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The First Golf Tournament
for Friulani nel Mondo

(8-13 October 2006)

What a joy it will be to have the experience of playing golf directly in your beautiful land of origin!

The first international golf tournament for Friulani nel Mondo will gather together Friulians from different parts of the world who will meet at Castello di Spessa Resorts for a week full of fun, sports challenge, reciprocal knowledge as well as world class food and wine.

Inspired by the beauty of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia landscape dotted with vineyards, castles, Roman ruins, idyllic villages and unpolluted lagoons, we have chosen to play at three premier golf clubs that stand out as some of the most complete and well equipped golf courses in the Triveneto area: Golf Club Udine in the heart of Friuli, Golf Club Grado on the sunny lagoon island and Golf and Country Club Gorizia - Castello di Spessa in the heart of the Collio wine region.

The golf combined with soaking up the renowned Friulian hospitality will provide many fond memories that all will cherish for a lifetime.

LOCATIONS

Golf Club Udine
 Golf Club Udine Founded in 1973, this splendid 18-hole golf club is situated in Fagagna, just outside the city of Udine in marvellous surroundings. Protected by century-old oak trees and the light shadow of wild cherry and alder trees, it exploits at best the natural characteristic of its undulating landscape that also features two lakes and a stream crossing four holes. A demanding course at an excellent technical level with ample fairways and small greens that will put even expert golfers to the test. The high quality of the course is surely due to its excellent maintenance and constant improvement. After the round, the Club House offers a pleasant and welcoming environment with two large terraces and restaurant.

Golf Club Grado
 Golf Club Grado Sun, sea, nature and sport. All this can be found at golf course Grado, situated in one of the most scenic locations on the sunny island bearing the same name. Surrounded by an amazing natural lagoon environment, it features numerous water hazards and rather interesting holes. Founded in 1997, the course is technical and very pleasant for non professionals as well. It belongs to the charming "Tenuta Primero" estate, which includes outstanding accommodation structures, a marina with 200 boat places and the refined "Casone" restaurant / Club House, widely renowned for its excellent cuisine and whose architecture reminds you of typical local fishermen huts.

Golf and Country Club Gorizia - Castello di Spessa
 Golf and Country Club Gorizia - Castello di Spessa Golf and Country Club Gorizia - Castello di Spessa is a new 18-hole golf course located in Capriva del Friuli, Gorizia, in a spectacular setting that offers magnificent views over the surrounding Collio hills covered with vineyards and cypress trees which also make up the obstacles that the golfer comes up against. Extending over a 5,850-metre track with a total par of 71, the course was designed by the famous golf architect Giacomo Cabrini who really highlighted the natural beauty of the place without damaging it. The route involves special difficulties to make it a challenge for expert players, but it is still very enjoyable and practicable for any level of player. The decidedly mild climate offers the possibility of playing all year round.

ACCOMMODATION

Castello di Spessa Resorts welcome guests from all over the world in splendid surroundings. Guests can choose among first-class accommodation at Castello di Spessa, warm hospitality at Tavernetta al Castello or pleasant farm stays at La Boatina.
 Castello di Spessa

 Castello di Spessa Time spent at Castello di Spessa is a dream-like experience. It is a charming 13th century manor with 9 spacious suites, elegantly furnished with 18th century style furniture, that overlook the garden, the park, the golf course and the gentle slopes of the Collio hills. The estate on which the castle was built also houses a renowned winery producing prized D.O.C. red and white wines and an excellent grappa. The aging cellars, which can be reached by descending seventy steps underground the castle, were a former military bunker. They were built at the end of the 30's and used during the Second World War as a bomb shelter. They cross the heart of the castle from east to west and they are the pride of the resort.

 Tavernetta al Castello Tavernetta al Castello is a charming inn located at the foot of the little hill dominated by Castello di Spessa. The Inn, entirely rebuilt on the site of the castle's old tavern, hosts a refined restaurant on the ground floor and ten enchanting suites with private bathroom (some with jacuzzi shower or bath), air conditioning, phone, minibar, hair dryer, satellite TV, on the first floor. All adorned with elegant tapestries and furnishings, they offer delightful views of a breathtaking landscape.

 La Boatina La Boatina belongs to Castello di Spessa resorts and shares the group's philosophy to provide a pleasant stay in a relaxing environment. Located only 3 kilometres from the castle, La Boatina is both the name of the wine farm producing excellent wines and the name of the Mediterranean style villa adjacent to the farm that offers accommodation in five bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and refined furnishings in local farmhouse style.

 

  :: ITINERARY - (6 days / 5 nights) ::

 

Sunday - 8 October 2006 (L,D)
Arrival at Venice airport and transfer by private minibus to Castello di Spessa resorts for 5 nights.
Welcome party and free time to explore the surroundings, visit the castle cellars and taste the excellent wines produced here.
Dinner at Vinnaeria La Baita.
Overnight stay at Castello / Tavernetta / Boatina

Golf green
 

Monday - 9 October 2006 (B, L, D)
Breakfast
Transfer by private minibus to Golf Club Udine for your first round of golf.
Luncheon at the Club House.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Udine or Cividale and visit to a winery & wine tasting in the Colli Orientali del Friuli.
Dinner at La Subida
Overnight stay at Castello / Tavernetta / Boatina

Golf at Cividale del Friuli - UD
 

Tuesday - 10 October 2006 (B, L, D)
Breakfast
Transfer by private minibus to Golf Club Grado for your second round of golf.
Luncheon at the Club House.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Grado/Aquileia.
Dinner at Tavernetta al Castello.
Overnight stay at Castello / Tavernetta / Boatina

walking on the green at Udine golf club
 

Wednesday - 11 October (B)
Breakfast
Full-day free for independent sightseeing and time to relax or shop at your leisure
Overnight stay at Castello / Tavernetta / Boatina

 

Thursday - 12 October (B, L, D)
Breakfast
Golf Tournament for Friulani nel Mondo at Golf and Country Club Gorizia - Castello di Spessa Luncheon at the Club House.
Farewell dinner party at the Castello
Overnight stay at Castello / Tavernetta / Boatina

 

Friday - 13 October (B)
Breakfast
Transfer to Venice airport for return flights to the US or extend your stay in Venice for one or more extra nights.

At the golf restaurant
 

TOUR INFORMATION
(6 days / 5 nights)


Group size:
min. 12 participants

Tour date
:
8 - 13
October 2006

Tour price:

1320.00 p.p. (accommodation at Castello di Spessa)
Single supplement 190

1185.00 p.p. (accommodation at Tavernetta al Castello)
Single supplement 120

1095.00 p.p. (accommodation at La Boatina)
Single supplement 60


Tour includes:
Roundtrip transfer to and from Venice airport by private minibus
5 nights accommodation with en-suite bathroom at Castello di Spessa / Tavernetta al Castello / La Boatina in double occupancy
Daily buffet breakfast
4 lunches and 4 dinners, excluding drinks
3 green fees at Udine/Grado/Gorizia golf courses plus tournament fee at Golf and Country Club Gorizia - Castello di Spessa
Visit to the castle cellars and wine tasting
Guided sightseeing tours, including transportation as per itinerary
Admission fees to museums and attractions included in the itinerary
Winery visits and wine tasting fees

Tour excludes:

Airfare
Golf cart rental
Drinks at meals and anything not specifically mentioned under "tour includes"

 

NOTES
For the non-golfer, a carefully planned sightseeing and leisure program (cooking classes, walking tours, etc.) is provided during golfing hours as well as welcome and farewell gala dinners, entertainment and many other opportunities to experience the local flavor.
Our local staff is available throughout the trip just to make sure everything is to your liking.

 
   
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