Packages for Foodies: a Venetian discovery

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Yes I know!  Generally when I speak with friends who want to visit Italy they always talk about Tuscany Countryside and the Tuscan food; movies, books, articles are full of news about the heart of Italy. But I am Italian and I love all the Italian food and wines.

So now I will propose to my “curious” friends two gourmet experiences in two very different places in Italy:  8 day in the Veneto Countryside to savor the excellences of the Northern cuisine and down the South a full escorted Apulia wine& food luxury tour (on my next blog!)

The Veneto Region is the backbone of Venice. During the centuries the nobles and the riches owned villas and farms there. They escaped the summer heat and they strolled along the hills and the rivers. Today I will take you to Villa Luppis for a full week of “delizie”.

Upon arrival at Venice airport an Italian sport car is awaiting..Enjoy the ride this day and take advantage of it during your stay. Our program at the Villa is very intensive but you will have time to escape on your own to experiment the Italian way of driving!

Ready to discover your program? 

 Your Dinners

A Dinner with wine tasting with our gourmand Menu “Lupus in Tabula” ( 4 wines included) The Gala Dinner can be accompanied by a very interesting wine-tasting : before dinner Guests can visit the winery located in an ice cellar dated 1200 and choose, assisted by an English  speaking” Sommelier”, which wines they will enjoy during the dinner. He will introduce four different important red and white wines, explaining their characteristics, how they are produced, and their best combinations with many courses

Dinner in our Restaurant with our Menu “Carpe Luppis” In the menu, the Guests will find traditional courses of our region (beverage not included).

 Dinner in a Pizzeria located in the beautiful Venetian Town Pordenone to taste one of the best Pizzas of our Area (beverages not included).

Dinner in a very elegant Trattoria located near our House (in Oderzo) to taste a typical menu of Veneto region. Refined, atmosphere, solid wood, perfect service and excellent cuisine in the heart of the historical center of the Roman city of Oderzo. www.sosteria.it

Your Gourmet experiences

Visit of a nearby Wine producer, located in a beautiful Venetian Villa with tasting of 4 local wines with typical canapé. www.pitars.it or www.paladin.it or www.boscoalbano.com

Visit of one of the oldest Ham Producer in San Daniele del Friuli.( www.dallava.com)Lunch in a Trattoria near the Ham Producer with a local a typical menu (beverage not included 

 Visit with Tasting of the famous Grappa Distillery Bottega (10 minutes far from Villa Luppis), where the famous Alexander grappa is created  Despite the technological progress, distillation is still a ritual and a poetical process and for this reason the distillation master is considered the alchemist of modern times. Bottega is also Prosecco Producer: the staff of Distilleria Bottega includes 10 graduated winemakers who have specialized in the production of sparkling wines as well as in the distillation of grappa. For further information please visit: alexander.it/en During this unforgettable visit you will taste 3 wines and 2 different grappa…

Your Chaperoned Visits

Visit of the most famous School of Mosaic in Spilimbergo, a very nice town located near San Daniele del Friuli (where they make my favorite prosciutto!) Nowadays the Friuli School of Mosaic is a worldwide reference point for the training of professionals and the spreading of the art of mosaic. The school is one of-a-kind as it brings students from all over the world into the region (at the moment there are 22 different nationalities) and exports works of art to some of the most important places, from New York to Peking and from Tokyo to Saint Antonio (Texas-USA).  www.scuolamosaicistifriuli.i

Visit of Venice   Unique city in the world, is always worth “another visit” 

 Visit of Treviso  a Fourteen century city to enjoy in any season, with the slow pace of those who want to savor every corner, discover original views, and breathe the peaceful city life. Piazza dei Signori is the heart of the city and a meeting place for the locals. 

We also include in this package:

round air tickets New York-Venice

 7 overnights at Villa Luppis with breakfast

 Shopping Card (getting 10% further discount)  for  McARTHUR&GLEN Designer Outlet Village recently opened in Veneto,  only 15 minutes drive from our Villa.

Portugal your next destination

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miradouro_espalamacaPortugal is a necessary destination for 2017, with Lisbon and the Azores at the highest priority. This country remains the absolute prime mover of all those who love travel. Looking for future bookings for the next 12 months?  Check this out!  

The Lusitanian country has been selected by Lonely Planet guide after a careful investigation carried among  travelers. Portugal has already grabbed 24 Oscars in European tourism categories over the years, setting a real record.

 Portugal strengths are many: the climate with 250 days and 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, the sea with its surfing,  the excellent food and wine products.  Need we say more?

Over the centuries, Lisbonlisboa has welcomed many cultures from distant lands that have melded together to form its historic districts. Lisbon is also a modern capital that looks to the future . The recently opened spectacular museum of art and technology (MAAT) is clear  evidence of this progression.  

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The Archipelago of the Azores is composed of nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery is breathtaking and the destination has been recognized by UNESCO which has included the historical center of the city of Angra do Heroismo among its assets, as well as the landscape of the vineyards of the island of Pico. The islands of Graciosa islands, Corvo and Flores, appear both among the “Biosphere Reserves.”