Join food expert and head chef Marco Salvestrin, along with SHW winemaker Eddy Rossi on a small, highly curated food and wine-focused 10-day trip to Northern Italy (from the sea to the mountains) including Venice, Caorle, Spilimbergo, Vigne Del Colio, Bassano, and Lago Di Garda


SEPTEMBER 17-27, 2019


$5700 per person


This is a highly unique trip as we’ll be staying in various family-owned boutique hotels as well as visiting the historic property in wine country. Here is a sample of how the week will go:

DAY 1 – Venice Arrival – (Tues Sept 17th)


Welcome to Italy!

Arrive in Marco Polo airport and start off your holiday in the beautiful Venice where we will pick you up at the airport and whisk you away for lunch at the popular Noventa followed by relaxing afternoon exploring Campo Di Pietra, then dinner at the Molon Traverso


Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner



Oderzo is known for its ruins and cobblestone streets, but once a week it comes alive!

Vendors come to town to sell a plethora of merchandise and local produce. Most Italian cities of any size have a weekly market day, but Oderzo’s is larger than most.

Spend the day wondering around this famous market, followed by a siesta in the afternoon. Then in the evening enjoy the first of our traditional cooking classes hosted by Chef Marco Salvestrin.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 3 – CAORLE (Thurs Sept 19th)

Caorle is a pleasant and popular seaside resort in the Veneto region of Italy, north of Venice. It has large beaches on the Adriatic, a pretty and colourful historic centre, and fascinating fishing traditions which can be glimpsed on an excursion along the waterways of Caorle’s lagoon.

Today the historic town centre spreads out around the Via Terrà, a street full of shops and cafès. Losing oneself on walk through the unique atmosphere narrow lanes and streets lined with brightly-painted houses, ‘campielli’ (small squares) with restaurants and bars is a pleasure.

Spend the morning exploring the sights of Caorle, followed by a cooking class before heading off for an afternoon siesta. Then enjoy an evening of food and wine matching

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 4 – VENEZIA (Fri Sept 20th)

Experience one of the most enjoyable aspects of Venetian culture—sipping drinks with locals in the evening hours, a magical time existing in the space between work and home life—the foundation of “society.”

This is an Italian ritual that varies in tradition from region to region. The Venetian aperitif is a time for socialising.

The people of Venice meet before dinner to enjoy an aperitif with local wine and starters.

Hang out in the bacari, a small bar with an intimate atmosphere and a large variety of cicchetti—fish, meat, and vegetables.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Home to the famous Mosaic School, Spilimbergo is notably known as “the Town of Mosaic” and is the capital of ornamental mosaic, for floors and walls decorations, as witnessed by the remarkable and precious works of art made by the school and by the town ateliers.

Spilimbergo is very quiet in the middle of the day, but it is a bustling, busy place during shopping hours. Market day (Saturday) has everyone in town here to shop, eat, drink, and socialise.

Spend the morning browsing the local markets, followed by lunch at Bakaro Spilimbergo, the afternoon at Scoula Del Mosaico and dinner in Cividale

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 6 – VIGNE DEL COLLIO (Sun Sept 22nd)

Italy’s north-eastern Collio region offers a startling array of little-known wines, with small, friendly vineyards to visit and a selection of cozy places to eat and stay between gulps

Here we will visit the vineyard/winery Traverso which is located in the hills of Fruili.

Next, we will head over to the town of Porpetto to enjoy lunch

The afternoon will be spent in Catina Porpetto enjoying wine tastings, then we will visit Cividale for dinner

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 7 – CONEGLIANO – BASSANO (Mon Sept 23rd)

Conegliano is a cheerful and attractive historic town in wine-producing country close to the foothills of the Alps in the Veneto, northern Italy. The historic centre, on a hillside, is compact, and although the town has more recently sprawled over the plain below, it still retains a welcoming small-town feel. Conegliano (pronounced Conelyano) is a good stop on a tour of the Veneto, or a pleasant day out from nearby Treviso or Venice.

We will spend the morning exploring the towns of Conegliano and Tre Panoce, followed by lunch at a local restaurant then visiting Bassano.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 8 – BASSANO Del Grappa (Tues Sept 24th)

Bassano del Grappa is located to the north-east of the Veneto region of north-east Italy, in the province of Vicenza. The town is best known for its medieval bridge. It is also known for where they make wine spirits otherwise known as Grappa!

Here we will visit the distillery where they make the grappa

In the morning we will visit the cellar door in Cantin In Bassano and visit the distillery

Following this, we will visit the famous Cipriani Hotel for lunch, a timeless place where elegance and charm are found in every detail!

Then in the afternoon we will visit Poli which is another local distillery

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 9 – LAGO DI GARDA (Wed Sept 25th)

Lake Garda is definitely one of the most popular lakes of Italy. Its most northern part with mighty mountains and pristine waters belongs to the Trentino. From the very first moment, you will feel the Mediterranean atmosphere gently mingling with the fresh Alpine climate. Because here you are in between high mountains (some of them reach altitudes of more than 2,000 m) and nevertheless there are colorful olive and lemon trees growing all over the area

In the morning enjoy a trip to Lago Di Garda (Marostica)

Lunch Sirmione (town)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 10 – LAGO DI GARDA (Thurs Sept 26th)


We can’t think of a better way to spend the last day in Italy than on a boat cruizing around Lake Garda, taking in the local sights, eating local produce and enjoying Italy at its finest.




Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


DAY 11 – VENEZIA (Fri Sept 27th)

Farewell breakfast

Depart from hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Pay As You Go

Don’t want to pay it all at once? Put down your 50% deposit today and then pay the rest of your trip off month by month. Contact us at for specifics. 

(Note: full payment must be received by 27th August 2019)

Our Travel Style

The places you will be visiting and the home towns of both Eddy and Marco. They want to show you all that they love about each destination and introduce you to their local friends, markets, restaurants and wineries so you get an insider’s view into the region. 

Trip Overview

Each food and wine – focused trip where a small group (maximum of 12 people) of us will head on a 10-day tour. 

Each itinerary includes expert-led food tours, cooking classes, market visits, wine tastings, and boutique accommodations

What’s Included?

Here’s what’s included in the trip fare:

  • 10 Nights Accommodation
  • All Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Wine tastings and tours at the region’s best wineries
  • Private Cooking Classes by Chef Marco and local Italian Chefs
  • Market tours and visits with local markets
  • Group transportation to/from all events listed on the itinerary
  • A couple of surprises! (You didn’t think we’d tell you every last detail, did you?)

The following are not included in the trip fare:

  • Any incidental expenses 
  • Airfares and transportation from your home to Venice, Italy
  • Required travel insurance
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Any extra excursions or events you plan outside of the tour
  • Transportation from your home to/from Italy
  • Anything from room service or the hotel minibar



Minimum Attendees

Please note we can run trips with a minimum of 6 guests and a maximum of 12 guests so first in best dressed!

If a trip has fewer attendees at 45 days before the trip dates, we will cancel the trip. 


Room Options

Double Occupancy

Double occupancy pricing is the price for (1) person to stay in a shared (i.e. double) room. In other words, each person staying in that room will pay the posted double occupancy rate. If you’re a couple or friends traveling together, please know that you’ll each pay the double occupancy rate. 

Single Occupancy

Need some alone time? We hear you. That’s why we offer single occupancy rooms. The single occupancy rate is what you will pay to have the room all to yourself. 


If you do not have a travel partner, you can purchase single occupancy room and have it all to yourself! We do not pair up trip attendees because we find there is not enough privacy in the rooms to allow strangers to room together.