Cocktail at Zaina;
Lunch at the wine cellar of Biscari Palace;
Professional Tour guide;
Guided Tours and Admissions to Gardens and Monuments in the tour
Promotuscia Customer Service;
Medical and luggage insurance.
In the afternoon arrival in Nogaro and check in to Hotel Vittoria.
Afterwards arrival at the medieval village Strassoldo. Visit to Strassoldo di sotto Castle with its age-old park together with Countess Ombretta Strassoldo, and Strassoldo di Sopra Castle welcomed by Countess Elisabetta Strassoldo.
Later on, transfer by coach to Gradiscutta di Varmo to visit Lorenzo Dante ferro’s laboratory, creator of many scents for the house.
Departure for san Giorgio di Nogaro.
Dinner in hotel.
Breakfast in hotel.
Departure for Cordovado to visit Piccolomini-freschi garden with the owner Donna Benedetta.
Then, visit to Altan Palace and its restored Italian garden.
Stop at Camino del Tagliamento to visit the nineteenth century garden of Mrs Pucci Stroili. The garden features an important arboretum and collections of mints, violets and hortensias.
In the early morning transfer to Rivignano for having breakfast in the Barchessa of Mirella Presot Collavini, creator of her garden. The flower designer Fontanel will join us.
In the afternoon, departure for Flambruzzo, ( along the way stop at one of the more suggestive corners of the area in front of villa Savorgnan Ottelio with an age-old magnolia in the middle of the garden). The Duke Gian Luca Badoglio will wait and show us the vast English park with rare species of trees and flowers.
In the afternoon, visit to Castions delle Mura where we will be welcomed by Donna Britta Costantini Scala. Dinner in the villa.
Return to the hotel
Breakfast in hotel.
Transfer to the city of Palmanova with a star-shaped structure , work of Scamozzi, favorite student of Palladio, and departure for Villanova dello Judrio to visit Vito Gorgnali’s Garden , an English gardener.
Drive to Rocca Bernarda Castle and visit to the vineyards and canteens, ( time for wine tasting).
Next is Rosazzo Abbey , a religious cultural test centre, known as “Monatsero delle Rose”, (Roses’ Monastery). Lunch at the Azienda Agricola Perusini on the hills of Collio, overlooking the valley and Carniche mountains.
In the afternoon departure for Gorizia to visit Coronini Cronberg Park. The tour guide Luciano Viaotri will also show his park. Not only does It features 500 species of azalea and 150 of mgnolia, Cornus, Viburnum, Kalmia, Prunus but also a beautiful landscape. Aperitif at casa Zaina. The owner of the house Mrs Marpillero is a well known poet and writer in Friuli language.
Return to the hotel.
Breakfast in hotel and checkout.
Departure for Duino to visit the castle and park.
Transfer to Udine train Station.
End of the tour.