YOUR ITAL­IAN ITIN­ER­ARY

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THURS OC­TO­BER 4 AR­RIVE IN ITALY

Af­ter fly­ing from Lon­don to Venice, you will be trans­ferred to your ho­tel for the next two nights, the Ho­tel As­to­ria, which is per­fectly lo­cated near to the fan­tas­tic winer­ies we will be vis­it­ing.

Your Prosecco ad­ven­ture starts this af­ter­noon with an in­tro­duc­tory tast­ing and in­for­ma­tive Q&A hosted by the cel­e­brated wine writer and broad­caster Susy Atkins.

FRI OC­TO­BER 5 DIS­COVER PROSECCO

To­day, ac­com­pa­nied by Susy through­out, you will en­joy pri­vate be­hind-the-scenes tours and tast­ings at three of the re­gion’s finest and most fas­ci­nat­ing winer­ies. First, you will visit Villa Sandi, which dates back to 1622. Owned by the Moretti Pole­gato fam­ily, the Villa pro­duces a daz­zling range of Prosecco, from their Il Freso Rosé to the ex­cep­tional DOCG Su­pe­ri­o­rae Car­tizze La Rivetta.

Next you will ex­plore the his­toric Conte Col­lalto win­ery, which is set within im­pres­sive grounds in the vil­lage of Susegana and over­looked by Castello San Sal­va­tore, one of the old­est cas­tles in north­ern Italy.

Your day of won­der­ful Ital­ian wines and scenery con­tin­ues with a tast­ing at the Carpenè Malvoti win­ery in Conegliano, where your pri­vate tour will take you from the win­ery’s orig­i­nal Grappa cel­lar all the way to its state-of-the art mu­seum. Known as the “fa­thers of Prosecco”, An­to­nio Carpenè and An­gelo Mal­volti were pi­o­neers of the Char­mat method of pro­duc­ing Ital­ian sparkling wines – and what bet­ter time to visit than on their win­ery’s 150th birth­day!

This evening you are free to ex­plore the nearby town of Conegliano, or you can join the Ar­blaster & Clarke team for din­ner.

SAT OC­TO­BER 6 BORTOLOMIO­L LUNCH

Af­ter a morn­ing tast­ing at the pri­vate agri­t­ur­ismo of an or­ganic Prosecco pro­ducer and a walk to en­joy the fab­u­lous panoramic views of the Car­tizze hills, we will drive along the fa­mous Strada di Prosecco. Our next stop is the beau­ti­ful hill­side town of Val­dob­bi­adene. Af­ter a stroll from the main square and its 17th-cen­tury bell tower through the leafy Parco della Fi­lan­detta, we will ar­rive at the cel­e­brated Bortolomio­l win­ery to en­joy a su­perb tast­ing and lunch.

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