Michelin Star Cooking on the Prosecco Road

From the jagged peaks of the Dolomites to the fertile banks of the Po River, the Veneto has geography as diverse as its history. We invite you to experience the “real” Veneto on this wonderful journey. The foothills of the Veneto Alps provide the stunning backdrop to Follina, a charming small town immersed in the Prosecco vineyards. In this setting you will find the Hotel Villa Abbazia, an extraordinary country hotel, and a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux family.


Latest Review

We gave this trip 5 stars
Janet C & Bruce
AE
We drove from the Venice airport and it was about an hour drive, through vineyards as you approached the hotel. We had some free time and went to 2 wineries that were recommended by the hotel--all processo tastings of course. We did have a very nice tasting that was included in the program with some food pairing.

Trip Details

You will have 2 cooking classes in the hotel’s premier 1-star Michelin restaurant, which features the best of the Italian dining experience, great food in a perfect environment. The restaurant’s Chef Donato Episcopo combines the traditional tastes of the Veneto cuisine with Apulian flavors to create a unique culinary expression. The chef will guide you in hands-on sessions featuring a traditional menu that you will be able to reproduce easily at home.


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Itinerary

Day One

Order of activities may vary depending on the season.

  • Arrival at Villa Abbazia on your own and settle into your accommodations. (Transfers may be arranged/included for an additional cost).
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner a la carte by candlelight in the hotel’s 1-star Michelin restaurant (wines not included).
  • Overnight.

Day Two

  • Following breakfast, your morning will be dedicated to discovering Venetian and Italian products, starting with the famed Prosecco wine. You will be driven into the hills on the Prosecco wine road to discover one of the most prestigious wine cellars with a guide at your side. Wine degustation will follow, and will include such wines as Prosecco and Cartizze.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • In the afternoon, your first cooking lesson with Chef Donato Episcopo in the Michelin-starred restaurant. The 4-course meal will feature ancient Venetian cuisine of the Doges, which may include asparagus of Cimadolmo, artichokes of S. Erasmus, mushrooms, and beans of Lamon. Dishes will depend on the time of year, but you will definitely be making a dish born in Treviso: tiramisu!
  • Tasting dinner tonight at the hotel restaurant with the dishes prepared during the lesson, accompanied by a glass of prosecco.
  • Overnight.

Day Three

  • Breakfast and your next cooking lesson with Chef Episcopo, followed by a 4-course traditional Italian lunch.
  • In the afternoon, time on your own to discover the wonderful nature surrounding the hotel. Take a walking or biking tour; the hotel’s receptionist will be at your disposal and will provide a full itinerary and map; every difficulty level is available.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Day Four

  • Breakfast and check out of your accommodations.

Day One

Order of activities may vary depending on the season.

  • Arrival at Villa Abbazia on your own and settle into your accommodations. (Transfers may be arranged/included for an additional cost).
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner a la carte by candlelight in the hotel’s 1-star Michelin restaurant (wines not included).
  • Overnight.

Day Two

  • Following breakfast, your morning will be dedicated to discovering Venetian and Italian products, starting with the famed Prosecco wine. You will be driven into the hills on the Prosecco wine road to discover one of the most prestigious wine cellars with a guide at your side. Wine degustation will follow, and will include such wines as Prosecco and Cartizze.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • In the afternoon, your first cooking lesson with Chef Donato Episcopo in the Michelin-starred restaurant. The 4-course meal will feature ancient Venetian cuisine of the Doges, which may include asparagus of Cimadolmo, artichokes of S. Erasmus, mushrooms, and beans of Lamon. Dishes will depend on the time of year, but you will definitely be making a dish born in Treviso: tiramisu!
  • Tasting dinner tonight at the hotel restaurant with the dishes prepared during the lesson, accompanied by a glass of prosecco.
  • Overnight.

Day Three

  • Breakfast and check out of your accommodations.

Trip Details

Included in the 3-Night Trip

Accommodations

3 nights accommodation in deluxe double room

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 dinners

Classes & Instructors

You will have 2 cooking classes in the hotel’s premier 1-star Michelin restaurant, which features the best of the Italian dining experience, great food in a perfect environment. The restaurant’s Chef Donato Episcopo combines the traditional tastes of the Veneto cuisine with Apulian flavors to create a unique culinary expression. The chef will guide you in hands-on sessions featuring a traditional menu that you will be able to reproduce easily at home.

Excursions

  • Half-day excursion with guide and private driver to a prestigious Prosecco winery, tasting included

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost

Miscellaneous

  • Prosecco included with meals following cooking classes

Not Included

  • Beverages with welcome dinner

Included in the 2-Night Trip

Accommodations

2 nights accommodation in deluxe double room

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 dinners

Classes & Instructors

You will have 1 cooking class in the hotel’s premier 1-star Michelin restaurant, which features the best of the Italian dining experience, great food in a perfect environment. The restaurant’s Chef Donato Episcopo combines the traditional tastes of the Veneto cuisine with Apulian flavors to create a unique culinary expression. The chef will guide you in a hands-on session featuring a traditional menu that you will be able to reproduce easily at home.

Excursions

  • Half-day excursion with guide and private driver to a prestigious Prosecco winery, tasting included

Transfer Details

  • Arrival and departure transfers are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost

Miscellaneous

  • Prosecco included with meals following cooking classes

Not Included

  • Beverages with welcome dinner

Accommodation Information

The Villa is housed in a 17th century building in the historic center of Follina in the province of Treviso. The attention to architectural features and use of authentic materials result in a refined elegance, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All the bedrooms are luminous and spacious; the gardens are lush and magical. Breakfast is served on the terrace, surrounded by magnolia trees and flowers.

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Pricing & Tour Dates

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Pricing:

3-night Program
US$1450 per person based on double occupancy

    30% deposit due to confirm booking.
    Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

    Single occupancy rate: please inquire.

    Transfers to and from Conigliano, Follina or Venice: priced on request.


    Tour Dates

    Available the following dates for a minimum of 2 people. Other start dates might be possible, please inquire.
    Closed January 6 – March 16.
    2019
    June 30-July 3
    July 3-6
    July 7-10
    July 10-13
    July 14-17
    July 17-20
    July 21-24
    July 24-27
    July 28-31
    July 31-August 3
    August 4-7
    August 7-10
    August 11-14
    August 14-17
    August 18-21
    August 21-24
    August 25-28
    August 28-31
    September 1-4
    September 4-7
    September 8-11
    September 11-14
    September 15-18
    September 18-21
    September 22-25
    September 25-28
    September 29-October 2
    October 2-5
    October 6-9
    October 9-12
    October 13-16
    October 16-19
    October 20-23
    October 23-26
    October 27-30
    October 30-November 2
    November 3-6
    November 6-9
    November 10-13
    November 13-16
    November 17-20
    November 20-23
    November 24-27
    November 27-30
    December 1-4
    December 4-7
    December 8-11
    December 11-14
    December 15-18
    December 18-21

    2020
    March 15-18
    March 18-21
    March 22-25
    March 25-28
    March 29-April 1
    April 1-4
    April 5-8
    April 8-11
    April 12-15
    April 15-18
    April 19-22
    April 22-25
    April 26-29
    April 29-May 2
    May 3-6
    May 6-9
    May 10-13
    May 13-16
    May 17-20
    May 20-23
    May 24-27
    May 27-30
    May 31-June 3
    June 3-6
    June 7-10
    June 10-13
    June 14-17
    June 17-20
    June 21-24
    June 24-27
    June 28-July 1
    July 1-4
    July 5-8
    July 8-11
    July 12-15
    July 15-18
    July 19-22
    July 22-25
    July 26-29
    July 29-August 1
    August 2-5
    August 5-8
    August 9-12
    August 12-15
    August 16-19
    August 19-22
    August 23-26
    August 26-29
    August 30-September 2
    September 2-5
    September 6-9
    September 9-12
    September 13-16
    September 16-19
    September 20-23
    September 23-26
    September 27-30
    September 30-October 3
    October 4-7
    October 7-10
    October 11-14
    October 14-17
    October 18-21
    October 21-24
    October 25-28
    October 28-31
    November 1-4
    November 4-7
    November 8-11
    November 11-14
    November 15-18
    November 18-21
    November 22-25
    November 25-28
    November 29-December 2
    December 2-5
    December 6-9
    December 9-12
    December 13-16
    December 16-19
    December 20-23

    Looking for tour date information?


    Pricing:

    2-night Program
    US$880 per person based on double occupancy

      Single occupancy rate: please inquire.

      Transfers to and from Venice: priced on request.


      Tour Dates

      Available the following dates for a minimum of 2 people. Other start dates also possible, please inquire.
      Closed January 6 – March 16.

      2019
      July 14-16
      July 17-19
      July 21-23
      July 24-26
      July 28-30
      July 31-August 2
      August 4-6
      August 7-9
      August 11-13
      August 14-16
      August 18-20
      August 21-23
      August 25-27
      August 28-30
      September 1-3
      September 4-6
      September 8-10
      September 11-13
      September 15-17
      September 18-20
      September 22-24
      September 25-27
      September 29-October 1
      October 2-4
      October 6-8
      October 9-11
      October 13-15
      October 16-18
      October 20-22
      October 23-25
      October 27-29
      October 30-November 1
      November 3-5
      November 6-8
      November 10-12
      November 13-15
      November 17-19
      November 20-22
      November 24-26
      November 27-29
      December 1-3
      December 4-6
      December 8-10
      December 11-13
      December 15-17
      December 18-20

      2020
      March 15-17
      March 18-20
      March 22-24
      March 25-27
      March 29-31
      April 1-3
      April 5-7
      April 8-10
      April 12-14
      April 15-17
      April 19-21
      April 22-24
      April 26-28
      April 29-May 1
      May 3-5
      May 6-8
      May 10-12
      May 13-15
      May 17-19
      May 20-22
      May 24-26
      May 27-29
      May 31-June 2
      June 3-5
      June 7-9
      June 10-12
      June 14-16
      June 17-19
      June 21-23
      June 24-26
      June 28-30
      July 1-3
      July 5-7
      July 8-10
      July 12-14
      July 15-17
      July 19-21
      July 22-24
      July 26-28
      July 29-31
      August 2-4
      August 5-7
      August 9-11
      August 12-14
      August 16-18
      August 19-21
      August 23-25
      August 26-28
      August 30-September 1
      September 2-4
      September 6-8
      September 9-11
      September 13-15
      September 16-18
      September 20-22
      September 23-25
      September 27-29
      September 30-October 2
      October 4-6
      October 7-9
      October 11-13
      October 14-16
      October 18-20
      October 21-23
      October 25-27
      October 28-30
      November 1-3
      November 4-6
      November 8-10
      November 11-13
      November 15-17
      November 18-20
      November 22-24
      November 25-27
      November 29-December 1
      December 2-4
      December 6-8
      December 9-11
      December 13-15
      December 16-18
      December 20-22

      Pricing & Dates

      Class Pricing

      Reviews

      We gave this trip 5 stars
      Janet C & Bruce
      AE
      We drove from the Venice airport and it was about an hour drive, through vineyards as you approached the hotel. We had some free time and went to 2 wineries that were recommended by the hotel--all processo tastings of course. We did have a very nice tasting that was included in the program with some food pairing.