Poggio Golf Galore – we want to offer our guests the possibility to experience the best courses in Northern Italy.
From September 15th, 2020
For more information, e-mail Gretchen
Maximum 12 guests
Northern Italy offers magnificent golf courses with some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Poggio Verde is less than an hour’s drive from the most highly regarded courses. One of the most magnificent, Golf Club Milano, hosted both the 2015 and 2016 Italian Open Championships. Poggio Verde and Elesta Travel “Poggio Golf Galore” itinerary is ideally suited to golfers and non-golfing spouses alike! It features days spent discovering the most spectacular destinations in the area and four 18-hole rounds or more for the golfers.
Arrival and Poggio Verde tour
Our driver will pick you up at Malpensa airport and deliver you and your luggage and clubs to Poggio Verde Villa. After unpacking and a nice lunch at the villa, we will take you for a quick tour of the surrounding area so that you will get the feel of this enchanting place. To kick start the authentic Italian experience, we will have a delicious dinner in the warmth of nearby farm-to-table restaurant we love, Giovanna Passeri.
Golf Club Milano
After a healthy breakfast, you will head to Golf Club Milano. This beautiful course is relatively flat, but its copious trees and long fairways and location in the middle of a royal park have made it home to Milan’s most sought-after golf course. This club hosted the Italian Open two years running. Our driver will take us back to the villa where we’ll enjoy cocktails on the terrace and a generous dinner.
Non-golfers will enjoy a day of relaxing at the villa. It will be possible to visit nearby sights, sounds and tastes of our beautiful region of Brianza. We will lunch at Dac a Tra, which features the best of Brianza.
Lake Como: Bellagio, Villa Balbianello. Lunch at Alle Darsene di Loppia
After breakfast, our driver will take us up the western side of Lake Lecco to the stunning village of Bellagio with views of Lake Como to the east, north and west. After a lunch by the lake at Alle Darsene di Loppia, we will walk through the beautiful gardens of the Villa Melzi along Lake Como and then take a private boat across the lake to the stunning Villa Balbianello. From there our taxi boat will take us back to Bellagio for our ride home to relax and enjoy an home-cooked meal together.
Golfing in the majestic Villa d’Este Golf Club
After breakfast, our driver will take the golfers to Villa d’Este Golf Club, a stunning course near lake Como with views of the Alps, 45 minutes from Poggio Verde. It was built in 1926 on the Como hills dominating the lake of Montorfano. In the “Gold Book” of the Club there are prestigious signatures by many aristocrats of Europe. King Leopold of Belgium and Queen Liliane De Rethy, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Costantino of Greece all visited this Golf Club. This gorgeous, hilly 18-hole course offers majestic views of the alps and prealps. For many refined golfers this is a beloved destination. Our driver will be waiting to bring you back to the villa. Once back in Poggio we will have dinner.
Non-golfers will enjoy visit the majestic nearby Villa Agnesi Albertoni, a 17th c. marvel with views over the nearby wine country of Val Curone. We will have lunch at the delicious Galbusera Bianca in this picturesque valley.
Bergamo Alta hill town and Lunch at Frosio
Once again you will be picked up by our driver and brought to the little town of Barzanò to the beloved pastry shop, Fumagalli. There we will stop for a cappuccino and “brioche” (the yummy Italian version of a croissant) before getting on the road to Bergamo, one of the most beautiful hill towns in Italy. After visiting the stunning Renaissance and Roman sites of the city with our excellent guide, our driver will take us to the Michelin-starred Ristorante Frosio in nearby Almé for a pleasant lunch in the beautiful dining room of this 18th century villa. Heading back to our home, we will have a simple typical Italian dinner.
Heading north again, we will go to Golf Club Monticello, a place which brings together the spirit of this grand old sport with the colorful paradise of vast green spaces. With its two courses, Monticello Golf Club is the largest in Italy. The unique views of the Italian Alps and foothills make it a truly enjoyable experience. Back in Poggio Verde, we will have our grand finale goodbye.
Non-golfers will end the week with a shopping day in and around Milan, exploring the Duomo, design street Corso Como, via Montenapoleone and more, with a stop for lunch at a delightful cafè nestled within the city’s medieval centre, the majestic Piazza Duomo.
Final day and Departure
After having breakfast at the Villa, our driver will take you (and your packages and your great memories!) to the airport.
Gretchen Romig (villa owner and “Poggio Golf Galore” host)
Fran (information and office)