Herald the arrival of ‘un anno seren’ in the heart of La Serenissima itself — magnificent Venice, with its waterways and crooked lanes, marbled palace walls and colourful lagoon-front houses. Raise a glass of sparkling Prosecco, and ring in the new year in style!
With its winding waterways, striking mosaic of architectural styles, and the geometric mazes of its palazzi, Venice is steeped in wonder even at seemingly the most ordinary of times. On New Year’s Eve, as we walk the threshold between the present year and the next, its enchantment knows no bounds.
Prosecco is everything in Venice – made from Glera grapes grown in the Treviso hills which decorate the Venetian skyline. The sparkling wine is delicious served simply as a refreshing apéritif or combined with fresh peach juice to create the ubiquitous bellini cocktail. Of course, our tour doesn’t focus solely on Prosecco...
Venetian viticulture has been justly celebrated since Roman times, and Veneto is Italy’s largest producer of wine. The foothills of the Lessini Mountains, just north of Verona, are home to the potential perfection of red Valpolicella — fresh and approachable, with black cherry notes. Italian cuisine — with its simple ingredients and enticing aromas — is not just delicious, it elevates the wine to untold heights.
As the sun dips below the horizon on December 31st, a carnival atmosphere descends on the city as everyone gets together to see out the year. Toast un anno seren over a gourmet gala dinner, and celebrate into the small hours at a postprandial party — after all, the chance comes but once a year!
- Visit Murano and Burano, two of the most charming and artistic islands of the Venetian lagoon
- Ring in the New Year at a gourmet gala dinner – with Champagne or Prosecco, as per your taste
- Embark on a guided tour of grand Venice’s greatest highlights
- Venture into the famed Prosecco hills for tastings at two pioneering producers
Effervescent Prosecco, the sparkling jewel of Italian wine, is rightly our focus on this celebratory tour. Encounter tranquilo for toasting, spumante for sipping, and frizzante for feasting on visits to Veneto-based producers.