The Veneto is home to wines on a par with its monuments, evoking the richness of the countryside and its culture with every taste. Today the Veneto region is the most productive wine area in the whole country, with four top appellation wines in terms of volume, 27 officially recognized Doc and 14 Docg zones where vineyards are a constant feature of the Region landscape.
Veneto is among the foremost wine-producing regions, both for quality and quantity. The region has over 20 DOC zones and many of its wines are internationally known. The most well known are Bardolino, Valpolicella, Soave, Prosecco, Breganze, and Amarone.
Venice is a small city, extremely concentrated, every corner, monument, Church or museum contains a piece of history, a tale, a way to say or a tradition, not to be counted all the news and events that daily the city offers to citizens and visitors.
Asolo is a small town and commune located in northern Italy in the Veneto region. The town is located in the province of Treviso and is known by several names like "The city of a Hundred Horizons" because of its beautiful location. The town was originally a settlement of the Veneti, and was mentioned as Acelum in the works of Pliny.
The arrival is scheduled in the morning at the Venice airport, where you will be welcomed by our representative who will be with you during your entire stay.
You will be taken on a tour of Veneto and discover its culinary tradition which perfectly fits into the great variety of grappa, white, red and sparkling wines produced in these lovely landscapes.
You will be transferred by coach to your preferred hotel in Vicenza, one of the most famous gold manufacturing cities of Italy where check in for overnight stay.
After breakfast you will be taken on a wine tasting itinerary through the breathtaking countryside of Veneto, where the famous Prosecco, Merlot and Cabernet wines are produced.
The tour will be held in Asolo, also called “the city of a hundred horizons”. It is a small town of Pre-Roman origin which is placed in a magnificent spot above the Asolan hills overlooking the great Venetian plain and the Dolomites hills. You will walk through its quaint streets which are lined with elegant buildings, lovely gardens and ancient churches among which the 18th century Cathedral stands out. You will visit Queen Cornaro’s castle, an outstanding fortress which dominates the town and nowadays hosts the Eleonora Duse theatre.
You will then be transferred to Maser, a cozy village in the heart of the province of Treviso, which is renowned for its Villa Barbaro, a masterpiece of the famous Italian architect Andrea Palladio.
You will visit the villa, its interiors which have been decorated with elegant frescos and Renaissance sculptures, and its magnificent gardens which overlook the Venetian plain. In the afternoon after a short break for lunch, you will be taken on a wine tasting itinerary and visit a local wine country farm where some of the most famous Venetian sparkling wines are produced. You will be captured by the breathtaking beauty of its vineyard and quench your thirst with its unforgettable taste. In the evening you will return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Venice and its surroundings, the land of the influential Republic of Venice, which had ruled the Mediterranean area for many centuries. You will be transferred by coach to the pier of Tronchetto where boat will take you near Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark’s Square) in the real heart of la Serenissima, the former name of this ancient realm.
You will start visiting through Palazzo dei Dogi (Doges Palace), one of the most stunning masterpieces of the Venetian Gothic art, the Basilica di San Marco (Saint Mark’s church), one of the most beautiful cathedrals of Europe, and two of the most important bridges of the city, Poe di Rialto (The Rialto Bridge) and Ponte dei Sospiri (the Bridge of Sighs).
In the afternoon after a short break for lunch, you will visit Murano and Burano, two of the most interesting islands of the Venetian lagoon. Murano is famous for its glass making whose works are internationally appreciated for their refined details and their high artistic value. You will visit a small factory of glass bowlers where you will have the chance to observe the amazing simplicity of this ancient craft.
Burano instead is renowned for its lace works. The island was originally a fisherman’s village whose remarkable features are the brightly colored houses.
In the evening you will be transferred to the pier of Tronchetto and then return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will be accompanied on a walking tour of Vicenza, whose elegance and architectural beauties are some of the most outstanding of Veneto.
The city is also called the Venice on land for the impressiveness of its buildings and villas designed by the famous Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, who made the city shine during his long stay.
Start your visit through the main sights of Vicenza, such as: il Teatro Olimpico (the Olympic Theatre), which has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, Piazza dei Signori (Lords’ Square), Corso Andrea Palladio, Piazza delle Erbe (Herbs’ Square) and its outstanding Torre del Tormento which dates back to the 13th century. In the afternoon after a short break for lunch, you will be taken on a tour of Villa Valmarana and Villa Rotonda, two of the most famous villas created by Antonio Palladio, which are both located in the surroundings of Vicenza.
Villa Valmarana is renowned for its frescos painted by Giambattista Tiepolo and its nani (dwarfs) whose statutes surround the refined gardens of the place.
Villa Rotonda instead was inspired by famous Chiswick House in London. Its structure is similar to a temple and it is worldwide noted for its refined and elegant decorations.
In the evening, you will return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will leave Veneto and its delicious specialties and then be transferred to the Venice airport for your departure.