Italy

Imagna Valley

Lombardy’s hidden valley of mysteries and memories

A rural jewel set between the sparkling Lakes Como and Iseo, the Imagna Valley is a lush green oasis that remains relatively untouched by tourism. Known for its delicious local produce as well as its soothing thermal waters, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind whilst surrounded by magnificent vistas and evocative history. Dotted with ancient hamlets, unique traditional houses and Romanesque architecture, the settlements of Lombardy are a delightful escape from the crowds. are surprising for their elegant minimalism.

HIDDEN JEWELS OF THE IMAGNA VALLEY & LOMBARDY

Relax, rejuvenate and rewind to a simpler time

  • Unique hotel with spa facilities & fantastic views
  • Lake Como – absorb the shimmering beauty, enjoy a relaxing boat trip & visit Varenna & Bellagio
  • Learn how to make mouthwatering handmade pasta in a traditional cooking demonstration
  • Bergamo – explore the historic cobbled streets of this medieval hill town
  • Cornabusa Sanctuary – discover this unique church inside a natural grotto
  • Sample the region’s finest produce: tour a local winery, taste the region's cheeses, & enjoy lunch in a traditional trattoria
  • Return flights included
  • 6 nights half board accommodation in a relaxing scenic hotel

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"Everyone had a super time in the amazing Imagna Valley and the lovely hotel, the family who owned the hotel couldn’t have been more helpful. The food was amazing and the facilities also. We would like to book again with a different itinerary!"Marian, Group Organiser

From £899
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

April, May, June, September, October

Suggested Hotel

Miramonti Hotel Resort & Spa, Rota d'Imagna

  • Luxurious hotel and spa in stunning location
  • Enjoy the unforgettable landscapes of the Imagna Valley
  • The hotel’s restaurants are known for their regional cuisine
  • Perfect for visits to beautiful Bergamo & lovely Lake Como

Attractions:

  • Lake Como
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    Famed the world over for its exquisite beauty, the jaw-dropping Lake Como is hemmed by forested hills and snow-tipped Alpine peaks. The lake’s shore is studded with achingly pretty towns and villages, home to old fishermen’s cottages and tiny lanes. Explore the typical lakeside village of Varenna, where it feels as if time stands still, before taking to the gentle turquoise waters on a boat trip to Bellagio. Bellagio is known as the ‘pearl of Lake Como’, with its elegant churches, gardens and historic character.

  • Cheese Tasting

    Due to its Alpine location and abundance of cattle, unique and delicious cheeses are produced here - such as the soft and creamy stracchino. A brilliant way to experience this craft is with a tasting, accompanied by Italian wines.

  • Traditional Cooking Demonstration
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    Learn how to make casoncelli, a stuffed pasta that is typical of the Bergamo region. An intriguing sweet and savoury stuffing is used to fill the handmade pasta, getting you to the heart of Lombardy via its cuisine.

  • Bergamo
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    The bustling city of Bergamo is a majestic medieval masterpiece with history, culture and music at its heart. The historic core of the city sits atop a hill and is divided from the lower city by Venetian walls, which afford spectacular views of the surrounding Lombardy region. Explore the charming cobbled streets, take in the lovely architecture from different eras and visit the city’s fascinating churches, picturesque piazzas and outstanding museums and galleries.

  • Local Winery Tour & Tasting
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    Get to the heart of northern Italy by tasting the region's wines. One of our specially selected local wineries will introduce DOC wines produced using traditional methods, with respect for nature and the environment.

  • Cornabusa Sanctuary
    Cornabusa Sanctuary

    Housed inside a natural cave located in a mountain overlooking the Imagna Valley, this sanctuary has been adapted into a functioning place of worship over hundreds of years. Today a place of meditation and peace, it is popular destination for pilgrimages as it has ties to the late Pope John XXIII.

  • Antica Locanda Roncaglia
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    This delightfully authentic trattoria, which is located in an historic building in the village of Roncaglia, takes pride in serving dishes from the local tradition using produce from the valley, created with age-old recipes.

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