LE TRE VENEZIE: FRIULI - VENETO- TRENTINO
Three breathtaking regions of northern Italy
September 7-15, 2020
9 Days/8 Nights
“Salute, Alla Tua, Cin-Cin, Evviva, Prost”!
Explore the land known as Le Tre Venezie, the three northern regions once part of the Venetian Republic- Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, and Trentino-South Tyrol, a melting pot of people, traditions, and cultures with a rich Roman, Medieval and Renaissance history.
Travel along ancient Roman roads through small villages and hamlets, stunning castles, and fortresses to be surrounded by lush golden vineyards at the peak of grape harvesting while discovering the diverse culinary traditions and the most appreciated wines.
The tour begins with a 5-night stay at a boutique hotel on Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake with a typical Mediterranean climate. This is our base to explore Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige/Sud Tyrol. After one night in the town of Bassano del Grappa, stay 4 nights in a Castle nestled among the vineyards of Friuli’s Colli Orientali.
In Veneto, be enchanted by charming Valeggio sul Mincio where you will learn about the famous Nodi D’Amore, a local pasta specialty.
Walk the bridge designed by Andrea Palladio in Bassano del Grappa before a unique grappa tasting. Learn about the production of Prosciutto di San Daniele in the small town called Friuli’s little Siena.
Enjoy private expertly led guided tours of the city of Verona, the archeological remains of UNESCO World Heritage, Aquileia in Friuli.
Taste delicate and high-quality award-winning olive oils produced abundantly along the lake.
Among the culinary experiences selected during this tour, a hands-on cooking lesson is for you while enjoying the views overlooking stunning Lake Garda.
This tour is a wine lover’s delight with VIP cellar tours at well-known and artisanal boutique producers with sit down tastings in the wine regions of Trento DOC, Teroldego, Terlano, Valpolicella/Amarone, Soave, Lugana, Custoza, Breganze. Prosecco Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, Carso, Collio, and Colli Orientali.
Traveling the road of Trentino-SouthTyrol/Alto Adige, Europe’s oldest wine-growing region with over 20 top quality international grape varieties flourishing on 5,000 hectares of terraced vineyards, the scenery is spectacular. Here some of the best white and red wines from international as well as local grape varietals like Teroldego Rotaliano, Gewutzertraminer, Schiava and Lagrein are produced.
In Veneto, we visit family run wineries and internationally known estates along the famous Veneto wine routes. Discover the unique wine region of Breganze where an ancient vinicultural center and entirely distinct, stylistically, and geographically from every other Veneto DOC.
In the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, we dive into the rich wine making tradition. Here enjoy tastings at of wines made with local grape varietals like Refosco dal Penduncolo Rosso, Schiopettino, Ribolla Gialla, and Friulano, Malvasia Istriana, Vitovska as well as international grape varietal like Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Join me and 12 travelers or fewer, on this unforgettable 9-day journey rich in history, passion, local traditions, incredible wines and culinary delights.
8 nights in charming accommodations - one hotel change
Hands on cooking lesson on Lake Garda
Stay in a beautiful winery estate (5 nights in a spa hotel on Lake Garda, 1 night in Bassano del Grappa and 3 nights on a winery estate)
Cross the Alipini bridge and visit an historic grappa distillery in BASSANO DEL GRAPPA
Visit an ageing cellar of Prosciutto di San Daniele
Walking tours of VERONA, UNESCO World Heritage Site Aquileia,
Guided discovery of LAKE GARDA by boat
Private cellar tours and tastings at boutique wineries in Valpolicella/Amarone, Soave, Prosecco, Collio, Trento DOC, Piave DOC and more.
Indulge in authentic lunches and dinners paired with select wines
Travel with a Certified Wine Specialist & Culinary Professional
Leisure time and more