Days 1 & 2
Bassano del Grappa: guided tour of the historic centre; visit to a 17th-century Grappa distillery and the Grappa Museum; visit Marostica famous for its outdoor chess competition; walk the vineyards of Breganze and meet one of the stars of Italian wine production .
Days 3 & 4
Asolo: walk on Monte Grappa on trails carved out by the Italian troops during the First World War; explore the Medieval buildings and Venetian architecture of Asolo; watch silk weavers use 18th-century looms; visit Palladio’s breathtaking Villa Barbaro; see Canova’s Gypsoteca with monumental plaster casts of his works.Veneto .
Days 5 & 6 & 7
Follina: enjoy a wine tasting at a boutique Prosecco producer; stroll through vineyards and fields to Mulinetto della Croda a small mill built in the 1600′s; visit the Abbazia di Follina a 12th-century Cistercian Abbey; stroll country lanes to a lunchtime cooking lesson; hike to Praderadego and get a glimpse of the Dolomites; farewell dinner at one of the Veneto’s most famous restaurants .
Details: 7 nights/ 8 days
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate 8 – 15 km/day in rolling countryside, through woods farmland and vineyards. Most trails are along well surfaced country roads .
Price: €2100 (Single supplement €300)
Start/Finish: Bassano del Grappa / Venice
Departures: On request
Inclusions: 7 night’s accommodation in comfortable three-star hotels; all breakfasts and meals as listed in the itinerary; all activities listed in the itinerary; all transfers, tips and gratuities; the services of a professional tour guide.
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