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Friuli Tour

 

  • Nearest airport: Venice
  • Dates: Contact us and we'll set up a tour!
  • Cost: $3200

 

The Collio hills in extreme northeast Italy comprise an important wine making area. Nestled along the border with Slovenia, it is famous for excellent white wines, but also produces great reds. We travel to the ancient cities of Gorizia and Cividale to witness the history and sample the wine. We explore the ruins of Aquileia (once the third largest city of the Roman Empire) and the Venetian fortress-town of Palmanova. Of course, there is a cooking class, and even time for nine holes of golf. We venture into Slovenia to sample the wine and food and get a glimpse of the culture and history in the capital of Ljubljana ("Ljubljana" is the Slovenian word for "lovely" and it is the perfect name!).

Highlights:

 

  • Guided tour of the Roman town of Aquileia,
  • Cellar tours and wine tastings,
  • Visit to the Enoteca of Cormons,
  • Tour of Palmanova and the Gorizia castle.
  • A day in Slovenia exploring the food and wine,
  • Cooking class.

 

Where you'll stay:

Castello Di Spessa, located on the Slovenian border, provides a flavor of both Italy and Slovenia. The castle contains eight beautiful rooms and is surrounded by lush vineyards. Guests can enjoy a round of golf or a stroll in the countryside. A first class restaurant provides an opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine.

Bookings:

Please visit our Booking page for details about our terms & conditions, and to make booking enquiries.