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Learning secrets of wine and olive oil
We'll met at the train station Terme Euganee Abano Montegrotto in Montegrotto Terme for the minivan pick up. With this experience I will take you to discover all flavors of the Euganean Hills, an area of around 19,000 square meters of hills of volcanic origin that rise to heights of 300 to 600 m from the Padovan-Venetian plain a few km south of Venice. Since a long time ago vineyards and olive trees are cultivated and grown in our territory, from these products real delights are produced: the wine and the olive oil of Euganean Hills. We’ll visit a small olive oil mill, where you’ll discover the art of olive oil production, and the right way to taste it. Then I chose for you, one of the best family winery of this area. where you will taste wines paired with local products. Here the particular volcanic origin of the soil and the good climate allows the cultivation of various vines. Among the white wines: the Serprino, biotype of the Glera vine, is the “volcanic” version of Prosecco; the Pinot bianco; the Garganega, the Chardonnay and Manzoni. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmènere have found space among the reds. Between a walk through the vineyards, a visit to the cellar and several wine tastings paired with typical local products we will listen to the wise tale of the winemaker about the expressions of his best wines.
ITALIAN STREET ART
What does it mean Street Art? When and why Street Art is born? Who are Kenny Random, Alessio B, Tony Gallo and Evyrein? These are some of the questions that will orient the Paduan street art tour. Padua is known throughout Italy for this magical form of Art; in its most suggestive and hidden places, we can find artworks by Tony Gallo, Alessio B, the "italian Bansky", Kenny Random and Evyrein. We will take a walk in the hearth of Padua, following the Street italian artist' footprints and sipping the "Spritz" Aperol, the italian "Aperitivo". In this way, I hope that my guests will appreciate quietly Padua, in its non tourist aspects.
Ritrovo alle 10 in un luogo storico e turistico, alle della laguna di Venezia ( max 6 persone), partenza in barca verso l'isola di Venezia e circumnavigazione della citta visitando dal mare luoghi inaccessibili nei tradizionali tour, con la spiegazione storica delle varie isole. Sosta pranzo in ristorante tipico lagunare. Ripartenza per altre visite ed eventuale sosta bagno nelle oasi naturali della laguna veneta. Aperitivo al tramonto in un'altra isola e ritorno al punto di ritrovo.
Live Padua as a native
This tour will take us, together with a local accompanist, to discover the real Padua. We will take a walk around the city to discover the most important sights and monuments. We will see Prato della Valle, the largest square in the city of Padua and among the largest in Europe, which with its 78 statues is an album of the important characters of Padua. The Basilica of Sant’Antonio or “Il Santo”, a destination for millions of pilgrims each year and a romantic mix of styles and cultures from all corners of the world. Along the cobblestone streets we will reach the medieval heart of the historic center. We will see the ancient Ghetto of the city that with its narrow streets has become a meeting place for young students. Then the Squares, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta with the views of the Palazzo della Ragione and often enlivened by the stalls of the Market and the swarming of people under the "Salone". We will reach Piazza dei Signori, a meeting place for Paduans at the aperitif and once the home of the Lords of the city. Palazzo Bo, headquarters of the University of Padua, founded in 1222, which has always attracted students from all over the world. We will conclude the tour in the most typical of manners: we will stop for a coffee in the historic "Caffè Pedrocchi".
Hiking in the nature of Euganean Hills
We'll met at the train station Terme Euganee Abano Montegrotto in Montegrotto Terme for the minivan pick up to reach the top of Euganean Hills. With this hiking tour, I will take you to discover the nature of the Euganean Hills, an area of around 19,000 square meters of hills of volcanic origin that rise from the Padovan-Venetian plain a few km south of Venice. The geological origin of the Euganean soils and the shape of the terrain are the main reasons for the big diversity of the Euganean flora. I will accompany you to discover the Monte Venda, the highest hill of the Euganean Hills. During our walk, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the ruins of the Monastery of the Benedictines monks. Of the medieval building, dedicated to the St. John the Baptist, remain today just ruins, part of the Monastery, of the clocktower and of the crypt. The legends tell that is was founded in 1197 by Adamo da Torreglia who decided to spend the rest of his life here as a hermit and was after followed by the Benedictine monks of Santa Giustina of Padua. I will’ tell you how that Monte Venda has even been an important NATO base. If you will be here in autumn or winter, I'll take you to see the famous thermal inversion: I will take you to a place where you will be above the clouds and see only the tops of the hills stand out like so many islands in a sea of clouds.
Tasting the wines of the Euganean Hills
DISCOVER THE VOLCANIC HILLS OF VENICE BY TASTING THEM We'll met at the train station Terme Euganee Abano Montegrotto in Montegrotto Terme. You'll find our minivan out of train station to reach Euganean Hills. The Euganean Hills are a group of hills of volcanic origin that rise to heights of 300 to 600 m from the Padovan-Venetian plain a few km south of Venice. You will enter the heart of the Euganean Hills to discover, thanks to the visit in two renowned wineries of the Euganean territory, the best wine production in the area. Here the particular volcanic origin of the soil and the good climate allows the cultivation of various vines. Among the white wines: the Serprino, biotype of the Glera vine, is the “volcanic” version of Prosecco; the Pinot bianco; the Garganega, the Chardonnay and Manzoni. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmènere have found space among the reds. Between a walk through the vineyards, a visit to the cellar and several wine tastings paired with typical local products we will listen to the wise tale of the winemakers about the expressions of their best wines.
Market tour in Historic centre of Padua and cooking class
I will teach to make traditional Pasta and recipes of my region ,Veneto. We will use a special pasta machine which is Torchio , a hand press with a bronze die that make Bigoli.They will also learn to make the different kind of mixture to make a good Pasta .
Tasting tour in the old Market of Padua
The Market is in the centre of the city, in a great building called Palazzo della Ragione, built in 1218. The upper floor, called Il Salone, is a great hall, one of the largest medieval halls of the world. On the ground floor of the Salone, are hosted various shops where you can find all sort of local specialties. Here you will find the butchers, the fishmonger, the greengrocers and many other. The experience includes an accompanied tour of the Market with tasting and a guided tour of the main squares of the historic center of Padua. Tastings are in street food mode (standing). Consider that it is not a seated tasting nor a lunch in a restaurant, especially if there are children or elderly people. It is not heated, in winter it could be very cold. In case of rain, the market is covered.
La Monselice Romantica
Monselice è una antica città fortificata con l’atmosfera tipica medioevale, inserita in un borgo veneto incorniciato nell’incantevole panorama dei Colli Euganei. Tanti sono i luoghi di interesse di Monselice: eleganti ville, sentieri di trekking che si snodano nel Parco Regionale dei Colli Euganei, luoghi sacri, monumenti medievali. Scopriremo insieme cosa vedere a Monselice in un giorno: Partendo dalla piazza centrale possiamo incontrare subito il Castello Cini, poi salendo a piedi da una caratteristica viuzza, e dopo aver attraversato la Porta Romana (o Porta Santa) che evidenzia l’ingresso al santuario, si giunge al complesso del Santuario Giubilare delle Sette Chiese che rappresenta la Città Santa in miniatura. Arriveremo ad una panoramica Esedra con vista Villa Duodo. Se il tempo sarà dalla nostra oltre alla vista sull'intera città si potrebbe riuscire ad ammirare anche la cappella della Basilica di Venezia. Piccola curiosità sapete che le Reliquie del "Santo più romantico" della storia sono conservate a Monselice? Se volete sapere tutto il racconto, sarò lieta di narrarvelo durante la visita :)
Wine tour in the Unesco Prosecco Hills
We'll start our tour around 9.00 am and we'll leave together in a minivan and we will go to reach the Prosecco hills, Unesco heritage, about 60 km north of Venice. The first stop will be the beautiful Molinetto della Croda, an old mill, symbol of a rural civilization and one of the most evocative corners of the Marca Trevigiana. We will then reach a cellar where you will take a guided tour and where you can see and understand all the various Prosecco production processes. Following a wine tasting with some glasses of Prosecco Superiore DOCG. We will then go to visit a unique tavern (the famous "Osteria senz'Oste") with a breathtaking view over the entire Cartizze area. Here you can calmly admire the splendid panorama and sip prosecco at sunset.
Unique experience in Arqua' Village
You'll met our local tour leader Camilla at the train station Terme Euganee Abano Montegrotto in Montegrotto Terme. With this tour to Arquà Petrarca we’ll discover the second most beautiful medieval villages in venetian region. Francesco Petrarca, one of the most famous Italian poets, made Arquà Petrarca his home. In this marvellous medieval village, we’ll visit Petrarch’s house and we’ll be amazed by the beauty and sinuosity of the Euganean Hills. We can say his house is a pearl surrounded by this pretty medieval village, where the time seems to have stopped. We’ll discover it with, first, a visit in a well-known olive oil mill, where the oil producer will explain us his every day work and the process of production of olive oil. In the end, we’ll finish this visit with a guided tasting of olive oil of the Euganean Hills. We continue our experiential tour with the visit of the little enterprise of a producer of venetian delights: here we’ll have a tasting of liqueurs, marmalades and Brodo di Giuggiole accompanied by the wise tale of the owner and producer. Other things to note This tour includes minivan pick-up from Terme Euganee Abano Montegrotto train station to Arquà Petrarca and back.
Padova little shop of crafts tour
The shops and historic premises with their signs and furnishings from other times are part of the cultural heritage of a city and are among the most authentic things to discover during a visit to a city. This tour will lead you to discover the historic shops of Padua, from grocery stores, to antique prints, to pastry shops and haberdashery ... they have a lot of stories to tell! We begin the tour with a visit to the Minerva Library, to discover stories of ancient books, prints and drawings in the antiques market, for collectors and enthusiasts. We then move to the Antica Salumeria Franchin Enrico with its more than one hundred-year history made up of traditions and continuous updating. We will then reach the Drogheria Preti for a sensory journey with spices in an extremely colorful and antique-looking space; we will visit the Zaggia Jewelery workshop, to discover the secrets of the goldsmith's trade and then end with a delicious conclusion at the Racca Pastry Shop founded in 1933 and with the famous line of artisanal chocolate Couture Racca Chocolate.
Menù degustazione "un morso di Veneto" con lo chef Jonathan
Se vuoi immergerti a fondo, non solo nella città di Padova, ma anche nei suoi profumi e sapori, questa cena fa al caso tuo! Lo chef Jonathan ha creato un menù su misura per assaggiare tutte le specialità della regione. Preparati ad una cena speciale preparata appositamente per te in casa tua: • Cookie di pecorino e tartufo nero con battuta di chianina • Risotto all'amarone • Musetto cotto a bassa temperatura alla griglia su crema di pane nero con croccante di pane bianco e confettura di cipolla rossa di tropea • Monoporzione cioccolato e lamponi Il menù è variabile in base alle esigenze
Shopping Tour in Padova with a Style Consultant
I'll take you on a journey through the pieces and colors that enhance your figure, and highlight the natural tones of your face through a personalized Style consultation. You will experience my suggestions during the shopping tour of the city that I will identify according to your style, your budget and your desires. You'll pick out the clothes that you think are best for your advice, and if you need to adjust the look, I'll help you make your outfit more in line with your style. You can buy your own clothes from local artisans, clothing and niche accessories stores, big-name ateliers, or international brands. We will end the tour with the construction of a personalized perfume with a master perfume maker. You'll come home with personalized style advice, garments, and accessories that showcase your personality and colors by your own style, and if you wish, your perfume made just for you.