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Italian Cuisine and Wines at a Venetian Villa Self-DriveTour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Italy  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 849 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 929 Euro (EUR)

Located only 40 minutes from Venice on the Friuli-Veneto border, the villa was an old monastery dating back to the 11th century and turned into a superb country estate at the beginning of 1800. Today, after an accurate restoration aimed at maintaining, as far as possible, everything unaltered, it has become an elegant 4**** hotel with a gourmet restaurant and a relaxing piano bar. The villa is surrounded by 10 acres of park with landscaped lawns and gardens.

Cooking classes take place in the villa's well-equipped kitchen and are taught by the experienced restaurant chef. Participants will learn how to prepare refined menus for special occasions and local recipes for simpler meals. All lessons are hands-on and last approximately 2 hours.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at the charming villa on your own. Hotel check-in. Free time to relax and explore the surroundings before enjoying a full course welcome dinner in the villa's gourmet restaurant.

Day 2: Breakfast. Excursion to San Daniele del Friuli, famous all over the world for its exquisite prosciutto, whose genuine and special taste derives from the particular "microclimate" of this charming hilltown overlooking the Friulian countryside. Visit to a prosciutto factory followed by a sampling of this delicate food and tasting of other typical local products. In the afternoon, cooking lesson # 1. The class begins with a theoretical and practical lesson on the execution of a refined menu for special occasions. You will start with the preparation of the hors-d'oeuvres followed by a "primo piatto" (a first course). Sample dishes may include ombrina marinated in coriander and orange or turbot pudding with vegetable broth as starters; zucchini mousse with scallops braised in thyme and open ravioli with parsley and seafood ragout as first course. Dinner follows the lesson and complimentary wines are introduced.

Day 3: Breakfast. Visit a prestigious winery located on the border between Veneto and Friuli. Take a walk through the vineyards in the company of the owner, visit the aging cellars, learn how the wine matures and refines in the precious oak barrels before sampling five excellent wines and crus with a short tasting course, discovering the techniques, perfumes and flavors formerly unknown. Then will be your second cooking lesson. The class lesson continues with the planning and preparation of a "secondo piatto" (second or main course) and dessert. Sample dishes may include wild duck breast cooked in lard and cassata with blueberries. Dinner follows the lesson and complimentary wines are introduced.

Day 4: Breakfast. Hotel check-out and arrivederci.

Note: For this tour, participants must have their own vehicle. Please contact us for assistance with low cost car rentals.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- low season (November - February): EUR 849 p/p
- high season (March - October): EUR 929 p/p.

Price Includes:
- 3 nights accommodation in double room with en-suite bathroom
- Daily buffet breakfast
- 2 hands-on cooking classes
- 1 visit to a San Daniele prosciutto factory and tasting
- 1 visit to a winery and tasting of 5 different types of wine
- 3 dinners, including drinks
- Taxes and service.

About This Supplier
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Location: Italy
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005
Client Request Served: 278

M05615 is a tour company based in Cividale del Friuli, near Venice, Italy. The company was established in 2000 and since then it has grown to provide individual visitors and small groups with a wide selection of exclusive day tours and multiple day packages in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region and surrounding areas,...

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