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Amarone Wine Tour & Tasting from Venice, Padua or Verona

1. Amarone Wine Tour & Tasting from Venice, Padua or Verona

Join an Italian Sommelier on this special 8-hour trip to small prestigious vineyards in the Valpolicella Valley. Discover the best Amarone and other quality Valpolicella wines, and sample the local cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere. On this tour, you will drive through a landscape of classical villas, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and orchards. Pick-ups are available from Venice, Verona, or Padua, and each tour starts with a visit to a typical cantina, set in a 15th-century building. Drive along tiny roads that wind through the vineyards. Enjoy tastings of Valpolicella’s classic wines - Valpolicella, Ripasso della Valpolicella, Amarone, and Recioto. Each wine will be paired with cheese, selected by the vineyard owner and your guide, who is a sommelier and master cheese taster. Next, take a scenic drive to a typical restaurant, for a light lunch with tradional dishes and wine. After lunch, visit a second cantina, where the grapes for Amarone and Recioto are withered before vinification. After a short visit to the vineyard and winery, taste some more famous wines for a chance to compare the differences and similarities of the two different producers.

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8-Hour Prosecco Wine and Tastings Tour from Venice or Padua

2. 8-Hour Prosecco Wine and Tastings Tour from Venice or Padua

This tour of the Prosecco hills takes you northeast of Venice through the countryside near Valdobbiane. On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the lush green hills of the Prosecco winegrowing region that included the town of Valdobbiane, Conegliano, and Vittorio Veneto. Admire the beautiful scenery of the steep hills covered by vineyards and framed by the nearby Dolomite Mountains. Discover one of the most famous sparkling wines produced in Italy well known for its fruity aromas and its charming unpretentiousness. In this picturesque winegrowing region you will visit one of the top wine producers, where you can learn about the traditional production methods and enjoy a guided wine tasting. The tour then stops for lunch at one of the most historic Frasche (simple rustic trattorias) specializing in simple local cuisine. You will then continue on your journey, stopping to visit a second cantina to experience the small, family-run wine production that is so important to this area, followed by a wine tasting.

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Padua: Private Tour w/ Church of the Hermits & Baptistery

3. Padua: Private Tour w/ Church of the Hermits & Baptistery

Book this private 2.5-hour tour to discover the best part of Padua: the famous Church of the Hermits (Chiesa degli Eremitani, in Italian), the main sites of Padua's old town and the Baptistery of the dome with Giusto de’ Menabuoi's fascinating frescoes. Admire the artworks of Guariento and Mantegna inside the Church of the Hermits, then follow your guide through the beautiful historic center of Padua and listen to their commentary on the most important monuments, buildings and elegant squares in the city. End your tour at the Baptistery of the dome, a real gem in Padua. Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, its construction started in the 12th century and was consecrated by the Patriarch of Grado in 1281. The Baptistery is famous for having a large and important fresco cycle from the last quarter of the 14th century inside. Enter the building and discover the fascinating artworks of Giusto de’ Menabuoi.

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Padua: Private City Walking Tour

4. Padua: Private City Walking Tour

Experience the culturally rich city of Padua on this private walking tour with a certified local guide. See some of the most famous squares of the city, including Piazza delle Erbe, della Frutta and della Signoria, which all overlook several prominent and majestic buildings. Stroll through the city's streets and hear interesting anecdotes about the area from your knowledgeable guide. Then, visit one of the most masterful examples of art from the 14th century at the Scrovegni Chapel. Later, go to Palazzo della Ragione, a medieval market hall, and the Cathedral of Padua, which was first erected in the 4th century.

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Padua: 2.5-Hour Private Tour St. Anthony Basilica w/ Tiziano

5. Padua: 2.5-Hour Private Tour St. Anthony Basilica w/ Tiziano

Book this private 2.5-hour tour to discover the best part of Padua: the famous Basilica of Saint Anthony. Visited as a place of pilgrimage by people from all over the world, this majestic church - known locally as "il Santo" - is one of the eight international shrines recognized by the Holy See.  Together with your guide, you'll enter the basilica and discover the ancient frescoes, some important funerary monuments and the interesting chapels with their fascinating paintings, such as the Chapel of Luca Belludi with frescoes by Giusto de Menabuoi and the Chapel of Saint Giacomo with frescoes by Altichiero da Zevio. You'll also visit the Oratory of St. George and the School of the Santo, decorated by a cycle of fifteen frescoes and three canvases, where the young Tiziano Vecellio worked between 1510 and 1511.

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All-Day Private Tour of the Picturesque Verona

6. All-Day Private Tour of the Picturesque Verona

Did you know that Verona is ranked amongst the most visited towns in Italy, due to its geographic location, rich culture, temperate climate, beauty and hospitality of its people? On this route, see the most famous monuments as well as smaller churches and squares. In the morning, the sightseeing consists of a tour of some beautiful attractions such as Museo Archeologico, Teatro Romano, Pinacoteca of Castelvecchio, Museo degli Affreschi and Tomba di Giulietta. After lunch, continue with a private walking tour of the old city center and see the iconic sights like the Basilica of St. Anastasia (with additional entrance fee), Piazza Bra with the famous Roman amphitheater "Arena,” Juliet's House, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe with its typical market and the Scaligeri Tombs "Arche Scaligere.” Please note that on Sundays, churches can only be visited in the afternoon. Round trips from different locations on Lake Garda are also available (Peschiera, Lazise, Bardolino and Garda).

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Soave Wine Tasting Tours from Venice, Verona or Padova

7. Soave Wine Tasting Tours from Venice, Verona or Padova

Located between Verona and Venice, where the soil is mainly of volcanic origin, the Soave wineland is one of the most famous white wine producting regions in Italy. On this 8-hour tour, explore the notable vineyards with an expert sommelier guide. Throughout the day, admire the romantic landscape and architecture, including Soave Castle, whose walls still surround the medieval town. Start at a traditional and historic cantina, set in a medieval building in the center of Soave. Stroll through a courtyard, with its wisteria-smothered tower, and learn about the estate’s history and Soave’s traditions of winemaking and culture. After an explanation of the wine producing process, taste wines paired with small bites of local salami and cheese. Next, take a scenic drive to a typical restaurant for a light lunch of traditional dishes, served with more wine. After lunch, you will drive along hills covered in vineyards to a 2nd cantina, located in an 18th-century villa. The family has been involved in wine production since 1890 and was one of the first producers to introduce organic wines to Soave. Tour the estate, and finish with a wine tasting, again paired with local meats and cheeses. As well as being a trained sommelier, your guide is a master cheese taster, so you are in expert hands!

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Transfer between Florence and Venice with Sightseeing Stops

8. Transfer between Florence and Venice with Sightseeing Stops

Choose this ideal way to transfer between the popular Italian destinations of Florence and Venice. Travel at a pace that ensures an enjoyable journey through scenic landscapes and discover another corner of Italy on the way. On this 6-hour transfer you’ll travel by deluxe car or van with a professional English-speaking driver/guide. You’ll get helpful insights on the places you decide to visit. You can visit any point of interest along the way, with up to a 3-hour stop. Some of the suggested stops on this transfer are Bologna, Ferrara, Padova, or Ravenna. All of these popular cities are appealing for their history, culture, and culinary offerings. There will be time for lunch at local restaurant before continuing on to your final destination. The transfer can begin at either Florence or Venice and the service is door-to-door.

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Padua: Private Home Cooking Demo with a Four-Course Meal

9. Padua: Private Home Cooking Demo with a Four-Course Meal

Visit a local host's home and watch an exclusive cooking demo of authentic regional recipes. See how to prepare a four-course Italian meal which includes a starter, pasta dish, main course, and dessert. Dine with your host and taste the finished dishes accompanied by a selection of local wines. Hear fascinating stories about the local culture and cuisine and experience the warmth of Italian hospitality.

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Padua: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Demonstration

10. Padua: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Demonstration

Arrive at the home of your expert cook then go food shopping like a local. Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce. When you return to your host’s home, enjoy a private cooking demonstration where your host will share the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you.   Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

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What people are saying about Padua

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

This wine tour was excellent from start to finish! Our guide, Mario is a sommelier and extremely knowledgeable about the region and it's wines. We visited 2 small, family run vineyards and learned different aspects of the wine making process at each. The wines we tasted were excellent! So good in fact that we ordered a case at each vineyard to be shipped home! The restaurant we were taken to for lunch was also very good with lots of charm and great food. Many locals eating there at our read Saturday - always a good indication. Mario met us at the meeting point right on time and dropped us off a little closer to Venice so we would have a shorter walk. He also took us to a small deli to pick up some of the cheese and meats we had enjoyed during the wine tasting. Overall, this was an exceptional day that we would highly recommend! Mario was early arriving at the

One of the Best Tours ever - Thanks to Rachel and Mario

The tour was well planned and executed. Mario and Rachel were extremely knowledgeable and provided an experience that will last for a life time. The tour of two different wineries was an interesting comparison of same wines but different in nose and taste. The lunch at a local restaurant was superb...their local meats and pasta were outstanding - the dessert was exceptional. We plan to go back for a return visit. I consider them “new friends” in our experiencing the world. The personal services made our trip stress-free. The expense was high, but the experience was worth it!!!

Wonderful Prosecco Tour and Tastings

Mario, our guide was great. We visited 2 different vineyards with guided tastings of 5 Prosecco types at each. Beautiful lunch at a family run agriturismo with all ingredients sourced from their own land. Mario was friendly and very knowledgeable. A highlight of our trip to Venice.

Fantastic day in Presecco country

What a fabulous day in the Veneto region . Amazing wineries , good food . Our guides knowledge was outstanding !!! Thanks for a great day !!!

My guide Mario was extremely knowledgeable and a joy to talk to. Excellent local knowledge.