Hospitality

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A Taste for Conviviality

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A Taste for Conviviality

Pairing a glass of wine with a delicious dish: it is towards this goal that Collavini’s hospitality is geared.

To welcome our guests in a warm and comfortable ambience, we created our Osteria della Ribolla, a special venue in which to sample Friuli’s finest delicacies.

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The tastes of Friuli: the osteria della ribolla

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The tastes of Friuli: the osteria della ribolla

In the background, there is Villa Zucco-Cucagna; on the menu, typical dishes of Friulian cuisine, an ideal match for a nice glass of Collavini wine. L’Osteria della Ribolla, founded in 2006 and constructed in the cellars of the ancient manor house, is synonymous with homely hospitality, excellent seasonal ingredients, and elegant traditions.

It is a restaurant steeped in history, where Chef Sasa Klancic and his staff will welcome you with a classic tajut, a Friulian term for a “glass of wine”.

Our menu will allow you to discover Friulian specialities of Habsburg and Slovenian origin which, one season after another, remind us of the flavours and gentle pace of the past.

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Collio and its surroundings: some unmissable destinations!

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Collio and its surroundings: some unmissable destinations!

The entire Collio zone is, in itself, a gem to be enjoyed, with a motorbike or bicycle ride – or perhaps one aboard a colourful Vespa – along one of the roads that run through the gentle hills that characterise this area, is an experience that is not to be missed.
The numerous itineraries, such as that of the “Vigne Alte”, which run through the hills offer constantly new and fascinating possibilities for romantic walks, in which you can discover hidden nooks and enjoy scenic views of the vineyards and the surrounding countryside.

The thousand-year-old Abbey of Rosazzo, the landmark of the zone, is the place where Benedictine monks cultivated Ribolla Gialla in ancient times, and in fact one can still admire splendid vineyards all around it.
On fine days, the view one enjoys from the “Badia”, as it is known in the local language, is incomparable. From the panoramic viewpoint one can admire all of the surrounding countryside from Slovenia to the Gulf of Trieste, including the various villages that are scattered around the Friulian plain.

Cividale del Friuli is a magical little town, where you can admire the frescoes of the little Longobard Temple and the view over the river Natisone from the Devil’s Bridge, just 20 minutes from our winery.

Getting closer to the coast, Aquileia and Grado will welcome you with their ancient monuments and atmospheric narrow lanes.
Aquileia is a former Roman colony that has been subjected to Byzantine and Longobard influences and is full of antiquities worth visiting: the Basilica, with its mosaics, is particularly fascinating.
Grado is a characterful small town, made up of intricate little lanes and scenic views, that looks out over its Lagoon. It is ideal for an excursion by boat amid the casoni, typical huts once inhabited by the zone’s fishermen.
For lovers of the countryside, in this area you can also find Nature Reserves like those of the Isonzo Estuary and the Isola della Cona Bird Sanctuary.

Travelling towards the mountains, on the other hand, you can find Mount Zoncolan and Mount Lussari, with their ski slopes and hiking paths immersed in the countryside, which will delight you at any time of year.

The cities of Udine, Pordenone, Gorizia and Trieste, rich in culture and with lively historical centres full of osterie and typical restaurants, will welcome you for an evening aperitif, an afternoon of shopping, or a day of culture in the many museums and historic residences they can offer for you to visit.
Udine will amaze you with the masterpieces of Tiepolo, the refined Via Mercatovecchio and its harmonious, aristocratic raised squares, like Piazza del Lionello and Piazza San Giacomo. You should not miss out on a walk up the hill that leads to the Castle, from whose courtyard you can admire a panoramic view of the whole city and the surrounding plain.
Trieste will enchant you with its elegant Piazza Unità d’Italia, which looks out towards the sea, its museums, the castles of Miramare (with its gardens) and Duino, and the paths that run along the coastline, such as the poetic Rilke path and the fascinating Napoleonic Road.