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From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

1. From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

Meet the guide/driver in the city-center, take a seat in a comfortable air-conditioned van, and start to enjoy this relaxed half-day tour in the Valpolicella wine region. During the journey, your guide will tell you about the local wines and the Valpolicella valley. Then, arrive at a beautiful winery, located in the heart of Valpolicella. Here an expert sommelier will show you the wine cellar and explain the secrets of production and show you how the wine is kept. Afterwards, sit around the table to taste some chosen wines, including the great Amarone. After taking some beautiful pictures in the gardens and vineyards, get back on board the van and make your way to the second winery for another tasting. After the tasting, you'll head back to Verona.

Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour

2. Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour

Discover the beautiful landscape where the Amarone wines of Italy are produced on a half-day e-bike tour from Verona. Leave the city at 8:55 AM after meeting at the local tour operator's information point. Here, a cycling leader will provide you with your bike and helmet. Then, head off to the nearby hills of the Valpantena viticultural zone. Cycle past the unmistakable scent of vineyards, and then stop to visit a beautiful and traditional winery in the heart of the wine region where you'll also have a tasting session. Your tour leader will tell unforgettable stories of the region, where wine making has been refined since the days of the Romans. Marvel at the magnificent territory between Verona and Lake Garda, where the hills and vineyards produce the renowned Amarone wine made from dried grapes.

Verona: Vineyard and Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Verona: Vineyard and Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

Visit the countryside of Verona in a rural family-run winery home to 5 generations. At the winery, enjoy a peaceful stroll around the vineyard and listen to the family history of the winery and its estates. Then head to the traditional drying room and learn how to dry Amarone grapes using a process called Appassimento. Listen to the winemaker explain the process of making wine, and how different grapes produce different flavors. Visit the rural house and cellar next, which have been used for wine making since the 17th century. Finally, after your tour of the winery, enjoy a tasting session of a selection of fine wines including Valpolicella, Ripasso and the great Amarone. Learn how to evaluate them using your senses of sight, smell and taste. The wine is paired with a selection of antipasti including local cheeses, salami, and extra virgin olive oil. As you eat, admire the stunning view across the Italian countryside and the Valpolicella hills, from the terrace.

Verona: Private Walking Food Tour with 10 Tastings

4. Verona: Private Walking Food Tour with 10 Tastings

Eat and drink your way through Verona's culinary scene on a private walking food tour led by a local guide. Enjoy a genuine foodie experience as you try 10 food and drink items loved by the locals, ranging from savory to sweet. Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine, hand-picked by a food-obsessed guide. Taste tortellini (stuffed pasta) and canapé al baccalà mantecato (salt cod appetizer), among other Italian delicacies. Round out the tour with a glass of wine. In between food stops, stop by the city's highlights for a well-rounded cultural experience. Get insider tips from your guide to enjoy the rest of your time in Verona.

Verona: 2-Hour Gelato Making Class

5. Verona: 2-Hour Gelato Making Class

Meet the expert chef in the city center, and walk to a beautiful cooking school. Experience this fun cooking class, which is ideal for kids, and learn how to make the famous Italian gelato from scratch. Get yourself comfortable in the kitchen; wear your apron, and start cooking. The local supplier's trustworthy Italian Chef will lead you in cutting fresh fruit, while the ingredients of the gelato get mixed in the machine between the different recipes. Don’t forget to write tips on the recipe book, so you can do it at home by yourself. Finally when everything is ready, you will put the portions into glasses and enjoy these sweet desserts with the rest of the group.

Lazise: Historical Center Wine Tasting Tour

6. Lazise: Historical Center Wine Tasting Tour

Taste 6 exceptional Garda wines of the ZF4 Cellar on this wine tasting in the historical center of Lazise. Learn the local winemaking traditions as you taste the different varieties, paired with local olive oil and snacks.   As you enter the aged cellar of the recently renovated historic courtyard, you’ll see how it retains hints of its rural past, which creates a relaxed and jovial atmosphere. Start your tasting with the fresh white and rosè wines, followed by a Bardolino. Then, it's on to 3 vintages of red wine, Syrah, Così, and Ettore. The tasting will be paired with quality cold cuts, cheese and bread, and Garda olive oil, produced by the cellar itself. During your tasting, learn the history and the philosophy behind their wine production, using traditional methods passed down through generations. Leave your experience with an authentic taste of one of the most well-known winemaking regions in the world.

Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

7. Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

Explore the essence of Italian cooking at a hands-on cooking class in the historic heart of Verona, and prepare and cook a traditional meal using the freshest ingredients and basic techniques to enhance the natural flavors of food. You will learn to appreciate simple Italian cooking using fresh, high quality ingredients that don’t require a lot of complicated techniques to release their flavor. Based on the Mediterranean diet, each class prepares a classic dish in a professional kitchen. Your chef will take you through easy-to-learn techniques to make fresh pasta, risotto (made with local rice), and tiramisù, the typical Italian dessert. By the end of your seminar you will feel confident to cook like an Italian, making healthy and tasty recipes that you can recreate at home.

Verona: Food and Wine Tour by Bike

8. Verona: Food and Wine Tour by Bike

After meeting with your local food guide, you will begin this 3-hour culinary experience. You simply need to choose a bike, get comfortable in the saddle and begin this delicious guided tour. The first stop will be a typical Osteria, which is mainly visited by local people. Here you will taste some of the typical nibbles such "Polpette", accompanied by a glass of Prosecco. Following this, you will continue toward the city center to stop at a second typical local Osteria. Here you will be able to sink your teeth into some of the famous dumpling bar's food dishes, partnering it with a good glass of Valpolicella red wine. After this stop, you will cycle past all the major historical sites, until you reach the final stage of your tour. In this last Osteria, you will have the chance to sample other famous white wines of the Verona area, as well as a much recommend and famous "Spritz Veneto", just like a real local.

Verona: Amarone Wine Tasting

9. Verona: Amarone Wine Tasting

Valpolicella is one of the most important wine district in Italy (it ranks just after Chianti in total Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wine production). Situated between lake Garda and Verona, it is famous all around the world for the prestigious Amarone which is only one of the many amazing wines that are produced here such as Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Superiore and Valpolicella Ripasso. You will be able to discover this wonderful area through its wines.  During the visit to the vineyards and the winery and during the tasting it will the same wine producer that will proudly introduce you to the winemaking secrets and techniques and that will explain you the characteristics of the Valpolicella's wines. The wine tasting will be accompanied by small samples of local products that will elevate the aroma of the wines.

Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

10. Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

Meet the expert local food guide and begin the day with a nice espresso and pastries, then continue walking through the streets of old city to the different stops, including a real 'bottega' to taste some local cheese and salami, and homemade bread. Afterwards, visit other local places to taste some typical Italian food, including wine. This is very important, because Verona is the Capital of wine in Italy. Try some Valpolicella wines, while hearing interesting stories behind the different flavors. Finish your food journey with some delicious gelato. The guide will conclude the tour with recommendations of other local food, and historical places to visit. Here you can learn about Veronese and Italian eno-gastronomic culture. During the tour, discover the historical old town strolling through hidden small streets like locals do, trying to find special places that you would never find alone.

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What people are saying about Verona

This tour was not just an olive oil tasting! The information about how and where olive oil comes from was great, there was also information about how to taste and inspect olive oil, how to pair it with certain foods. Our guide was so passionate about the food and wine in Italy, she gave lots of information about the different foods produced in the region. I've done alot of tours, including wine tours and really enjoyed this experience, I would highly recommend it to anyone!

Laura is very friendly and personable. In addition to lots of delicious wine, there is also olive oil, bread and a cold cuts and cheese platter. Everything very tasty. So you are well looked after and learn a lot about regional wine.

We had a nice walk through the city, without rushing, and in addition to the food and wine tasting we had a nice talk about the city as well.

Very informal and private. They respond perfectly to all questions and combine a cozy get-together with specialist knowledge.

A great evening with lovely food and company! Will try to recreate the Risotto at home Would recommend!