5 days/4 nights itinerary from VENICE
Day 1: Venice – Valdobbiadene
Pick up in Piazzale Roma in Venice where you’ll meet your english speaking driver. We’ll move towards the land of Prosecco and before that we start with a little stop in the beautiful Treviso city where you’ll meet our local guide for a brief walking tour with a stop for a coffee and a typical italian Tiramisù taste. After the tour you’ll have the opportunity to have a little lunch on own with suggestions made by our local tour leader before moving towards Prosecco Hills. Our first stop will be Villa Sandi at 3 pm. Here you meet Arianna for an amazing Masterclass experience which includes a beautiful tour of the ancient barrel cellar and the underground cellars of the winery with the explanation of their classic method. You’ll then enjoy a special tasting of 4 wines of Prosecco DOC and Prosecco DOCG. After the tasting you are transferred to your relais for the next 2 days.
Once arrived at the hotel, relaxation and tasting with welcome dinner surrounded by the gorgeous hills of Prosecco
Day 2: E-bike tour experience in the Prosecco region
This morning you’ll meet your local guide for a special e-bike tour. You’ll be picked up at the hotel and test your e-bike with him before departing for a special bike experience along the UNESCO Prosecco Hills. The tour is easy and we can modify it according to your needs and requests. With this tour we’ll be on the road for 5 hours for a maximum of 35 miles as a whole experience and 2 wineries including lunch together with our local guide. Back to the hotel, relax, dinner on own.
Day 3: Towards Valpolicella
This morning, after check out we are picked up and transferred towards the Valpolicella and Amarone area, to discover a completely different wine destination. Along the way, we first stop at Bassano del Grappa. Here we will need to stop for a brief walking tour together with our local guide since Bassano is a land full of history and important notions; moreover this is the land of the famous Palladium Bridge. We will finish the tour tasting a local grappa before moving towards Verona. We stop for lunch in the the beautiful Giovanni Ederle Winery, with a splendid view of the city of Verona. Here we also check in and then in the afternoon we may go on foot for a walk of the city of Verona or relax at the hotel. Dinner included.
Overnight: Giovanni Ederle Winery
Day 4: Amarone & Valpolicella tasting
Today it’s the day of the famous red wines of Veneto. Indeed we started the tour with the fresh and sparkling Prosecco and now we get closer to the end of this tour by visiting the famous Amarone wineries. Our guide will pick you up at the hotel and start bringing you on a tour of 3 different wineries. We will start by the Zyme Winery. The word Zyme – Yeast – conjures up the concept of naturalness, a fundamental value in Celestino Gaspari’s professional and existential journey, as well as the process of fermenting, understood as a continuous striving towards transformation.In harmony with that philosophy, the winery logo represents a grapevine leaf in which is centered a pentagon, symbol of the five basic elements that combine to yield wine: man-vine-earth-sun-water. With this wine tour you’ll be greeted by the wine hospitality manager that will bring you on a guided tour of the cellars, representing an amazing contrast between modern and ancient style, then you’ll have a special wine tasting of traditional products like the Amarone and innovative ones like Kairos, created from the long experience and passion of the winemaker and founder Celestino Gaspari.
After Zyme you’ll be transferred to Scriani, a completely different company with a family style and the new young generation taking over. The “Scriani” vineyards are in the heart of the area called Valpolicella Classica and the main, privately-owned ones are situated on a gorgeous hill called “Monte S. Urbano”. The land, which is situated at an altitude ranging between 250 and 400 meters above sea level, partially consists of somewhat flat areas, and partially of dry-wall terracing, and is characterized by a lively torrential stream along its edge, called a “Vaio”. You’ll taste at least 4 wines before moving towards the Garda lake where you’ll have lunch on own and a stroll on the beautiful village of Peschiera del Garda.
At 3 pm you’ll have a final tasting with a splendid experience at Capurso Wine. The reason why we want to bring you here is because you’ll enjoy a great wine and chocolate pairing experience before heading back to the hotel for dinner on own.
Overnight: Giovanni Ederle Winery
Day 5: Departure
Departure towards Venice