About this holiday
Our base for the trip is the superb Villa Luppis. Situated just under an hours’ drive from Venice our delightful accommodation provides a warm welcome to Italy. On arrival, our afternoon is free to relax and wander the grounds, before our welcome drink and dinner with a menu composed of
delicious traditional courses of the region.
Cooking & Wine
One morning is spent with the hotel’s chef as he helps us cook up our own lunch using 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.
San Danieli del Friuli
The town of San Daniele has produced a delicious, sweet ham for centuries. Out and about again we head to the oldest ham producer in the town. Preparation of the ham requires many stages but the result is well worth it with experts confirming the quality of the produce. We’ll then enjoy lunch in a local trattoria before relaxing back at the hotel. For our final evening, what better way to round off spend an Italian holiday with a fabulous New Years Eve Gala Dinner.
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.