Discover the excellences of Verona and its rich territory in a fully guided four days holiday. Every day a local expert will lead you to discover different aspects of Verona, known for Amarone, Valpolicella and Soave wines, for Risotto and Tortellini and for the high quality cheese production. From the most traditional botteghe in the heart of the city center to the enchanting valley of Amarone wine, passing by a cozy cooking school, this holiday will offer you a complete and tasty overview on the gourmet food and the incredible wine of Verona. Feel like at home cooking ancient recipes with a local Chef, entering a family run Osteria or meeting the winemakers and discussing Valpolicella and Amarone wine production.
Meet the private driver at the train station or at the airport for the transfer to the hotel. Get comfortable and check-in at the selected accommodation. In the late afternoon you’ll get the first introduction to the city and to your holiday plan.. but not before having an Aperitivo. This is the first rule of your Veronese vacation: remember that’s always Aperitivo time!
After the meeting with your local host you will have the evening at leisure to explore the city and have dinner in one of the restaurants suggested by your local expert.
A quick coffee on the way just to wake up (or a complete hotel breakfast, up to you, but remember to save some space) and you’ll be ready for the highlight of your day: Verona food and wine walking tour. Follow your local foodie and just like a real local, start your day drinking an authentic Italian espresso and a local “Risino” dessert. Afterwards, you'll stop in one of the most traditional "Osterie" of the city, where you will savor some local products, such as Soppressa (a type of salami), Monte Veronese cheese and the famous cicchetti from Verona.
During the next step you’ll enjoy a traditional dish and discover some local traditions. Continue your visit discovering traditional local wines, such as the Valpolicella red wine, or the white wines like Soave or Lugana. After the Food and Wine tour there’s no need to have lunch for sure, so enjoy the time to explore the most beautiful corners of the city of Romeo and Juliet and relax in the shade of the majestic Arena.
The dinner will be at leisure.. maybe you can practice the information learned during the morning tour, selecting the best local dishes and dabble in some wine pairing. We suggest a night stroll in the streets of the city of love for the beautiful atmosphere and for getting ready for the food and wine experiences of the next day.
After a traditional Italian breakfast at your hotel, you will be ready for an immersive day discovering the secrets and traditions of Veronese food. This time you’ll cook your own lunch with an exceptional teacher: meet the local Chef at La Soffitta cooking school and deepen into the roots of the traditional cuisine. A hand-on cooking experience to prepare three local dishes: fresh pasta, Risotto and a typical dessert, all paired with some good local wine. Just a sip of it to prepare your mouth for the real wine experience coming next.
Meet the wine expert and head to Valpolicella, the Amarone region. You will visit two different wineries and you will discover everything about this amazing world. You will meet local producers who will be pleased to guide you through the vineyards and show you the cellar and the barrels. After the visit you’ll enjoy the tasting sessions paired with local products. You’ll enjoy Amarone, Valpolicella blend and some indigenous varieties locally produced. Once back in the hotel, the dinner will be at leisure and do not forget to ask your guide for some advice, in the city there are a lot of interesting places offering high quality local wines.
A relaxing morning breakfast and a reinvigorating stroll to end this immersive holiday in Verona. You can have the last look at the Arena or take some time for a romantic walk to the panoramic Castel San Pietro and then, after collecting the luggage you’ll meet your driver for a transfer back to the station or airport.
- Taste traditional food and wine
- Learn how to cook Italian Pasta and Risotto
- Visit Amarone wineries and enjoy the tasting sessions
From 2023, all year round
4 days, 3 nights
Min. 2 participants
Verona airport or train station
- 3*s/4* Hotel with B&B Formula in the city center;
- 3 breakfasts at the Hotel;
- Tour guide;
- Private transportation;
- 1 cooking class with lunch;
- 1 italian aperitivo;
- Verona food & wine walking tour;
- Amarone wine tasting tour;
- Minors must be accompanied by an adult
- In case of emergency, contact the number +39 327 4674179
- Concierge service included
- 10% discount on booking additional tours during free time
Full refund for cancellations received at least within 7 days in advance , read more