2 Days Tour
Collio: Jazz and Wine of Peace
A special tour during the annual Jazz & Wine of Peace Festival which boasts international artists and emerging talents, as well as an opportunity to discover the Collio region and visit the elegant town of Gorizia. Every year the Collio ‘stops’ as if almost bewitched, and transforms into a land of music, encounters, nature and landscapes as it hosts an international Jazz festival.
This corner of Friuli Venezia Giulia, already known for its eno-gastronomic offerings, its historical and cultural diversity are further enhanced during this week of Jazz music. For the last twenty years more than 90 musicians have been gathering in the Collio for a festival organised in the name of Jazz, synonymous with freedom, sharing, languages meeting and the breaking down of barriers.
This tour includes international artists, emerging talents, fringe events, evening concerts, and guided tours to discover the beauty of the surrounding scenery.
The meetings and tour routes are aimed at discovering the history and landscapes, vineyards, cellars, historic houses and unique sites of the Collio.
Arrival and check-in to the accommodation.
Lunchtime Jazz concert followed by food and wine tasting.
Guests can choose between a free afternoon or a slow bicycle itinerary (check availability), suitable for everyone, that will take guests around cycling paths and vineyards and the relaxing atmosphere of a winery.
Early gourmet dinner at a local restaurant
Evening Jazz concert
Guests will meet the guide for a tour of Gorizia, once called the Hapsburg Nice: explore its Medieval Castle with its borgo dating back to the 11th century (among those who worked at the castle’s defence structures there’s Edmond Halley, who discovered the homonymous comet), stroll through via Rastello with its “vecchie botteghe”(old boutiques), visit the Duomo cathedral, which dates back to 1342, reach the magnificent piazza Vittoria and visit St. Ignazio church with its wonderful marble interior features, carved and inlaid wooden furnishings dating back to the 17th century, an altar by Venetian sculptor Lazzarini (1716) and an 18th century fresco of the pulpit “Glory of St. Ignatius” painted by Tausch.
Gourmet traditional lunch at local Trattoria
Dinner can be arranged
Evening Jazz concert