ITALY

LAKE GARDA, TRISTE FRIULI & VENETO REGIONS 

A FOOD, WINE & CULTURAL TOUR

6 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

 

 

   Discover the delicious-delights of Northern Italy on our 6-day & 6-night, guided food, wine and

cultural tour, going from Milan, to the coastal region of Venice. Throughout your vacation you will stay in beautiful and welcoming accommodations, enjoy local recipes made with seasonal produce, and go wine tasting at vineyards where the heart and art of wines are elegantly expressed. On the tour you will experience Italy lakeside to the countryside, enjoy exceptional regional cuisine, sip wine at sunset in Sirmione, along Lake Garda, explore architectural enchantments of various villas, and meet winemakers throughout the regions of Veneto, before being taken to Friuli-Venezia. On the 2nd part of the tour, you will reside 3-nights in an authentic farmhouse, located in the mountains where Italy joins Slovenia, and be taken to Trieste, where you can dip your toes into the warm turquoise-clear Adriatic Sea, and soak in the colorful charms of this coastal Italian city. This leisurely tour through Northern Italy is led by our experienced wine connoisseur and guide, Mr. Paul Turina, an American-Italian wine importer who spends half the year in Umbria, and has family in Veneto. His unique combination of attributes gives him the opportunity to truly create authentic and memorable moments for your travels.

 

COST PER PERSON: $2,900

TRIP INCLUDES:

6-nights in a stunning farmhouse. 

Daily Breakfast

Daily Lunch, and or, Dinner

All Wine Tastings (including tapas)

All Transportation

All Admission/Entrance Fees

All Gratuities/Tips

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Airfare or Travel Insurance

 2022 DATES:
September 19th-25th (3 Spots Remain)

 

ITINERARY

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DAY ONE

PICK UP

Private group bus from Milan to the lakeside town of Salò along Lake

Garda in Veneto region.

LUNCH

In the quaint lakeside town of Salò.

WINE TASTING

A winery in the sparkling wine producing area of Franciacorta.

CHECK IN

Hotel Bellerive, which faces the Lake Garda.

 

DAY TWO

BREAKFAST

EXPERIENCE

Boat ride to the peninsula of Sirmione, to explore the various shops, the castle and the old Roman Villa built over 2,000 years ago.

LUNCH

Traditional “trattoria” in Sirmione.

WINE TASTING

Turina Vini near Castello di Moniga

DAY THREE

BREAKFAST
EXPERIENCE

Boat ride to a private area on Lake Garda where there is sailing.

WINE TASTING

Our friends from Fattori winery will bring their wine to us.

DINNER

Local cuisine at a restaurant on the lake which was introduced to us by winemaker Pierto Turina.

DAY FOUR

BREAKFAST
EXPERIENCE

Onto Friuli-Venezia region:

Making our way to our “farm-stay” which will remain as our base for 3-nights along the Italian/Slovenian border, where the ambiance and landscape is absolutely lovely. 

WINE TASTING

On route, we will stop to explore a massive and marvelous Palladian Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known as Villa Angarano, where you can meander the vineyards and enjoy an organic wine tasting.

DINNER

We will dine at our favorite restaurant in the cute town of Cividale, five minutes from our base at the farmhouse in Friuli.

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DAY FIVE

 
BREAKFAST
EXPERIENCE

We take a short, postcard pretty drive across the border into Slovenia.

LUNCH

An amazing lunch drinking Slovenian wines and food at a restaurant that will surprise you, and If you are up for it, we can visit a nearby winery in Slovenia.

WINE TASTING

Artisanal winery of Petrussa.

DAY SIX

BREAKFAST

EXPERIENCE

Visiting the colorful, multi-cultural city of Trieste, where you can discover Miramare Castle, various museums, and world renowned Illy Caffè.

WINE TASTING

100 year old winery of Parovel, that also produces delicious olive oil to try.

LUNCH

Our final meal as a group will be enjoyed in Trieste.

DAY SEVEN

BREAKFAST

CHECK OUT & DROP OFF

Our destination is the Marco Polo airport in Venice. You can fly out, or, you can take a communal taxi boat, or, private boat into Venice and enjoy the enchanting elegance of the city on your own.

*Itinerary Specifics Are Subject to Change

*For solo travelers, rooms are double-occupancy:

 For a single room, there is and additional surcharge of $500

 

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