Veneto, Rome and Abruzzo This powerhouse region doesn't have the brand recognition of Tuscany or Piedmont but it does offer its own spectacular grapes and wine. Wine lovers will recognize its flagship bottle, Amarone. Produced near Verona it is the result of a unique blend of grapes and an indigenous winemaking process. Also Lugana, Soave, and of course Prossecco are all from this region. Art cities abound, from Venice to Vicenza and Verona to Padova, and the cultural and architectural heritage in Veneto is astounding. Palladian villas, Medieval hamlets, and Renaissance gems make this area a must for wine lovers who also enjoy art and architecture. On this tour we arrive in Venice and spend one night in this stunning city. Then we spend three nights exploring Veneto region with fabulous Palladian Villa Hotel accommodation, wine tastings and wonderful food. Our next location will be Rome where we spend two nights exploring the famous sights on this iconic city. Excursions are included. Our final three days will be spent staying at a winery Villa in Abruzzo that is also an Olive Oil farm and Museum. We will taste their fabulous wines, taste their own olive oil and learn to cook with it too. Inclusions: Beautiful Hotels or Villa with pools and great facilities 2 Lunches 5 dinners Breakfast daily Luxury Transportation Cooking class Tours of fantastic old wineries with tastings Venice Highlights Optional Concert In Venice Excursion in Rome Many wine tastings Food and Olive Oil Tastings Skip the line available on excursions.