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  • Incentive Package in Liguria
     

    The capital of Liguria is Genoa, also known as the largest port in Italy. Walking through Genoa will give you an incredible sight of show-piece buildings. The queen of all buildings is without a doubt the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, with a stunning treasury. Furthermore several medieval churches and a collection of late Renaissance palaces are worth visiting..

    But Liguria is not only Genoa. The scenery in the whole region is superb: fishing villages, vineyards and mountains including the Monte di Portofino, which offers great views over the sea. There are many chic resorts situated along the coast, including Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.

    San Remo, which is a center of the Italian flower industry, its hillsides covered in glasshouses is also home to the annual Italian Music festival. The region does not lack in prestigious and charming venues for meetings and gala dinners.

    Ligurian cooks rely on the sea, yet their skills shine with produce from the steep hillsides: pale golden olive oil, garden greens, meats and poultry, mushrooms, nuts, herbs, the ingredients for the sauces they call tocchi (touches), above all basil and garlic for the glorious green pesto

    This region is reached very easily by the airport in Genoa.

     
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    Suggestion 1: Liguria discovery tour

    Arrival in Genua, a city with a lot of activity, which we however only will experience for a short time, for the goal of our trip is not the big city but rather the exceptional nature and colourful architecture. The coastline, the five fishing villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage.

    Take the shuttleboat from village to village, lunch in a restaurant situated at the top of a rock with beautiful view, and taste the local wine.

    Next stop is mundane Portofino. Enjoy the beautiful sunset as you sip an aperitif from an American bar on a boat in the water… Dinner in luxury hotel-restaurant Cenobio dei Dogi in Camogli, renowned village on the Ligurian Riviera overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Golfo Paradiso.

    The next day, you learn all about the secrets of the Ligurian kitchen during a hands-on cooking workshop and will enjoy lunch you have just prepared. After visiting the wonderful fisherman port of Camogli we offer you a surprise trip in the Golfo Paradiso.


    Suggestion 2: Cinque Terre National Park

    A programme focused on visiting the five villages, part of the Cinque Terre National Park : Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso, Manarola, and Corniglia. This zone is characterized by the presence of typical steep slopes cultivated with vines thanks to terraces. Visit at the Cinque Terre Wine Growers Cooperative. You will be looking at the different vineyard growing and wine production phases with tasting of the Sciacchetrà wine and Monterosso anchovies.

    Suggestion 3: The 15 wine and food routes

    Liguria has 15 themed routes dedicated to traditional local products : Triora bread, Pigna white beans, Taggia olives, Albenga’s violet asparangus, Val Bormida’s fazzini, cheese, canestrelletto of Torriglia, la Farinata, … in brief : a paradise for the Italian food lovers !


    Suggestion 4: Genova in one day

    History and culture are well represented in Genova : Piazza De Ferrari, Duomo di San Lorenzo, Porto Antico, Palazzo Ducale, … plenty to see. But if you want to escape this busy city, you can always enjoy lunch or dinner in Camogli.

    Suggestion 5: Culinary Liguria

    A chef cook introduces you in the Ligurian kitchen during a cooking workshop. The best place to get the most fresh ingredients is the local market, so in the early morning you go shopping with him and learn all about the typical Italian products. Some of his recipes are : trenette al pesto, bagnùn di acciughe, Cappon Magro and dessert Camoglese dolce. Each menu is accompagnied by the most suitable Ligurian wine, in combination with wine tastings.

  • Incentive Package (3 days/2 nights) – Piedmont

    Piedmont has a lot to offer for incentive programmes. Its capital city Torino is known as the home of Fiat

    A popular regional dish is fonduta, a melted cheese dip of milk, eggs and white truffles (tartufi bianchi). Cardi alla Bagna Cauda is a dish of locally grown chard served with hot sauce, anchovies, garlic and white truffles. Other regional dishes include rabbit and boiled meat like Vitello Tonnato (veal tongue) and ox tail. Grissini are crispy breadsticks that have become popular throughout the country. Piedmont is also famous for its wild funghi : Porcini mushrooms and white truffles.

    An overwhelming majority of Piemonte's wines derives from native wines. Besides the noble Nebbiolo, source of Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara and Ghemme, which are all DOCG, Barbera ranks as the most popular red wine, followed by Dolcetto, which is enjoyed for its mellow, round flavors. Still, among classified wines, white ones represent about a third of the volume. First comes Asti, whose DOCG applies to both sparkling Spumante and the softly bubbly Moscato d'Asti.

     

    Airports used to reach this region are Torino, Genova and Milano Malpensa

    Why should you have your incentives or meetings in Piedmont?

    - First of all, because of its overwhelming panorama of wine hills and vineyards, for its Slow Food and artisan farmers offering you the best a human being may consume, for its elegant, fine wines made from Barolo and Barbaresco grapes, without a doubt the Queen and King of the Piedmontese winery scene. The Piedmontese wines belong to the highest ranked in Wine Spectator and Decanter. Not to be forgotten are also its very exclusive historical locations available for events and dinners, its utmostly hospitable resorts, its hotels and its restaurants.

     

    - Second, because of its position: it is only one hour from Turin Airport and in close vicinity of Milan, which makes for the very interesting possibility of combining your visit to the Piemonte with Expo Milano. This region of Piedmont is also listed 50th on the UNESCO World Heritage List, yielding many extraordinary activitis that overall tourism is sure to benefit from.

    Below we have outlined a three-day example programme to give you an idea of the possbilities: one full day of meetings and one full day of activities with two overnight stays and all lunches and dinners included.

    Friday

    - Welcoming at Turin Airport and a private shuttle to your meeting location

    - Coffee and tea buffet upon your arrival followed by full day of meetings interrupted by a light lunch on site

    - All-inclusive dinner at Osteria Della Torre

    Saturday

    The second day comes with two options:

    Programme A: a Vespa tour with Slow Food tastings, lunch at the Slow Food lounge and a wine tasting at a most famous artisan wine

    Programme B: a hands-on cooking workshop teaching you pasta and other regional dishes, the results of which then serve as your lunch, a truffle hunt and a wine walk with the Winemakers Association

    All-inclusive dinner at a most famous Michelin-starred restaurant in the region, serving an exclusive extended menu created especially for our agency

    All transports are included during day and night time

    Sunday

    Check-out from the hotel and departure for a one-day discovery tour in Turin, featuring historical cafés and palaces, including a guided tour, lunch at Eataly and free time until the departure of your flights.

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  • Incentive Package Lombardia
     

    Milan in Lombardia equals to luxury. With its large number of hotels and meeting spaces, Milan is the perfect destination for big meetings and conferences. Free time can be easily filled with several art galleries, the celebrated Scala opera house, a very chic historical centre and off course the extensive shopping area.

    For incentives, Lombardy's most popular destinations are the Lakes. Como and Maggiore, both about a forty-five minute drive from Milan's Malpensa airport. Both lakes have 4 and 5 star tophotels and extremely impressive conference venues. The area offers numerous possibilities for incentive activities: car rallies around the lake, excursions on private boats, trekking with specialized alpine guides, mountain biking and much more. Impossible not to mention Monza and its Formula 1 circuit famous throughout the world... a good excuse to visit the region and watch a great race!

    In Italy's rice capital the saffron-tinted risotto alla milanese is served with ossobuco (braised veal shank). The city's soups include robust minestrone and busecca (based on tripe). Noted meat dishes are cotoletta alla milanese (breaded veal cutlet), casoeula (pork stew) and mondeghili (meat croquettes). Milan is known for fine-grained pork salami, that was traditionally made in the city, as well as in the nearby Brianza hills. Panettone, a fruit cake, is a national Christmas institution.

    The region is served by three main airports, Linate located almost in the center of Milan, Bergamo's Orio al Serio and Malpensa with frequent non-stop flights to all international destinations.

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    Programme 1: Exploring Milan

    A mix of culture and history, food & wine tastings, and full day -fashion focused- activities in the centre of Milan.


    Programme 2: Exclusive shopping tour in the Italian capital of fashion

    Exclusive walking shopping tour with qualified personal shopper, an expert in fashion and design. Admire the most beautiful Fashion Designer Shops in Milan center: Armani, Versace, D&G, Valentino, etc… On request : Possibility to visit fashion designer shops which recently became famous in Milan Fashion, or a typical tailor shop, producing top-class suits.

    Programme 3: Cheese experience on Lake Maggiore

    You will get the opportunity to meet one of the best cheese producers in Italy. Traditions kept alive by five generations in this family. Carlo will tell you everything about the passion in his job, interlarded with amusing anecdotes about the cheese world. He will also present you a tasting and show you around in their ‘grotto’ : the cave in which cheese is aged.


    Programme 4: Wines in Oltrepo Pavese

    The Oltrepo Pavese region is responsible for more the half of all wine produced in the Lombardy. Your hosts for today’s program are Vittorio and Camillia, the owners of a vineyard in the heart of Oltrepo Pavese. (11 hectares, gently sloping and south facing, 250-300 metres above sea-level). They offer you guided wine tastings from divers cultivated grapes : Bonarda, Pinot Nero, Barbera, Uva Rara, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Riesling. But this family organises plenty of other activities for wine lovers, such as a visit at the wine cellars, or a guided tour through the vineyards.

    Programme 5: Ferrari and the Mille Miglia Route

    During at least 4 days, you will drive the exciting Mille Miglia Route of 1.600 km along beautiful landscapes, visiting the most interesting towns and small villages, in combination with other activities.

    Brescia – Desenzano – Verona – Ostiglia – Pontelagoscuro – Ferrara – Argenta – Ravenna – Gambettola – Reppublica S. Marino – Montefiore Conca – Urbino – Gola del Furlo – Gualdo Tadino - Valico di Montemezzo – Assisi – Spoleto – Terni – Narni – Rignano Flaminio – Roma

    Back route :

    Ronciglione – Viterbo – Radicofani – S. Quirico d’Orcia – Pienza – Siena – Poggibonsi – Firenze – Monghidoro – Sasso Marconi – Bologna – Modena – Reggio nell’Emilia – Castelnovo di Sotto - Boretto – Viadana – Casalmaggiore – Cremona – Quinzano d’Oglio – Dello – Brescia


    Programme 6: Authentic Italian Cuisine

    Maturing cheeses in the grottos :
    Day 1 : Transfer to Arona with visit artisan cheese production site. During a workshop you will learn how to distinguish different kinds of cheeses, how to combine cheese with salami, mustard, bread and wine. At the end of this workshop, we offer a tasting of cheese and wine. Dinner in a typical taverna serving a cheese menu.

    Michelin starred cuisine on Lake Maggiore :
    Day 2 : In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, you will have a cooking class. Learn how to use mediterranean ingredients to prepare fast and tasty hors d’oeuvres with no one less than Chef Cook Silvio, awarded with the prestigious Michelin star. Lunch based on the prepared dishes. In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion on the lake by private boat and a visit to the Borromee Islands. Sail around Isola Madre, have a tour of the Borromeo Palace and its gardens on Isola Bella, and visit Isola Pescatori, the smallest and most characteristic of the three islands. Dinner in a picturesque restaurant.

    Programme 7: Milan By Night

    An exclusive dinner in a very unusual setting : the ATMosfera, a tram-Restaurant, allows you to enjoy a unique experience in the most exclusive mobile venue in the city ! Imagine combining the magic and beauty that fills Milan by night with the delight and emotion of riding in timeless old Carelli carriages, not to mention the pleasure of savouring delicious food and sipping good wine.


    Programme 8: Cycling in Italy

    Don’t miss the breathtaking sunset above the water !

    Day 1 : Discover the historical center of Milan by bike. After dinner we experience the magic night in the city of Gonzaga.

    Day 2 : Oltrepò region : cycle along the Mincio river up to the dam of Governolo, the Po river and Mantua.

    Day 3 : Direction Lake Garda, take the boat (with your bike) in Rivalta. Cross Mincio park with its cycle track and spot waterbirds in the marshes. Arrival at Mantua. Further surprises to be

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  • Incentives Package in Friuli Venezia Giulia 
     

    In the north eastern of Italy lies a small region called Friuli that is bordered by Austria, Slovenia, the Adriatic Sea and Veneto. This region is of an exceptional intense beauty. You will also fall under its spell because of the many museums. A number of architectural styles descend from the Venetian Gothic up to art deco.

    Whilst regional identity is strong, Friuli can appear vastly different from town to town, and in different areas of the countryside. This is the region where Central and Mediterranean Europe meet, and, from Adriatic lagoons to Alpine pasture, Friuli brings together many diverse experiences.

    A place where ancient and modern meet is Trieste. This port city's castle and cathedral date back many centuries, whilst its neoclassical center is more recent and many other parts of the city are resolutely 21st century. This appealing mix makes Trieste one of the most popular destinations in the region also offering a choice of quality hotels. Friuli's second city is Udine, which lies to the north west of Trieste. This wealthy city is a magnet for lovers of art and culture, with countless fine buildings, galleries, churches and piazzas. Its market is also very popular. Udine's unique feature is a network of small canals which run alongside its streets. Friuli's pride is the exquisite prosciutto of the town of San Daniele.

    Access to this region through the airports Venice or Trieste.

     

    Vespa tour Collio & Strada dei Sapori, a highlight of 2015 !
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    Suggestion 1: Vespa tour in Collio

    Who thought that Piedmont and Tuscany are only suitable for vespa tours, has it all wrong. The whole Friuli Venezia Giulia area - also direction Cividale, Castelmonte and Natisone Valley - is perfect for a combination of vespa tours & enogastronomic joy. This region is a white wine producer : summer temperatures and a crispy white wine go nice together ! Starting from Gorizia you have a few options : the Carso plateau, valleys along the Isonzo river to Aquileia, or Palmanova : one by one places to inhale culture and taste wines. Experience the "Via dei Sapori" route, unique for gastronomic food & wine lovers.

    Suggestion 2: Cividale, Gorizia, Udine

    The trip starts in Cividale : Archaeological Museum, the cathedral, "Tempietto Longobardo" and the breathtaking Devil’s Bridge over the Natisone river.

    Next on our programme is Gorizia : enjoy a wine tasting in an old wine cellar, discover the inner city, the castle and the cathedral (built in 1300).

    Guided tour through Udine and its main monuments : the famous castle, the cathedral and Oratorio della Purità. Share the "tajut" ritual.

    Suggestion 3: San Daniele del Friuli and Spilembergo

    San Daniele - an important cultural town - is especially known as the production center of Prosciutto di San Daniele, one of the most prestigious cured meats. Our guide will lead you through to the Guarneriana Library in the city hall : a collection of ancient manuscripts dated from 1300.

    Spilimbergo is notably known as “the Town of Mosaic”. Founded officially in 1922, the school has inherited the great mosaic tradition, a worldwide exported art for generations.

    Suggestion 4: Three day cooking class in Friuli Venezia Giulia

    Day 1/morning : Discover San Daniele’s prosciutto during a cooking class and enjoy your own prepared 3-course lunch. Afternoon : Visit the small town San Daniele del Friuli, the cathedral and the church of Sant’Antonio Abate, housing frescos dated from the 15th century. And of course you will learn all about the production process of San Daniele’s prosciutto at a production site.

    Day 2/morning : We start with a Montasio Asino cheese-tasting. Learn how to prepare local dishes based on this ‘frico’ cheese during the cooking class, combined with regional wines. Afternoon : Visit cheese production site, followed by Venzone, a beautiful medieval town, where we visit a local craftsman who creates lavender products (perfume, tea, etc…).

    Day 3 : A tour through 2 of 8 DOC regions. Enjoy a short wine course and tasting of regional wines, with a sommelier as instructor.

     

    Suggestion 5: History and Gastronomy in Friuli Venezia Giulia

    Day 1/morning : Aquileia is one of the most famous cities of the Early Roman Empire. Admire the noteworthy large mosaic pavement from the 4th century (700 m2) in the Cathedral. Visit the Archaeological Museum and the Roman Port, followed by a typical Roman lunch. An afternoon well spent in Grado : the picturesque historical town centre, the Roman Basilica of Sant’Eufemia (6th century) and the church of S. Maria delle Grazie. Enjoy a wine tasting on the way back to the hotel.

    Day 2 : A tour which starts in Cividale del Friuli : Lombard Temple, the Cathedral and the Archaeological Museum. Taste the local Gubana cake in a traditional biscuit factory. Visit the church of San Giovanni d’Antro (Pulfero) which is especially interesting as it is built partly inside a cave. Time for a typical Valli del Natisone lunch. And last but not least : Gorizia with its Medieval Castle and the Museum of Palazzo Formentini. We end the tour with a visit at a local wine cellar.

    Day 3 : Excursion direction Zuglio, visit the Roman Forum, the Archaeological Museum and the Pieve (one of the oldest churches in Friuli). Raveo is famous for its biscuits called “Esse di Raveo”, so the production site is on our programme. Worth to visit are also 2 typical churches in Ovaro.

    Suggestion 6: WWine Tour Friuli Venezia Giulia

    Dag 1/morning : Arrival in Aquileia : visit of a wine cellar and tasting of regional wines. Lunch at a "taberna romana”. Admire the noteworthy large mosaic pavement from the 4th century (700 m2) in the Cathedral. Visit the Archaeological Museum and the Roman Port. An afternoon well spent in Grado : the picturesque historical town centre, the Roman Basilica of Sant’Eufemia (6th century) and the church of S. Maria delle Grazie.

    Day 2/morning : A tour through the famous DOC region Collio, which starts with a visit at the Slovenian Brda-area, the Dobrovo Castle and a short walk in the center of San Martino. You enjoy a wine tasting and then we go back to the Italian side of the Collio region. A lunch in the castle of San Floriano del Collio. Afternoon : visit wine museum, a short stay in Gorizia, and the war museum.

    Day 3 : Follow the signs Trieste along the Terrano Wine Road and the Carso plateau. Next stop at a typical ‘osmizza’ to taste local products & wines. City tour in Trieste : seaport & Channel, the famous Piazza Unità, the Roman Theatre, the hills of San Giusto with the ruins and the Basilica).

    Suggestion 7: Wine Tour Friuli Venezia Giulia

    Day 1 : Arrival in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Check-in accommodation : 4-star hotels, agriturismo, or a wine estate with bed and breakfast. After lunch you will learn about the Friuli wines during a tasting in a local wine estate : white wines (Picolit, Ribolla Gialla and Malvasia Istriana) and red (Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino and Pignolo). We offer you a culinary workshop with a reputated Chef de Cuisine. Learn how to transform regional products into a gastronomic top dish. Enjoy your meal prepared in class !

    Day 2 : We propose you a vespa tour in Collio and Colli Orientali. Aperitif time in a new wine bar at Cormons. Discover the characteristic Tocai Friulano with appetizers. Diner is served in a typical local establishment.

    Day 3 : Dedicated to dessert wines (Picolit, Verduzzo Friulano and Ramandolo) in combination with regional specialties like Gubana : a dessert of pastry with dried fruit, generously doused with grappa.

    Suggestion 8: The Pride of Friuli Venezia Giulia

    Guided tour through the most renowned vineyards of Friuli Venezia Giulia and tastings of regional wines with traditional products. A sommelier or wine expert will introduce you to the unique and delicious local wines during a wine tasting course : Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana and typical red regional wines such as Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino and Pignolo. This tour includes also a visit to the San Daniele del Friuli Prosciutto factory, followed by a tasting and a complete dinner dominated by this well known DOP ham. During the last day of your stay you will discover the famous regional grappa with a visit at the production site with tasting.

    Suggestion 9: Weekend in the country of Schioppettino

    A mountainbike tour is a very interesting way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Schioppettino region, along vineyards, woodlands, and old hamlets, overlooking the Judrio and Natisone Valley. The whole weekend is devoted to indigenous wines and in particular the Schioppettino : visit vineyards, guided tour in a wine cellar, tastings, diners in regional atmospheric wine bars and restaurants by candlelight.

    Suggestion 10: Friuli and respect for nature

    During this Friuli Venezia Giulia tour you will be immersed in nature, an intense experience of the four natural elements.

    Day 1 Air

    Discover the beautiful Colli Orientali and Collio area by bike, vespa, or Nordic walk. Indulge yourself with a candlelight dinner in the evening in a local taverna.

    Day 2 Water

    Visit Isonzo Delta Natural Reserve and Cona Island. Half day trekking with a qualified nature guide along the Isonzo river banks. Feel the magic where the estuary flows into the sea, admire the vegetation and birds. Lunch in a traditional “Casone”, a typical lagoon hut.

    Day 3 Earth

    Guided visit to the Regional Natural Park of Friulian Dolomites.

    Day 4 Fire

    Visit vineyards and taste the various local wines. Cosy lunch by a fireplace.

     

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