Local experiences on Lake Garda and in the surrounding areas
Discover the real Lake Garda and its surroundings and take part in exciting experiences. You will come into contact with local customs and traditions and get in touch with the locals. These authentic experiences are unforgettable and they will be your most beautiful holiday memories.
Try our B&B picnic and taste the real flavours of the Garda Hills. We will prepare a knapsack for you full of delicacies: traditional bread, local cold cuts and cheese, organic fruit, a local dessert, water, red wine and fruit juice for the children. We can also offer a map with the most important places of interest in Solferino and the parks where you can enjoy your picnic. For children there is also a picnic with a treasure hunt.
The cooking class with Mama Raffaella in Cascina Maddalena winery is a real must! Discover how to make fresh pasta with passion following the local recipe. You will knead, roll out with a rolling pin and use the pasta machine. With the vegetables and herbs you have picked in the garden you will make the filling for the pasta. For dessert you will prepare the traditional sbrisolona or almond crumble cake. And after all your hard work it will be time to taste all that goodness including an appetizer, house wine and coffee.
All around Lake Garda you will find many wonderful local products. The Mediterranean microclimate is ideal for olive and citrus trees on the lake and the many vineyards in the hills. Next to the numerous tastings in the wine cellars you can also taste the extra virgin olive oil DOP of Lake Garda.
In some of the “limonaie” or lemon houses on the west side of the lake you can partecipate in a guided tour with tastings or buy artisanal citrus fruit products.
Discover the Garda Hills during a Vespa tour!
You will drive on rural roads through vineyards and olive groves and picturesque villages. The Hills of Garda tour is about 80 km long and takes 5 to 6 hours. You will make several stops to taste authentic delicacies and local wines. It’s also possible to have a typical lunch including simple but delicious dishes in a local trattoria. Besides this tour in the hills there are other tours to explore Lake Garda and its surroundings.
Local Food and walking tour
During this walk you will discover together with your host, An, the village of Solferino and its food and wine specialities. You will be immersed in local customs and traditions and at the same time in the history, culture and nature of Solferino. The very lovliest places, breathtaking views and picturesque corners will be interspersed with culinary breaks. You will taste local sweets, homemade cold cuts, wine and an original cocktail.
Historical walking tour of Solferino
During this walk as well you will discover Solferino together with An, the host of B&B Carpe Diem. She will explain the battle of Solferino and San Martino, the unification of Italy and the birth of the Red Cross. Over a wooden ramp you will reach the panoramic terrace of the Rocca, the fortress, where the view of the surroundings and over Lake Garda is breathtakingly beautiful. You will also visit the Red Cross memorial, Piazza Castello and finish with the Ossuary Church. A unique and unforgetable experience!