The Morainic hills are an incontestable rural treasure, thanks to the rich and multifaceted natural environment, dotted with paths and cycle ways and the appeal of an unparalleled culinary heritage that has produced one of the tastiest and most sought-after local cuisines.

FOOD AND WINE

The finest wine produced in this area is the Lugana, along with the Rubino and Merlot, parts of the tradition of hilltop red wines, and Chiaretto, produced by expert winemakers who skilfully extract this tangy and gently fragranced wine from black grapes.

A number of excellent sparkling white wines and good sweet liqueur wines are also produced in the area, alongside internationally classified whites and reds.

On the food front, a host of specialities await: many of the region's farm restaurants serve the delicious local salami; home-made pasta dishes reign in local restaurants, where capunsèl tops the bill, a bread dumpling made exclusively in this area and recognized as a local speciality by the Lombardy regional council. Cakes and sweets are also made with popular local ingredients: Kiseol or busulà (a tasty biscuit containing spelt flour), the famous San Biagio cake (chopped almond mixture) and the light and fluffy San Luigi ring cake (traditionally made in Castiglione delle Stiviere and dedicated to the town's most famous son).