The province of Cuneo near the city of Alba has “the original” and best white truffles in the world! This was the second year we were lucky enough to enjoy one of the world’s greatest delicacies. Many thanks to our friend and Trifulau (Truffle Hunter), Marco Varaldo…and most importantly his Truffle Dog!!!
This link says it all…who is joining us in Piedmont next year?
Our last winery visit of the Veneto/Alto-Adige tour was at Villa Sandi. One of the most prestigious and oldest prosecco producers in Italy. Not only do they produce amazing prosecco but also traditional method (Champagne method) sparkling wine too! I attached a link to their website so you can see more of the experience we had for yourself.
More later…Team Via Vitae!
A city in north central Veneto not known by many tourists but not to be missed on your travels! Bassano del Grappa sits at the beginning of the passage to the Dolomites. Beautiful views and a grappa museum with free tasting too!
More later…Team Vitae!
Visiting the Abbazia di Novacella is like stepping back in time almost 1000 years ago. It is one of the oldest active Abbys in Italy. A great experience in a part of Italy that used to be Austria for hundreds of years prior to World War II. Oh and they also make amazing wines too!
One of the most amazing wine tasting experiences of my life! Hiking through the mountain vineyards of the Kurtatsch winery while stopping to taste each wine at the point of origin will be a memory we will all have for the rest of our life. Even if you do not enjoy wine the views and vistas are a once in a lifetime experience! Thank you Kurtatsch!!!
Teroldego is an ancient grape that comes from a northern part of Italy called Trentino. We were so fortunate to have an invitation to visit Foradori. An organic winery that had the original clone of the Teroldego varietal. They are also one of the only wineries to age their wines in clay pots…a practice dating back before ancient Rome!
What an experience…more later!
On the northern shores of Lago di Garda, Italy’s largest lake, is the village of Riva del Garda. A must visit for its indescribable beauty!