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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Italy's Best Kept Secret

Franciacorta, a hidden jewel in the Region of Lombardy, is where some of the most prestigious sparkling wines are produced. The northern lakes have long been Italy's Best Kept Secret where well-to-do Italians rush off for a weekend of great food and great wine. With so much to see and do, wine aficionados should travel the Franciacorta Wine Trails and sample some local wines. Home to some of the best cheeses, such a Taleggio, Franciacorta is surrounded by some of the finest restaurants, wine estates, and inns. The Relais Franciacorta, a former 17th century estate, is now a gourmet restaurant and winery. For designer fashions, shop the outlets just outside Brescia .

Ciao e a presto,