Olive oil fair: tasting and cooking class

5 days
Tour Details

Discover the food and wine of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Wine, cheese, ham, olive oil, honey makers. Tastings. Restaurants in Trieste and Slovenia. Cooking class.

5 days.

The first weekend of March, Trieste hosts the only fair  in Italy just dedicated to olive oil, with participants from many countries.

Exploitation of your palate.

Friuli Venezia Giulia is homeland to some of the best white wines of Italy. It has eight DOCs and three DOCGs. Furthermore, the great raw hams of San Daniele and of Sauris, the cooked ham of Trieste, great seafood, genuine fruits and vegetables.

We will guide you through tastings of this richness, taking due account to the seasons. Including cooking classes by great chefs.

Arrival on Thursday, departure on Monday. Accommodation in a 5 star hotel in Trieste.


Day 1 Arrive in Trieste - Wine tasting

Transfer from the airport. Check in and welcome by ‘your local friend’. A visit to a village with three of Italy’s best wine makers. Alternatively, a wine tasting inside one of Trieste’s fascinating caves. Dinner in the hotel.

Day 2Tour in Trieste

A fisherman will take you on the sea in his boat. The catch you will enjoy in a nearby restaurant. After lunch, a tour in Trieste. Our guide will tell you the story of how Trieste, having been made a free port by the Austrian Emperor, which it still is, grew into a prosperous multi-ethnic dynamic city, Italy’s most cosmopolitan city. We will see Trieste’s historic cafes.
Cooking class. Dinner in a restaurant in the old city.

Day 3Visit producer of olive oil and a wine maker

We will visit a producer of olive oil and a wine maker macerating his wine in stone containers. The lunch will be a tasting of the various shells in the North Adriatic, and fish. There are many types of flour, you will meet representatives from a local mill explaining the differences and correct use. Thereafter, a visit to a coffee producer, a course in coffee tasting and making. For dinner, a great pizza with explanations how to excel with pizza at home

Day 4Miramare Castle - Tour in Slovenia's Vipacco valley

In the morning, a visit to the Miramare castle, which the brother of the Austrian Hungarian Emperor built, prior to becoming the king of Mexico. Lunch in a nearby seaside restaurant. In the afternoon, a visit to a village near Gorizia where orange wine is being brought to astonishing quality, a tour in Slovenia’s Vipacco valley and dinner in one of the best restaurants in Slovenia known for its very creative kitchen.

Day 5Departure

Time to say “Ciao! A la prossima!” to Trieste. Transfer to the airport.

What is included in the tours
What is not included

Transfer from & to Trieste airport
Hotel with breakfast.
Lunch and dinner including normal quantity of drinks, coffee, tastings, where indicated in the program
Transfers during the program
Guides and local tour leader
Entrance costs to attractions
Courses and course material
FVG Card

Medical treatment if needed
Telephone and minibar in the hotel
On-your-own costs
Tourist tax
All not mentioned above as included, is excluded