Friuli is a border area with a glorious past at the crossroads of different cultures that influenced its history, architecture and traditions. This is one of the most prestigious areas in Italy for wine production, particularly of white wines that are renowned all over the world: Ribolla gialla, Pignolo, Schiopettino, Chardonnay, Pinot grigio and so on.
The Collio, the area of production of these wines, is reminiscent of Tuscany with its gentle hills speckled with wineries and ancient villages: it is as charming and relaxing as the Chianti.
It is difficult to visit all that Friuli can offer in a short time: we would like to give you just some interesting hints of its history, art, food and wine... so that you will have the desire to return and find out all the rest.
The excursion begins with a visit to Aquileia: with its immense archaeological area and the Basilica, it is a precious treasure chest of art and history. The tour goes on with Cividale del Friuli, an ancient town built in 50 b.C., whose old town is rich with Romanesque, Celtic and medieval architecture and shows how the various dominations have transformed this area in the past centuries. In Cividale del Friuli you will be free time to walk around and have lunch.
In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to taste and buy the famous Collio white wines in a winery; then you will return to Venice with a wealth of knowledge you will treasure in your hearts and in your minds.
TOUR DURATION: 9 hours, 9:00-18:00
DRIVER: SKILLED AND ENGLISH-SPEAKING
VEHICLE: MERCEDES LAST MODELS SEDANS, MINIBUSES
MEETING PLACE: PIAZZALE ROMA, CORNER OF CASSA DI RISPARMIO BANK, NCC – “CAR RENTAL WITH A DRIVER” – PARKING PLACES
HOW TO MEET THE DRIVER: NAME CARD ON THE WINDSHIELD OF THE VEHICLE
EMERGENCY PHONE CONTACT: 0039 340 3771964
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- LUNCH, ADMISSION TO MUSEUMS, CELLARS, THREE PEAKS OF LAVAREDO
- FOR ANY PICK-UP OF CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE VENICE ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE AGREED UPON
- FOR ANY PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF OF CUSTOMERS IN VENICE OLD TOWN BY MOTORBOATS ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE AGREED UPON
- IF PARTICULARLY LUXURIOUS VEHICLES ARE REQUIRED (LONG MERCEDES S 350 4MATIC, LUXURY MERCEDES V MINIVAN, BMW X5 4MATIC SUV): VENICE TRAVEL MAKES USE OF LUXURY VEHICLES THAT ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WITH A 30% SURCHARGE ON THE SELECTED VEHICLE MODEL (SEDAN, MINIBUS)