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Food and Wine tour: Verona, Lago di Garda and Valpolicella



Food and Wine tour: Verona, Lago di Garda and Valpolicella

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Ama Terra realizes tailor-made experiences designed according to the needs of the most demanding travelers.
An example of a possible tour is described below.

Discovering flavours and traditions among, Verona the “city of love”, the hills of Valpolicella with its Amarone and Lake Garda

5 Days / 4 Nights
Program with private excursions

DAY 1  – ARRIVAL | Check-in at Charming Agriturismo or  Hotel 4*

  • Arrival in Verona (on request transfer from airport or railway station);
  • Check-in at selected charming Agriturismo or Hotel 4*;
  • Welcome aperitif with typical wines and products;
  • Dinner with traditional menù and overnight stay.

DAY 2  –  VALPOLICELLA | Amarone  – Wine and Flavours

  • Breakfast in hotel;
  • The morning will be dedicate to the typical products of territory.
    Transfer by private car and wine expert tour leader to discover Valpolicella, hilly area located North of Verona and a few kilometres from Lake Garda. The hilly scenario known as Valpolicella is a cradle of the well-known Amarone DOCG (guarantee of origin), a land rich in food and wine excellences and with a strong cultural impact;
  • Through a panoramic route in the Classic and Historical Valpolicella area, stop to a one of the most beautiful Villages of Italy “Borghi più Belli d’Italia”: San Giorgio Ingannapoltron, to admire its parish Church and an amazing view that reach up to the Lake Garda;
  • Guided visit of an historical winery to discover the wine process of Amarone, with its special Appassimento (dry process) the way in which Valpolicella Ripasso is produced and then appreciate their different  characteristics through a guided wine tasting: Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Amarone and Recioto. The visit includes a tour of the vineyard, the bottaia and the guided wine tasting;
  • Light lunch in a typical trattoria/osteria.
  • Transfer to the border between Valpolicella and Lessini Mountains to taste typical products of salami and of cheeses at an historical company with the visit of the seasoning rooms of cheeses; including the famous Formaggio Ubriaco aged on the Amarone wine;
  • Free time for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3  – VERONA | Tasting Verona

  • Breakfast in hotel;
  • Tour of historical Osterie of Verona accompanied by a Sommelier to discover traditions, flavours and wines to immerse yourself in the authentic life of the city. The tour includes a walking tour in the historic centre of Verona to have the opportunity to stop for photos and to discover the “Historical Botteghe (shops) and Osterie (taverns)”of Verona. Stop in two historical Osterie to taste local products (salami and cheeses) and local wines. The sommelier will tell the characteristics of the wines and its territory of origin from Valpolicella, Soave to Bardolino Chiaretto or Durello;
  • Free time for having lunch (not included in the tour) and for visiting  the city centre of Verona;
  • Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4  – LAKE GARDA | Boat Experience 

  • Breakfast in hotel;
  • Transfer by private car to Sirmione on Lake Garda. Known by all as “the pearl of the islands and peninsulas” thanks to Catullo, Sirmione is a place renowned for the well-known healing properties of its thermal water. The historic center is characterized by narrow alleys with stone walls, capable of giving visitors romantic and suggestive views.
    Lake Garda is also the birthplace of Lugana DOC wine, a white, mineral and citrus wine that takes its name from a town near Sirmione;
  • Private boat tour on the Sirmione coast (1 hour) with a beautiful panoramic view of the coast called “La Romantica”;
  • Free time for having lunch in Sirmione;
  • In the afternoon guided tour of a winery in the Lugana doc area  production area with guided wine tasting;
  • Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 –  CHECK-OUT | End of Services

  • Breakfast in hotel and Check-out;
  • (On request transfer for the airport and railway station).

Notes

  • Duration: 5 days / 4 Nights
  • Minimum 2 People
  • Based on personal wishes and organizational needs, the itinerary can be modified

  Amarone, Garda lake, Recioto, Sirmione, Traditional taverns, Valpolicella, Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Ripasso, Verona