Dutch expat, living in Lombardy since 2008, running a B&B Villa I Due Padroni in the Oltrepo Pavese wine region south of Milan.
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The Oltrepo Pavese is the largest wine producing area of Lombardy in the North of Italy, but is also virtually unknown abroad. This is a pity as the landscape is beautiful, the people are kind, the food is authentic and there are lots of possibilities for walking, hiking, cycling and sight-seeing.
The smooth hills are covered with vineyards, castles and medieval villages and this landscape reminds one of Tuscany. Pace of life is slow, food is traditional and wine can be tasted anywhere, in one of the over 100 independent cantines.
We are organizing wine tastings, cooking classes, guided visits to wine cellars and offer walking and cycling itineraries.