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International Sporting Weekend in Italy

As part of its tenth anniversary year, G&G hosted its first-ever International Sporting Weekend in Italy, September 30 through October 4. The special event offered four days of culinary, cultural, and sporting adventure in Sirmione and Brescia. Highlights included a tour of Verona, a pheasant and partridge hunt on the private estate of La Stoppa, tours of the Lake Garda villages, wine tasting in the Valpolicella region, a boat ride on Lake Garda, and a full day at Beretta’s headquarters capped off with a fabulous dinner at Lo Sparviere.

Special thanks to:

Beretta
Currie & Co. Travels Unlimited
Volvo Car USA

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Guests experience a full day with Beretta, including a tour of the original family home and private firearms collection and a visit to Beretta Due, where premium shotguns are custom-built.

Bob and Lisa Turner sip on local Lugana wine upon arrival at Villa Cortine Palace Hotel.

photo: Marco Corso

Laura and David Kehl soak in the view from Villa Cortine’s Koseritz Terrace.

photo: Marco Corso

From left: Joel Patterson, Sandy Arons, and Bob Turner savor the moment with aperitifs on the terrace.

photo: Marco Corso

San Daniele ham with tomato bruschetta and Burrata cheese from Andria.

photo: Marco Corso

Jeff and Alyce Nanney smile at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel.

photo: Marco Corso

Guests gather before a hunt at the private La Stoppa hunting preserve.

photo: Marco Corso

John Rhodes takes aim for a partridge during the hunt.

photo: Marco Corso

The private hunting preserve and winery of La Stoppa.

photo: Marco Corso

Rogers Caldwell and Sandy Arons share a laugh during the winery tour at Lo Sparviere, a vineyard that is part of the Agricole Gussalli Beretta.

photo: Antonello Perin

The finale dinner table setting includes custom hand-painted name cards for each guest.

photo: Antonello Perin

Bodil Eriksson enjoys Lo Sparviere Franciacorta Brut.

photo: Antonello Perin

Veal with salsa verde, potato, and seasonal vegetables prepared by two-Michelin-star chef Philippe Léveillé.

photo: Antonello Perin

Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta president and CEO Franco Gussalli Beretta at the finale dinner.

photo: Antonello Perin

The day with Beretta culminates with dinner at Lo Sparviere.

photo: Antonello Perin