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!

Group Saluti

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  1. Reply

    Everything looks so dreamy and delicious. A tour based around prosecco—this sounds like a very very good idea!! What a beautiful area and wonderful tour.

    • Laney

      The area was beautiful and the food was amazing! And everyone learned so much about Prosecco – we’ll never look at a bottle the same way again:)

  2. Reply

    Oh my. I have always enjoyed theme dressing, but theme traveling sounds like ever so much mor fun. This must have been a terrific trip. Your photos are so enticing, and everyone looks so happy. I wish I had been along.

    • Laney

      Adri, the trip really was terrific! In addition to all the wonderful Prosecco and beautiful sites, the food we had was amazing and everyone got kudos for going a bit out of their comfort zone.There’s always next year:)…

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