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NOVARA AND THE NOVARA HILLS: RICE, GORGONZOLA, DOCG WINES AND TASTING OF LOCAL PRODUCTS

CASALBELTRAME, NOVARA, GHEMME, VISITS AND TASTING

 Meet your guide and transfer by private coach to Casalbeltrame, a small “Slow Food” town in the province of Novara, about halfway between Turin (70 Km) and Milan (50 Km), and famous for the cultivation of rice since the end of the 1600s. This is the only area in Europe that produces the small-grained and very fragrant Venere (Venus) Black Rice, a hybrid of an Asian and a local variety that was developed in 1997 following years of research and experimentation. Continue on to Desana to visit a well-known rice producer for a guided tour: walk along the rice fields and around the farm to learn all about this important agricultural product. At the end of the tour enjoy a tasting lunch, starring the traditional rice-based “Panissa”. Departure after the meal to meet a producer of the famous gorgonzola cheese and taste local wines at Ghemme, (about a 45-mim drive), well-known for the production of the famous Nebbiolo-based DOCG wines: Ghemme, Gattinara, Sizzano, Fara and Boca. Guided walk around the Castello/Ricetto and explanation of the winemaking process followed by tasting of local wines paired with specialties of the area. Return to the hotel by coach.
Tel. +39 0323 1981000
Fax. +39 0323 1970474
  • Duration: 1 gg
  • Price: From 46 €
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