Join an Italian Sommelier on this special 8-hour trip to small prestigious vineyards in the Valpolicella Valley. Discover the best Amarone and other quality Valpolicella wines, and sample the local cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere. On this tour, you will drive through a landscape of classical villas, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and orchards. Pick-ups are available from Venice, Verona, or Padua, and each tour starts with a visit to a typical cantina, set in a 15th-century building. Drive along tiny roads that wind through the vineyards. Enjoy tastings of Valpolicella’s classic wines - Valpolicella, Ripasso della Valpolicella, Amarone, and Recioto. Each wine will be paired with cheese, selected by the vineyard owner and your guide, who is a sommelier and master cheese taster. Next, take a scenic drive to a typical restaurant, for a light lunch with tradional dishes and wine. After lunch, visit a second cantina, where the grapes for Amarone and Recioto are withered before vinification. After a short visit to the vineyard and winery, taste some more famous wines for a chance to compare the differences and similarities of the two different producers.
9:30 AM. Given the somewhat complicated nature of transportation and city navigation in Venice, it is suggested that you allow yourselves more time than you feel necessary to arrive at the meeting point. Your meeting point is at the “Tronchetto” Vaporetto stop. The vaporetto is the public water shuttle which serves all of the island of Venice. The Line 2 vaporetto stops at “Tronchetto”. Make sure to get off at the “Tronchetto” stop and not the Tronchetto Mercato. Your hotel staff can point out the closest vaporetto (water bus) stop, and an indication of how frequently the vaporetto passes. Make sure to validate your ticket prior to boarding by swiping it in front of the validating machine. After disembarking the vaporetto, exit the dock area. Your guide will be waiting for you there with your name on a sign.open in google maps ->
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Please contact Venice Day Trips to verify the costs in case of different pick-up or drop-off locations Lunch menu: An antipasto (plate of Salumi and cheeses) a first course (home made risotto or pasta) Dessert (home made cookies or little cake) Water Wine Coffee Wine Tasting: Valpolicella Classico DOC Valpolicella Superiore DOC Ripasso della Valpolicella DOC Amarone della Valpolicella DOC Recioto della Valpolicella DOC
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