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Among ancient professions and flavours of Friulian "Borghi piu belli d'Italia"

Via 4 Novembre, Aviano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia 33081, Italy
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Among ancient professions and flavours of the most beautiful villages in italy.

 

An authentic tour among ancient villages and culinary stops, a new way to visit ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many of the most beautiful villages in Italy in Friuli Venezia Giulia, sleeping in ancient dwellings and charming B&Bs. The whole tour is accompanied by an expert tourist guide with the possibility of doing it also independently on request.

DAY 1: SPILIMBERGO, MANIAGO AND POFFABRO

Arrival in  Pordenone area  meeting point and departure to Spilimbergo, a town known all over the world for its decorative mosaics and its prestigious "Scuola dei Mosaicisti del Friuli". This school was founded in 1922 and is unique in the world. The school teaches Roman, Byzantine and modern mosaic techniques. After visiting the school, a walk through the historic centre to visit the castle Palazzo Dipinto. Free lunch. In the afternoon departure for Poffabro, a very old and peculiar village near the Dolomites where its buildings have been built with suggestive stone walls and wooden balconies. On the way back visit Maniago, known for the production of knives, excellence of Made in Italy, appreciated all over the world. Possibility to visit the Museo dell'Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie (Museum of Manufacturing Art and Cutlery), which collects information on steel processing in the factories of the area. Return to the hotel, dinner at the hotel restaurant and overnight stay.

DAY 2: SACILE, POLCENIGO AND NATURE

After breakfast, meeting with the tour guide on foot in one of the "Most beautiful villages in Italy" with its medieval centre, Polcenigo. A short stop in the village of Gorgazzo, a spring that gushes from the cracks of the Cansiglio plateau. Then we meet the "Santissima", the perennial spring of the Livenza river. Lunch in a typical restaurant. After lunch we continue on to Sacile, called the "Garden of the Serenissima", for its Venetian atmosphere with its palaces situated directly on the banks of the river. Dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight stay.

DAY 3: VALVASONE, CORDOVADO AND SESTO AL REGHENA

Breakfast and departure for a visit to another of Italy's most beautiful villages, Valvasone, a medieval hamlet located on the right bank of the Tagliamento River. Within the town walls, you will see the ancient square, the medieval castle in Renaissance style, the old water mill with its 15th century wheel and ancient buildings from the Middle Ages. Visit to one of the most beautiful local wine cellars, light lunch with tasting of Friulian wines. After lunch departure for the old village of Cordovado, with its 1600 Sanctuary of the Madonna, the convent of the Dominican fathers and its castle, the ancient parish church of S. Andrea. We continue with a visit to Sesto al Reghena, associated with the magnificent Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria in Sylvis, dating back to the 7th century. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight stay.

DAY 4 : PALMANOVA AND STRASSOLDO

After breakfast check-out and departure to Palmanova, built in 1593 by the Republic of Venice, is a fortress town preserved in exemplary conditions: a national monument since 1960, in 2017 it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, meet with the tour guide for a walk along the walls and visit. Free lunch In the afternoon departure for the most beautiful village in Italy, Strassoldo, located in the low Friulian plain called "zone of resurgences". Visit to the two castles that make it a rare example of a very well-preserved ancient medieval village. At the end departure for Venzone for accommodation in the rooms. Dinner in a typical inn and overnight stay.

DAY 5: VENZONE

After breakfast, meeting with the guide and visit to Venzone, a magnificent village awarded the title of Most Beautiful Village in Italy in 2017. The medieval village of Venzone is surrounded by a large moat and an interesting double circle of walls dating back to the 13th century: the first wall forms an embankment on which the second is built, interspersed with rectangular towers. Meet the guide for a visit to the village, also known as the "living room between the walls". You will find the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral from the 1300s, the Chapel of San Michele from the 1200s, also the current site of the permanent museum dedicated to the Mummies of Venzone. Free lunch. Time at disposal and dinner in a typical restaurant in the centre of Venzone. Overnight stay.

DAY 6: CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI AND FLAVOURS

After breakfast departure for Cividale del Friuli, a splendid UNESCO World Heritage site, a city founded by Julius Caesar. Guided tour of the city with entrance also to the ancient Longobard Temple. Lunch in a typical restaurant to taste local products. In the afternoon, visit to an ancient workshop of "Gubana", a typical sweet of the Natisone Valleys, and visit to a farm to see the apple orchards and taste their products. Departure.

 

The fee includes:

  • 3 nights in a charming 4-star hotel;
  • 2 nights in a charming B&B in the Venzone area;
  • 2 lunches in a typical restaurant;
  • 1 wine tasting with light lunch and visit to the winery;
  • 5 typical dinners;
  • 1 visit to the Gubana workshop;
  • 1 visit to a farm with tasting of local products;
  • Tourist guide as in the programme;
  • entrance fees as per programme;
  • medical insurance.

 

Fee doesn't include:

• Tips and extra personal expenses;

• Anything not specified in "the price does not include".

Transfers on request, extra charge

 

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Check in times

3 PM

Airports

Venice International Airport - /Treviso Airport 

Venice Internationla Airport - Pordenone  City Centre - Bus + Train  110 min + privat transfer 15 minutes to the hotel 

Venice Internationla Airport - Pordenone  City Centre - Airport Bus Express 80 min + privat transfer 15 minutes to the hotel

Venice Internationla Airport - Hotel  by car - 60 min 

Venice Internationla Airport - Hotel  privat Transfer - 50 min 

Trieste Airport - Hotel by car 110 minutes or with privat transfer

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