Franciacorta abounds in excellent restaurants, some of which have been awarded one or more Michelin stars, but there is no lack of hostelries and trattorias offering excellent dishes featuring local produce and genuine flavours.

Culinary tradition in Franciacorta is of two kinds, with specialities from the countryside and ones from nearby Lake Iseo, most of which feature varieties of fish.

One ingredient they have in common, however, is polenta, the ideal accompaniment for both fish from the lake, especially tench, whitefish and perch, and meat, pork and beef first and foremost.

Baked stuffed tench  and stewed beef  accompanied by polenta are the main specialities of these two areas, one linked to the lively and unpredictable world of water, the other to the firm values of the earth.

Visitors to this area are invited to discover nearby towns, such as Milan, Bergamo, Verona and Mantua, all within an eighty-kilometre radius, to discover quality restaurants with one or more Michelin stars and chefs offering mainly local specialities, both contemporary and creative.

An enjoyable way of discovering an area rich in culture, tradition and revolutionary new tastes.