Treviso Radicchio Experience from Venice: half-day visit to a family-run farm and tastings with an expert

Duration: approx. 4 hours 

Location: Treviso


Why choose this experience?

1 Join a half-day private tour of a farm that specializes in growing Treviso Red Chicory, and listen to a farmer explain the long production process that this refined produce requires
2 You will be accompanied by a real expert in the field who will pick you up by car in Venice or Treviso (whichever you prefer) and tell you lots of interesting facts about the food and wine of the province of Treviso
3 Two tastings of excellent local products at the farm and a glass of excellent wine in a typical tavern nearby are included

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Important information


All year except from 18 December to 6 January

Departure point:

Venice: Piazzale Roma, Fondamenta Cosetti (between the newsstand kiosk and the bank)

Treviso: via Roma 4 (near the train station in front of Bar Venezia)

Departure time


3.15 pm from Treviso
3.30 pm from Venice

Languages available



€ 145.00 per person

approx. 4 hours
  • Transportation by car from Venice or Treviso
  • Explanations of an expert sommelier and gastronome
  • Guided tour of a farm with tasting of products based on tardive radicchio accompanied by a glass of wine
  • Stop at a local tavern with tasting of typical products and two glasses of wine
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (if you don’t present yourself at the start of the tour at the allocated time and at the meeting point specified on the voucher) and/or rejection of the service on site; if customers decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.

The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people.

Bookings can be made up to 48 working hours before the service.

To take part in the tour, you must be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the departure time specified, and present either a paper or digital voucher.

Comfortable clothing is advised, suitable to be dirtied.

The program is subject to change in case of adverse weather conditions.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (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 service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

Hands up who at least once in their life has wondered why Italian tardive Treviso Radicchio is so expensive! By participating in this tour, not only will we reveal why, but you will also get to discover the long cultivation process of this exquisite vegetable that colors our salads with red and gives a unique taste to our risottos.

Radicchio di Treviso is a variety of chicory with a distinguishable intense dark red color, a crunchy consistency and a delicately bitter aftertaste. The so-called radicchio tardivo is much more precious than the early variety due to the complexity of the cultivation process. So, if you want to find out more about the Treviso Radicchio IGP and taste it in different dishes accompanied by a good glass of wine... this is just the experience for you!

Let’s first take a look at the program for this half-day private tour. Stefano, an expert sommelier and gastronome, will collect you in Venice or Treviso (based on your preferences, which you can indicate at the time of booking). Once you leave, he will share some interesting facts on the Strada del Radicchio and the cultivation of Treviso Radicchio: you’ll be intrigued by his knowledge of the area and its products and blown away by his passion for sharing it with others.

After a 45-minute car ride you’ll reach a famous family-run farm, specialized in growing and selling tardive Radicchio of Treviso. We think the best way to fully understand the meticulous work behind a mature tuft of Radicchio Trevisano is by visiting the important places for yourself and listening to the explanations given by the farmer himself.

After visiting the farm and – weather permitting – the fields, and having understood how to grow Radicchio di Treviso, next up is the most suggestive part of the tour: a taste of typical radicchio-based products accompanied by a nice glass of wine, sharing a table with farmers and enjoying the heat of a wood burner... doesn’t that sound inviting?

But that's not all: to end the afternoon in style, Stefano will take you to a typical local tavern (an osteria) where you can enjoy mouth-watering ‘cicchetti’ made with typical local products and drink a couple of glasses of good wine. During this radicchio tasting in Veneto, you get to have a nice chat with Stefano and ask him lots of questions or hear more fascinating stories!

By taking part in this tour you will be able to discover all the production phases of the tardive Radicchio Red Treviso – cultivation, harvest and sale – and enjoy an afternoon full of radicchio tasting and relaxation, in the company of a great connoisseur of local food and wine. A radicchio experience that will allow you to discover a 'genuine' reality, where people work with passion and fully respect the earth and its fruits. We can’t wait to welcome you!

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