We stayed at Villa de Winckels, among the hills of the Val D'illasi, curves and stellar cuisine
This is the era of travel with a click: from the sofa we can go around the world. With very few euros, we can fly hundreds of miles and spend 24 hours stolen from our everyday life in another city.
And yet, the car remains an incredible way to travel: think of tackling an itinerary among vineyards and trees full of cherries, to climb higher and higher on the hills, alternating your gaze with forests in vardi valleys, to then descend, make a last curve and find yourself a surprise villa of the sixteenth century, immersed in jasmine, and in a moment a glass of Soave and a slice of abolished in hand.
This, besides being a simple example of what all of us in Italy can enjoy a few minutes away by car, is nothing more than the perfect recipe of the Alfa Romeo “Strade Stellate” format: a team of Giulia and Stelvio in training, a tour of the most beautiful landscapes, discovering the territory and the Italian starred cuisine.
The first stop: Villa De Winckels
The risotto by Roberto Merzari, chef of Villa De Winckels, also won an award during Expo Milano. A cuisine of research, refined, strictly seasonal typical of the Venetian cuisine – about risotto to taste the Vialone Nano of these areas – with a strong passion for the product, both by self producing in large quantities, from cold cuts to fresh pasta up to the pastry shop.
Villa De Winckels has a very ancient history, stones on leaning stones from the 1100s and 1400s, now for several years a place of good food and good drink: a unique welcome.
From here we started, a tour of the excellences that will run throughout Italy.
To take part in the next stages: Strade Stellate