Let’s kick off Italy Pic of the Day this week in wine country shall we! Last week, I shared my favorite spot for the Best Views of Valdobbiadene and promised an insider tip to avoiding the crowds. Since I always try to keep my promises, here we go! We left off last week’s Italy Pic of the Day post looking up, up, up. There’s a reason for that!
Italy Pic of the Day, Rustic Picnic Spot in Wine Country
If you find yourself in search of a Prosecco Picnic and end up at Osteria Senz’Oste, chances are good most the tables will be taken already. Being the perfect spot for views of UNESCO vineyards, Osteria Senz’ Oste draws crowds. People under the “Influence” of selfie sticks if you catch my drift. They come, crowd the main walkway right beside the Osteria, take photos, and leave.
The trick to avoiding them? Take a look at the photo above. See where the Osteria building in the bottom right hand corner of the photos? Coming back from the narrow vine walk, before the Osteria, look to your left. You’ll see what looks like the stairway to Prosecco heaven. Take it!
Photo from Above Osteria Senz’Oste
“Let’s go up!” I said to Paolo, pointing to the steps everyone was passing by. I started regretting my choice of wrap dress and sandals as I reached out for the steps in front of me. The climb is a bit precarious. The steps are uneven pieces of wood buried in the dry vineyard dirt. Most are broken and all sloping.
Rounding the top curve, the steps turn into a dirt path that levels out. Looking back the elevated view was breathtaking. Look! Totally worth the climb, although maybe leave the heels at home.
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, I stumbled on today’s Italy Pic of the Day.
So much of any wine country tourist experience is manicured, and posh. In contrast, the jumble of mismatched tables and chairs hidden among the Prosecco vines above Osteria Senz’Oste is a refreshing break.
I imagine wine makers from all the Prosecco vineyards congregating here after a long day at work. Comparing notes on how hot or dry the summer has been, or how close harvest is. From here, they could even look down and keep watch on their vineyards below.
Tomorrow I’ll share my favorite Italy Pic of the Day from Valdobbiandene along with some fun facts about Prosecco!