Did you know that there is a mountain range near Venice called the Dolomite Mountains? I didn’t either, but it’s true. If you’re a fan of a certain stripe of ‘70s action movies, Dolomite Mountain might give you chuckle, as it did for me. Anyway, you can take a day trip from Venice to the Dolomite Mountains, in which case you’ll be rewarded with a visit to the region’s charming towns nestled in some truly breathtaking scenery.
Another popular Venice day trip is the Italian Gastronomy Tour. This one gets you out of the canals and into a winery. It’s a small-group tour (no more than eight) by minivan to the hills of Corno di Rosazzo and Cividale to visit a local winery and sample its fare. Your guide will take you to lunch at a trattoria (sort of the Italian countryside version of an American diner, but without the greasy-spoon atmosphere) near the Slovenian border, and then it’s back to Venice.
Along the same lines, there’s a day trip from Venice to the The Lison-Pramaggiore wine area. Again, it’s by minivan, it includes wine tasting and the small-group format ensures you’ll get plenty of attention.