FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA: PATH OF ART & FLAVOURS
Friuli Venezia Giulia is a real discovery. A small but vibrant region rich in culture and amazing flavors. Join this short break crafted to make you discover the hidden treasures of the Region, like the enchanting city of Trieste, the ancient town of Aquileia, and the charming town of Grado, the "Mother of Venice", and taste some Italy's top food and wine, like Prosciutto San Daniele, Prosecco and grappa liqueur.
Visit ICONIC ITALIAN DESTINATIONS and immerse yourself in authentic experiences, including:
- Friuli Venezia Giulia and its beauties
- Aquileia, on the trail of the Roman Empire
- The city of Grado and its lagoon
- Food Tour: cheese and prosciutto di San Daniele
- Trieste 3-hour walking tour with private guide
DAY 1 - pick-up at Venice Airport and Drop Off to the hotel in Friuli Venezia Giulia, winery tour and tasting
BENVENUTO, WELCOME TO ITALY!. After your arrival to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), you will be transferred to your accommodation located in the heart of FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION (transfer time: approx. 1h and 45 min.). CHECK IN at the hotel and enjoy some time for relaxation. In the afternoon, you will have a WINERY TOUR and TASTING OF LOCAL WINES, the right way to welcome you to Friuli Venezia Giulia Region! OVERNIGHT STAY IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION AT 4-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, DOUBLE ROOM (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) WITH HALF-BOARD SERVICE (BREAKFAST AND 3-COURSE DINNER, DRINKS NOT INCLUDED).
DAY 2 - Aquileia 3 - hour walking tour with private guide, leisure time in Grado
ENJOY BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL. After breakfast, you will be transferred to AQUILEIA, an artistic and historical treasure trove. It has been a UNESCO site since 1998 due to the importance of its archaeological area and the beauty of the floor mosaics that it safeguards. Among them, the largest and most well-known attraction is the BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA, dating back to the fourth century. However, added to this are other precious mosaic remains from the Roman and early Christian ages, which make Aquileia a kind of capital of the Western Roman mosaic. With our expert guide, you will discover the beauties of cities, visiting the BASILICA, the MOSAICS, the CRYPT OF EXCAVATION and the BAPTISTERY. Lunch will be on your own. In the Afternoon, you will be transferred to GRADO, the Lagoon City of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. Smaller than Venice, but with its fair share of charm and history, Grado is a town with 1600 years of history. In the narrow streets and small squares of the town centre you could breathe the history of what many know as the mother of Venice, given that Grado was founded in the Roman era as an important port in Aquileia’s port system. The historic centre is a picturesque maze of calli (streets) and campielli (squares), with traditional buildings dotted with stone walls, small windows, narrow stairways and distinctive chimneys. The urban fabric has remained unchanged over time, the typical face of an upper Adriatic seaside village. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your accommodation. OVERNIGHT STAY IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION AT 4-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, DOUBLE ROOM (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) WITH HALF-BOARD SERVICE (BREAKFAST AND 3- COURSE DINNER, DRINKS NOT INCLUDED).
DAY 3 - prosciutto di San Daniele and Grappa
ENJOY BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL. Today recommend not to have a heavy breakfast, because you will spend the most part of your time tasting local specialities that Friuli Venezia Giulia has to offer! After breakfast, you will be transferred to SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI, one of the “pearls of Friuli Venezia Giulia, famous for its smoked trout and above all for the inimitable taste of the ham it has been producing for centuries, with the help of a unique micro- climate. Here we will visit a local PROSCIUTTIFICIO (ham factory), where you will learn how this craft tradition passed down from generation to generation. During the visit, you will see the San Daniele hams hang in the curing and maturing rooms and TASTE this delicious and unique gastronomic delicacy. After the tour, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for lunch (lunch will be on your own). After lunch, we will stop to a local DISTILLERY, where you will discover the magic of artisanal distillation with a guided tour. TOUR and TASTING of GRAPPA. After the tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel. OVERNIGHT STAY IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION AT 4-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, DOUBLE ROOM (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) WITH HALF-BOARD SERVICE (BREAKFAST AND 3- COURSE DINNER, DRINKS NOT INCLUDED).
DAY 4 - Trieste 3-hours walking tour with private guide
ENJOY BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL. After breakfast, you will be transferred to TRIESTE, the capital city of Friuli Venezia Giulia (transfer time: approx. 1h). Here you will be met by our expert guide who will lead you through the main interesting points of the city: the RISIERA OF SAN SABBA, founded as a factory for processing rice at the end of the 19th century, was the only concentration camp in Italy equipped with a crematorium, PIAZZA UNITA’ D’ITALIA, the largest square facing the sea in Europe, the ROMAN THEATRE (external visit), at the foot of the San Giusto hill is one of the most striking remains of ancient Roman Tergeste, and the SAN GIUSTO CASTLE (entrance fee: €2,00 per person), which offers stunning views over the city and the Gulf of Trieste. Lunch will be on your own. Leaisure time in the afternoon. On request, we can take you to visit the Miramare Castle, the majestic white castle that overlooks the sea and is surrounded by a huge park full of rare and exotic tree species. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your accommodation. OVERNIGHT STAY IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION AT 4-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, DOUBLE ROOM (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) WITH HALF-BOARD SERVICE (BREAKFAST AND 3-COURSE DINNER, DRINKS NOT INCLUDED).
DAY 5 - transfer to Venice Airport (private transfer)
BREAKFAST and CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) according to your flight schedule (transfer time: approx. 1h and 45 min.). Arrivederci and we hope to see you again!
- Pick-up at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and drop off to the 4-star hotel accommodation located in Friuli Venezia Giulia - transfer time: approx. 1h and 45 min. (Day 1);
- 4 nights in Friuli Venezia Giulia at 4-star hotel accommodation, double room (double occupancy) with half-board service - breakfast and 3-course dinner, drinks not included (Day 1-5);
- Winery tour and tasting (Day 1);
- Private transfer, Aquileia 3-hour walking tour with private guide, entrance fee , leisure time in Grado (Day 2);
- Friuli Venezia Giulia Food Tour including: private transfer, Prosciutto Di San Daniele factory tour and tasting, distillery tour and tasting of local Grappa (Day 3);
- Trieste 3-hour walking tour with private guide: private transfer, Trieste 3-hour walking tour with private guide (Day 4);
- Pick-up at the hotel and drop off to Venice Marco Polo Airport (Day 5).
Services not Included:
- Flight ticket;
- City tourist taxes;
- San Giusto Castle entrance fee: € 2,00 per person (Day 4);
- Entrance fee to the Miramare Castle: € 12,00 per person (Day 4);
- Lunch and dinners not included in the section “SERVICES INCLUDED”;
- Basic medical insurance: on request;
- Tips and everything not mentioned in the section “SERVICES INCLUDED”.