An exclusive food and wine tour on Lake Maggiore

Stresa, IT
Stresa, IT
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Embark on an exclusive food and wine tour on Lake Maggiore and discover the mouth-watering treasures of the region. Starting from Stresa, indulge in an espresso or cappuccino and enjoy a sweet specialty in a historical tea room. Then, venture to a cheese seasoning cellar where you'll sample varieties of cheese paired with elegant wines. Finally, reach the charming town of Gattinara and savor a guided tasting of the prestigious Gattinara DOCG red wine in a local winery. The surroundings of Lake Maggiore are known for their gastronomic specialties, and this tour allows you to experience the best of them. Immerse yourself in the flavors and aromas that make Italian cuisine so famous, and let this exclusive tour leave you craving for more.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 2-6 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover the prestigious Italian gastronomic specialties
  • Taste mouth-watering cheeses paired with elegant wines
  • Explore the charming town of Gattinara
  • Experience a guided tasting of Gattinara DOCG wine
  • Learn about the handcrafted quality of Guffanti cheeses
  • Private transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Snacks
  • Qualified private guide
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities

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If you're a food and wine enthusiast looking for an exclusive gastronomic adventure, then this tour on Lake Maggiore is perfect for you. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with some of the most prestigious Italian delicacies. From artisanal cheeses like the "Bettelmatt" to Nebbiolo wines, this tour offers a mouth-watering experience like no other.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a total duration of 420 minutes filled with culinary delights. The journey begins in Stresa, a picturesque town on the Western coast of Lake Maggiore. Indulge in a delightful espresso or cappuccino paired with sweet specialty biscuits at a historical tea room. Next, visit a cheese seasoning cellar and discover the variety of flavors that complement the wines in a tasting session. Finally, immerse yourself in the charm of Gattinara, a small town renowned for its fine red wine made from Nebbiolo grapes. Experience a guided tasting of the Gattinara DOCG in a local winery.

Who is this for?

This tour is an excellent choice for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. Whether you're a seasoned food and wine connoisseur or simply someone who enjoys exploring different culinary traditions, this experience offers a tantalizing journey into the world of Italian gastronomy. It is suitable for couples, friends, or solo travelers who have a passion for discovering new flavors and immersing themselves in local cultures.

Why book this?

Embark on this exclusive food and wine tour and indulge in a sensory adventure like no other. Discover the rich history and flavors of Lake Maggiore while sampling some of Italy's most prestigious gastronomic treasures. From the first sip of aromatic Nebbiolo wine to the creamy textures of artisanal cheeses, each moment will leave you craving for more. The personalized guided tastings and visits to historical locations add a touch of authenticity to this remarkable journey. With every bite and sip, you'll uncover the secrets behind the perfect pairings and appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into each product.

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During this tour, you'll have the opportunity to visit Stresa, a town renowned for its beautiful Borromean Islands. You'll also learn about the fascinating history of Gattinara, a small town that has gained recognition for its fine wines. The experience is approximately seven hours long, allowing ample time to fully immerse yourself in the flavors and atmosphere of Lake Maggiore. Transportation to different locations is included, ensuring a seamless and comfortable journey throughout the tour.


Customers who have embarked on this food and wine tour have raved about the exceptional flavors and experiences it provides. They particularly enjoyed the diversity of cheeses and the guided tastings that enhanced their understanding of wine pairings. Travelers appreciated the knowledgeable guides who shared fascinating stories and insights along the way. Overall, customers have expressed immense satisfaction with this immersive tour, stating that it exceeded their expectations and provided a truly memorable culinary adventure.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary


This small town, standing on the Western coast of Lake Maggiore in the so-called Borromea Gulf, is one of the most visited touristic sites of entire Piemonte. Its territory includes three of the four Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Superiora, also named Isola dei Pescatori. The first recorded file about the town is dated 998, but even in the Roman age, the way leading from Milan to the Sempione pass ran by this site.

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 7

Stresa is well-know for its sweet called "Margheritine", soft biscuits created in 1857 in the pastry shop of Pietro Antonio Bolongaro. The shop still exists in Stresa today, with its art-nouveau style pieces of forniture. It overlooks Lake Maggiore. here you will enjoy an expresso or a cappuccino together with these delicious biscuits dedicated to princess Margherita di Savoia, who would become the future Italian Queen Margherita


This small town was founded in 1242 by the Municipality of Vercelli as a brand new settlement, a so called "Borgo Franco": that is to say, free from feudal bonds. Since the Napoleonic age, Gattinara has gone through a progressive economic growth, especially linked to the industrial sector. The city is also well known for the production of a prestigious DOCG red wine (Controlled and guaranteed origin).

Via Milano, 140

When great-grandfather Luigi Guffanti, in 1876, began to season Gorgonzola cheese, his brilliant intuition was to purchase an abandoned silver mine in Valganna, in the Varese province. n the mine, with its temperature and humidity constant year-round, the cheese matured so well that Luigi quickly cornered the markets: his sons, Carlo and Mario, at the beginning of the 1900′s, exported as far as Argentina and California, lands of Piedmont and Lombard emigration. Maximum attention to the handcrafted quality of the cheeses and passionate care taken in the refinement process mark the proud Guffanti Fiori family tradition handed, down for five generations. Experience gained by processing the Gorgonzola has gradually been transferred to the Tomas of the Ossola Alpine pastures, the Reggiano Parmesan, all the cheeses, Italian, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese.

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