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Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

1. 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

2. 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.

Verona: Wine Tasting Experience with Optional Charcuterie

3. Verona: Wine Tasting Experience with Optional Charcuterie

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: 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 Food Tour with Guide

5. Verona Food Tour with Guide

Explore the quaint alleys and historic streets of Verona on a 3-hour food tasting tour and visit traditional restaurants to eat some of the city's best dishes. Learn the history of the beautiful city along the way, hearing about the powerful Scaliger family that served as the Lords of Verona in the 13th and 14th centuries and more. Sample local specialties based on the availability of raw ingredients, the season, and chef's recommendations on the day. Sip a glass of wine at a local tavern, try some fresh handmade pasta in a modern and welcoming gastronomic setting that has become a point of reference for the Veronese. Taste Verona-style codfish using a recipe appreciated throughout the province, some delicious 'pastissada' or polenta with 'soppressa'. Finish your meal with a 'risino', a traditional Veronese dessert based on rice. Alternatively, taste ice cream made from flavors created with excellent local ingredients

Lazise: Historical Center Wine Tasting Tour

6. Lazise: Historical Center Wine Tasting Tour

Taste 6 exceptional Garda wines of the ZF4 Cellar on this wine tasting in the historical center of Lazise. Learn the local winemaking traditions as you taste the different varieties, paired with local olive oil and snacks.   As you enter the aged cellar of the recently renovated historic courtyard, you’ll see how it retains hints of its rural past, which creates a relaxed and jovial atmosphere. Start your tasting with the fresh white and rosè wines, followed by a Bardolino. Then, it's on to 3 vintages of red wine, Syrah, Così, and Ettore. The tasting will be paired with quality cold cuts, cheese and bread, and Garda olive oil, produced by the cellar itself. During your tasting, learn the history and the philosophy behind their wine production, using traditional methods passed down through generations. Leave your experience with an authentic taste of one of the most well-known winemaking regions in the world.

Verona: Cheese Tasting and Pairing

7. Verona: Cheese Tasting and Pairing

Learn firsthand why the Veneto area is known for its incredible cheeses. Take part in a tasting experience that involves all your senses and gives you a better understanding important regional gastronomic traditions. Let your experienced guide expand your sensorial relationship with delicious cheese and understand why relying only on your sense of taste will not suffice. Start by viewing the piece of cheese you are about to taste. Continue priming your palate for the first bite by touching and smelling it, beginning the tasting experience long before it enters your mouth. Finally, discover its true flavor by taking a bite.  Appreciate the artistry of the cheese platter. Learn how the arrangement of the cheese alongside fresh fruit, honey, and sweet jams create a complementary cornucopia of fragrances, aromas, and flavors that will saturate your palate.

2-Hour Romantic Verona Walking Tour

8. 2-Hour Romantic Verona Walking Tour

When forced to leave his beloved Juliet and the town of Verona in exile, Shakespeare’s Romeo said: There is no world without Verona walls. This special city was the setting of Shakespeare’s drama, Romeo and Juliet, one of the most famous love tragedies of all time. Rolling hills, the Po Valley plains, vineyards and olive groves surround this romantic town. On this 2-hour private walking tour the guide will point out the most important sights and points of interest, such as Juliet's House, the palaces of the Scala family, the Church of St. Elena, the house of the Capulets, and the Capitolare.

Verona: Private Walking Food Tour with 10 Tastings

9. Verona: Private Walking Food Tour with 10 Tastings

Eat and drink your way through Verona's culinary scene on a private walking food tour led by a local guide. Enjoy a genuine foodie experience as you try 10 food and drink items loved by the locals, ranging from savory to sweet. Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine, hand-picked by a food-obsessed guide. Taste tortellini (stuffed pasta) and canapé al baccalà mantecato (salt cod appetizer), among other Italian delicacies. Round out the tour with a glass of wine. In between food stops, stop by the city's highlights for a well-rounded cultural experience. Get insider tips from your guide to enjoy the rest of your time in Verona.

Verona: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

10. Verona: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 229 reviews

Would highly recommend the Food & Wine Tour of Verona, Our Guide (Deanna or Diana - i hope that's spelt correctly) was amazing, very funny. We got lots of history of Verona mixed with jokes. It was lovely to taste local wines and smaller locally owned restaurants. It was a small group of 8 who all got along and thoroughly enjoyed the day.

We had so much fun and met lovely people. Our guide Matteo was super nice and supportive. Especially with one participant who was vegetarian and didn’t like some of the food. Food was amazing and showed some interesting new tastes

Our guide Barbara was fantastic! A great selection of wines! Lovely selection of meat and cheese to go with them! Highly recommend it’s a great tour!

Great location, great experience and great wine! Would recommend.

Our guide was fabulous!!! Great food and excellent wine!!!