotel and time available for an individual walk. We recommend a visit to the beautiful squares of Sondrio, the characteristic district of via Scarpatetti and Palazzo Sertoli (by reservation only). Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.
2nd day – Teglio -Valtellina Food & Wine (40 km total)
Breakfast and departure to discover the food and wine Valtellina in the town of Teglio.
The village enjoys a privileged position on the Rhaetian side of the Valtellina Alps and is counted among the most beautiful villages in Italy, offering artistic-cultural testimonies in its main historic Renaissance buildings. However, the village is also the homeland of pizzoccheri and here a cooking class awaits you to learn how to knead them (https://accademiadelpizzocchero.it/videoricetta-in-italiano). A typical lunch will conclude the morning. Today’s experience will end with a visit and tasting in the cellar of award-winning wines such as Rosso di Valtellina and Grumello. Dinner in hotel.
3rd day – Valmalenco – High altitude walk and typical lunch in a mountain hut (80 km total of driving + cable car)
Breakfast and departure with the cable car that leaves from the town for a light half-day excursion with a mountain guide among pastures, among spruce woods and enchanting panoramic views. Along the way there will also be a stop in a hut famous for its tasty Taroz-. Return to Sondrio in the afternoon. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
4th day – Chiuro – Valtellina Food & Wine (20 km total)
After breakfast, departure for Chiuro, a village perhaps founded by the Ligurians or even earlier, even by the Etruscans and then a city of Roman and Longobard domination and subsequently under the lordship of the Visconti. Full of legends and ghost stories. Chiuro is a maze of alleys and stone houses, resting between terraced vineyards and a splendid panorama. There are numerous cellars of the highest quality. We have chosen one for you that produces the following wines: Sfursat di Valtellina, wine from Sassella, Grumello, the wine from Hell as well as Sfursat, Valtellina Superiore and bubbles. The tasting experience in the historic cellar includes 5 wines accompanied by local products. In the afternoon we advise you to pay a visit to Castel Grumello from the 13th century located in the Municipality of Montagna in Valtellina against the backdrop of the Rhaetian Alps; it consists of a military body and a residential one joined by a stretch of wall, a rare example of a “twin” castle. Dinner in a restaurant in Sondrio which offers typical cuisine interpreted in a modern key with local products of excellence, among which the genuine Valtellina cheeses and cured meats.
5th day – Sondrio and return
Breakfast and check out. End of services.
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