Day 1, Tuesday: Arrival at Udine train station in the afternoon. Transfer to the farmhouse by private vehicle. Check-in and free time to explore the surroundings before your cooking lesson # 1 followed by dinner of your creations. Overnight.
Day 2, Wednesday: Breakfast. Morning: Guided excursion to Cividale, a little gem in the eastern foothills of Friuli! Founded by Julius Caesar around 50 b.C., this charming little town is known for its delicious Gubana, top class wines and lively atmosphere that you can breathe strolling around the narrow cobble stone streets in search of the many traces of its glorious past! Lunch in a typical agriturismo of the area followed by a visit of a local winery. Afternoon: Return to your farmhouse in time for your cooking class # 2 followed by dinner of your creations. Overnight.
Day 3, Thursday: Breakfast. Full-day independent excursion to Venice to visit St. Mark's square, the Basilica, the Doge's palace, the Rialto bridge with its characteristic food market and enchanting views over the Grand Canal. In the afternoon, time to explore your own Venice, maybe taking the vaporetto to Murano or a romantic gondola ride, visiting souvenir shops or just sitting at one of the famous cafés in St. Mark's square listening to the violins serenading in a magical atmosphere. Return to the farmhouse for dinner and overnight.
Day 4, Friday: Breakfast. Morning: Visit to a local dairy to see how cheese is made followed by a visit to a farm which produces delicious salami, local sausages and grape pickled vegetables. Mid-morning break in a "Frasca" for wine sampling followed by a stop at the local mill to select polenta flour. Return to the farmhouse for lunch, served "al fresco" or in the main dining room. Afternoon: Cooking class # 3 followed by dinner. Overnight.
Day 5, Saturday: Breakfast. Morning: Guided excursion to a local open-air market to purchase fresh products for class. Return to the farmhouse for you cooking class # 4 followed by lunch. Afternoon: Guided excursion to Trieste, the capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, set between the blue waters of its gulf, the green hills and the white rocks of the Carso plateau. Visit of the Miramare Castle and the city's historical center. Return to your farmhouse for dinner and overnight.
Day 6, Sunday: Breakfast. Check-out and transfer to Udine for a visit of this enchanting city in the heart of Friuli. Its beautiful castle located on a hilltop offers wonderful views over the town and the unique countryside with the gorgeous Alps on the background. At the end of the tour, transfer to the train station. Arrivederci!
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