4 Star Hotel in Vicenza


Flavors of Vicenza: food and wine tourism

a. Wine Tour in Gambellara


Halfway between the beautiful Venice and Verona lies Vicenza, a city of spectacular beauty, surrounded by the Berici Hills and the Pre-Alps.

The typical Vicenza specialties that deserve to be mentioned are:

  • “baccalà alla vicentina” (dried salted codfish cooked for many hours)
  • the soprèssa is one of the symbols of the Vicenza tradition
  • the white asparagus of Bassano
  • the IGP cherry of Marostica
  • Asiago cheese, Montrasio and Grana Padano
  • the hazelnuts of Rigoni di Asiago
  • Loison's panettone and pastries in Costabissara
  • the Zuccato sauerkraut in Chiuppano
  • the Bassano grappa
  • the red chicory of Asigliano
  • the black truffle of the Berici hills
  • the broccoli fiolaro from Creazzo


Vicenza Doc is a table wine produced in the White, Red, Rosé, Chardonnay, Garganego, White Manzoni, Moscato, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon, Cabernet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Raboso versions.

White goes well with rice with eel, asparagus and mussels.

Red should be tasted with drunk cheese, but also with Asiago and Piave, pasta and beans or polenta e osei.

Rosé should be served with soppressa vicentina, Monte Veronese, Piave and polenta.

Recioto from Gambellara goes well with desserts (except chocolate ones), ice cream, zabaione and biscuits of all kinds: biscuits, wholemeal, dried, shortbread, stuffed.

Many ideas and destinations, for a vacation in search of the pleasures of the table and quality wines in the name of taste and relaxation.


We propose a Wine and Food Tour in the hills of Vicenza in Gambellara


Wine Tour in Gambellara

We propose you a Wine Tour among the slopes of Gambellara, where the oldest wines produced in Italy are born: Gambellara Classico and Recioto di Gambellara.

Discover the historic Doc area of ​​Gambellara, characterized by volcanic soil rich in minerals, and mostly formed by basalt and volcanic earthy tuffs, at the foot of the ancient volcano Calvarina and its wines and typical products.

We will stop for a visit to 2 wineries in the Doc Gambellara area to taste wines such as Gambellara Classico Doc and Recioto Classico Doc accompanied by typical local snacks made with sopressa, pancetta, cheese ...


For booking https://www.venetopassion.it/wine-tour-gambellara-vicenza.html

Price per person: 80€

Included services: Bus transportation, visit of 2 cellars with wine tasting and typical products

Transport included in the package, starting point Vicenza East (exit of the motorway next to our Hotel Viest)


b. Alternativ aperitif: mezzo e mezzo (half and half) at Bassano del Grappa


Famous for its renowned asparagus and its Ponte degli Alpini, Bassano del Grappa is located at the foot of the Venetian foothills, at the end of a long valley where the Brenta river flows. A location that, like the frame of a beautiful painting, highlights its essence.


His name seems to herald the indissoluble bond of the city to the one of grappa, but not by chance. To mark this union, a study from some time ago stated that Bassano del Grappa is the place where more alcohol is consumed from all over Italy. Curious, isn't it? However, it is at the entrance of the historic bridge designed by Palladio that the oldest distillery in Italy was born: Nardini (1779).
If you happen to pass here on Fridays or at weekends at aperitif time you will be enveloped by a cloud of people that crowds in front of the restaurant, taking advantage of it for a panoramic stop.

For the locals, Nardini is an institution but I don't want to talk to you about his grappas but about the "mezo". Half of Red wine  and a half of Rhubarb - the Nardini liqueurs - and a part of seltz, no wine and no ice but only the inevitable lemon zest.

This is the unique aperitif of Bassano: the Mezzo e mezzo (Half and Half).