Venice and Veneto Wines (Italy)
Day 1: (Val D’Apone) L-D-O
In the early morning arrival of the guests at the airport of Bergamo
with low cost, meeting with the local guide and transfer to Soave; hotel
accommodation. Transfer to Ronca, in Val d’Apone, to visit a producer of
typical DOP cheeses and salami “soppressa veneta”; tastings; light lunch
in Vestenanova. In the afternoon excursion to the Museum of fossils in
Bolca and to Pesciaia; visit of a famous winery and of its vineyards;
Transfer to Monteforte d’Apone to visit the Bishop’s Palace and return
to hotel and welcome dinner.
Day 2: (Verona) B-L-O
Breakfast and departure for Verona ; guided tour around the centre
between romanticism and history; lunch on your own; afternoon excursion
on Garda lake and return to the hotel for a little course on cooking to
learn a local seasonal country-style menu; dinner with the created menu
and paring of wines with different dishes. Optional excursion: boat
excursion with the “Burchiello” from Padova to Venice with daily tour;
lunch at “Al Burchiello”; Free dinner and evening in Venice.
Day 3: (Val Tramigna) B-L-D-O
Breakfast and morning walk in the historical centre of Soave; visit of
an important producer of Soave wine; following transfer to “Enoteca del
Soave” for a short lesson to introduce the tasting of Soave wine and of
the other DOC and DOCG wines of the province of Verona; country-style
lunch. Afternoon visit to the Medieval Castle of Soave; free time for
shopping and dinner.
Day 4: (Bassano del Grappa)
Excursion to Gramellara to Cantine Zonin to learn the wine processing
techniques and to visit the museum of country-style life; tasting and
lunch in the hall of the winery; transfer to Nomi to plunge in the
ancient world of pottery and china with a visit of an artisan
specialized in creating pottery articrafts. Transfer to Bassano del
Grappa to walk on the romantic wooden bridge and following visit of a
local grappa distillery or free time for shopping at Belfè Outlet ;
dinner in a typical restaurant and return to the hotel.
Day 5: (Venice) B-L-D-O
Morning guided excursion to Venice, the romantic town between canals and
bridges, on board of a “gondola” and on foot. Lunch on your own and free
time for shopping; afternoon transfer to Colli Euganei to visit a
wellness centre and a winery producing local DOC wines with tastings;
local dinner and return to hotel.
Day 6: (Val d’Illasi) B-L-D-O
Breakfast and tour through the green Verona hills to visit a farm
factory producing the Garda lake DOP olive oil, with tasting of olive
oil and by-products; transfer to Illasi for lunch in the traditional
“Enoteca del Mosto Sacro”; visit of an important winery producing
Valpolicella DOC and Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone, with tastings.
Good bye Dinner with seasonal menu
Day 7: B
Transfer to the airport. End of tour.