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Things to do in Valpolicella

Our most recommended things to do in Valpolicella

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.

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

2. 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.

Valpolicella: 1.5-Hour Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Valpolicella: 1.5-Hour Guided Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover beautiful Valpolicella on an exclusive guided winery tour and a tasting experience with a professional sommelier. During 1.5 hours, tour the vineyards and wine cellar. Learn about the history of wine and winemaking methods, and take part in an exceptional wine tasting with wines like Valpolicella Classic & Superior, and Amarone. In the Valpolicella area, the amazing landscape between Lake Garda and Verona, make a visit to a high-end winery estate and discover how high-quality wines are made. Hear the history of the estate and explanations of the methods and techniques of wine production. Follow the journey from the grape harvest in the vineyard located in the surrounding area to the final stage of the bottling. After your tour, taste a selection of 6 delicious quality wines, such as Valpolicella, Recioto, and Amarone, accompanied by a selection of local cured meats and cheeses. Let an expert guide you through the tasting as you listen to in-depth commentary on the particularity of these premium Italian wines.

Valpolicella: Bertani Family Estate Tour and Wine Tasting

4. Valpolicella: Bertani Family Estate Tour and Wine Tasting

Discover a unique wine estate near the UNESCO-listed city of Verona and Lake Garda. Visit the Bertani Family Estate at the heart of the Valpolicella Classica wine region. An expert tour guide and sommelier will accompany you through the 18th-century Venetian villa. See its gorgeous frescoes, luxurious romantic gardens, and the 15th-century winery and cellars which host 200-year-old monumental Amarone oak casks. Discover and compare different Veronese wines thanks to a first-hand experience in the birthplace of Amarone della Valpolicella. Learn about the characteristics of the local grape varieties and the traditional winemaking processes that make these wines so unique.

From Verona: Valpolicella Winery Tour with Amarone Vintages

5. From Verona: Valpolicella Winery Tour with Amarone Vintages

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: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

6. Verona: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Verona, often overlooked by neighboring Venice, possesses its own impressive artistic heritage and vibrant cultural diversity. Located a short drive from Venice and Lake Garda, in the heart of the Valpolicella wine region, it is an ideal destination for visitors looking for cultural events, shopping, history, fine dining and amazing wine. During this walking tour, you will discover that Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. You will encounter sites, such as the medieval and Renaissance city walls, the Borsari and Lion gates, stunning piazzas, Romeo and Juliet’s houses and Renaissance palaces.    Discover the highlights of this amazing city and learn about its history and culture on this incredible walking tour!

Valpolicella: Wine and Food Tour with Professional Sommelier

7. Valpolicella: Wine and Food Tour with Professional Sommelier

Discover the unique wines of Valpolicella on a guided wine and food tour departing from Lake Garda. Learn from a professional Sommelier about the wines and food of the region. Enjoy a friendly welcome at the winery by the tour guide who will guide you in this fantastic wine experience. A professional Sommelier will lead you through the history of the winery, the park with its green gardens, and the splendid villa Giona, before visiting the barrel area and tasting its historic wines. After visiting the barrel site and the interior areas of the wine cellar, enjoy an exclusive wine tasting experience where you will sample 2 white wines and 4 red wine varieties including Amarone paired with local products such as cheese and salami from the Valpolicella area.

Amarone Wine Tour & Tasting from Venice, Padua or Verona

8. 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.

Valpolicella: Wine Tasting With A Sommelier and Light Lunch

9. Valpolicella: Wine Tasting With A Sommelier and Light Lunch

Experience a guided tour of a local wine cellar and then have an exclusive wine tasting, combined with a light lunch of local products. Admire the landscape and learn more about the elegant location, the heart of the beautiful Valpolicella wine region. During this 2-hour experience, you will taste a selection of Valpolicella wines at a local winery. This includes Valpolicella Classico, Superior, Recioto and Amarone, all of which are world-famous for their outstanding quality. Savor the taste while a professional sommelier gives you an in-depth description of the varieties. You’ll hear the history of the estate and have the methods and techniques of the wines production explained to you, from the harvest in the local vineyard to the final bottling stage.  The light lunch includes a selection of local products such as cheeses and cold cuts, bread, dessert, coffee and local grappa.

Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Valpolicella

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 352 reviews

This trip offers a perfect balance of town and country experiences, in a super friendly flexible package. The Amarone wine tasting at the top of a picturesque hill was enjoyable and informative. The optional ancient Soave castle visit with its crenellated ramparts, a short walk uphill from our drop off point, offered a unique and memorable interlude, as well as great photo opportunities. As for Verona, a few hours was enough to get the flavour of the old town or whatever you chose to spend these on. Under the expert leadership of professional guide and multitalented linguist Simone, our small group of strangers bonded rapidly and was able to share the pleasures of this varied program. Highly recommended!

Izabella was wonderful! She took her time and we went to 2 wineries. Fratelli was awesome, highly recommend!!! She customized to my needs. From now on I do like private guides as the experience is the best. Izabella was very knowledgeable and fun. Next time I would stay by lake Garda, beautiful lake and peaceful area away from tourists.

Great experience! You get to visit a beautiful winery with a good tour, learn how to make pasta with a private chef(great character) and then you eat your pasta prepared by the chef. This is accompanied with good wine from the winery of course

Excellent private tour of the Verona region. We had extra time so the tour guide took us to a couple of extra stops. Tour guide was very informative and accommodating.

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.