Postcards from Prosecco

Prosecco VineyardFrom drinking Prosecco in the vineyards of Valdobbiadene to boating through the Venetian lagoon, we experienced it all.  Prosecco was the theme of our trip and included many glasses of the sparkling wine, but we also dug a little deeper into this extraordinary region, northwest of Venice. We had an absolutely fantastic group of people who experienced first hand some of the things that makes this corner of Italy so special. If you’re on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ve seen a handful of our sights (and sounds)  but I wanted to share a few more highlights.

Of course, where do you start a Prosecco tour? In the vineyard of course – and with Matteo, the winemaker!

Le Volpere VineyardLe Volpere VineyardLe Volpere VineyardCooking in an Italian kitchen with our expert instructors from Peccati di Gola was a real treat!

Cooking ClassCooking ClassCruising in our own boat around Venice and the lagoon on a gorgeous day while sipping Prosecco was pretty spectacular. A visit to Murano for a little shopping and glass blowing demonstration and an incredible seafood lunch on Burano with tiramisù and bussalà for dessert were the cherry on top.

MuranoSeafood Platter in BuranoAnd then a bit more Prosecco (with an occasional spritz, too).

Prosecco at Garbara CartizzeThe most amazing and freshest buffalo mozzarella ever! And mind numbing ricotta, yogurt, panecotta and gelato all made from buffalo milk from the friendly buffalo that were relaxing outside in the barn.

Buffalo Ricotta

This is just small quick peek at our trip through the beautiful Prosecco region. Stay tuned for more information about our 2016 Ortensia Blu Italian Adventure trips. I sure hope you’ll come along!

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