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Wine Tour and Rice Farm Visit

€180

per person

Highlights:   Visit a family-run rice farm and explore the world of rice At lunch time taste the typical rice dish Discover an “Infernot”, an underground cave used to preserve wines Visit a winery, the vineyards, the cellar and taste the local wines Enjoy the…

Highlights:

 

  • Visit a family-run rice farm and explore the world of rice
  • At lunch time taste the typical rice dish
  • Discover an “Infernot”, an underground cave used to preserve wines
  • Visit a winery, the vineyards, the cellar and taste the local wines
  • Enjoy the beauty of the rolling hills covered with vineyards

About

On this trip you will be taken to meet local people who will introduce to you their way of living and caring for their business. You will leave by train from Milan and reach Vercelli where a minivan will drive you through the flatness of the rice fields to a local farm. Marta will show you around the rice farm and the fields telling about the rice cultivation and harvesting and then she will show you the laboratory where rice is transformed into the final product. Nothing gets wasted here and the growing and production process follows the principles of sustainability and environment protection. You will visit the farm and see the room where the “mondine” lived; they were young girls who spent days with their feet in the water pulling weeds. Almost everyone in the area is proud to have a “mondina” in his family tree.

At lunch time, Franca will show you how the panissa is prepared; it’s the local dish with beans, sausage, a kind of salami and, of course, rice.

After lunch, you will reach by minivan the Monferrato wine area where you will visit a local winery and learn how they produce the wines that you will be tasting at the end of the tour.

Travelling through a landscape of sweet hills, you will stop at a very small village to visit the public “Infernot”, that is  a small underground room entirely dug in the sand stone and the perfect place for the preservation of the finest wines, thanks to its constant temperature and humidity. Most people have their private Infernot in their houses and there are also some public ones that are open to the public during special events.

At the end of the afternoon, your minivan will take you back to the train station in Vercelli where you will board the train to Milan

 

Info:

Train Schedule: Milan Central Train Station 09.18am / Vercelli Train Station 10.11am

Vercelli Train Station 05.49pm / Milan Central train Station 06.46pm

 

Local products are available for purchase at the rice farm and at the winery

 

Validity from April till October – every day

 

Languages: English or Spanish – People at the farm house do not speak foreign languages, you will meet our local representative in Vercelli who will translate and act as a link with the local people

Price per person 180.00 € up to 3 people

Price per person 160.00 € from 4 to 5 people

Price per person 140.00 € from 6 to 7 people

 

Quote on request for larger groups – A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

 

Inclusions:

 

  • Return train tickets Milan – Vercelli
  • Transportation by private minivan as per itinerary
  • Lunch with the local rice dish, dessert, water and wine
  • Visit to a winery and wine tasting

 

Exclusions:

 

  • Any services non mentioned in the above “Inclusions”

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10 h
  • Departure
    Milan Central Train Station
  • Departure Time
    09.18am
  • Return Time
    06.46pm
  • Dress Code
    causal
  • Include
    Lunch
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    Hotel Pickup
    Breakfast

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