PRIVATE ESCAPE 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Bergamo, Verona and the lakes
This exclusive escape conceived for you by Simone Zanoni is an ode to the three regions that surround Lake Garda: Lombardy, Trentino and Veneto. It starts in romantic Bergamo and continues on to the lakes of Garda and Iseo, small paradises for any aesthete and gourmet travellers.
Citrus-lined pathways, bay trees and bountiful olive trees surround the magnificent lakeshore. As do the elegant 19th century villas where high society would retire for the Summer, to enjoy the unique scenery. Verona, your final destination, is an enchantment. This famous setting for Romeo & Juliet has more to offer than beautiful balconies: palaces, gardens and roman arenas give the town charm and poise.
The region enjoys a mild climate, favourable to viniculture. In Brescia, Franciacorta produces some of the best sparkling wines, found on the tables of prestigious restaurants.
All around the Lake are produced white wines, dry as well as floral, Chiaretto rosé wine and Bardolino red with its fruity aftertaste. In the Veneto province, the taste of Valpolicella will captivate those looking for a more surprising experience.
Fish is the star of the menus, sharing the limelight with tortellini, polenta taragna and casoncelli alla Bergamasca. Garda is more specifically famous for its extra virgin olive oil as well as the lemons produced in traditional greenhouses.
Between Lake Garda and Bergamo, Michelin-starred Chef Simone Zanoni invites you to a gastronomic tour of the region where he was born and regularly comes to visit his family.
“My love for the Antiquity led me to Italy, my love for opera led me to Italian and my love for women led me to Verona. It is, for me, the most beautiful town in the peninsula… I surprise myself with how much romantic exaltation I can feel.” - Roland Dumas
The lakes and
Simone Zanoni’s Verona
The Michelin-starred Chef invites you to visit his very own Lake Garda. Because he loves his land and knows every village, vineyard and producer, he exclusively shared for L'Hedonist’s clients his favourite restaurants and secret spots, places that inspire him endlessly.
Picnic and wine tasting
in the grapevines
A surprising wine tasting experience, at the heart of a vineyard selected by the Chef. Have a gourmet picnic in the middle of the grapevines. The staff is lovely and keen on explaining the long history of the estate before setting up your picnic.
Olive Oil and
Have a privileged experience in a lovely Villa with a view and a cheerful Chef, master of the art of pasta. She will share her cooking secrets while you sample some of the best olive oils produced in the region.
Michelin-starred Dinner at Lido 84
Michelin-starred Chef Riccardo Camanini and Simone Zanoni are long-time friends: they worked together at the Villa Fiordaliso in Gardone Riviera and Riccardo even cooked for Greta & Simone’s wedding. Chef Zanoni naturally chose to have you dine at Lido 84, his favourite restaurant, with a splendid view of the lake.
Nestled between old ramparts is the Unesco World Heritage city where the commedia dell’arte was born. Discover la Città Alta with a private guide, as well as an exclusive visit of the superb Palazzo Moroni, its collection of masterpieces and Italian gardens.
The Legendary Riva
Embark on a Riva, the acajou yacht that was a staple of 1960’s jet set and feel like a star! After this unique moment on Iseo Lake, you will enjoy an exclusive private visit of the Riva workshops.
Art and Franciacorta
Ca’ del Bosco arrived to the Franciacorta region like a whirlwind with its brand-new idea of blending modern art and wine estate.Its Annamaria Clementi vintage was picked by Chef Zanoni for Le George, in Paris. This private tasting will please both your eyes and your palate.
This house, recently turned in a museum, opened in spring 2022 and stands with pride on the renowned Piazza delle Erbe in Verona. With a striking mise-en-scène, explore the eclectic collection of Luigi Carlon, connoisseur of art from Ancient Greece to Andy Warhol.
Stunning Isola del Garda
Time has seemed to stop in the palace of Borghese Cavazza, built on the Isola del Garda. You will take a private boat ride to the palazzo and enjoy its suspended garden, age-old park and neo-gothic architecture.
Wine and architecture lovers will find everything they’re looking for during this private tasting in one of the region’s most beautiful wine cellars. The daring architecture of the estate brings a remarkable taste to Valpolicella’s red and white wines, such as the delicious Kairos and Harlequin.
Biking in Bardolino
See the lake in a different light on your electric bike and follow the lakeshore to the vineyards of Bardolino, with a private guide who knows the region like the back of their hand.
DAY1 : MILAN - BERGAMO
. With your private guide, walking tour of the Bergamo fortress, followed by Città Alta with a funicular ride
. Visit of Palazzo Moroni and its gardens
DAY 2 : ISEO LAKE - FRANCIACORTA
. Heading to Lake Iseo, enjoy an unforgettable experience with a one-hour boat cruise on a prestigious Riva yacht
. Private visit of the Riva workshops and the museum dedicated to these luxurious boats
. At Franciacorta, private tasting in a remarkable estate full of modern art pieces
. Settle in your hotel located at the heart of the vineyards
DAY 3 : LAKE GARDA
. Visit at leisure at Brescia. For car fanatics, we recommend a detour to Mille Miglia museum (to be paid locally)
. Private tasting in one of the Chef’s vineyards of choice, followed by a gastronomic picnic
. Cooking class in a lovely Garda lakeshore house. You will learn how to make the best pasta and other local specialties that you will then enjoy for dinner
DAY 4 : ISOLA DEL GARDA
. Private visit of the Borghese Cavazza palace, located on an island that you will reach with a private boat ride.
. Visit La Malora, an authentic limonaia
. Dinner at Lido 84, Riccardo Camanini’s restaurant, 8th position in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant’s List (upon availability, drinks to be paid locally)
DAY 5 : UNITED COLOURS OF VENETO
. L'Hedonist suggest you take an electric bike ride between Bardolino and Punta San Vigilio with a tour guide (optional, cost supplement)
. Head to the Zyme estate a futuristic wine cellar for a private tasting of valpolicella
DAY 6 : ART NOUVEAU VERONA
. Meet with your private tour guide to discover Verona. The well-known sights but also a place we at L’Hedonist particularly love: Borgo Trento, also known as “Liberty Quarter”
. Visit of Palazzo Maffei and the eclectic art collection of Luigi Carlon
DAY 7 : VERONA - MILAN
. Free morning in Verona
Clients are advised to drink responsibly