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Travel and Taste, San Pellegrino Terme
6-10 july 2019, Program

By tasting the local dishes and the traditional food, is a great way to travel and explore. Try the culture and traditions to understand the evolution of food and what we have to be careful about today. In this 5 days trip we search for the the best local products in our region, the mountain region of Bergamo. Genuine and great food for the people who worked in the forest, at the farms and with the so important animals and they used the mountains as a second home. 
In the valley we produce amazing cheese like Taleggio and Strachitunt, we produce beer with flavours from the mountains and there are small local events to celebrate the seasonings. Happenings like apple event, picking herbs or eating roasted chest nuts. We'll meet proud producers who love to show the traditional ways to make the good things and certainly let us taste. For drinks we'll go to our nearby area to find out about the hidden secret of the Italian champagne - The Franciacorta!... and the stronger rest product Grappa - do you dare to taste it?
Depending on the dates for the trip the program will be a bit different to meet the season. 

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KIND OF TRIP
Travel & Taste

SERVICE:
Medium

FITNESS:
Healthy

DIFFICULTIES:
Easy trekking

NIGHTS: 4
GROUP SIZE: Min 4 Max 12

PRICE: 1195.00 €  
DEPART: 6 july 2019

Fligth, train or other transportation to Italy is not included, Transfer from Airport Bergamo/Orio al Serio Milano/Linate or Milano/Malpensa or the trainstation Bergamo is included. Ex: Ryanair flighs to Bergamo from the most of the biggest European countries, Easy jet, SAS and Lufthansa as well. You could use the webpage Momondo to search for flights. Let us know if you need some suggestions.

Day 1. Welcome to San Pellegrino Terme.
Transfer to the hotel*** Albergo Centrale or similiar, cosy, familiar and just around the small square in San Pellegrino Terme. We meet up in the afternoon to take a walk in town to see and learn a bit about the history of the famous termal resort from the early 1900's.  A short walk will take us to the local brewery just outside town and we will see the production and taste some typical beers. After showing, we walk back to town and enjoying our dinner in the restaurant of the brewery.
Food incl. Aperitivo, dinner at the breweery restaurant incl beer, water and coffe

Day 2. Sweet morning and the mountains with cheese and one overnight stay.
We start the day in town, at the local pastry shop and bakery or depending on the season - the ice cream maker! You will have time for lunch and to pack a small bag for ine night overstay in Rifugio - like a mountainstation with accomodation and food. We we'll have service and transportation to reach 1500 m to reach the Rifugio. Don´t forget your walking shoes, because in teh evening we will visit the family Locatelli who holds, in the traditional way, there cows up in the mountains all the summer. In their Baita, summerhouse, they produce the traditional cheese and they invites us to see, learn and taste. What could be better then cheese, salami and a glas of wine, with a great view!  In the Rifugo we'll have a great dinner on local traditional recepies and we'll sleep in several bedded rooms, men and women seperate or in families/friends groups. All rooms has toilet and shower and the beds are made when we arrive. 
Food incl: Breakfast, cheese and salami, traditional dinner incl wine, water and coffee.

Day 3. A day with passion for fruit, berries, honey and a real farm stay for lunch!
We wake up in the mountains and after lunch it is time to gp back down in the valley again. This day we will visit Alberto and his passionated work with dehydration  of biological and fantastic berries and fruit - he makes an "bomb" of vitamins and mineral in high quality for best nutrition and taste! For lunch we will enjoy the kitchen of Agriturismo Ferdy. Ferdy himself is the passionate owner of the genuine farm with every detail built and produced in a traditional and sustainable way. The amazing food is from the farm to the plate with lot of love in between. If we are lucky with the weather, we will sit down for dinner in the park. When we return back to San Pellegrino Terme, late afternoon, you chek in at your hotel again and there is time for relax and enjoy the small town by your own*  
Food incl: Breakfast, lunch at Agriturismo incl wine, water and coffee.

* this evening you have the possibility to spend at the great Spa QC Terme in San Pellegrino, 10 min walking distance from your hotel. Please let us know your interest while booking and we will send you more information.


Day 4. From morning to evening, sweet, strong drinks and the amazing bubbles.
Today we spend most of our day tasting different drinks, sweet, strong and of course the Italian champagne - the Franciacorta. The Franciacorta area is more or less a great secret for the winelovers. You have heard of the famous french champagne and here you got a wine and a production in the same world class section. The high quality, the classical method and the rules about the grapes and the amount of products is more or less the same as in the champagne region, all to keep a high quality. But today we start backwards, with the strong drops of Grappa made of the rests from the wineproduction. Come and see the destillery and talk to the family, who has for several years, producing the Grappa. If you dare, there will be time for tasting... For lunch we change interest to the bubbles. We´ll eat at one of the great wineproducers and the lunch will be served together with the Franciacorta. The family proudly show us the wine production and how thy do the classical method which make the great wine sparkling. On the way back home we stop for the sweet dessert of the day, the Moscato di Scanzo - the dark red sweet wine from the famous area of Scanzorosciate, the hills around Bergamo. The family de Toma show us and let us taste the wine as an great end of the day. We will be back in San Pellegrino Terme evening time.
Food included: Breakfast, lunch with Franciacorta, water and coffee and all tastings over the day.

Day 5. Departure with possibilities
Depending on your departure time we help you all with transfer or if you will stop in Bergamo city for a great lunch and visiting the  istorical area Città Alta, the old part of the town all surounding of the great Unesco certified wall. There are possibilities to do some shopping at the big shopping center Orio, just walking distance to the airport. Let us know your wishes and we will help you to arrange the last great day.
Food included: Breakfast

MINIMUM PARTICIPENTS
We do really like to go out in the mountains, show you the local areas and our favorite spots and it is not often we have to close a trip. If it should be so, if the participents are less then 4p, we let you know at least 30 days before departure and we will refund all your money.
You find all the booking rules here >>>

CHANGES IN THE PROGRAM
The daily program could be changed in case of bad weather or other extarnal circumstanses
ACCOMODATION
The accomodation will be in a hotel*** in San Pellegrino Terme and includes part in 2 bedded room, breakfast, sheets and towels.  Accomodation in the mountains will be easier going in several bedded rooms all rooms with toilet and shower and including sheets and towels.
INSURANCES 
Before you go traveling with us, please check your personal insurance for the activities. If you are from an EU country, please bring your EHIC insurance card and for the trip, the flight or the train, you may order an cancelling insurance yourself

Shortly - all this is included:

  • Transfer from and to the airports of Bergamo and Milano or trainstation of Bergamo.
  • Part in 2- or several bedded rooms at hotell***, 3 nights incl breakfast.  
  • Part in several bedded rooms at Rifugio in the mountains, 1 night incl breakfast and traditional dinner.
  • 1x welcome dinner & 2x lunch at agriturismo with drinks included.
  • All excursions, trips, transports and tastings including in program.
  • Local guides and travelcompany for the best service.
Not included:
  • The trip to Italy by train, airplain or car.
  • Food or drinks not specified in the program.
  • Entrance to the great termal bath and Spa QC Terme.

  TRAVEL & TASTE ITALY


 6-10 July
Valle Brembana, Bergamo & Franciacorta

4 nights

Price: 1195.00 €


Flight, train or other transportation is not included in price

BOOK YOUR TASTE AND TRAVEL TRIP HERE. FILL IN THE FORM AND SEND US YOUR BOOKING.
6-10 JULY 2019
(BE AWARE! DIFFERENT DATES MEANS DIFFERENT PROGRAM, DUE TO THE LOCAL SEASON OF TASTES!) 

All the personal information will be saved for the security of the booking and trip, to keep the contact and send information. You can whenever, tell us to take your data away, exept the information needed by law for the tax officies rules. 

  • Write the name/s of your traveling company.
  • Singleroom 3 nights at the hotel in San Pellegrino Terme
  • Spa QC Terme is situated 10 min walk from the hotel.