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Venice Day Trips invites you to join a culinary vacation specially crafted for Italian wine, food, and culture lovers. Explore a local winery where you can meet winemakers and taste great Italian wines. Visit a local dairy farm where the locals have been making cheese with a thousand-year-old traditional method. Indulge your taste buds with fresh home-made pasta while enjoying the unique atmosphere of Venice. Mario, a certified sommelier and cheese taster, will accompany you every day during the trip as your personal guide. Book now and experience great culinary and culture tour, the Venetian way!
Our Prosecco experience starts with a visit at the Azienda Agricola Villa Maria, located in the green hills between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano and famous for its tradition in the production of quality sparkling wines since 1775.
Lady Francesca, the owners daughter, will introduce us to the wonderful world of Prosecco through walking in the vineyard, showing us the productions steps, and finally tasting the different types of their wines. The visit will last approximately two hours.
Afterwards, you will go to Marios favorite rustic frasca, Da Ottavio. A frasca is similar to an agriturismo, but particular to this area of the Veneto as well as Friuli. The food served here is all produced by the owners themselves, including the homemade pasta, cheeses, salami, and of course the house Prosecco.
We will continue by visiting another family-run winery, the Azienda Agricola Marsuret, in which Massimo, the man of the family Marsura, will reveal the secrets involved in grape cultivation and Prosecco production.
The tasting will allow you to immerse yourself in a real family ambiance that will take you back to simpler times. All this while you discover the subtle nuances of each of their wines, expertly paired with salame or local cheese. The visit will last approximately two hours.
The next day, we will drive up the winding mountain roads to taste the fresh cheese produced directly on the farm with all its wonderful fresh air aromas. When you hear the cowbells and roosters in the fields around you and feel the cool mountain air, we're there!
Mr. Gallina will start opening a few wheels of cheese for us to taste: ricotta and smoked ricotta, and many farmer's cheeses. After the visit, we will drive through the countryside where our typical lunch awaits and you will experience authentic homemade specialties, from their Prosecco to the Moka coffee. Then, visit a Venetian villa to enjoy a unique Venice atmosphere.
You will venture into classic Prosecco country, the area surrounding the towns of Valdobiaddene and Conegliano. This area is located in the northeastern most corner of the Veneto, very close to Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The lush green hills of the Prosecco winegrowing region form a triangle that includes the towns of Valdobbiadene, Conegliano and Vittorio Veneto. This picturesque area lies just an hours drive northeast of Venice itself<
This important wine region is characterized by steep hills covered by vineyards and framed by the nearby Dolomite mountains. Here, the very air itself smells of grapes, wine, and the wonderfully simple local cuisine. Even the ancient Romans appreciated the fine wines produced here.
The people of this corner of the Veneto are very genuine and welcoming. Dont be surprised if you are invited into someones home to join in a toast of Prosecco. Prosecco is one of the most famous sparkling wines produced in Italy, and is well known for its fruity aromas and its charming unpretentiousness.
In the Veneto, the locals pair their beloved Prosecco wines with many types of dishes, and on its own for a pleasant aperitivo. The appreciation of this wines lovely bubbles and honest character has spread to the rest of Italy, Europe, and further abroad.