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Goodbye Venice, hello Alto Adige

We caught the first water taxi out of Venice and heading up into the mountains. It is amazing how the style of houses immediately changed. This area was part of Austria until after World War I and you can definitely tell. The houses are different and the first language most people start with is German. We had a winery tour at Abbazia di Novecella and it was amazing. It is a working abbey with monks. The monks started making wine 800 years ago for themselves and travelers making a pilgrimage to Rome. It was about a 100 years ago that the monks started the company that makes wine to sell around the world. Werner, the sales manager, gave us a wonderful tour of the abbey and the winery.
But wait there’s more, we got to taste almost everything they produce. They have mostly white wine, the reds they produce are lighter. They were all very good.
It was time to head to the hotel which is called Unterinnerhoffen. Told you it was a very German area. The hotel was up in the hills, we came around a corner and saw this.
Our room has a balcony that faces west so we watched the sunset while drinking a wonderful Kerner from abbazia di novecella.
It was off to dinner, the hotel has a restaurant. I tried to order Wiener schnitzel but the waiter told me no that I should order the special because it was really good. At least that’s what I think he said because it was all in German. He was right, it was really good. I think it was prime rib with potatoes. It came with a salad that had one of the best potato salads I have ever had.
Another winery tour tomorrow, imagine that.

Posted by Matraciaa 05:07

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