28. 9. 2010
Last week I wrote about my planned trip to the north-east region of Italy called Friuli Venezia Giulia. The invitation was well-worded and promised various delights so my expectations were equally high.
The destination did not disappoint me in the slightest. Over the three days our golf itinerary took us to beautiful corners of the region highlighting some of the best golf courses and places of interest.
On the first day we visited Castel D´Aviano Golf Club where we enjoyed an ever changing golf challenge with the backdrop of the Monte Cavallo Mountains. The afternoon took us to a charming town of Sacile which is known as „little Venice“ due to its network of water canals winding its way throughout the town. From the mountains it was off to the seaside where we enjoyed a round of golf at Lignano Golf Club. Then we moved to the very east, close to the border with Slovenia. We were privileged enough to taste some produce at Collio vineyards including their famous Ribolla Gialla Brut sparkling wine. It was more wine and golf on the last day on which we visited Castello di Spessa Golf Club routed among never ending vineyards and later on sample the produce of Pali Wines stored carefully in the cellars of the nearby castle.
We sampled the most delicious regional wines and food in beautiful ambience of places such as Susans Castle, Hotel Villa Policreti or Tavernetta Restaurant.
The trip which was a part of a big event called BUY FVG ´10 catering for 170 journalists, tour operators and operators of the food and wine sector in total was brilliantly organised and the final party in the harbour building of the port of Trieste was an icing on the cake. Many thanks to the press team at Friuli Venezia Giulia tourist board – job very well-done indeed!
Posted on June 6, 2011 by admin@golfcomms