This tour has been thought for those who want to spend some time in the open air visiting the cultural beauties and tasting the excellence of the cuisine which characterize this hills area of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The history that over the centuries has left the lands of this area rich in castles and their enchanting tales is intertwined with tastings, relaxation and gourmet dinners.
DAY 1: FAGAGNA
Arrival at the elegant historical residence, dating back to the 13th century, meeting with the owner and accommodation in the rooms after a welcome cocktail. In the afternoon, guided tour of the residence expertly conducted by the owners, the Counts of Arcano, where they will explain the magnificent residence including anecdotes, stories and legends of their family. At the end meeting with a chef for a wonderful experience of show cooking in the castle and gourmet dinner to follow. Overnight stay.
DAY 2: RIVE D'ARCANO, SAN PIETRO DI RAGOGNA AND SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI
After breakfast served at the ground floor of the residence, departure with private driver and guide for the visit of Rive d'Arcano Superiore Castle. At the end visit of the adjacent Bio wine cellar and aperitif. Lunch in a renowned local restaurant with typical products and return to the hotel for a little relaxation in the park or on request possibility to have yoga lessons. In the late afternoon departure for San Pietro di Ragogna to visit the castle which stands in one of the most picturesque and panoramic places in the area. The visit includes the walls with the north door, the keep, the inner courtyard with the well and a series of buildings that originally housed the cellars, the dungeons, kitchens and stables. The visit is deliberately organized at sunset to admire the magnificent view of the Tagliamento river. At the end, departure for San Daniele del Friuli for dinner in a typical local tavern to taste the famous prosciutto. Return and overnight stay.
DAY 3: VILLALTA, FAGAGNA AND FLAIBANO
After breakfast served on the ground floor of the residence, departure with the guide by private car to visit the Castle of Villalta which is the most important medieval manor house in Friuli and is located in a dominant position on the Friulian plain. The castle to this day is a private residence and inhabited by the owners who have used a part of it for visits. At the end, departure for the Golf Resort of Fagagna for lunch in the Club House and at the end departure by helicopter for about 2 hours of flight over the area. Time to spend at the SPA of the Resort before moving to the renowned restaurant of Flaibano for dinner. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 4: MAJANO AND SUSANS
After breakfast served on the ground floor of the residence, departure with the tour guide for the Hospitale di San Giovanni in Majano. This splendid and rare building was founded at the end of the 12th century by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem (later Knights of Malta), during the Crusades, as shown by the original founding parchment of 1199. At the end lunch in a restaurant to taste the trout, a typical local dish. In the afternoon we will visit the Castle of Susan, another wonderful building with a short walk in the vicinity and then stop at the stables for a tasting of their oil production. Return to the hotel and meeting with the maitre chocolatier who will do a private tasting of his famous chocolates. Gourmet dinner in a renowned starred restaurant. Overnight stay.
After breakfast free time to spend in the facility or for activities as desired.
reduction for third and fourth bed on request
THE PRICE INCLUDES
- 4 overnight stays in a historic house for the exclusive use of the guests, in bed and breakfast with local products also available in vegan/vegetarian version
- 1 dinner with show cooking in the hotel with local wines included, appetizers and aperitif - bottle of Ribolla Gialla and gift of local products upon arrival at the hotel
- 3 dinners in gourmet restaurants and dedicated menus
- 1 wine tasting
- 1 chocolate tasting
- 1 honey tasting
- Private visits to castles and entrances as per program
- private guide and transfers by private car
- 2,5 hours helicopter tour
- medical insurance
Minimum number: 6 persons, additional days possible on request. Free arrival.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Tourist tax. Drinks and extras, any transfers. Everything that is not expressly mentioned in the item, the price includes.
Venice International Airport /Treviso Airport - Hotel in by car or private transfer 1h 40 minutes ca , 120 km
Trieste Airport - Hotel by car or private transfer 1h ca minutes, 68 km
Klagenfurt Airport , Austria - Hotel by car or private transfer 1h38 minutes, km 151
Ljiubliana Airport, Slovenia- Hotel by car or private transfer 2h 10 minutes, 190 km
Transfer on request, on surcharge
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