From Venice to the Dolomites in the Territory of Prosecco, a week dedicated to discovering the natural beauty and treasures of the Veneto! A land of a thousand aspects that is the guardian of unique flavors, natural beauty and ancient cities of art.
Exploring this unique territory you will discover the secrets of its ancient enogastronomic tradition, immersing yourself in the discoveries of the pearls of its incredible natural heritage.
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DAY 1 – Welcome
Arrival at Venice airport and free time to leave the frenzy of the everyday behind and start to immerse yourself in the fairytale atmosphere of the city
DAY 2 – Venice
After a good night’s rest, you will explore the city in a unique way! With a boat trip among the brilliant waters of its ancient canals.
DAY 3 – Treviso, the city of Tiramisu
A few kilometers from Venice, there is one of the oldest towns in Veneto, the city of Treviso. A Medieval city characterized by its ancient palaces and the mighty walls that embrace the old town, the heart of the city. After going to discover its historical and cultural beauties, you can indulge in a sweet break! This ancient city boasts the merit of having given birth to one of the most famous and loved Italian sweets in the world … the Tiramisu!
Inside one of the oldest and most traditional taverns of the city, “Le Beccherie”, you will witness a show cooking to discover all the secrets of the preparation of this delicious dessert. Subsequently, tasting accompanied by an inevitable glass of Prosecco DOC
DAY 4 – Among the vineyards and villages of the region
The day will be spent immersed in an exceptional rural landscape in which the filigree of uninterrupted vineyards is marked by farmhouses and small villages. A vital territory to be considered a real “cultural landscape”.
After visiting a vineyard with a guided tour, we move to a fairytale village, which for its uniqueness is part of the “most beautiful villages in Italy”, the delicious Portobuffolè, often the setting for typical local events and aimed at the development of local food and wine specialties
DAY 5 – From Prosecco DOC to Pedavena Beer
Nestled between high mountains and perched on a small hill, Feltre has been a hub of important communication routes for centuries. Its historic center, especially for those who come for the first time, is an exciting discovery for the surprise of finding a city of such high quality in an Alpine and Dolomite context. After exploring the city, move to the ancient Pedavena brewery for a guided tour of the complex and a lunch of typical products.
In the afternoon, we move to one of the jewels of the Dolomites, La Grotta Azzurra di Mel, which enchants with its turquoise waters, hidden among the woods of Valbelluna. Return to Feltre for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 6 – The Beautiful Dolomiti
After a gentle awakening immersed in the crisp mountain air, visit the Dolomites National Park, where an easy path leads to a sequence of 15 deep cavities dug by the waters of the Brentòn stream, which flows from clear waterfalls. These spectacular potholes, located in the heart of the Park, are amazing for the beauty of the colors and the perfection of the shapes.
After enjoying the sight of this spectacle of nature, lunch based on typical products in Belluno.
In the afternoon, walk to the Lake of Santa Croce, the largest in the province of Belluno and the second in the Veneto. A natural lake formed by a landslide that closed the Val Lapisina blocking the descent of the Piave river towards Vittorio Veneto and creating the Sella del Fadalto. The ideal location to immerse yourself in the silence and beauty of nature to recharge your batteries.
DAY 7 – End of Tour
Return to Treviso and transfer to the Marco Polo Airport in Venice
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