Eat and drink your way through the incredible cuisine of Northern Italy on this 7-day tour. Explore the 11th-century university and covered porticos in Bologna, indulge your taste buds with visits to prosciutto and parmesan producers, and stay in a quiet medieval town in the Emilia Romagna countryside. End the trip in the Valpolicella wine region for a full-day wine tour and cooking class.
You’ll find Valpolicella just north of Verona. This group of small valleys has been producing wine for over 2,000 years. Discover all of the wine varietals made here today, including Amarone, Ripasso, Valpolicella, and Recioto. Learn about the local grape varieties and unique production methods directly from the winemakers, and enjoy the beautiful hilly scenery.
You’ll visit two local wineries and meet winemakers, who will reveal the secrets behind Amarone wine production. During a wine-tasting session lead by a professional sommelier, you’ll taste a few varietals, including Amarone and Ripasso. Your guide and the winemakers will share fascinating stories, history, and fun facts throughout the tour.
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Itineraries with Valpolicella Wine Tour near Verona
Over 14 days, eat and drink your way through Northern Italy with this food and wine-focused itinerary. Tour the 11th-century University of Bologna and visit nearby Parma to enjoy fresh prosciutto and cheese. Explore the highlights of Venice and spend a half-day at Valpolicella wineries near Verona. Learn to make homemade pasta and discover the mouthwatering food scenes in Milan and Turin. Try street food, chocolate, and more wine and regional delicacies in Piedmont!
With 8 days to spend, eat and drink the best food and wine in Italy. Spend time learning about the production of and tasting fresh tortellini and prosciutto in Bologna, as well as exploring the 11th-century University of Bologna. Go wine tasting in the countryside near romantic Verona and explore its Roman Old Town. Try your hand at cooking fresh noodles and preparing other typical Italian dishes and refreshing cocktails in Milan.