Castello di Roncade: tour and wine tasting

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes  Location: Roncade
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Why choose this experience?

1 To taste the fine wines from the cellar of Castello di Roncade, including a famous Bordeaux blend, a perfect amalgam of tradition and innovation
2 Because you will be swept away by the atmosphere of times gone by and visit the only Venetian villa still enclosed within a medieval wall
3 To visit the garden, cellars and part of the interior of the villa, discovering the fascinating vicissitudes of the families that lived in it combining historic events, conspiracies and legends!

A special occasion awaits you at Castello di Roncade: a tour and tasting in a unique experience of great appeal... By booking this tour, you will spend some time in the fascinating Castello di Roncade and enjoy art, culture, food and wine!

This original visit to Castello di Roncade, Italy has been designed for those who wish to taste red wines of extraordinary quality and learn more in particular about the characteristics of the Bordeaux wine blend - introduced in Italy by Barone Ciani Bassetti himself - but also to discover a castle with a thousand facets.

A guided tour of the Castello di Roncade with wine tasting of five precious varieties from the castle cellar, accompanied by succulent tastings of local products ... History, art and flavours link past and present in one, unmissable occasion.

Visit to Castello di Roncade

The guided tour of Roncade Castle will develop along a captivating itinerary characterized by a 'knightly' charm. In fact, the present day Renaissance architecture resembles the features of the ancient medieval manor, incorporating the remains of the original fortifications. The enviable preservation of the structure will allow you to get in touch with the atmosphere of the past: visiting the Castello di Roncade means diving into a timeless dimension.

Do not miss the opportunity to discover the only existing Venetian villa enclosed within a ring of medieval city walls. Among the imposing crenelated walls, moat and defensive towers that dominate the landscape, you will find a wealth of features to make you feel like you are traveling through history! Our Villa Giustinian and Castello di Roncade, Italy, tour will allow you to experience with the whole family or with your friends the charms of a distant past!

The triumphal entrance of the villa will immediately transport you into a surprising and untouched ambience, where secular trees embrace a majestic historic home that for centuries has been the focus of rural and many other activities. It will be a pleasure to stroll in the lush garden where you will hear the fascinating story of the thirty Schiavoni statues that are still scattered amongst the vegetation: an ancient legend imbued with passion, betrayal and magic.

The guided tour of Roncade Castle will then take you to the majestic Villa Giustinian, composed of a central section and two side wings, formerly residential areas but now used for wine making purposes.

The itinerary also includes the visit to the cellars, to admire the places where wine is left to age.

The beautiful façade is embellished with a double loggia supported by eight Istrian stone columns, accessed via a large staircase. According to tradition, the project is attributed to Sansovino, although there is the possibility that the true makers were the Lombardo brothers and Codussi.

The visit of the majestic inside hall of the villa will reveal its harmonious relationship with the surrounding area. The large room, in fact, has wide windows that are conducive to searching for a constant dialogue between architecture and landscape. Here you will have the opportunity to admire the 18th-century furnishings, the beautiful lacquered wooden ceiling and the walls decorated with delicate pastel stuccos.

Next to the mansion is an ancient private chapel, an integral part of the Castello di Roncade tour and tasting, rich in artistic testimonies that add more charm to this wonderful place.

The tasting

In 1930, after years of neglect, Baron Tito Ciani Bassetti acquired the castle and brought it back to its original beauty. Foreseeing that the area was particularly suited for wine-growing, he established an enterprise that was then handed down through generations to the present day. Castello di Roncade is now home to the namesake winery and the current owner of the Castle, Baron Vincenzo Ciani Bassetti, is a great wine enthusiast and expert in wine making techniques.

Thanks to the refined hospitality of the Baron, the visit to Castello di Roncade, Italy will end with the tasting of five different varieties of wine offered by the castle winery. Among the many wines you can taste, it is worth mentioning Villa Giustinian, a top quality IGT red wine made from a Bordeaux blend, introduced in Italy by the Baron himself.

The tasting will be accompanied by a selection of traditional local products such as salami, cheeses and other delicious local specialties: a feast of fresh and genuine flavours that will make your visit truly unforgettable!

Over the last twenty years, Castello di Roncade has earned itself a reputation for exceptional wine-making that stands out in the Italian wine sector. During the tasting you will appreciate the achievements of the Baron’s work, which has always aimed at combining tradition with innovation. Each sip will lead you on a discovery of his careful search for elegance, taste and balance, features that characterize the wine production of Castello di Roncade... That's why this inspiring tasting will turn a mere glass of wine into an unforgettable experience!

The visit to Castello di Roncade, Italy with wine tasting will welcome you as you commence your journey to discover the pleasures of good food in a truly unique atmosphere!

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Important info

Availability:

all year, subject to availability.

Departure point:

Roncade Castle, via Roma 141, 31056 Roncade (TV) - wine shop under Barchessa (building wing).

Departure time

Daily

11.00 am, 5.00 pm

Languages available

Italian
English
French
German

Prices

Adult: €30.00

Concessions
Children 6 to 11 years: €10.00
Children up to 5 years: free

Duration approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Guided tour
  • Sampling of 5 wines with tastings of local products
Exclusions
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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Rosie

August 2017

Young couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 18 Aug `17 - Booking No. 1797437

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Castello di Roncade: tour and wine tasting

The castle was absolutely beautiful to visit, lovely building and grounds. Really interesting tour about the history of the place and the vineyard. The wine tasting was great, wines were really nice and with a accompanying food. I would definitely recommend this to people staying in the region.

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