Annie’s Italy will take you on a food journey like no other where you will truly experience food, wine and the Italian way of life with our family that will make your heart sing.
This is not just another tour (which let’s face it they can be found all over the world) but rather a passion for our heritage that runs very deep. Our accommodation is located 45 minutes from Venice and 30 minutes from the prosecco region and a number of other food and wine areas.
Our first trip in October 2016, saw friendships formed and tears on leaving, as everyone had become family over our eight night stay.
Our 2017 Tours have completely sold out. Weren’t able to get a ticket? Annie’s Italy Venetian Tour 2018 is now taking enquiries.
TREVISO markets itself as the city of water, the town is circled by a town wall and by waterways. Rebuilt and restored after Second World War bombing, the town centre is a rambling maze of streets lined with arcaded walkways. Looking up, you’ll see fragments of the painted frescoes which once decorated Treviso’s houses.
Treviso also has a notable shrine to retail therapy: it’s the birthplace of Luciano Benetton, founder of the worldwide empire. The family lives locally and Benetton’s flagship store dominates a central piazza.. The main shopping axis extends from Corso del Popolo through Piazza dei Signori and into via Calmaggiore. Find out more here.
You may have the universe, if I may have Italy.
BASSANO DEL GRAPPA is best known for its covered bridge over the Brenta, the strong grappa liqueur produced in the area, the military history of Monte Grappa and locally-produced ceramics. The most famous view of Bassano del Grappa is of its principal landmark, the Ponte degli Alpini, also known as the Ponte Vecchio (‘Old Bridge’). Bassano’s famous alcoholic product, grappa, takes its name, like the town, from the mountain. The fiery liqueur, which comes in many varieties, is made from leftovers of the winemaking process. It can be found all over Italy, but this area is particularly renowned for its grappa. Find out more here.
CITTADELLA is notable for its remarkable medieval fortifications – the centre of town is enclosed within a tall circular wall, studded with towers and ringed by a moat. It was constructed for military purposes by the Commune of Padua in 1220, not long after their rival city Treviso constructed similar – but square – fortifications at nearby Castelfranco Veneto. The 1461 meters of walls, two meters thick and 14 meters high, hug the historic center of Cittadella in an oval shape, making them some of the most unique and beautiful defensive walls in all of Europe. Find out more here.
”If you are looking for a small, happy, cultural, foodie-tour, experiencing the Northern Italy that is in Annie’s heart and now in ours, we simply have no hesitation in recommending Annie’s Italy Tour”