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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. Afterward, 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.

Valpolicella: Wine Tour in the Cradle of Amarone

2. Valpolicella: Wine Tour in the Cradle of Amarone

Sample 6 regional wines at a traditional winery in the hills of Valpolicella, including Valpolicella classics and Amarone vintages. Learn about the wine cellars and sample a local charcuterie board. Meet at the convenient spot in Verona and head to the winery, where you will be given a tour of is icehouse and cellar. Hear about the ageing process and how the wines are refined. Try 6 high quality wines, learning how to differentiate them, and add an accompanying meat and cheese board.

Verona: Gelato Making Class

3. Verona: 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.

Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

4. 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.

Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

5. 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. Prepare and cook a traditional meal using the freshest ingredients and basic techniques to enhance the natural flavors of food. Learn how 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 tiramisu, the typical Italian dessert. By the end of your seminar you will feel confident in your Italian cooking skills to make healthy and tasty recipes that you can recreate at home.

Verona: Vineyard and Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

6. 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 Next, visit the rural house and cellar. Experience a venue that has been used for winemaking since the 17th century before enjoying 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: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

7. Verona: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Verona: Valpolicella Wine Self-Guided E-Bike Tour & Tastings

8. Verona: Valpolicella Wine Self-Guided E-Bike Tour & Tastings

Explore the Valpolicella wine area on a self-guided tour by e-bike. Use the app on your phone to discover the beauty of the region, and take part in an afternoon tasting session of local wines and snacks. Pick up your bike between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM in the city center of Verona. Use your phone to download the app and follow the scenic route. Leave the city behind and discover the Valpolicella Valley. Explore an area of vineyards, olive trees, small villages, terraced cultivations, and beautiful views. Make your way to the winery at 2:30 PM for your tasting session. Enjoy 4 glasses of local wine, including Amarone, with a variety of local cheese and salami. Then, set off again and return to the city to return your e-bike. You'll probably be back around 5:30 PM.

Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

9. Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

Learn about local flavors in a wonderful Lake Garda location during this tasting of local wines and foods at a vineyard in Lazise. Spend time in the vineyards and cellar, and taste up to 6 wines with cold cuts, cheeses, Garda extra virgin olive oil, and bread. Sipping on a white Garganega, a Chiaretto, or sparkling wine, begin your journey into the world of wine on Lake Garda. With your drink in hand, start learning about the quality of grapes and production methods. Taste test Verona's salami and cheeses along with different types of wine from reds to fresh and fruity types. Before the end of the experience, get a taste of Garda’s one and only extra virgin olive oil that’s perfectly paired with toasted bread. Experience its fruity and delicate flavors that only Garda can guarantee.

Verona: Food and Wine Tour by Bike

10. Verona: Food and Wine Tour by Bike

Get a foodie experience with a Verona Food and Bike tour with a local guide, your insider for one day, to reach three different Osterie and discover where locals go to spend their free time. The first stop is a typical Osteria which is mainly visited by local people and it is located in one of the central districts of the city. Begin this delicious itinerary tasting one of the typical aperitif nibbles and a glass of local wine. Continue towards the city centre to stop in another typical local Osteria and visit the food district of Verona, where the most traditional botteghe are located, and enjoy the great wines of the city. You can taste some delicacies like the local Monte Veronese cheese and the Soppressa salami and discover the aromas of the traditional local wines, such as the Valpolicella red wine, or the white wines coming from the East of Verona and Lake Garda. Next, continue the cycle as you pass all the major historical sites, to reach the last Osteria, where you will have the chance to sample other famous white wines of the Verona area such as Lugana and Custoza; don't miss the opportunity to taste the famous Spritz Veneto, just like a real local.

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Fantastic morning! Loved every minute of this cooking class. Christina was wonderful- so friendly, knowledgeable, kind, helpful and calm. A wonderful teacher, who created a relaxed and fun learning environment. We had a lovely group with us and the place was clean and tidy ( immaculate). The food was superb and of such high quality. Learned a lot and will definitely be making the dishes on return home for family and friends. Thank you so much! X

Wonderful introduction to the food of Verona. A visit to a shop selling fresh pasta was a delight. The meal we helped cook was delicious. Michela was warm and welcoming. Her English was excellent. It was a lovely afternoon.

Isabella did a wonderful job introducing us to the food and wine of Verona. We made five stops tasting or drinking the regions specialties. It was a fun and educational morning.

Well planned tour. The guide was knowledgable and a safe driver. The wine tour gave a lot of information and the wines were good. The lake was beautiful.

It was excellent and great fun! I highly recommend this cooking class.