It’s Travel Tuesday! In this installment, we’re headed to the region in Italy where Procescco comes from and visiting the agritourismo Relais Dolcevista – ah the sweet life for us! Nestled into the side of a hill overlooking vineyards, this small rustic hotel is charm itself. It’s located in Valdobbiadene, which is in Treviso in the North of Italy, just below the Alpine-Dolomite areas of Veneto. It’s climate is perfect for a cool variety of grape called Glera.
My lovely niece Katie and her new husband Marc stayed here on their honeymoon in the early summer and they loved it. So, firstly, what IS an “Agritourismo”, which is, no surprise, Agritourism in English. Basically, it’s a farming or other similar agriculturally based operation (such as a vineyard) that brings visitors, aka tourists.
Naturally, an agriculturally based location will be all about the outdoors and the natural environment. The Dolcevista is comprised of a small stone farmhouse with lots of private areas for relaxing, dining (and drinking prosecco!) and being generally romantic. Sounds like a perfect place for a honeymoon!
There were bicycles available for the taking to go sightseeing.
And a beautiful pool for relaxing.
Quiet spots for reading, chatting or snoozing un deux…
Little nooks for private dining.
And who wouldn’t want to enjoy a hot tub with that view?
The hotel is beautifully lit for evening enjoyments as well.
The inside is rustic and romantic.
Love the weathered wicker chairs and neutral upholstery fabrics along with the ancient looking beams and ceilings.
Each bedroom also comes with a view.
I think this is the room – the Prosecco – that the newlyweds stayed in.
And a little video tour:
Have you been to an Agritourismo or other agriculturally based hotel or tourist destination? I’d love to hear about it!