About this holiday
Our base for the trip is the exquisite country house hotel Villa Luppis. Situated just under an hours’ drive from Venice, this hotel really is a real treat and provides a warm
welcome to Italy. On arrival after lunch, our afternoon is free to relax and wander the expansive grounds or take a swim in the pool, before our welcome drink and extensive dinner with a menu composed of exceptional and delicious traditional courses of the region.
Cooking & Wine
The next morning is spent with the hotel’s chef watching and helping prepare our own menu for lunch using some of the areas best quality local ingredients. Later we visit the hotels
winery which is located in an ice cellar dating back to the year 1200. Here, the Sommelier introduces a variety of important red and white wines
explaining their characteristics, how they are produced and of course, the best combinations with many food courses. Dinner then takes on a gala
flair in the hotels gourmet restaurant - Tabula.
Day in Venice
With its close proximity from the hotel, we head to Venice for the day. The people of Veneto founded this amazing city in 421AD and their
legacies live on in marble palaces, great churches and countless art treasures in the city’s galleries. 100 islands are divided by canals and
linked by over 450 bridges and we can explore the famous sights from Piazza San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica.
Prosecco & Pizza
The area of northern Italy is the main producer of Prosecco and out and about again we head to one of the producers. Made predominantly from Glera grapes, this Italian white wine can be spumante (sparkling), frizzante (semi-sparkling) or tranquillo (still). We’ll then enjoy lunch before relaxing back at the hotel. For our final evening there is no better way to round off an Italian holiday in a typical pizzeria.
Found right on the border between the Veneto and Friuli regions, this former monastery is steeped in aristocratic history. Built at the beginning of the 11th century full of Italian heritage this now beautiful country hotel is still family owned and run.
Surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, the elegant estate comes complete with 2 restaurants (including 1 gourmet serving regional specialities),
piano bar, swimming pool, a tennis court, gym and bicycles for hire. There is also a sauna, Turkish bath and massage room available at an extra charge.
All 39 bedrooms and 6 suites are individually decorated and many furnished with period pieces. Each room has a TV, telephone, air-conditioning, minibar, hairdryer and complimentary WiFi.