WEEK – END IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA (ITALY)
DISCOVERING ITS CULTURE AND GASTRONOMY
DAY 1: AQUILEIA
Depart from Ronchi Airport. With our coach and guide to Aquileia, Roman
colony founded in 180 / 181 B.C., the capital
of X Augustan region and metropolis of the Christian Church. Visit the
Roman Forum, the remains of the ancient Roman
port, the Basilica. Afterwards visit a local winery followed by the 1°
guided tasting of some native Friulian wine.
At the end, transfer to our hotel. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: PALMANOVA – CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI –
CORMONS – GORIZIA
After breakfast departure to Palmanova and visit a fortress – town
founded by the Venetians in 1953.
Afterwards we will proceed to Cividale del Friuli, the Forum Iulii
founded by Giulio Cesare around 50 B.C.,
visit a local winery followed by the 2° guided tasting of some native
Friulian wines in combination a regional products.
Lunch in a typical restaurant with local dishes. Continue to Cormons,
characteristic little town at the foot of Monte Quarin
in Friuli Venezia Giulia and renowned for its wines and fruit. Visit a
local winery, around which is planted the Vineyard
of the World (in Italian: Vigna del Mondo), with over four hundred
varieties of vine from the five continents. The fruit is harvested
together to produce the Wine of Pace (in Italian: Vino della Pace),
which in sent every year to heads of taste all over the world as an
invitation to peace and brotherhood. Afterwards enjoy an excursion
through the terraced
vineyard, stopping to admire the panorama. Afterwards your coach will
take to Gorizia and tour the city.
On a city tour we will get to know several sights the Castle and the
beauty of the historic centre.
At the end transfer to our hotel. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: PASSARIANO
After breakfast departure to Passariano, wonderful tour the exterior of
Villa Manin a magnificent sixteenth – century Venetian Villa. It was the
last residence in Friuli of the doges of Venice and headquarters of the
French troupes during the Italian Campaign Napoleon in 1797. Afterwards
we will proceed to visit a local winery followed by the last tasting of
some native Friulian wine in combination a lunch with local dishes.
At the end we will proceed to Triest/Ronchi Airport on time for your
The Tour includes:
- Transportation by bus Granturismo
- Accomodation in hotels of category request
The half board service (breakfast and dinner)
- Lunch in a restaurant with local dishes
- Guide tour as per program
The Tour does not include:
All sort of extras and anything not mentioned above