Lombardy | Wine
Vigneto-Lombardia

Lombardy is 40% mountains, 13% hills and 40% flatlands. It borders with Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Switzerland and Trentino Alto Adige. Vineyards occupy 21.000 hectares, mostly red-berried grapes. The main vines are: Chardonnay, Pinot nero, Nebbiolo, Trebbiani, Pinot bianco, Pinot grigio, Riesling, Moscato di Scanzo, Croatina, Uva rara, Vespolina, Barbera, Merlot, Cabernet, Groppello, Marzemino.


Lombardia

Wines

  • Alto Mincio Igt
  • Benaco Bresciano Igt
  • Bergamasca Igt
  • Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese
  • Botticino
  • Buttafuoco dell’Oltrepò Pavese o Buttafuoco
  • Capriano del Colle
  • Casteggio
  • Cellatica
  • Collina del Milanese Igt
  • Curtefranca
  • Franciacorta
  • Garda
  • Garda Colli Mantovani
  • Lambrusco Mantovano
  • Lugana
  • Montenetto di Brescia Igt
  • Moscato di Scanzo
  • Oltrepò Pavese
  • Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico
  • Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Nero dell’Oltrepò Pavese
  • Provincia di Mantova Igt
  • Provincia di Pavia Igt
  • Quistello Igt
  • Riviera del Garda Bresciano o Garda Bresciano
  • Ronchi di Brescia Igt
  • Ronchi Varesini Igt
  • Sabbioneta Igt
  • San Colombano al Lambro o San Colombano
  • San Martino della Battaglia
  • Sangue di Giuda dell’Oltrepò Pavese o Sangue di Giuda
  • Sebino Igt
  • Sforzato di Valtellina
  • Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio Igt
  • Terre del Colleoni o Colleoni
  • Terre Lariane Igt
  • Valcalepio
  • Valcamonica Igt
  • Valtellina Rosso o Rosso di Valtellina
  • Valtellina Superiore
  • Valtènesi


The Officine Turistiche‘s activities in Lombardy

The historical Bitto Center and the Gerola Alta casèra
Midway, between the high and low valley, 1050 meters high, in the heart of Gerola Alta, we find the Historical Bitto Center where the best rounds age in the casèra up to 10 years. The historical cheese fom the BittoValleys is produced exclusively during summer pasture months. Officine Turistiche offers you the possibility of getting to know this cheese of thousand-year old origins by visiting the museum, the aging cellars stacked with rounds, participating to a vertical Bitto tasting and savoring a lunch based on local traditions.
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A hike in the Vineyards, a visit to the Cellar and a tasting Menu
This activity brings together a self drive hike through the vineyards in the Oltrepò hills, a guided visit to thewine cellar and a farmhouse lunch with 5 different wines typical of the area. The itinerary starts from thePiccolo Bacco farm and winds through gentle hills lined by hundred-year old vineyards, in the middle of which stand castles and steeples as if guardians to the valleys, to end in Montù Beccaria. On the way back to the cellar you’ll get a comfortable lift in the trailer of Signor Mario’s tractor. We will taste Pinot Noir, Sangue di Giuda, and more wines of the vast Oltrepò variety.
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Historical Bitto and Rebels of the Alps
On the program is a visit to the Bitto center of Gerola, hiking to the mountain pastures to meet the Rebelscalèc and casère, an overnight in a refuge, the opportunity of tasting Bitto, other cheeses from the Alps and local traditional dishes. Officine Turistiche lets you discover where and how this cheese origins. You can learn about its thousand-year old history directly from the people who produce it through a hike in the marvelous Val Gerola.
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About Author

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Guido Clerici
Guido Clerici | Photographer since 1990, belongs to the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Italy’s Order of Journalists) since 2004. He has published covers, articles and advertisements on major Italian and international magazines (GQ Italy, GQ Germany, GQ Russia, GQ Spain, AD Russia, Traveller Russia, Max, Abitare, Interni), portraying national and international celebrities such as John Malkovich, Casey Stoner, Chef Cracco, Vico Magistretti, Winton Marsalis, Pistorius and many others. He works with companies and architecture and design studios making pictures for brochures, catalogues, and websites. He has been represented by Grazia Neri, Italy’s main photographic agency, and Agenzia LUZphoto of Milan. Beside photography, he works in the food-and-wine and tourism field. Between 2010 and 2012 he earns a Travel Agency Technical Director title, a Sommelier diploma with AIS and a Cheese Taster title with ONAF. Through Officine Turistiche, a website offering environmentally friendly wine-and-food itineraries, he also offers photo shooting, websites design, and event management.