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Valpolicella: Wine Tour in the Cradle of Amarone

1. 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.

Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour

2. Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour

Explore rolling hills and lush vineyards on a guided half-day e-bike trip from Verona to Valpolicella. Discover the beautiful hilly region where Italy's most famous wines such as Amarone are produced and enjoy wine tastings. After meeting your local guide, leave the city behind to cycle towards the hills of Valpolicella. A cycling leader will provide you with an electric bike and helmet before starting. Pass by the unmistakable scent of the vineyards, then stop to visit a beautiful and traditional winery in the heart of the wine region, where you’ll taste fine locally produced wines. Listen as your guide tells you unforgettable stories of the region, where wine production has been refined since Roman times. Get to know the 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 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: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

4. Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

Meet your guide in the city center of Verona and start exploring the town. The fist stop will be Castelvecchio, the magnificent medieval castle built by Scaligeri family. Then, your local guide will lead you to discover the lanes, streets, squares of the city, stopping to admire the most important monuments. Listen to legends and tales about Romeo and Juliet and see the romantic balcony. At the end of the tour, you'll reach Piazza Brà and the Arena. Admire the Roman amphitheater's architecture and learn about the old games of gladiators. Today the Arena is the setting for International Festivals, Music events and the famous Opera Lirica. Finally, enter the Verona Arena and visit one of the world’s great open-air concert venues. Look beyond the façade of the pink marble monument on Piazza Bra, hear stories of gladiators and famous operas in the amphitheater. Your guide will tell you little known stories and reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

5. From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

Discover one of the jewels of the Italian Renaissance on a full-day tour to the romantic city of Verona. Choose from multiple departure points in Lake Garda and travel in comfort by air-conditioned coach. Take a short walk into the city center on arrival and see one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman Empire at the Arena, still used for concerts today. Continue to Piazza dei Signori and Piazza delle Erbe before going to Juliet's House to look at the balcony where Romeo declared his eternal love for Juliet in Shakespeare’s tragedy. Learn more about how the city has developed over the centuries and discover artistic elements from different periods, including the medieval Castelvecchio and the tombs of the Scaligeri family at the church of Santa Maria Antica. Admire the Roman bridge over the Adige River and more. Then, get some free time to stroll down Via Mazzini and browse the local and high street shops before the return journey to Lake Garda.

Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

6. Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Enjoy a full-day tour of Verona, with round-trip transfers from a host of locations in Lake Garda, including Limone, Lazise and Riva del Garda. Travel by air-conditioned coach and see lights like the Square of Lords and Juliet's House.  Following a comfortable transfer, explore Verona which has developed progressively for over 2,000 years. Admire artistic elements of the highest quality from different periods, including the ever-present contributions of the Scaligeri family. Take a short walk into the city center, where a local guide will take you to the Verona Arena. See one of the finest Roman theaters still in use in existence anywhere in the world. Continue to the Square of Lords (Piazza dei Signori) and Square of Herbs (Piazza delle Erbe), before going to Juliet's House to see messages of love written by visitors from around the world. Go to the Castelvecchio and see the tombs of the Scala family (Arche Scaligere). Look at the Ponte Pietra, a Roman arch bridge that spans the Adige River. Have free time for some retail therapy on one of the most elegant streets in Italy. Stroll down the Via Mazzini and window shop (or max out your credit cards) before your return transfer to Lake Garda.

Verona: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

7. Verona: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Explore Verona with an interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Get to know the city while solving location-based riddles. Stroll over the arches of Castelvecchio Bridge above the Adige River and see the Roman amphitheater. After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (instructions received via email after booking), you'll be led on an interactive adventure to discover 10 Verona attractions (entry inside ticketed attractions not included). Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination and challenge yourself to use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Uncover local information and facts about the city as you explore. Along the way, enjoy the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Start playing at any time and admire the city at your own personal pace. Stop to snap as many photos as you want, or choose to take a lunch break in between. Start your tour at the imposing Verona Arena, the trademark of Verona! Visit Porta Borsari with its enchanting image. Photograph Juliet's House straight out of the most beautiful dream and admire Piazza Delle Erbe with its unique architecture. Be amazed by Piazza Dei Signori one of the main symbols of Verona. Then, head to the Basilica di Santa Anastasia, the most important Gothic church in Verona. Gaze at the tranquil Ponte Pietra, a Roman arch bridge. Admire the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare with its beautiful interior. Verona's second most famous bridge is Ponte Della Vittoria, a 111-meter-long arch bridge constructed in the 1920s. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Ponte di Castelvecchio, a spot that is always busy and enchanting.

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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What people are saying about Verona

This was such a fun activity! Barbara welcomed us at the vineyard and she’d pulled together a cozy set up. We were 3 couples and one small family. She explained each wine and poured us very generous helpings. We tasted 7 wines in total. The olive oil and bread was delicious too! We ordered some wine to be shipped to Netherlands and within 24h got a notification that it’s been shipped. Love supporting local family owned vineyards, and this one is fantastic!

Wonderful way to see Verona and try local wines! I love bike riding so this was perfect for me. You'll get to see different parts of the city and our guide Benedetta was lovely! She also gave us information about the history of Verona and the sites that we passed. The three places we stopped at were very nice and I enjoyed all of the wines we tried.

Isabella’s knowledge and passion was excellent. Recommended for all travellers to Verona.

Bennedetta was very knowledgeable and personable and made the tour bery enjoyable.

Fantastic experience with a very pasionate guide! Bravo!