2ª edition
May 6-7th, 2017 – Lispida Castle, Monticelli di Monselice (PD)

The biggest tasting of volcanic wines in Italy.
The Euganean Hills will be the main actors with 28 wineries. Several producers from all the Italian volcanic areas will attend the event and special guests will be vignerons from Styria and Slovenia.

Local delicacies harmonized in a taste itinery:
Oil – Frantoio di Cornoleda, Frantoio Evo del Borgo, Frantoio di Valnogaredo, Frantoio Colli del Poeta
Bread – La Pignara, Bio Forno Colli Euganei
Fresh pasta – Tavole Tauriliane
Ham – Salumificio Fontana di Este
Goose burger – Littamè
Cheese – Mucca Verde
Fish – Nautilus
Coffee – Gustotop

Guided tastings of wine and oil:
Required booking at:

Saturday 6th
H 16.00: Volcanic Wines from Veneto, tasting of old vintages, by Carlo Zucchetti
H 17.00: Volcanic wines from Veneto to Sicilia, by Vito d’Amanti (AIS relator)
H 16.00: Volcanic Wines from Veneto, tasting of old vintages, by Carlo Zucchetti (by popular demand)
H 18.00: Guided tasting to discover Euganean Oil, in “Sala del Caminetto”
H 19.00: Stirian wines by Vulkanland Consortium

Sunday 7th
H 12.00: Guided tasting to discover Euganean Oil, by AIPO
H 13.00: Volcanic sparkling wines, by Ornella Martellato (AIS relator)
H 14.00: Wines from Tuscia by Carlo Zucchetti
H 15.00: Euganean Hills: from autochtonous to international wines, to discover volcanic peculiarities, by Vito d’Amanti (AIS relator)
H 16.00: Vulture, Vesuvio, Campi Flegrei and Etna: Southern charm and warmth, by Ornella Martellato (AIS relator)
H 17.00: Guided tasting to discover Euganean Oil, by AIPO

Slow Food Colli Euganei e Bassa Padovana presents
guided taste experience with cheese by “Mucca Verde”, charcuterie by “Salumificio Fontana di Este”, typical Paduan chicken by “Macelleria Beghin”. Further details soon. Booking on-site at Slow Food’s desk.

Saturday 6th at 16.30 will take place the presentation and launch of the book “Il senso della lumaca e altre storie” (“The snail’s sense and other stories”), written by Lucio Carraro, edited by Gino Bortoletto.
“Meet the writer discovering stories about people, landscapes and products which are strictly entangled and flow into telling the history of our land chorally.

Jazz concerts at sunset
May 6th at 18.00: Tribidado Trio – Jazz from Stiria
In cooperation with Jazz & Vino della Pace Cormons and Musik In Krumegg (Graz – Austria)

May 7th at 18: Eym Trio – Jazz from France
In cooperation with Colli Euganei Jazz & Wine

Flying over the Euganean Hills
An unique experience for whose who want to live an exciting weekend: a private flight over the Euganean Hills. You will drink an aperitif on board admiring the landscape. Starting from Lispida Castle.
In cooperation with Lovivo Tour Experience. Prices and information: Vulcanei on Board.

Vulcanei in Tour
For whose who don’t want to drive, Lovivo Tour Experience will run a shuttle bus from your thermal hotel to the event location. There will be a touristic guide onboard. Prices and information on: Vulcanei in Tour.

Opening times:
Saturday, May 6th from 14.00 till 22.30
Sunday, May 7th from 10.30 till 20.00

On-line pre-sale: € 15.00 available on:
On-site: € 18.00
The ticket includes wine glass with pouch, free access to the tasting tables, Jazz concerts at sunset.

For booking and
The event is being held also with bad weather.

Location: Lispida Castle
The long history of “Ispida” is documented as far back as 1150 in an edit of Pope Eugene the 3rd. In this document the Pope confirms the Augustine monastic order as the rightful owner of the hill and the church dedicated to St. Mary of Ispida. The Monastery of Lispida, built in this secluded and tranquil spot, has always boasted an enchanting atmosphere; its soil is also fertile, proving ideal for vines and olive groves.
Lispida’s life as a monastery comes to end in 1792. The property was then bought by the earls Corinaldi, who built the buildings we now see on the foundations of the ancient monastery. The new owners also added the massive wine-cellars and began producing wines renowned throughout Europe. During World War I Lispida Castle became King Vittorio Emanuele’s headquarters.Towards the end of the 50’s, the castle’s wine-making activity was given a new lease of life by planting new vines and working to develop and conserve pre-industrial wine-making methods.