VINITALY AND VERONA

Amarone, Barolo, Chianti - More than just the ABC's of Italian wine, it's what you will be tasting at Italy's famous wine fair - VinItaly.

 

Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet, hosts this event and is abuzz with activities and opportunities to meet winemakers from all over Italy and taste their wines, many of which are not available in the US market. We'll take time to get to know Verona and her surroundings. Wine has been produced in the lush green hills around Verona since Roman times. A fascinating exploration of the Valpolicella wine region that focuses on the great Amarone awaits you. Be prepared to savor Veronnese cuisine with the wine makers and visit properties offering exclusive limited productions.

 

The surrounding scenic regions of the Veneto, Alto Adige and Fruili are less traveled destinations for the wine connoisseurs are filled with riches you will discover. This area produces more than a third of the countries DOC wines. But this production, in many cases is of a high quality produced by a boutique style wineries where quality outweighs quantity. Enjoy a very special day in the Collio wine region of Italy. Famous for both its red and white wines, the region is untouched by tourism and offers a unique slice of Italian culture. We'll cross the "ponte diavolo" to explore a medieval village that was once the Longaboard capital of Italy. And, of course, we won't forget to indulge a little in the local cuisine at a restaurant we have personally selected to enhance your experience of the Collio wine region of Italy.

Highlights

  • Standing in the Piazza della Erbe, one of the most picturesque squares in Europe.

  • Visits to enchanting places - small villages with postcard views of mountains and lakes.

  • Signorvino 100% Vini Italiani specializing in Italian labels and traditional Italian artisanal flavors.

  • Visit award winning Zenato, the soul of Lugana an in the heart of Valpolicella.

  • Enjoying Verona’s Roman and Medieval sites, elegant shops, wine bars and restaurants.

  • Stopping at lake side hotel within the fortress walls of Sirmione, which is perched on the end of  the southern Riviera Veronese of Lake Garda.

  • Learn about the features the Ribolla, the rare Picolit and the even more rare Pignolo.

  • We'll visit celebrated vineyards each producing their own versions of the Amarone.

  • Seeing Shakespeare's legendary and fitting setting for romance in Verona.

  • Learn the 'ripasso' style to the high point of Amarone and Recioto.

  • Wander the lush green hills that surround Verona have been the home of indigenous vines for over 2,000 years.

  • Call on Le Vigne de Zamo and Livio Felluga producing wonderful Friuli wines.

Boxed Suggestions

Relais & Chateaux Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais promises gracious hospitality and serenity on the rolling hills of Cavaion, little more than a heart-beat away from Lake Garda.

Villa Sostaga set in a dream location above Lake Garda you will find a warm welcome of the Seresina family.  

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