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Buon Appetito Friuli

  :: ITINERARY - ESCORTED TOUR (7 days / 6 nights) ::


Day 1
Arrival in the afternoon and hotel check-in at the castle's charming inn that will be your home for one week! Free time to explore the surroundings, visit the castle cellars or take an optional short drive to Gorizia, the only town in Italy divided by a border (its eastern half, Nova Gorica, is actually located in Slovenia).

The Castle of Spessa - Capriva del Friuli  - GO

Day 2
Morning: Guided excursion to Trieste, the capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, set between the blue waters of its gulf, the green hills and the white rocks of the Carso plateau. Visit of the Miramare Castle and the city's historical center. Lunch in a typical local restaurant.
Afternoon: Return to the castle in time for your cooking class # 1. Preparation of a three-course meal followed by dinner of your efforts.

The Castle of Miramare- TS

Day 3
Morning: Visit a cheese factory and guided excursion of Cividale, a little gem in the eastern foothills of Friuli, known for its delicious Gubana (an exquisite type of strudel filled with apples, pine seeds and raisins), top wines and lovely atmosphere that you can breathe strolling around the narrow cobble stone streets leading to the charming main square. Lunch in a typical restaurant of the area followed by a visit of a local winery.
Afternoon: Return to the castle for your cooking class # 2. Preparation of a three-course meal followed by dinner of your efforts.

Devil's bridge at Cividale del Friuli - ITALY

Day 4
Morning: Guided excursion to San Daniele, well known all over the world for the incomparable taste of its exquisite prosciutto, which is said to be the most delicate in all of Italy. Prosciutto-based lunch in a typical local restaurant followed by a visit to a prosciutto factory.
Afternoon: Return to the castle for your cooking class # 3. Preparation of a three-course meal followed by dinner of your efforts.

Prosciutto S.Daniele

Day 5
Morning: Departure to Aquileia for a guided visit of this Roman jewel, the most important archaeological site in northern Italy. You'll see the forum, remains of public baths and private houses, Roman roads with visible chariot tracks and the ancient Basilica which hosts stunning Byzantine frescoes and one of the largest and most spectacular early-Christian mosaic floors of Western Europe! Lunch in a typical agriturismo of the area with appetizers and samplings of local delicacies and wine.
Afternoon: return to the castle for your cooking class # 4 followed by dinner of your efforts.


Day 6
Full-day excursion to either Venice, Slovenia or Austria, giving you the possibility of tasting the gastronomic specialties of these neighboring areas, which have for many centuries influenced the cuisine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (free lunch).
VENICE: Venice doesn't need any presentation, being a fascinating city known all over the world. In the company of your guide, you'll explore the classical and secret Venice. You'll visit St. Mark's square and the Basilica, the Doge's palace, the Rialto Bridge with its characteristic food market and enchanting views over the Grand Canal. After lunch (not included), free time to experience your own Venice, maybe taking the vaporetto to Murano or a romantic gondola ride, visiting souvenir shops or just sitting at one of the famous cafés in St. Marks' square listening to the violins serenading in a magical atmosphere. Return to the castle in the late afternoon.
SLOVENIA: located only 20 minutes away from the estate, Slovenia is a small country renowned for its beautiful coast and charming little port towns, stunning caves, characteristic alpine lakes and a wonderful middle European capital. Our day in Slovenia includes a visit to the spectacular Postojna cave complex, which can be explored partly on foot and partly by electric train, and a visit to Ljubljana, Slovenia's attractive medieval and cosmopolitan capital. We'll visit the cathedral, the Triple Bridge, the famous open market and the medieval historic center before heading back to the castle in the late afternoon.
AUSTRIA: the Austrian border is only one-hour drive from the estate, so let's take a chance to spend a fantastic day in Carinthia, visiting the enchanting medieval town of Villach full of shops, lovely courtyards and outdoor cafés where you can savor the exquisite Austrian cakes. After lunch (not included) a short drive will take us to the charming lakeside town of Velden, Carinthia's most elegant holiday resort. We'll have some time to stroll along the splendid promenade and take an optional boat ride for a delightful cruise on the calm waters of Lake Wörth, against a backdrop of snowy peaks. Return to the castle in the late afternoon.

Postumja - Slovenia

Day 7
Hotel check-out and Arrivederci!

Murales at Bordano - Friuli - ITALY


Type of class: hands-on

Group size: max. 8 participants

Tour dates: available year round by request or join a group already booked:

October 8-14


Tour price

Eur. 2545 p.p. (excursion to Venice)

Eur. 2615 p.p. (excursion to Slovenia)

Eur. 2625 p.p. (excursion to Austria)

Tour includes
6 nights accommodation with en-suite bathroom at the castle inn
Daily buffet breakfast
4 hands-on cooking classes followed by dinner with paired wines
4 lunches and 1 dinner, including drinks (1/4 wine and ˝ mineral
water per person)
Visit to the castle wine ageing cellars
Daily guided excursions with transportation

Wine & cheese tasting
Roundtrip transfer to and from local train station (Cormons or Udine)
Taxes and service



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