A special tour to discover the ancient Venetian origins of the western part of Friuli, called "Venezia", and some areas of the nearby Veneto.
DAY 1: PORDENONE, SACILE AND WINE TASTING
Arrival at the hotel in the hilly area of Pordenone, and departure for Sacile, called the "Garden of the Serenissima", for its Venetian atmosphere with its palaces located directly on the banks of the Livenza river, reminiscent of Venice itself. After the individual walking tour you will visit one of the most beautiful local wine cellars, light lunch with typical Friulian wines and tasting of local cheeses and cold cuts. Departure to Pordenone, with its characteristic arches (porticoes) along the main street, individual walking tour to visit Corso Vittorio Emanuele II with the Cathedral and its bell tower, the Palazzo Municipale and Palazzo Ricchieri (home of the Art Museum) . A short stop at the historic chocolate shop to taste their superb high quality chocolate desserts. Dinner in a typical restaurant to taste the famous "Prosciutto di San Daniele" and other typical dishes. Overnight stay.
DAY 2: CONEGLIANO, VALDOBBIADENE AND VITTORIO VENETO (PROSECCO ROUTE)
After breakfast meeting with the driver and departure to Conegliano. Arrival at the hotel. Meeting with the tour guide for a full day excursion starting from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene through one of the most important wine routes in Italy: the Prosecco D.O.C.G. Territory. After a tour around Conegliano and its Castle on the mountain, we will proceed to the green hills to visit a magnificent Venetian villa that houses one of the most renowned wineries in the area. Lunch in a typical "Osteria" with wine tasting. Departure and brief visit to Vittorio Veneto with its village of Serravalle, built in Roman times. Dinner in a typical restaurant. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 3: VENICE
After breakfast, departure from the train station for a full-day excursion to Venice. Lunch and dinner at your leisure; return to the hotel in the evening by train (about 1 hour). Overnight stay.
DAY 4: SPILIMBERGO AND POFFABRO
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out, meeting with the tour guide for the excursion to Spilimbergo, known worldwide for its decorative mosaics and the prestigious "Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli", unique in the world and founded in 1922. Today it teaches the use of Roman, Byzantine and modern mosaic techniques and researches and experiments with aesthetic and functional solutions applied to contemporary times. Visit to the school and the historic centre. Free lunch. In the early afternoon departure for Poffabro, a very particular village where the architectural buildings were built without floors and with suggestive stone walls and wooden balconies. Return to the hotel, dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight stay.
DAY 5: UDINE, VILLA MANIN AND PALMANOVA
After breakfast, meet your local guide for a walking tour of Udine with its squares of Venetian charm and ancient palaces: from Piazza Libertà, defined as "the most beautiful Venetian square on the mainland", to Piazza Matteotti (or Piazza delle Erbe, or Piazza Matteotti) which, surrounded by arcades, seems to be an open-air living room. The visit will end on the Castle, with a light lunch in a typical "Osteria". In the afternoon departure to visit Villa Manin, residence of the last Doge of Venice, the noble villa, dating back to the 17th century, shines with beauty, history and architectural perfection. On the way back stop in Palmanova, built in 1593 by the Republic of Venice, is a fortress town preserved in exemplary conditions: a national monument since 1960, since 2017 part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Departure.
Minimum 2 people: euro 739, per person
Minimum 4 people: euro 559, per person
Mimimum 8 people: euro 500, per person
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