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Our final day and still one more visit as we headed off for the arduous 3km drive to Villa Angarano on the outskirts of Bassano del Grappa. This Villa is a splendid, classic Palladian structure that is owned by the five Bianchi Michiel sisters and whose history dates back to the Doges of Venice. It…(Read More)

After the long day on Friday, we opted for a relaxing start on Saturday. The sun shone brightly, the views of the mountains were crystal clear and the open market in Bassano was in full flow. The town is very pretty with fascinating little side streets, a wonderful open square and many elements of history…(Read More)

A very full day was in store given our 8am start but well worth it. With the weather forecast proving to be wrong, and far less rain than expected, we arrived at the historic Abbazia Rosazzo close to the Slovenian border in the Colli Orientali. This was to be the setting for our tasting of…(Read More)

Our prosecco day


Similar to grappa on Wednesday, Prosecco is, perhaps, somewhat misunderstood and given that the huge majority of what is available in the UK is entry level it is no surprise. From Bassano del Grappa it was a 45 minute drive to the historic estate of Loredan Gasparini. The original owners can trace descendants back to…(Read More)

The 2019 tour season has started and our first group of intrepid explorers landed in Venice for the start of our North East Italy tour. We decided to get stuck in straight off the plane and headed north to the town of Schiavon where the family owned Grappa producer Poli is based. We don’t…(Read More)

I am just recently back from my final recce trip to North East Italy and am really looking forward to the first tour in April. The main purpose of this trip was to hone in on some key aspects of the tour and finalise the routes and lunches. Prosecco will feature strongly on one day…(Read More)

I have just returned from my reconnaissance trip to North East Italy feeling utterly stunned by the beauty of the scenery, the quality of the wines, the exquisite food and the customary, legendary warmth of the Italians. We will be staying in the quite spectacular and historic town of Bassano del Grappa. Based in a…(Read More)