Staying overnight and departing late from Venice, gather with your fellow explorers for an adventure to the nearby Padua, a town rich in history as the home of artists such as Giotto, Dante and Petrarch. Amid the local ambiance of the daily markets, delve into the tradition of the famous Paduan aperitivo, enjoying a typical Spritz cocktail, canapés and samples of Tramezzino. Between adventures in Koper, sit down together to share a frtalja omelet, a mouthwatering combination of asparagus, prosciutto, truffles, whipped eggs and sausage prepared with locally produced olive oil. In Otranto, one of Italy’s best-kept secrets, stop in at a local bar to raise a glass of Primitivo or Bombino Nero, and toast to new companions and new adventures. Pasta lovers can come together in Rijeka over a shared dish of šurlice, a rustic cuisine traditionally made by wrapping dough around knitting needles, giving it its nickname needle macaroni.