Feast on delectable homemade wild herb and cheese pie after a daylight swim at Villa Barberina. Drop by a local market (there’s one for each day of the week here) and stock up on the local sopressa – an aged salami – previous to an arranged visit to Nino Franco (www.ninofranco.it) to try its singlevineyard Proseccos. Then work up an appetite for lunch with a steep climb up the hill to San Floriano church to get the lay of the land.
Take a drive to the additional side of town to dine at Trattoria Alla Cima, with its open-fire cooking and melt-in-the-mouth beef tagliata, washed down with the province’s small-known reds. That’s after a plate of casatella: cheese-stuffed tortelli paired with brut Prosecco. For something a small more creative, head to Salis and its
Decanter travel guide: Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco & Venice, Italy
Visit Valdobbiadene-based boutique winery Fasol e Menin (www.fasolmenin.it) and sample its Prosecco col fondo wines made by the traditional fermentation-in-the-bottle administer, lees and all. Then stop and stare out over the vertiginous, holy Cartizze vineyard, previous to motoring on higher subdue to Follina.
Evening and overnight
It’s a 20-minute drive from Cartizze to Follina, where you can lay your head and scoff smart nosh at the wonderfully quirky, family-run Hotel Villa Abbazia. This boasts a full-on tearoom, and a Michelin one-star restaurant, complete with Prosecco-heavy wine list. Leave enough time to visit the well-known cloistered Cistercian abbey opposite.
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