Welcome to Valpolicella

Situated in the foothills of Monte Lessini, the valleys benefit from a happy microclimate created by the enormous body of Lake Garda to the west and cooling breezes from the Alps to the north. No wonder Veronese nobility got busy building weekend retreats here. Many of them, like the extraordinary Villa della Torre, still house noble wineries, while others have been transformed into idyllic places to stay and eat.

Top experiences in Valpolicella

Travel guides

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Valpolicella activities

$86.54 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Verona Small-Group Food Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Verona city center near Castelvecchio, then start walking towards the historical center of Verona. Begin your tastings in the same way that most Italians begin their day: with an espresso! Pair the robust coffee with a delicious pastry, before continuing with the walk.Next, head to a historical shop for a taste of fresh products such as Soppressa, a typical salami, paired with Monte Veronese cheese. As you continue to your next food stop, listen to your tour leader relate interesting information about the attractions you pass en route. Make your way to a local workshop where fresh tortellini is made by hand. Learn about the process of making pasta, from mixing and rolling the dough to stuffing it. Afterward, sample some of the freshly made pasta.Continue to a local wine shop. As you browse the shelves, learn about the production of wine in and around Verona from your tour leader. With five main productions areas outside the city, the region is an important wine-producing area. Taste one of the local varieties, such as a Valpolicella, Prosecco, Lugana, and Amarone.

$102.69 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Italian Small-Group Cooking Class in Verona

The experience takes place in a beautiful loft-stylish cooking school in the Verona's historical center. All equipment and ingredients are provided, so all you have to do is to arrive with an appetite and eagerness to learn the secrets of Italian cuisine! Our friendly and experienced Chef will teach you about the simplicity and authenticity of Italian cuisine, cooking and dining. What makes Italian food so good? It's all about using fresh, high-quality ingredients and basic cooking techniques to enhance the natural flavors of the food; you don't need a great effort to create a delicious Italian meal. Make several tasty and healthy dishes including hand-made fresh pasta (tagliatelle) or bruschetta (tomato-topped grilled bread). Top it off with a classic Italian dessert, tiramisu, a sponge cake laced with liqueur and coffee and layered with cocoa and sweet mascarpone cheese. Don' t worry as our friendly and patient Instructor will help you every step of the way. Once everything is finished, sit down at the table and savor your meal with a glass of local Valpolicella wine. At the end of the class you’ll be given a booklet with the day's recipes, so you can recreate this Italian meal at home for family and friends.

$184.61 Day Trips & Excursions

Venice to Valpolicella and Verona Wine Tasting Day Trip

Leave central Venice by air-conditioned minivan, and then travel west with your driver-guide to the region of Valpolicella, a gorgeous winemaking area spread around the city of Verona and Lake Garda. Peppered with medieval towns and rustic vineyards, Valpolicella is home to treasures aplenty that the tourist maps often miss.Stop in the town of San Giorgio for a look inside its 13th-century church with its magnificent altar. Predating the church by nearly five centuries, the stone-canopied altar is the Church of San Giorgio’s crowning glory, beautifully preserved and complete with its original carvings. Head outside to take in views over the lakeside town of Sirmione set against Lake Garda, and then continue your journey through the region.Pass along country roads fringed by olive groves and vineyards, and then stop at a local winery for a tour. Explore the vineyard and learn about the prestigious amarone wine that’s produced in the region. Translating as ‘the great bitter,’ amarone is a rich and dry red wine that’s made from partially dried Valpolicella grapes. Sample a selection of the estate’s wine, and perhaps purchase a bottle to take home, if you wish.Continue from the rural countryside to the town of Verona, the historical home of the world’s best-known love story: Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy roughly three hours of free time to explore the city independently. Ask your driver-guide for a cafe recommendation for lunch (own expense), shop ‘til you drop at Piazza delle Erbe or pay a visit to Juliet’s House to see the balcony that inspired Shakespeare.Meet your driver-guide at the prearranged time, and then relax on your journey back to Venice. Your day trip finishes with a drop-off at the start point.

$79.61 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Amarone Countryside E-Bike Tour from Verona

Meet your guide in central Verona in the morning. Get outfitted with your E-bike and helmet, and pedal out of the city and into the hills of Valpolicella, one of the Veneto region’s most famous wine-producing areas, ranking just after Chianti in total Italian Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wine production. Enjoy the fresh air as you wind your way along a creek and through the vineyard-covered slopes above Verona on a mostly flat route. Hop off your bike at a local winery, and head inside for a wine tasting.Learn about Valpolicella’s winemaking heritage as you sip a selection of prized local wines, including light, fragrant valpolicellas — similar in style to French Beaujolais wine — typically made using corvina, rondinella and molinara grapes. Contrast valpolicella’s light character with the intense flavors of amarone wine, made from partially dried corvina grapes. After your tastings, hop on your bike and cruise back to central Verona, for a total biking distance of 12 miles (20 km).

$70.84 Walking & Biking Tours

Verona and Valpolicella Bike Tour from Verona

The perfect tour with the most natural, dynamic and fun way to discover the marvellous Valpolicella area and have a relaxed Wine Country experience.  Starting from the Travel Agency, located near the famous Arena, in Verona’s city centre, we cycle out in the direction of the Valpolicella, one of the most beautiful and renowned areas of Verona. We take the cycle path along the  canal and cross the river Adige until we reach the hamlet of Parona. Venetian villas can be seen on the horizon along the way. We stop and visit a winery where we taste the famous Valpolicella wines. Afterwards we head back to Verona following the river Adige and the natural beauties of its landscape. We stop off at Castelvecchio and its walled bridge, Ponte Scaligero, the most spectacular medieval building in Verona, to take some pictures before arriving back at our starting point.Distance: 30 km by bike

$102.69 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Verona to Amarone Wine Trail Small-Group Tasting Tour

Meet our guide-driver at Veronality InfoPoint in the city-centre, take place in the comfortable and air-conditioned minivan, and start to enjoy this relaxing half-day tour in Valpolicella wine region.During the journey our enthusiastic guide will explain to you about the local wines and Valpolicella valley; then, at some point you will stop for a quick visit to some traditional vineyards and admire the grapes. Back to the minivan you will continue till you arrive in our chosen beautiful winery of the region, located in the heart of Valpolicella. Over there an expert sommelier will show you the wine cellar to explain the secrets of productions and show you how the wine is kept; afterwords you will sit around the table to taste some chosen wines, including the great Amarone! After taking some beautiful pictures in the gardens and vineyards, get on board the minivan. The visit to a second cellar wine will give you bit more choices to taste. Finally before going back to Verona you will stop to take some great photos from a very nice panoramic view of the  Valpolicella valley, its vineyards and old villages.