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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get to know the Veneto region from the magnificent Dolomites to the Venetian Lagoon to the city of Venice, sampling its acclaimed vintages and culinary treats all along the way
  • Delve into the world’s only "authentic" Prosecco region firsthand in Treviso
  • Savor delicious authentic Italian meals and sample Veneto wines at superb tastings and sommelier lead experiences
  • Live the enchantment of Venice from the Bridge of Sighs and Palazzo Ducale to St. Mark’s Square and beyond to her captivating waterways, churches, and wine history
  • Tour a winery in Venice, enjoy a prosciutto factory and restaurant in San Daniele del Friuli, and sample a "spritz" aperitif in Oderzo
  • Stay in a storied Italian countryside residence turned hotel and join in a hand-on cooking class with the chef


Itinerary

Day 1 - VENICE I RIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE

Upon arrival proceed to baggage claim. After clearing customs, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel in Rivarotta Pasiano Pordenone. Once a Benedictine convent dating back to 1000, Villa Luppis was first extended in 1200 by Camaldolese monks. Immersed in a five hectares private park, this elegant country residence is the ideal starting point to discover the Veneto region. Richly decorated in both natural and man-made treasures, its varied landscape ranges from the Venetian lagoon near the Adriatic Sea to rolling hills dotted with worldrenowned vineyards, and stretching up into the magnificent Dolomites mountain range. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink followed by a gourmet dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 2 - TREVISORIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE I TREVISO I RIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE

Start your day with a visit of the lovely city of Treviso. Featuring breathtaking vistas in the foothills of the Alps, overlooking the surrounding valleys, Treviso has become popular with wine aficionados and travelers who wish to explore Italy's distinctive and only "authentic" Prosecco region firsthand. Once considered “the Garden of Venice”, Treviso is a peaceful and idyllic town full of romantic canals, elegant bridges and arcaded streets. Free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon you will be enjoying a wine tasting session at a local winery, once the prestigious residence of the Doge Giustiniani. Tonight enjoy a gala dinner accompanied by live music at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 3 - RIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE

The day is yours to relax by the pool or to enjoy some retail therapy. The McArthur Glen designer outlet village is just 15 minutes away from your hotel (transportation will be provided). Take advantage of an additional 10% discount while shopping famous Italian and international brands such as Armani, Valentino, Gucci and many more. Tonight enjoy a wine tasting session held by the hotel's sommelier in the original 13th century ice cellar. Its shelves, stairwells and platforms were built to easily store and access the extensive collection of bottles, with the whites being kept below the reds, where the temperature is lower. End the day with a gourmet dinner at the hotel's restaurant of your choice. (B,D)

Day 4 - RIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE I VENICE I RIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE

Your visit of the Veneto region wouldn't be complete without a guided tour of Venice, the city of magnificent marble palaces on a lagoon. Just like its world-famous Carnevale, Venice thrives on mystery and awe, from the secret passageways that riddle Gothic Palazzo Ducale, to the esoteric powers of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and to Saint Mark's Basilica, recognized as one of the most refined and accomplished works of Byzantine craftsmanship in the world. This afternoon visit a local winery. See the barrel-stocked cellars and learn about the Veneto’s wine history and its typical grape varieties before enjoying a wine tasting session accompanied by homemade appetizers served up with expert insights from your winery host. Dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 5 - RIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE

This morning, join the Villa’s chef for a hands-on cooking class featuring traditional northern dishes, and then sit down to lunch. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, you will be driven to the lovely nearby town of Oderzo. Enjoy a "spritz" aperitif, a longtime staple of local bars, before having dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - RIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE I SPILIMBERGO I SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI I RIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE

This morning you will visit the Mosaic School in Spilimbergo. Established in 1922, it currently has a student population of about 100, with students coming from about 20 countries. Next stop will be in San Daniele del Friuli for a visit of a Prosciuttificio (ham factory). San Daniele ham is the pride of the area, and is well known all over the world by gourmets who appreciate its sweet and refined taste, the delicate flavor and the perfect balance between its winning taste and genuine nutritional properties. The thighs are obtained from pigs that are bred and reared exclusively in ten regions of centralnorthern Italy and fed according to a strict diet outlined by disciplinary regulations before being slaughtered. Enjoy lunch in the prosciuttificio restaurant, before heading to Villa Manin. The centennial history, the grandiosity and the charm of the whole ensemble with its unbreakable tie between the building and the historical garden, contribute to making this residence the most significant example of the culture of the Venetian villa in the region. Here you will visit the Armory, a museum housing a splendid collection of weapons and armors from different parts of the world. Tonight enjoy a delicious barbecue-style dinner at your hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - RIVAROTTA PASIANO PORDENONE I VENICE TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

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Includes

  • First class hotel accommodation for 6 nights (superior room)
  • 14 included meals consisting of:
    - 6 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 lunch at hotel
    - 1 lunch at prosciuttificio (ham factory)
    - 5 dinners at hotel
    - 1 dinner at local restaurant
  • Assistance of a professional local representative
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows:
    - Guided tour of Treviso
    - Two visits of local wineries followed by wine tasting sessions
    - Round trip transportation to the Designer Outlet Village, including 10% additional discount shopping card
    - Wine tasting at hotel
    - Guided tour of Venice
    - Cooking class at hotel
    - Spritz aperitif in Oderzo
    - Visit of the Mosaic School in Spilimbergo
    - Visit of a San Daniele prosciuttificio (ham factory)
    - Visit of Villa Manin’s Museum
  • Round trip transfers from Venice airport to hotel
  • Baggage handling
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Notes

    From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on following hotels:
    Rivarotta Pasiano Pordenone: Villa Luppis

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