Water and Wine, Venice and the Trevigiano

Water and Wine, Venice and the Trevigiano

Water and Wine, Venice and the Trevigiano

5 days - 4 nights in the Trevigiano    

* THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE LIKE VENICE AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE STROLLING AROUND ITS OLD “CALLI” AND “CAMPI”  

* EXPLORE THE HOME OF PROSECCO AND GRAPPA, A UNIQUE LANDSCAPE DOTTED WITH SOME OF PALLADIO’S MOST MAGNIFICENT VILLAS 

* DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADMIRE THE MOST MAGNIFICENT PEAKS OF THE DOLOMITES

More info

  • Day 1 – Prosecco Area

  • The rolling hills at the foot of the Alps where the eastern breeze blows from the Adriatic Sea are an especially suitable area for vine growing. This is where the Prosecco is typically produced, a wine best enjoyed young to maximize its floral aroma and fruity taste. A wine expert will walk you through the different production stages for a unique experience you will not easily forget. You will get a sense of the terroir, meet the producer, visit the vineyard and sample some very good wine in a traditional cellar.

  • Day 2  –  Maser – Asolo – Bassano del Grappa

  • Villa Barbaro at Maser is perched on the Asolani hills, standing out from the lush vegetation of the garden surrounding it. It was designed by Palladio and has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. While he was working on the villa, Palladio applied his famous architectural principle of compelling beauty: “Beauty results from the correspondence of the whole with respect to the several parts, of the parts with regard to each other, and of these again to the whole”. The villa has preserved six rooms featuring cycles of trompe l’oeil frescoes by Paolo Veronese. You are close to Asolo, also known as “the city of a hundred horizons”. It does not take long to visit and you will feel like you want to spend the rest of your life here, attracted by the allure of its landscape that has attracted illustrious artists such as Peter Browning, the English poet who spent the most wonderful days of his life here in the company of his wife Elisabeth Barret. You will be fascinated by the stories of three famous women who could not help but to fall in love with Asolo: Caterina Cornaro, who left La Serenissima to be crowned Queen of Cyprus, which she eventually ceded to the Doge in exchange for the region of Asolo; Eleonora Duse, where she enjoyed frequent visits from Gabriele d’Annunzio - the rumor of their love story spread like wildfire - and Freya Stark, a restless traveller, eager to learn, to whom Asolo was always a place to return to and where she rests in peace in the local cemetery next to Eleonora Duse. Further south is Bassano del Grappa, its bridge, designed by architect Andrea Palladio,originally dates back to 1124. It was the setting of many of the fierce battles of World War I depicted in Ernst Hemingway’s novels. The bridge was destroyed and rebuilt several times, and restored on a number of occasions. Close to the bridge, you will find two of the oldest local distilleries producing grappa, the quintessential Italian distillate. You will become familiar with its history, origins, the distillation process and, of course, you will have the opportunity to get a taste of it!

  • Day 3 - Venice

  • Your first look at Venice is an experience in itself: visit Piazza San Marco, the drawing room of Venice, with the Basilica, the bell tower, Palazzo Ducale and its renowned coffee houses, among which the Caffè Florian and the Caffè Quadri seem to be the most popular. Discover the city’s less popular attractions like the eastern part of the island from the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) to the Church of San Pietro in Castello - captured in a painting by Canaletto, currently on display at the National Gallery in London - all the way up to the Arsenale, a complex of former shipyards, workshops and warehouses where the Venetian warships were built, although it was first settled back in 1104. Stop at an artisan’s workshop to experience the craftsmanship of ancient origins that are still alive, more than ever. You will have the opportunity to learn the ancient crafts of the impiraressa (glass bead stringing) and the remèr (gondola oars making), or meet the well-known lace-makers or the master glassmakers of Murano. Finally admire Venice from the water on a gondola ride along the canals lined by the lavish palaces of the old, noble Venetian families.

  • Day 4 - Treviso

  • Treviso is a city to stroll through, taking in the beauty of tucked-away corners. The heart of the city is Piazza dei Signori with the Palazzo dei Trecento and the elegant Loggia dei Cavalieri. The arcaded buildings with their frescoed facades reflecting in the Canale dei Buranelli and the Isola della Pescheria are synonymous with the strong bond between the city and its waterways. The works of the great artists of the past - Titian, Bellini and Lotto - are preserved in the city’s churches, of which the Duomo and the Church of Santa Caterina dei Servi di Maria are worth a mention. You will enjoy scenes of peace and tranquility like nowhere else and indulge in the flavors of the local cuisine. We suggest you not to miss the popular tiramisu, which is said to have been first made in Treviso at the restaurant “Le Beccherie” in 1962.

  • Day 5 - Departure

  • You can extend your stay with a tour of the Dolomites, the most beautiful mountains in Europe which will enchant you with their changing colours, majestic peaks and trendy small villages