Complete Guide to Prosecco

Laura

Love Prosecco? So do we. It’s the tipple of choice for any celebration here at Citalia HQ, and is usually the first drink we treat ourselves to when we touch down in Italy. We’re not alone, either – Prosecco has now overtaken champagne as the UK’s favourite fizz.

To celebrate, we’ve created an interactive infographic dedicated to Prosecco. We’ve honed in on its home – the north-eastern region of Veneto – and have pinpointed the vineyards that produce some of the finest Prosecco in Italy. There’s everything you need to plan a Prosecco-tasting trip: driving and train routes to the vineyards, a little snippet about each one’s history, and info on some of the best shops, restaurants and sights nearby if you fancy making a day of it. There’s a bit of background info on the history of Prosecco, too, plus tasting notes, fun facts, food pairing ideas and a handful of cocktail recipes.

So have a play around and plan your perfect Prosecco trip – we’re off to make a round of Hugos (you’ll find the recipe in there)! Once you’re done, scroll down for our pick of the best Venetian bars to enjoy a glass of Prosecco in.

Best bars in Venice to drink Prosecco in

Harry’s Bar, Calle Vallaresso 1323, San Marco
Harry’s Bar is one of the most famous watering holes in the world, having played host to everyone from Truman Capote to Ernest Hemingway. Its founder, Giuseppe Cipriani, created a delicious white peach and Prosecco cocktail here back in the Thirties – a decade later, he gave it a name: the Bellini.

Skyline Bar, Hilton Molino Stucky, Giudecca 810
You’ll get some of the best views in Venice from this contemporary-cool rooftop bar. It’s over on Giudecca island, so the vistas look back across the Giudecca canal to St. Mark’s Square and its illuminated campanile.

Caffé Centrale, Piscina Frezzaria 1659/B, San Marco
Caffé Centrale might be set in a 16th-century palazzo, but inside it’s as modern as they come – lots of sleek furniture and atmospheric coloured lighting. There’s a chic bar/lounge area, plus tables if you fancy dinner – book in advance if you want to nab one on the teeny canal-side terrace.

Caffé Florian, St. Mark’s Square
For old-school Venice glamour, you can’t beat Caffé Florian. Born in 1720, it’s the oldest café in Venice, with a prime position on St. Mark’s Square. Enjoy your drink outside for people-watching and live music (there’s an extra charge for al fresco drinking), or indoors to marvel at the lavish neo-Baroque decoration.

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Where’s your favourite place to enjoy a glass of Prosecco? Let us know in the comments!