Friuli Venezia Giulia Wine and Culture Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Italy

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Enjoy an unforgettable day mixing wine and culture in Friuli Venezia Giulia
Take in the best of Friuli's Eastern Hills (Colli Orientali del Friuli) with a visit to Cividale, founded by Julius Caesar and the first capital of the Lombard Kingdom and taste amazing wines with this full-day wine tour.In the morning you will visit the Castelvecchio winery in Sagrado (Gorizia), immersed in the Karst Plateau with a breathtaking view over the Collio hills and the Friulian plains. Stage of violent battles during the Great War, it now includes a beautiful park named after the poet Ungaretti and the fascinating Renaissance Villa, which once hosted a war hospital, where graffiti done by the soldiers live together with the frescos by the painting school inspired by Tiepolo.Complete your experience with a rich selection of salumi and cheese paired with local wines such as Malvasia in its dry and passito varieties, and Terrano - free of sulfites and also offered in unusual sparkling style.  In the afternoon you enjoy a stroll in the medieval town of Cividale, crossing the Devil’s Bridge and visiting the Lombard Temple, and the mysterious cellar-like cavern Ipogeo Celtico (Celtic Hypogeum).At the end of the tour, Palladian style Villa de Puppi winery awaits you with a guided tasting of some other local wines like Ribolla Gialla (still and sparkling), Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso and a sparkling Chardonnay made using méthode champenoise.

What’s included

  • 2 winery visits
  • 2 wine tastings
  • Rich selection of salumi and cheese
  • Delicious lunch buffet
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • gratuities
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