A picnic summer: 5 experiences to try – Italian Cuisine


From the post-trekking starry picnic to the vineyard tasting. Here is a selection of all Italian ideas for a beautiful outdoor season

The truth is that the picnic it really has a unique charm. It will be because it is immediately connected to the most beautiful days of thesummer, it will be because opening the tablecloth and choosing where to stop for a snack in peace in nature can give a wonderful sense of freedom. And so, in this strange summer 2020 in which being outdoors also seems to give us a pinch of safety in addition, here the picnic becomes a real must. So much so that even the most prestigious wineries, hotels and restaurants have decided to adopt it as a special formula to pamper their customers. Here then 5 unmissable experiences to live in the coming weeks. Armed only with trash and yes, maybe a good mosquito repellent.

Valchiavenna photos.

Valchiavenna by bicycle

A trip on two wheels to make it even more special with a good lunch in the open air. This is the experience proposed by theHotel Piuro, romantic structure of Prosto di Piuro, in the heart of the Valchiavenna: after renting a couple of e-bikes, the now famous pedal-assisted bicycles, it will be possible to embark on an excursion of medium difficulty and reach the village of Savogno. Here, in addition to enjoying a well-deserved break, we will proceed with a picnic based on herb omelette, savory croissants, selections of cheeses and a good bottle of Rosso di Valtellina. The total cost of the day, for two people, is 120 euros.

Photo Thermenpark- Terme di Merano.

Relax and taste at the Merano Thermal Baths

Between a hot tub and a draining massage, at Merano Thermal Baths – reopened safely after the health emergency – you can also enjoy a picnic in peace. The procedure, in this case, is very simple: you order your dishes from the structure, you receive an sms to proceed with the withdrawal of your picnic box, and you can freely choose where to consume it in the over 5 hectares of park surrounding the spa. Between ponds, swimming pools and so on.

Photo Arnaldo Caprai.

A toast under the Umbrian sky

On the one hand, the opportunity to taste the great wines of Umbria. On the other, to enjoy a delicious picnic among the rows of Sagrantino, Sangiovese and Grechetto, or to doze off in the shade of an old oak tree. This is, in a nutshell, the persuasive proposal of theArnaldo Caprai farm, which allows visitors to go on a tasting path among its excellent wines, alternating them with omelettes, cold cuts, cheeses, handmade pasta, soups, salads, desserts, homemade extra virgin olive oil and freshly baked bread. All – by reservation, at 75 euros per person – complete with blankets, pillows, basket and glasses. And with the magnificent landscape of Montefalco in the background.

Virtuoso photo.

A virtuous lunch in Mugello

Behind the gourmet picnic proposed by the Tenuta Le Tre Virtù, wonderful Tuscan resort in the heart of the Mugello Natural Park, we find the happy hand of chef Antonello Sardi, who with the restaurant of the estate, the Virtuous, expertly guards a Michelin star. Set up in the garden, surrounded by olive trees or by the pool, the picnic in question includes a rich selection of well-kept delicacies for the palate. A mix of haute cuisine and organic products, capable of best telling the essential link between the cuisine of the renowned restaurant and its territory.

Starry picnic and trekking in South Tyrol

The most beautiful peaks require effort to be conquered. As well as the tastiest tastes. Heinrich and Gisela Schneider, the owners of Terra – The Magic Place, who inherited a passion for hospitality from their parents and this suggestive mountain chalet with only 10 rooms overlooking the woods of the Sarentino Valley, in the province of Bolzano. A paradise for those seeking peace and tranquility, of course, but above all those who do not disdain an adventurous hike between the peaks. The prize is the picnic backpack prepared by the chalet, equipped with a blanket, a bottle of wine and many specialties based on honey, speck cheeses and typical products of the area. All prepared with the utmost care that chef Heinrich Schneider (two Michelin stars) can guarantee; and with a special environmentally friendly packaging.

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