This past September, Into The Vineyard arranged Peter and Judy’s 14 day trip through Italy (Assisi, Florence, Venice and Rome). Highlights included a private guided tour of the catacombs of St. Agnes, a full day exploring the Chianti Classico region, and a private boat tour of the canals of Venice, but as Peter and Judy recount, it […]
No trip to Northern Italy is complete without indulging in a Spritz Veneziano – the zesty orange beverage that has become Italy’s signature apertivo. More casually known as ‘Spreetz’, the Spritz Veneziano is a mixture of Aperol (an orange bitter made from an infusion of herbs, roots, orange and rhubarb), local Prosecco, sparkling water, an orange slice and a green olive.
Typically low in alcohol, the Spritz Veneziano makes an ideal ‘any time’ drink. Expect no two Spreetz’s to taste alike as bartenders across Italy like to make their own versions of this national favourite.