Franciacorta Country Lodges is a country relais that echoes every single aspect of the rural beauty of Franciacorta.

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Giuseppe Giunta

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Rosemary Rocuzzi

from South Africa, December 2019

"Franciacorta food and wine experience"

I really enjoyed getting some insights into how a professional kitchen works. In spite of it being a busy time of year, the lessons from the chefs Giuseppe and Alessandro were excellent, they were super friendly, and always willing to help and answer all my questions, as well as sharing their skills and experience. A highlight was the tutored tasting of Franciacorta bubbly and red wines with the sommelier, Bruno, which was wonderful and informative of the wines of the region. A lovely experience overall. Thank you Patrizia for organizing everything !!

Toma Aleknaviciute

from Spain, September 2019

"Best vacations ever!"

Patrizia and Giuseppe are simply amazing! They made me feel like a part of a family. When you are staying at Franciacorta Country Lodges you are not just another guest to them, they do everything possible to ensure that you have a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Apartments are very spacious, nice and comfortable with a touch of Italian country side decor (living room, bathroom, kitchenette, bedroom).

Restaurant Palafreno is basically in the same building where breakfast/ lunch/ dinner is served.

Place is surrounded by vineyards and right next to Bornato castle which makes it feel magical with spectacular view.

I was lucky to get private hands-on cooking classes with Giuseppe and I learned a lot (I even got a diploma!). He explained very thoroughly every step of cooking process and shared some kitchen secrets with me. Tastings of home made pasta, pizza, bread and cheese were very delicious.

Patrizia is a pro event planner and we shared amazing moments while visiting Bergamo, vineyards (bike tour), Bornato castle, Lake Garda (Sirmione) and Lake Iseo.

Flexible with program in case changes are requested.

Perfect for solo travelers as well as romantic/weekend getaways.

Free parking (but car is not really necessary as you can walk/ bike/ take a train to a lot of tourist attractions) and WiFi.