Walking the Prosecco Hills


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    Discover one of the oldest wine regions in Italy, the Prosecco Hills

    Just an hour’s drive north of Venice, in the foothills of the Dolomites, is one of the world’s best, yet largely undiscovered, wine regions. Here ancient terraced vineyards clinging to the sides of every possible slope are dedicated exclusively to grapes for Italy’s most prized sparkling wine: Prosecco. Based in an elegant converted villa, located in the heart of the so called ‘Prosecco Road’ – Italy’s oldest wine route – we spend a week walking through picturesque rolling hills and sampling the area’s delicious cuisine and authentic bubbles. We also visit charming medieval villages such as Cison, Follina, Asolo as well as the beautiful capital province of Treviso.

    Highlights

    • Enjoy quiet trails away from the crowds
    • Taste the authentic Italian bubbles and visit local producers
    • Explore charming medieval villages and Treviso
    • Stay in an elegant historic villa with pool
    • Key information
    • 7 nights at 4-star hotel, all rooms en suite
    • 5 days centre-based walking and sightseeing; 1 free day
    • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 18 yrs
    • Altitude maximum 1,570m; average 600m
    • Well marked trails and paths
    • Travel by private air-conditioned minibus

    Inclusions

    • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 wine tastings included
    • All accommodation

    Itinerary

    Day 1
    Start Soligo (D)

    Day 2
    Morning walk around the mediaeval villages of Cison di Valmarino and Follina;visit a beautiful Cistercians abbey dating back to the 12th century. (B, L)

    Day 3
    Circular walk in the heartland of the Prosecco region; visit one of the best local producers for wine-tasting and learn about the wine-making process. (B, L)

    Day 4
    Morning guided sightseeing in the elegant provincial capital of Treviso; afternoon relaxing walk through the Natural Park of the River Sile. (B)

    Day 5
    Visit the UNESCO Palladian Villla Barbaro before ascending to Monte St. Giorgio, originally used as the front line during World War I; walk to the elegant hilltop town of Asolo. (B, L)

    Day 6
    Free day; relax by the hotel’s pool, take an optional trip to Venice or spend an afternoon in the pretty town of Conegliano. (B)

    Day 7
    Panoramic walk through the alpine landscape of Monte Cesen (1570m): enjoy a 360 degree view of the Venetian Prealps. (B, L, D)

    Day 8
    End Soligo. (B)

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