HIDDEN GEMS: THE PROVINCE OF PORDENONE
Travel to one of the most charming hidden corners of Italy, the Province of Pordenone in the esternmost Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Let you be surprised by a land of variegated landscapes, charming towns and villages, charming culture, and remarkable food and wines.
Discover the historical city of Pordenone, the pretty and elegant medieval villages of San Vito al Tagliamento, Valvasone Arzere, and Polcenigo, and the town of Sacile, known as "the garden of the Serenissima". Taste some of Italy's top wines paired with the superb local food in the Grave of Friulia wine area. Enjoy an authentic travel experience!
Visit ICONIC ITALIAN DESTINATIONS and immerse yourself in authentic experiences, including:
San Vito al Tagliamento, a gem in the Province of Pordenone
Valvasone Arzere, member of the “Italy’s most beautiful villages” club
The Grave of Friuli Wine Land
Pordenone, the city of “The Pordenone”
Sacile, “The Garden of the Serenissima”
Polcenigo, “The Green Casket”
DAY 1 - Pick-up at Venice Airport and drop off to the province of Pordenone
BENVENUTO, WELCOME TO ITALY!. After your arrival to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), you will be transferred to your accommodation located in the Province of Pordenone, FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION (transfer time: approx. 1h). CHECK IN at the hotel and enjoy some time for relaxation. OVERNIGHT STAY IN THE PROVINCE OF PORDENONE AT 4-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, DOUBLE ROOM (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) WITH HALF-BOARD SERVICE (BREAKFAST AND 3-COURSE DINNER, DRINKS NOT INCLUDED).
DAY 2 - Art & Wine: full-day San Vito al Tagliamento, Valvasone Arzere and the grave wine land tour with private guide
ENJOY BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL. After breakfast, you will be transferred to SAN VITO AL TAGLIAMENTO (transfer time: approx. 40 min.), a pretty and elegant mediaeval village located in the heart of the Province of Pordenone. Here you will be met by our expert guide who will lead you through the beauties of this hidden gem: the Duomo (cathedral), a veritable art gallery of paintings and frescoes, the church of Santa Maria dei Battuti, a Friuli Renaissance jewel with splendid frescoes by Pomponio Amalteo, and the delightful little Italian- style theatre, named after Giangiacomo Arrigoni, which reveals influences of the Venetian Settecento. After the visit, you will be transferred to VALVASONE ARZERE. Lunch will be on your own. Valvasone Arzere is a member of the "Italy's most beautiful villages" club, thanks to the excellent state of conservation of the historic centre of the village of Valvasone, which boasts a number of elegant dwellings dating to between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. The most important architectural feature is the castle (entrance fee: € 4,50 per person) which, surrounded by the moat and the ancient city walls, preserves two bedrooms with stucco work, a small eighteenth-century theatre and a rich collection of paintings. Last but not least, the GRAVE OF FRIULI WINE LAND, a wine area covering a large area of land in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, between the Alps and the Adriatic sea. Here you will visit a local WINERY and TASTE THE DELICIOUS WINES! After the tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel. OVERNIGHT STAY IN THE PROVINCE OF PORDENONE AT 4-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, DOUBLE ROOM (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) WITH HALF-BOARD SERVICE (BREAKFAST AND 3-COURSE DINNER, DRINKS NOT INCLUDED).
DAY 3 - Il pordenone meets the "Garden of the Serenissima" and "the Green Casket": full-day Pordenone, sacile and Polcenigo with private guide
ENJOY BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL. After breakfast, you will be transferred to PORDENONE (transfer time: approx. 30 min.), a town still very much tied to its past, as testified by the historical buildings, frescoes and monuments of the charming old town, yet a centre also ready to embrace the challenges of present and future. It is curious that Pordenone is also the town that gave birth to Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis (1484-1539), known as "THE PORDENONE", the greatest Fruilian painter of the Renaissance period. Once arrived, you will be met by our expert guide who will take to visit this modern, curious and entertaining town! We will explore the old town on foot and admire the charm of historical buildings and porticos as well as the poetry of frescoes that seem to tell the history of this centre like pages of a book: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, the former Contrada Maggiore, stretches out as an elegant street flanked by porticos, historical buildings of great artistic interest, carefully-arranged shop windows and cosy cafes, the Duomo - the main church of Pordenone - and Palazzo Ricchieri (entrance fee: € 3,00 per person),the site of the Civic Museum of Art, with its collection of precious paintings and wooden sculptures. After the visit you will be transferred to SACILE, the so called “Garden of the Serenissima by Venetians. Its main characteristic is that it is a “water town”, since it originated and developed along the banks of one of the most important rivers on Friuli territory, the Livenza. Gateway city of Friuli and historically important centre of commerce, it now stands out for its tourist aspect linked to its rich history, spectacular landscapes and the architecture of its numerous palazzos, built by noble Venetians during the Renaissance period. Lunch will be on your own. After lunch, with our expert guide you will visit this splendid town, including Palazzo Ragazzoni (the symbol of Sacile and of its bond with the Republic of Venice, and is the ultimate representation of 16th-century splendour. It is also known as “the place of delights” for its abundance and luxury, and acted as a reference for Kings, Popes and Emperors) and the Duomo, majestic and solemn, spiritual place and guardian of the city’s art and history. After the visit of Sacile you will be transferred to POLCENIGO, also called the “Green Casket”, one of the "Borghi più belli d'Italia" (most beautiful villages in Italy)! After the visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel. OVERNIGHT STAY IN THE PROVINCE OF PORDENONE AT 4-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, DOUBLE ROOM (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) WITH HALF-BOARD SERVICE (BREAKFAST AND 3- COURSE DINNER, DRINKS NOT INCLUDED).
DAY 4 - breakfast, end of the services
BREAKFAST and CHECK OUT FROM THE HOTEL. End of the services. 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 Province of Pordenone, Friuli Venezia Giulia - transfer time: approx. 1h (Day 1);
- 3 nights in the Province of 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 1-4);
- Full-Day San Vito Al Tagliamento, Valvasone Arzere and the Grave Wine Land including: private transfer, full-day English-speaking guide, visit of San Vito Al Tagliamento, Valvasone Arzere, winery tour and tasting (Day 2);
- Full-Day Pordenone, Sacile and Polcenigo tour including: private transfer, full- day English-speaking guide, visit of Pordenone, Sacile and Polcenigo (Day 3).
Servces not included
City tourist taxes;
Entrance fee to the castle of Valvasone Arzere: € 4,50 per person (Day 2); • Entrance fee Palazzo Ricchieri: € 3,00 per person (Day 3);
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”.