Italy Food & Wine Tour || Lombardy: Milan, Lake Como, Lake Garda, & Franciacorta Wine Country

From USD $4,695.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Lombardy
  • Product code: ITALY_MILANISEO


Join food and travel expert, Aida Mollenkamp, and the team behind Salt & Wind on a small, highly curated food-focused 7-day trip to Italy's Lakes and Lombardy region including Milan, Lake Como, Lake Iseo, Lake Garda, and the lesser-known wine region of Franciacorta.


MAY 27 - JUNE 2, 2019



This is a highly unique trip as we'll be staying in a family owned boutique hotel in Milan and then at an historic property on Lake Garda. You can get way more trip details here but this is a sample of how the week will go:This is a sample itinerary of the trip (mind you it is subject to change):

DAY 1- Street Food Tour in Milan || Dinner Near The Duomo || Overnight In Milan

DAY 2- Day Trip To Lake Como || Villa Tour || Private Boat Cruise || Dinner In Milan || Overnight In Milan

DAY 3- Independent + Artisan Tour of Milan || Free Time To Shop || Aperitivo and Dinner In Milan || Overnight In Milan

DAY 4- Drive To Lake Garda || Wine Tasting in Franciacorta || Dinner on Lake Garda || Overnight On Lake Garda

DAY 5-  Cooking Class On Lake Garda || Dinner on Lake Garda || Overnight On Lake Garda

DAY 6-  Slow Food Tour of Lake Garda || Lunch At A Michelin-Starred Restaurant || Overnight On Lake Garda

DAY 7- Return to Milan to Fly Home


Don't want to pay it all at once? Put down your deposit today and then pay the rest of your trip off month by month. Contact us at for specifics. 


Each Salt & Wind trip is highly researched and curated with Team Salt & Wind hand-picking each excursion and travel partner. We want to show you all that we love about a place and introduce you to our local friends so you get an insider's view into the region. 


Here's a few reasons people love traveling with us: 

  • Unique Experiences: Many of the experiences in our itineraries are one-of-a-kind and only accessible with Salt & Wind
  • Photographer: Each trip has a group photographer providing attendees with 10+ images daily so you can concentrate on the trip and not on your camera.
  • Concierge: There is a concierge on hand to help you with anything from extra activities to car service 24/7
  • Expert Hosts: Team Salt & Wind has deep knowledge about each area we travel and partners with local experts.
  • Planned Itinerary: Our itineraries are planned so that each day has anywhere from 4 to 8 hours of activity. 
  • Free Time: That said we always offer some optional activities if you want to do even more and we always squeeze in some downtime so you can relax.  


Trip Overview

On each food-focused trip a small group of us will head on a 6-night, 7-day to Northern Italy's Lombardy region. The week will be a mix of quirky urban and rustic rural as we head from creative Milan into Italy's Lake region. Each itinerary includes expert-led food tours, cooking classes, market visits, wine tastings, boutique accommodations, a concierge, and a group photographer! 

Want some more info? Check our Instagram from prior trips.

Have more questions? Check our FAQs or Contact Us.

What's Included

Here's what's included in the trip fare:

  • 3 nights boutique hotel accommodations in Milan 

  • 3 nights accomodation at a boutique hotel property on Lake Garda

  • Meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant 

  • Wine tastings at the region's best wineries

  • Street food crawl in Milan

  • Private cocktail class in Milan

  • Hands-on cooking class with host and chef, Aida Mollenkamp

  • A group photographer so you can enjoy the moment
  • A group concierge to help with any extra events you may want to plan

  • At least 10 edited group photos daily

  • Group transportation to/from all events listed on the itinerary

  • Meals listed in the itinerary (including 1 alcoholic drink at each lunch and dinner)

  • Tips for all meals, hotels, drivers, and activity guides

  • A few gifts from some of our favorite food & travel brands

  • A couple surprises! (You didn’t think we’d tell you every last detail, did you?)

The following are not included in the trip fare:

  • Any incidental expenses 

  • Tips for photographer and trip hosts

  • Required travel insurance

  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Any extra excursions or events you plan with our concierge

  • Transportation from your home to/from Milan, Italy

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel in Milan

  • Alcohol aside from for 1 alcoholic drink at both lunch and dinner

  • Anything from room service or the hotel minibar


Required Trip Insurance

Please note that trip insurance is required to join us on a Salt & Wind trip. FYI most major credit cards (such as American Express, CHASE Sapphire, and Capital One) offer complimentary insurance when you purchase using their card.

Minimum Attendees

Please note only run trips with 6 or more guests. If a trip has fewer attendees at 45 days before the trip, we will cancel. 


We have partnered with boutique hotels that meet the Salt & Wind standards of service. 

Room Options

Double Occupancy

Double occupancy pricing is the price for (1) person to stay in a shared (i.e. double) room. In other words, each person staying in that room will pay the posted double occupancy rate. If you're a couple or friends traveling together, please know that you'll each pay the double occupancy rate. 

Single Occupancy

Need some alone time? We hear you. That's why we offer single occupancy rooms. The single occupancy rate is what you will pay to have the room all to yourself. 


If you do not have a travel partner, you can purchase single occupancy room and have it all to yourself! We do not pair up trip attendees because we find there is not enough privacy in the rooms to allow strangers to room together.