Tips for Visiting the Prosecco Vending Machine in Italy • The Blonde Abroad


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Is there anything more magical than sipping a glass of prosecco while taking in the idyllic views of Italy? Food and drink are at the heart of la dolce vita and everything in Italy centers around the culinary delicacies.

In my Ultimate Guide to Eating Like Local in Italy, I talked about devouring all the delights available in Italy—from Positano to Venice. But now, my friends, it’s time to bring on the sparkling wine…in the form of one of the coolest vending machines in the world! Wait, what?

There is a vending machine in Italy that dispenses prosecco!

Move over Doritos and Coca-Cola! Not only can you select prosecco, but you’ll also find wine, and even olives and biscotti! That’s not to say that every machine in Italy is dishing out the goods but you will find this one in the Prosecco region in the northern part of Italy.

In case you missed it on Instagram, I was absolutely geeking out over the vending machine I found in Prosecco. Right next to the machine? An “honesty” kitchen in a remote stone farmhouse—where you can find local cheese, bread, and cured meats. Once you are fully stocked up, you move over to a picture-perfect picnic.

Here are my tips for visiting the Prosecco Vending Machine in Italy!

Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene

Getting to the Prosecco Region

The Prosecco region, also known as the mouthful Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, is a European fairy tale. With wineries and old farmhouse nestled in the vine-covered terraces, this area is a foodie (and wino!) paradise.

To get to the Prosecco region, you’ll want to fly into Venice or Treviso. Both cities have international airports and are well-connected by train. When you arrive and want to explore the area, you can hire a local taxi driver.

Fun fact: The Prosecco region is one of the latest and greatest additions to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. It is also the only region in the world where Prosecco can be produced.

My Tips for a Day Trip

I’ve been to amazing winelands in South Africa as well as vineyards around the world. However, the Prosecco region is drastically different. Pairings aren’t a big deal, nor is learning about what makes the bubbly different from other varieties.

Don’t expect a typical wine tasting experience.

The Prosecco area is less of a tourist trap than many areas, especially considering how famous their sparkling wine is. When you go to Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene (you can refer to it just as Valdobbiadene), you will want to plan in advance. The best attractions aren’t obvious on arrival.

Read up on the best places to visit and research which wineries or tasting places you’d like to go to. Heads up, there isn’t much English spoken in the region and there’s not much chit chat when sampling the sparkling wines. It’s more about soaking in the scenery…and enjoying the slight buzz. 😉





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