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Venice, one of the most famous cities in the world. But how many people knows the land behind it? Veneto is one of the most important regions of the country from an economic point of view, but not only: here you can find some wonderful cities of art and history such as Verona and Padua. A precious heritage to be enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco.

Friuli has always been a border region, which is why it is so interesting and fascinating. In this land you can find what Ippolito Nievo, an important Italian writer and patriot, described as 'a small compendium of the universe', alluding to the rich variety of landscapes. What really animates this region is the merging of the identities of those who have passed through it, creating a chorus of different but united voices.

  1. Milan
  2. Milan - Sirmione - Verona
  3. Verona - Vicenza - Padova
  4. Padova - Sesto Al Reghena - Concordia Sagittaria - Aquileia - Grado - Trieste
  5. Trieste - Miramare Castle - Trieste
  6. Trieste - Collio Goriziano - Cividale del Friuli - Udine
  7. Udine - Treviso - Valdobbiadene
  8. Valdobbiadene - Prosecco Hills

Venice, one of the most famous cities in the world. But how many people knows the land behind it? Veneto is one of the most important regions of the country from an economic point of view, but not only: here you can find some wonderful cities of art and history such as Verona and Padua. A precious heritage to be enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco.

 

Friuli has always been a border region, which is why it is so interesting and fascinating. In this land you can find what Ippolito Nievo, an important Italian writer and patriot, described as 'a small compendium of the universe', alluding to the rich variety of landscapes. What really animates this region is the merging of the identities of those who have passed through it, creating a chorus of different but united voices.

Itineraries

Day 1

Milan • Arrival

Arrival at Malpensa airport and transfer to hotel for the overnight.

Day 2

Milan- Sirmione- Verona • Lake of Garda from another side

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In the morning departure to Lake of Garda, the largest lake in Italy that embraces three regions: Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino Alto-Adige/South Tyrol. Stop in Sirmione and guided visit of the Castle and the Grottoes of Catullus, a splendid archaeological site with the remains of a Roman villa directly on the lake. Continue to Verona, meeting with the guide and visit of this beautiful city: the Arena, where an important Opera Festival take places every year during summer season, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, Juliet’s House, the Scaligero bridge. Accommodation at the hotel and overnight.

Day 3

Verona- Vicenza- Padova • Veneto's hidden gem

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Breakfast and departure to Vicenza, meeting with the guide and visit of the city and the masterpieces of Palladio, one of the greatest architects of the 16th century. Walk in the historic center, Piazza dei Signori, il Corso along which you can admire many of the Palladian buildings, the Olympic Theater (the oldest covered theater in the world), and the Palladian Basilica. Visit of Villa Valmarana ai Nani, composed of three buildings and a large italian park. The Palazzina and the Foresteria are frescoed by Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo. In the afternoon, continue to Padova, meeting with the guide and visit of the city: Piazza delle Erbe, il Palazzo della Ragione, Piazza dei Signori, Prato della Valle and Basilica of Sant’ Antonio. Accommodation at the hotel and overnight.

Day 4

Padova- Sesto Al Reghena- Concordia Sagittaria- Aquileia- Grado- Trieste • A taste of Friuli

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Breakfast and departure for the Western Friuli, meeting with the guide and visit of the Abbey complex of Sesto al Reghena which dates back to the Lombard age, where you can immerse yourself in the life of the Benedictine monks by visiting the abbots' residence and the church with precious frescoes. Continue to Concordia Sagittaria, important center that in 42 BC became a Roman colony with the name of Iulia Concordia. Visit of the remains of the ancient Via Annia, the decumanus, the city walls, the theater and the domus. Departure to Aquileia, UNESCO World Heritage, an ancient Roman city founded in 181 BC which later became the centre from which Christianity was spread. Visit of the forum, the port, the decumanus and the patriarchal Basilica with the breathtaking 4th century mosaic floors and the crypt of the frescoes. Arrival in Grado, crossing a beautiful lagoon landscape and short walking tour of the historic center. Departure to Trieste, accommodation at the hotel and overnight.

Day 5

Trieste- Miramare Castle- Trieste • The border city

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After breakfast, meeting with the guide and visit of Trieste, beautiful border city: Piazza Unità d’Italia, called the "living room of Trieste", surrounded by buildings and open to the sea, Piazza della Borsa, il Borgo Teresiano. In the afternoon visit of the Miramare Castle, built at the behest of the Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg in 1856, situated on a promontory overlooking the Gulf of Trieste and surrounded by a magnificent botanical park. At the end of the visit, we move back to Trieste for the overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

Trieste- Collio Goriziano- Cividale del Friuli- Udine • Going up through the hills

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Breakfast and departure with the guide to the Collio wine region, a harmonious landscape of hills planted with vines in orderly rows, woods, small villages, castles and churches. Visit of a winery with a short walk through the vineyards and tasting of fine DOC (Controlled Original Denomination) wines. Continue to Cividale del Friuli, the Roman “Forum Iulii” and the Longobard capital full of charm. Guided tour of the historic center, the Christian Museum, the Monastery of Santa Maria in Valle , the Devil’s Bridge and the famous Tempietto Longobardo, an elaborated 8th century baptismal font and the “Altar of Ratchis” with Lombard relief carvings. Arrival in Udine, accommodation at the hotel and overnight.

Day 7

Udine- Treviso- Valdobbiadene • The heart of Friuli

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After breakfast, meeting with the guide and visit of Udine, delightful city in the hearth of Friuli. First visit of Palazzo Patriarcale, the residence of the Patriarchs of Aquileia, to admire the bright frescoes of Giambattista Tiepolo who lived here when he reached his artistic maturity. Walk in the historic center: Piazza Libertà, defined as “the most beautiful venetian square on the mainland”, the Castle, the churches, the Mercatovecchio shopping street and Piazza San Giacomo with its colourful historical building where the people of Udine love to taste a glass of wine ("tajut" in Friulian). Departure for Treviso, and guided tour of the historic center: the rivers Sile and Cagnan that slip between the streets giving a unique charm to the old town, surrounded by ancient walls. Piazza dei Signori, the hearth of the city, the elegant palaces, the Duomo. Continue to Valdobbiadene, accommodation at the hotel and overnight.

Day 8

Valdobbiadene- Prosecco Hills • Among villages and vineyards

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After breakfast, we start a guided tour of the Prosecco Hills, Unesco World Heritage, as a cultural landscape
where the work of the winemakers contributed to create a uniqe scenario among villages and vineyards. Visit of a winery and tasting of Prosecco Superiore DOCG wines accompanied by board of local products. At the end of the visit, departure to Milan.

Price: from 1,630€ – based on 12 pax travelling
For further information on the price or a tailor-made quotation please contact us at info@out-of-italy.com or fill in the “Trip Enquiry” here above.

 

The quote includes: Private transfers and excursions by air conditioning minivan or coach including tolls, parking and driving maintenance (capacity according to current legislation); 7 overnights in BB; Tasting of Collio wines accompanied by board of local products (day 5); Tasting of Prosecco wines accompanied by board of local products (day 7); English speaking guides; Local taxes; Tour leader (from 6 pax), entrance fees

 

The quote does not include: International flights; All meals (unless specified); Drinks not included; Tips; Personal expenses and anything not specifically mentioned; overnight on day 8 (quoted separately)

 

Group departures:  21st May 2022 | 18th June 2022 | 16th July 2022 |03rd September 2022 | 08th October 2022

Travel in safety - The current itinerary is quoted according to the current safety/health law. The transport will allow the social distance between the passengers. In case regional laws will now allow certain attractions or Hotels to open we shall amend the itinerary according with the price to reflect the changes. We shall do everything is in our power to operate the itinerary as described above.

 

For logistics or technical reasons, the itinerary can be run with some amendments on the sequence of the visits and excursions

The literal translation of Borgo in English would be “Hamlet” or “Village“ but these words do not fully explains the meaning of “Borgo” is.
A “Borgo” is a fascinating, ancient, small Italian town, generally fortified and dating back to the period from Middle Ages to Renaissance. Walking in a “Borgo” is a step back in time, a walk through history, a typical Italian experience.