Enjoy a picturesque wine tour in the Italian countryside.
What to Expect
Enjoy the original flavor of Amarone in the cellars of a Roman villa, surrounded by picturesque green vineyards. This beautiful villa boasts a unique character along with the world famous red wines produced in its cellars. Visit the cellar and learn the unique method of making this classic red wine from a local wine expert. Take a tour of the villa with its beautiful courtyard, lion’s mouth fireplace, Murano chandeliers, frescoes and gargoyles wherever you look. Enjoy your lunch in its ancient halls in front of impressive majestic fireplaces and the immense carved sculptures that decorate its rooms. Chefs of the villa will do their best to please you with traditional cuisine complemented with the finest local wines. Walking through vineyards with a local expert, you will discover the characteristics of the territory, climate and grape types - a unique combination essential to Amarone winemaking since ancient times.
A half-hour chauffered drive will take you to the winery, the estate which consists of a medieval villa and winery, situated nearby. You will be enchanted by a villa built in harmony with the surrounding peaceful landscape. This building is an original example of Venetian Renaissance architecture, among the finest in the province of Verona. You will discover the artistic versatility, taste and refined sense of style of this jewel of sixteenth-century Italian architecture. This was where noble guests came to enjoy the beauty of nature while relaxing and reading ancient Roman poets and authors. It represents a place designed for peace and tranquility for both body and soul, something central to the Italian humanistic tradition. At the same time this villa was at the center of the surrounding agricultural industry. You are invited to taste some delicious meals in Valpolicella valley with high quality products and natural ingredients in a traditional lunch in the ancient dining room of the villa. You will taste several kinds of Amarone and learn to recognize it by its slightly spicy bitterness which is reminiscent of roasted almonds. The name of this wine derives from the Italian word 'amaro', which means 'bitter'. At the same time it is so fine and warm that it will capture your heart with the first sip. You will learn the traditional methods of wine-making that have been strictly adhered to since ancient times. In the winery, you see the best versions of Amarone, which is not only one of the greatest wines of Italy, but a world classic.
- Wine tasting - four types of wine including Amarone
- 3-course lunch in the dining room of the ancient villa
- Local expert guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off (central Verona hotels)
- Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
What's Not Included
- Wine available for purchase
Know Before You Go
The temperature in some areas of the winery is about 15 °C, please make sure to have some warm clothes with you in the summer time.