Come with us on beautiful journey into the countryside of northern Italy and discover the best food and wine the region has to offer, served in one of the regions most sumptuous Renaissance surroundings. At one of Veronas most distinguished villas, encircled by the vineyards of Valpolicella, you will not only taste the gourmet delights of this top Italian kitchen, you will also see the ancient well-stocked cellars and taste Amarone, the rich dry red wine made from partially dried grapes and a specialty of the region. During this 4 hours wine experience tour you will have 3 courses gourmet lunch and taste 4 types of Amarone wine during your wine tasting.
- Lunch included
- Led by a local guide
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Hotel pickup included
Details about this tour
You will be picked up by your private chauffeured service and taken through the beautiful scenery towards the Amarone winery based in the heart of Valpolicella valley, just 30 min away from Verona.
The wine estate is situated inside an historic villa, and is surrounded by a peaceful landscape. This building is an original example of Venetian Renaissance architecture, among the finest in the province of Verona.
Tour the 16th-century villa to see its beautiful courtyard, a lions mouth fireplace, Murano chandeliers, frescoes and gargoyles wherever you look. This was where noble guests came to enjoy the beauty of nature while relaxing and reading ancient Roman poets and authors. It represents a place designed for peace and tranquility for both body and soul, something central to the Italian humanistic tradition. At the same time this villa was at the center of the surrounding agricultural industry. Visit the wine cellar to learn how the prized Amarone wine is made.
Taste some delicious dishes of the Valpolicella valley's high quality products and natural ingredients during a traditional lunch in the ancient dining rooms of the villa. You will taste several kinds of Amarone and learn to recognize it by its slightly spicy bitterness, which is reminiscent of roasted almonds.
The name of this wine derives from the Italian word 'amaro,' which means 'bitter.' At the same time it is so fine and warm that it will capture your heart with the first sip. You will learn the traditional methods of wine-making that have been strictly adhered to since ancient times. In the winery, you see the best versions of Amarone, which is not only one of the greatest wines of Italy, but a world classic.
Relax as you're transferred back to your departure point at the end of the trip.
- 4 types of wine tastings including Amarone
- 3-course lunch in the dining rooms of the ancient villa
- Villa and winery private tour with the local expert
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Round-trip private transfer (Mercedes E-class or luxury minivan)
- English speaking driver
- Free WiFi access on board
- Refreshments available on board
- Wine available to purchase
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Most travelers can participate
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required