Happy toasts with Amarone, relaxing boat “passeggiate” in the romantic atmospheres of Como Lake, exceptional cheese tastings, amazing sunsets in front of the Arena di Verona are only some of the inspirational moments we will live together. Come with me in one of the most astonishing tours Italy will give you.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 1

Welcome to Veneto!

Start your journey with a Veronese lunch in a traditional trattoria with the best dishes of the local cuisine. Taste with the wine master the spectacular wines Valpolicella and Soave DOC with a dinner in a wonderful antique mansion discovering the authentic flavours of its homemade cuisine.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 2

Journey in a Renaissance Castle

Be a special guests in a beautiful Renaissance castle with a high-class wine tasting of one of the best wines in the world: the Amarone della Valpolicella. A luscious lunch waits for you for an unforgettable experience in a unique, fairy tale atmosphere.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 3

The romantic Verona with Romeo & Juliet

Spend the whole day in the elegant Verona, with stop at the Romeo and Juliet’s balcony and visit to the most gorgeous sights of the city, such as the Arena and the Medieval old mansions around the city. Dine in one of the most elegant and renowned old Osteria just in front of the magical Arena.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 4

Bubbly day enjoying a Spumante tasting!

Experience a sparkling, elegant “Spumante tasting” in one of the best Italian wineries with the wine maker. Discover Lazise, one of the most beautiful villages of Italy overlooking the romantic Garda Lake and enjoy its dreamy atmosphere and the beautiful sunsets on the charming lake shores.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 5

Asiago: a masterpiece of cheese.

Asiago, the birthplace of one of the best Italian cheeses, waits for you for a tour of one of the most famous cheese farms for a real journey through the story and the delicate flavours of this Italian gourmet jewel. Discover the typical Friulian dinner with the most traditional polenta dishes.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 6

San Daniele, the birthplace of Prosciutto.

The famous town of San Daniele, known all over the world as the birth-place of the Prosciutto San Daniele welcomes you today. Enjoy an artisanal prosciutto laboratory with the local artisans. Visit Adelia Grappa&Chocolate Laboratory for the best chocolate handmade pralines filled with grappa.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 7

Udine and its famous Grappa

Visit Udine, the city of one of the best Italian grappas with a tour&tasting at an old Grappa distillery. Admire the beautiful frescoes of the talented Italian Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo with a visit to a beautiful Italian-style mansion where the painter performed himself at his best.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 8

The wonderful Giotto Chapel

Discover Padova with one of the most precious artistic jewels of Italy, the famous Cappella degli Scrovegni, made by Giotto in the XIV Century, known to be one of the masterpieces of Worldwide Art. A special cooking class is waiting for you today to learn how to make homemade ravioli.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 9

Our paradise by the lake

Spend your morning in Sirmione, one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in Italy, the birthplace of latin poet Catullo, strolling around and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of this cosy village. Lunch in a local enoteca tasting the best Garda, Lugana DOC wines and delicious cured meats.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 10

The Romantic Como

Enjoy Como with a passeggiata along the romantic shores of the Lake, and stop in one of the nice bars for a coffee: you will discover the most gorgeous corners of this elegant city. A lunch tasting the typical “lake cuisine” in an historical lakefront restaurant waits for you.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 11

It is cruise time!

Enjoy the day with a fantastic cruise to discover the most beautiful hidden corners around the lake. Bellagio, known all over the world for being one of the World’s most desired holiday retreats, welcome you with stop at the gorgeous Villa Carlotta, with its incredible botanical garden.

Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours
Veneto Friuli Gourmet Tour & The Romance of Como Lake Italian Flavours

Day 12

A presto!

In the morning we will reach Milano Malpensa International airport.

Full Description

Veneto is a region full of charm, with countless natural and artistic attractions, as well as a wide range of unmissable sights and localities. Situated in Italy’s northeast, Veneto extends from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea, by way of an expansive range of hills and a valley furrowed by rivers, canals and the Po River Delta.

The typical scenery of Veneto’s coast is the Venetian lagoon, and, right in this very lagoon stands perhaps the most unique city in the entire world –  Venice, visited by millions of tourists every year. Yet all of the Veneto, a region with a thousand different faces, is the custodian of natural, artistic, and traditional treasures. Veneto expresses an extraordinary variety in its scenery: from the Dolomites, dipped in the crimson shades of the sunset, to the eastern shore of Lake Garda. One of its wonders is also Verona, part of the UNESCO heritage, a unique blend of the Renaissance, Medieval and Roman architectural styles. The city’s most famous monuments are Juliet’s romantic balcony, made famous by Shakespeare’s tragedy, and the arena, which becomes a spectacular outdoor opera house during the summer. And what to taste there? Lovers of good food can follow the many wine trails: from Bardolino to Pramaggiore, from Conegliano to the other areas that have become known for their wine production, stopping at the wineries to taste excellent wines and typical products, of course they will be part of our tour together!

Friuli (Friuli Venezia-Giulia) is situated in Italy’s northeast and borders Slovenia and Austria. Friuli overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The impressive Carso plateau is formed by windswept rocks, and soil erosion has created a series of caves, hollows and resurgences over time. The great variety of landscapes matches the rich and variegated cultural heritage that was determined by a complex history and by the confluence of different civilizations in this territory. For this reason, Friuli Venezia Giulia looks like a small universe with many different traditions: it is the “land of contrasts”. The cooking traditions of Friuli Venezia Giulia are influenced by the Slavic, central European and Venetian cultures. The cuisine relies on simple recipes and genuine ingredients: meat, dairy, sausages and legumes, used to create tasty specialities.

Lake Como is the most important of Lombardy’s lakes. Surrounded by mountains and skirted by what seems to be an unending chain of medieval churches, opulent villas and magnificent gardens, Lake Como offers visitors some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of Italy.  In 1818 Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote to Thomas Love Peacock: “This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty, with the exception of the arbutus islands of Killarney. It is long and narrow, and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests“.

In the area surrounding Lake Como there are several farms which produce goods such as honey, olive oil, cheese, milk, eggs and salamis. Get ready for your fairytale gourmet?

Features

✔ Accommodations for 11 nights in amazing boutique hotel, agriturismo or boutique old mansions
✔ Private driver transfers from/to Milan Malpensa Int. Airport
✔ Visit to Verona tour discovering its wonderful sights
✔ Lazise overlooking the romantic Lake Garda
✔ Asiago with a visit of a famous Asiago cheese farm and tasting
✔ San Daniele, with visit to an artisanal prosciutto Laboratory
✔ Udine, the city of the best Italian Grappa, with visit to an old Grappa Distillery and tasting
✔ Padova, with the famous Cappella degli Scrovegni
✔ Sirmione with the tour at the Grotte di Catullo
✔ Como with its grandiose cathedral and stunning views
✔ Bellagio with visit to Villa Carlotta’s botanical garden
✔ High class wine tasting in a Renaissance Castle tasting the famous Amarone della Valpolicella
✔ Spumante tasting in a renowned winery
✔ Adelia Grappa&chocolate boutique Laboratory tour
✔ Cooking class with traditional Paduan menu
✔ Boatride around Como Lake
✔ Entrance to sites as per itinerary; Daily gourmet breakfast, 10 lunches and 11 dinners (with Welcome and Farewell Dinners) and beverages included during the meals (1/2 lt of wine per person) one aperitif
✔ English-speaking Staff, Food&Wine Expert Guide and concierge services.

What is not included

✖ Travel Insurance
✖ Airfare
✖ Lunch and dinner during the free time as well as extra beverage and food
✖ Tips and personal expenses
✖ Everything not mentioned in the package.

Useful Information

We suggest you to bring with you:

• A pair of walking/comfortable shoes
• A cardigan for the evening
• A rain jacket
• Sunscreen and hat

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