What you can expect at Ronchi dei Legionari.

What you can expect at Ronchi dei Legionari.

You can make an amazing holiday at Ronchi Dei Legionari and we at Hotel Major have the perfect recipe for that.

How about a tour of the winery and a tasting of the wines that age in the medieval cellar? We can find them in the stately rooms or in the cellar door wine shop. Here you can also find a wide selection of Friulian culinary specialties.

You can visit special places like the Castle gardens (dedicated to Giacomo Casanova). And after watching a video presentation in the cellar, you can visit the medieval cellar and the military bunker of the WWII dated 1939.

You can then visit the wonderful Eighteenth-century salons to the tasting cellar where you will taste fine local wine and learn everything about it.

The tasting includes:





And to make the tasting more enjoyable it is paired with bread and focaccia made with “farina del patto”.

 Then you can enjoy an exclusive show of cooking and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you can enjoy and amazing dinner with local people.

Enjoy a 4-course menu which includes starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white local wines and coffee).

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This unforgettable experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of more than 1000 home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities all over Italy. They are passionate and for the hosts they open the doors of their own homes to curious travelers for immersive culinary experiences.

Local market

You can also make a tour to the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in a private cooking class in a local home with a certified home cook. Learn local recipes, which then you can show to your friend or your loved ones, and taste everything you’ve made with wines included. Go food shopping with your host in the local markets and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.

Then you can take part in a private cooking class at the host’s home, learn the secrets of the most famous and delicious dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by the perfect local wines. During the lesson, the local home cook will teach you the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun and master your abilities putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with all the utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes how they should. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied of course by a selection of local wines. Instead of filling your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that’ll stay with you for life. This experience is also held by Cesarine:

Prosecco Origins at Ronchi dei Legionari

Prosecco Origins will take you back in time to the 14th century in Italy, to discover the history of the world’s most favorite sparkling wine, exploring the pieces of land where it all began.

Located in a corner of north-eastern Italy overlooking the Gulf of Trieste you can find the old villages of Contovello and Prosecco for a journey in which you can learn about the origins of Prosecco wine.

It starts with a walking tour with your experienced local host through the wonderful narrow streets and hidden passages in the historic village of Contovello, once home to a castle with a tower overlooking the city of Trieste and its gulf.

Visit a vineyard walking down the fascinating ancient green terraced overlooking the sea, a unique feature of this incredible land with an amazing view and an example of heroic agriculture.

You can stop for a break to enjoy the views and the crisp fresh air coming from the sea, why not exploit the chance to taste boards of farmhouse-sourced regional home-made cheese, cured meats and local delicacies, where is not lacking a selection of traditional sparkling and still wines.


Your day is just winding down and the sun’s about to set the perfect time for an Aperitivo. This glamorous and delicious Italian tradition is loved all over the world. And you have an amazing chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself.

Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art. But you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles which then you can make at home paired with a refreshing glass of fizz, Ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening in a little house party. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, Using typical regional ingredients and local wines, But don’t worries because you can find them all over the world. Ingredients such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.

We are very proud of all the amazing you can do while staying at our hotel to make you vacations unforgettable. Hotel Major is the perfect destination for your holidays.

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