A cultural and food and wine experience aboard a historic train, amidst magnificent lake and mountain landscapes, to be tried at least once in a lifetime. Let’s find out how it is organized, the available itineraries and the dishes that can be tasted.
The TRAIN of FLAVORS, the tastiest journey in LOMBARDY
# You leave and arrive at Iseo station on a historic train through magnificent landscapes between the lake and the mountains
The gastronomic answer to the Bernina red train. It is the Train of Flavors that allows passengers to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of Franciacorta, Lake Iseo and Valcamonica, with trips out of town on the Brescia side of Lake Iseo, along the Brescia-Edolo railway line.
The Train of Flavors is an initiative of TRENORD (the Lombard railway company) and consists of a diesel engine and two orange carriages from the early 1900s with renovated interiors and equipped with multimedia devices, air conditioning and a system of cameras facing outwards to project the landscape surrounding on the large screens installed in the convoy. Iseo station is the departure and arrival point of the train.
# On board you can taste typical Lombard products and selected wines
The peculiarity of the Train of Flavors is the possibility of tasting typical Lombard products, such as appetizers, cold cuts and cheeses and hot dishes with polenta and sautéed mushrooms and grilled salamina, accompanied by a selection of wines chosen by certified Sommeliers, where Franciacorta is the king undisputed but also liqueurs and artisanal grappas. Upon notification, menus with gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian or vegan dishes can also be requested.
# 9 itineraries to try
There are 9 itineraries available throughout the year. Among these we find the “Classic Flavors Train” to discover the art of Franciacorta and Lake Iseo, “A dip in the past” to discover the habits of the ancient Camuni, “Festa di Santa Croce” with a path that allows you to visit the Borgo di Carzano (Montisola) or “Acqua e Vite” with a journey that will touch the water of Lake Iseo and the brandy of Franciacorta.
Whichever route is chosen, stops will be made to allow travelers, accompanied by a guide, to walk and make excursions to cultural sites, wineries and local producers.