The mystery of its sweeping marshes, the romantic sophistication of its cobblestoned streets, and the Grand Tour majesty of its great lake, spin together the fairytale threads of this northern Italian dreamscape. [Read more…]
The mystery of its sweeping marshes, the romantic sophistication of its cobblestoned streets, and the Grand Tour majesty of its great lake, spin together the fairytale threads of this northern Italian dreamscape.
The mystery of its sweeping marshes, the romantic sophistication of its cobblestoned streets, and the Grand Tour majesty of its great lake, spin together the fairytale threads of this northern Italian dreamscape. But don’t let Lombardia fool you. It’s not all about glamour and industry…well okay it is all of those things, but also so much more. Peel away its layers to uncover a region that is as varied as any that Italy has to offer, with complexity and unexpected cultural treasures just waiting to be discovered. To turn a page of Castiglioni’s Il Cortegiano is to grab a glimpse of Lombardia’s noble heritage. A stolen moment inside a hidden opera house or a quiet stroll into the workshop of a family that has been crafting violins since the 1700’s, is to see a Lombardia suspended in its traditions. But a zigzag through the borough of Naviglio, with its avant-garde spirit, sultry alleyways, and rebellion predicated against the old guard, is to see the new Lombardia. Just peek beneath the surface, and what awaits you is a reflection of yesterday through the lens of a modern Italy.
Your CountryBred Encounter will be a personalized expression of your unique cultural interests, preferred schedule, and ideal travel style, artfully crafted into an experiential private journey. Need some inspiration? Our sample itineraries just may be the thoughtful start to your next bespoke getaway.
On this culinary expedition to Lombardia, you’ll discover the rustic cheese farms of the Val Taleggio, experience fine Valtellina vintages and tour the historic cellars of Franciacorta, while cooking alongside professional chefs from Bergamo to Lake Como.
Bask in the sophistication of Milan, the loveliness of the lakes, and Lombardy’s famed cities of art.
Discover the artisanal beer making heritage of Northern Italy as you taste your way through some of Lombardia and Piemonte’s most stellar breweries.
Let Italy’s fine opera traditions inspire you while experiencing the great musical heritage of Milan, Cremona, Mantua and Verona.
Be transported to the golden age of Italy’s most noble courts. Let the historic palazzi of the Sforza, Gonzaga, Savoia and Este families serve as your history playground
Experience the glorious landscapes of the Italian and Swiss Alps on a getaway that will take you from the enchanting banks of Lake Lugano and Lake Como to St. Moritz.
Discover the centuries old allure of Northern Italy’s lake districts. From the great lakes and villas of Maggiore, Como and Garda to the quaint waters of Lake Orta and Iseo
Journey through Italy’s premier northern wine producing regions where you will imbibe the very best in boutique vintages and esteemed classics.
An accommodation is as much a part of your travel experience as the food you eat or the places you visit. Our Unique Stays have been hand curated to bring you the best in what a region has to offer. Each premium stay reflects a true sense of place, a distinct character, and is supported by passionate individuals committed to the highest standards of hospitality.