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Wine and Gourmet Tour

CULTURAL GOURMET TOUR IN SWITZERLAND’S ‘SUN LOUNGE’!
Ticino not only offers plenty of sun – you’ll also find everything a gourmet needs. Andrea Abate at Travel & More would be delighted to organise an enjoyable gourmet and wine tour around the most beautiful places in Ticino’s gastronomic and cultural scene for you. You’ll learn directly from local vintners just how much passion they invest in their winemaking, and specially chosen restaurants will put on a show of the best creative Ticinese delights for you. You’ll experience everything the local culture and nature in Ticino has to offer on several different tours and excursions.
Day 1
Arrival in Genestrerio (Mendrisiotto) and visit to Agriloro Winery with a personal tour, wine tasting session and brunch.
Visit to the Mulino di Bruzella mill, which resumed grinding and selling of typical polenta wheat a few years ago.
Check-in to first class Hotel Relais Castello di Morcote in Vico Morcote, your accommodation for the coming days.
Evening meal in Ristorante la Sorgente with an excellent ‘menu gastronomico’.
Day 2
Excursion on the famous rack railway up the Monte Generoso, from which you’ll be able to enjoy the breathtaking Alpine landscape from the “Fiore di pietra” designed by star Swiss architect Mario Botta. Guided tour of the modern observatory.
Afternoon tour of the historic Castello di Morcote with tasting of their award-winning wines.
Evening meal in the Ristorante Vicania on the Alpe Vicania.
Day 3
Lunchtime grilling course at the Ristorante Atenaeo del Vino in Mendrisio. Chef & sommelier Mirko Rainer will show you how to grill Ticinese meat delicacies to perfection and present sophisticated marinades and accompaniments. You can then enjoy your grilled meats along with a tasty glass of Ticinese wine.
Afternoon free to spend in Lugano, the jewel on Lake Lugano.
Evening transfer via private boat to the Cantina di Gandria for an evening meal in the original Grotto Descanso.
Day 4
After check-out, transfer to Bellinzona. Guided tour of the three mediaeval castles of Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll visit the Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro.
Lunch in the Grotto San Michele in the walls of the Castelgrande.
Lastly, return home.
Andrea Abate would be delighted to provide you with other suggestions for your wine and gourmet tour!
Duration : 4 days
Groups : 6 - 27 people
Languages :  Italian German English

Features

  • OPENING 01.01 - 31.12
  • SERVICES Incentive , Special offers , Guided tours