Not every white sparkling wine is Prosecco. Not every Prosecco is a "Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano and Valdobbiadene." With fancy bubbles, still and quite as a robust farmer, charming as a regal Spumante. The delighting Cartizze Spumante, a hidden treasure along the "Strada del Prosecco". Staying in the heart of the Prosecco area, Conegliano, during the tour you will explore the enchanting area, eating great food, sipping and enjoying many different kinds of Prosecco and learning a lot about this wonderful wine.
You will be accommodated in a four-star hotel, an actual restored Palladian villa in the heart of the enchanting Prosecco land. All the accommodations that Bluone has selected over the years, hotels or farmhouses, are cozy, charming, clean, with nice view, friendly and helping staff and great service. You will feel like at home!
You will meet at the Conegliano train station and provide private transfer to your hotel, which is a beautifully restored Palladian villa in the heart of Prosecco country. Bluone can organize alternate transportation upon request if you arrive from other places.
Upon arriving at the hotel, you'll celebrate with a traditional aperitif as you settle into your rooms. You will visit a local winery in the late afternoon for your first Prosecco di Valdobbiadene wine tasting!
In the evening, you'll enjoy a welcome dinner together at the agriturismo of the winery among beautiful views of the Prealps of Belluno. You will feast on traditional foods, Italian salumi, and other indigenous wines that have all been rigorously prepared by the family using old recipes and methods.
Sunday will begin with a visit to an antique water mill close to a water fall that is still producing flour today. You will then visit a winery in Conegliano that is run by a mother and her son. There you will taste their Proseccos made with natural fermentation that are brut and extra dry. You will discover why they won a competition in 2015 among more than 100 other wineries!
You will enjoy lunch together at a traditional trattoria visited just by locals, followed by a walk through Conegliano with an English-speaking guide. Then you will return to the hotel at the end of the day and have dinner nearby at a delightful restaurant.
On Monday morning, you will stroll through Asolo, one of the most captivating towns of this medieval region. As you get lost in its streets, you'll discover interesting secrets of art, royal mansions, markets, delicatessen shops, and craftsmen workshops. At the same time, you'll enjoy beautiful vistas of the Veneto flatlands and the Alps in the distance.
You will then visit the winery of an old Palladian villa protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will experience exquisite Italian art and architecture, as well as enjoy wine tasting and lunch at the osteria on the property. Later in the afternoon, you will tour Bassano del Grappa located on the Brenta river just beside Monte Grappa. In this area, we will visit a historical grappa producer for a tasting and enjoy a pleasant promenade under the radiant atmosphere of the town.
In the evening, you will return to our hotel and have dinner at a nearby restaurant that has an exceptional reputation.
Tuesday will begin with exploring the noble and fascinating atmosphere of Treviso. The waterways and canals of the city are a true feast for the eyes! You will commence at the fish market and walk with a local guide to discover the artistic side and convivial character of this beautiful city. A light lunch will be served in the Treviso center that features specialties of the local area, after which you will return to your hotel.
%In the evening, you will drive to a marvelous hilltop castle where you will have an aperitif as you admire the stunning views of the valley below. You'll then enjoy a fantastic dinner at a welcoming trattoria close by.
Wednesday morning you will visit an Italian "latteria," or milk producer, which has been ran by the same family for many generations. Here you will taste cow, sheep, and goat cheese along with other traditional dairy products. You will enjoy lunch here as we learn about their traditions of cheese making.
In the afternoon, you will visit a beautiful, family-owned winery and agricultural company run by a mother and her four daughters. This winery is one of the cornerstones of the traditional Prosecco DOCG production and is considered one of the most important in the region.
%You will take a cooking class in the large kitchen of this winery with a chef who will teach you how to cook delicious local dishes. You'll enjoy these dishes for dinner along with wonderful wines from the winery.
Thursday will begin with a drive toward Valdobbiadene. This is the only area that produces Cartizze, a superior variety of Prosecco. You will taste this special wine at a deluxe winery with captivating views.
You will then visit the little town of Valdobbiadene and stop for coffee at one of the smallest coffee roasters in Italy! We'll enjoy lunch at a nice trattoria in the nearby countryside.
In the afternoon, you'll return to our hotel and take pleasure in your farewell dinner together at one of the most elegant restaurants in the area.
Departure after breakfast.
Private transfer to train station in Conegliano.
This vacation will take place in Prosecco region, Italy.
Daily breakfast and ten meals are included in the tours, in selected restaurants or local trattorias, osterias, farmhouses, private homes, where the food is authentic and superb and the welcome is warm and friendly. Each meal includes as well local wines, mineral water or soft drinks, coffee, digestivo (liquor).
The closest airports to arrive at are Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCO) and Treviso-SantAngelo Airport (TSF).
If you are traveling inside Italy, you can arrive at Conegliano train station. Bluone will pick you up from the train station. The pick-up is included in the price.
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