Verona
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Welcome to Verona: Private Walking Tour with a Local

1. Welcome to Verona: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Verona from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end of the tour, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own with all the information you need.

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Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

2. Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

Meet the expert local food guide and begin the day with a nice espresso and pastries, then continue walking through the streets of old city to the different stops, including a real 'bottega' to taste some local cheese and salami, and homemade bread. Afterwards, visit other local places to taste some typical Italian food, including wine. This is very important, because Verona is the Capital of wine in Italy. Try some Valpolicella wines, while hearing interesting stories behind the different flavors. Finish your food journey with some delicious gelato. The guide will conclude the tour with recommendations of other local food, and historical places to visit. Here you can learn about Veronese and Italian eno-gastronomic culture. During the tour, discover the historical old town strolling through hidden small streets like locals do, trying to find special places that you would never find alone.

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Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

3. Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

Explore the essence of Italian cooking at a hands-on cooking class in the historic heart of Verona, and prepare and cook a traditional meal using the freshest ingredients and basic techniques to enhance the natural flavors of food. You will learn to appreciate simple Italian cooking using fresh, high quality ingredients that don’t require a lot of complicated techniques to release their flavor. Based on the Mediterranean diet, each class prepares a classic dish in a professional kitchen. Your chef will take you through easy-to-learn techniques to make fresh pasta, risotto (made with local rice), and tiramisù, the typical Italian dessert. By the end of your seminar you will feel confident to cook like an Italian, making healthy and tasty recipes that you can recreate at home.

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Verona: Cheese Tasting and Pairing

4. Verona: Cheese Tasting and Pairing

Learn firsthand why the Veneto area is known for its incredible cheeses. Take part in a tasting experience that involves all your senses and gives you a better understanding important regional gastronomic traditions. Let your experienced guide expand your sensorial relationship with delicious cheese and understand why relying only on your sense of taste will not suffice. Start by viewing the piece of cheese you are about to taste. Continue priming your palate for the first bite by touching and smelling it, beginning the tasting experience long before it enters your mouth. Finally, discover its true flavor by taking a bite.  Appreciate the artistry of the cheese platter. Learn how the arrangement of the cheese alongside fresh fruit, honey, and sweet jams create a complementary cornucopia of fragrances, aromas, and flavors that will saturate your palate.

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Verona Food Tour with Guide

5. Verona Food Tour with Guide

Explore the quaint alleys and historic streets of Verona on a 3-hour food tasting tour and visit traditional restaurants to eat some of the city's best dishes. Learn the history of the beautiful city along the way, hearing about the powerful Scaliger family that served as the Lords of Verona in the 13th and 14th centuries and more. Sample local specialties based on the availability of raw ingredients, the season, and chef's recommendations on the day. Sip a glass of wine at a local tavern, try some fresh handmade pasta in a modern and welcoming gastronomic setting that has become a point of reference for the Veronese. Taste Verona-style codfish using a recipe appreciated throughout the province, some delicious 'pastissada' or polenta with 'soppressa'. Finish your meal with a 'risino', a traditional Veronese dessert based on rice. Alternatively, taste ice cream made from flavors created with excellent local ingredients

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Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

6. Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

Learn about local flavors in a wonderful Lake Garda location during this tasting of local wines and foods at a vineyard in Lazise. Spend time in the vineyards and cellar, and taste up to 6 wines with cold cuts, cheeses, Garda extra virgin olive oil, and bread. Sipping on a white Garganega, a Chiaretto, or sparkling wine, begin your journey into the world of wine on Lake Garda. With your drink in hand, start learning about the quality of grapes and production methods. Taste test Verona's salami and cheeses along with different types of wine from reds to fresh and fruity types. Before the end of the experience, get a taste of Garda’s one and only extra virgin olive oil that’s perfectly paired with toasted bread. Experience its fruity and delicate flavors that only Garda can guarantee.

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2-hour Private Guided Walking Tour of Verona

7. 2-hour Private Guided Walking Tour of Verona

The tour starts at the Roman Arena, where you’ll marvel at the imposing and surprisingly well preserved Roman amphitheater that is the true heart of Verona. From here you’ll head to the Capulet house, where you can ponder why Juliet is so immensely more popular than Romeo, and learn about Juliet's Club. Visit the laid-back Piazza Erbe, most likely the oldest, continuously functioning marketplace in the world. Adjacent is the classy Piazza dei Signori, considered to the living room of the city, and home to elegant statues of poets and knights.

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Market Tour and Meal in Verona

8. Market Tour and Meal in Verona

Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks. Since 2004, Le Cesarine have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travellers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Le Cesarine are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market with your Cesarina. Enjoy the atmosphere of an Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. When you return to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a four course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

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Verona: Food and Wine Tour by Bike

9. Verona: Food and Wine Tour by Bike

After meeting with your local food guide, you will begin this 3-hour culinary experience. You simply need to choose a bike, get comfortable in the saddle and begin this delicious guided tour. The first stop will be a typical Osteria, which is mainly visited by local people. Here you will taste some of the typical nibbles such "Polpette", accompanied by a glass of Prosecco. Following this, you will continue toward the city center to stop at a second typical local Osteria. Here you will be able to sink your teeth into some of the famous dumpling bar's food dishes, partnering it with a good glass of Valpolicella red wine. After this stop, you will cycle past all the major historical sites, until you reach the final stage of your tour. In this last Osteria, you will have the chance to sample other famous white wines of the Verona area, as well  as a much recommend and famous "Spritz Veneto", just like a real local.

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Verona: Classic Valpolicella Wine Tasting Experience

10. Verona: Classic Valpolicella Wine Tasting Experience

The name “Valpolicella” is derived from the words valle, poli, and cellae, which together mean “valley of many cellars.” Learn about the history of wine production in this fertile region that dates back to Roman times. Taste the fruits of a long tradition of wine making that have been perfected over centuries. Taste some of the most classic Valpolicella wines, including Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Ripasso, and Valpolicella Superiore. Let your knowledgeable sommelier introduce you to the terroir of origin, grape variety, vinification, and organoleptic characteristics of each wine. Fully awaken your tastebuds with a sampling of Monte Veronese cheese and Soppressa salami, both native to the Verona region.

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What people are saying about Verona

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 144 reviews

My husband and I booked the food and wine tour as part of our honeymoon and we were not disappointed! We were met by the lovely Isabella and we were the only 2 people on the tour, she made it so personal for us and she was a wonderful guide! We started off our experience at a local cafe, had a coffee and traditional Italian pastry right outside the arena. We then went on to a local Osteria where we drank a lovely glass of white wine and shared some tapas which was fab! Isabella then took us to a pasta place where we chose 4 types of handmade tortellini, they were all delicious! Following on from that, we were taken to a wine shop where we met Franco and he let us try 4 different wines, along with bread/salami and local cheese. We finished our tour at a gelateria and tried 2 flavours of ice cream. It was an incredible experience and we would recommend to anyone visiting Verona! Rachel and Matt - England

I had a wonderful time with Cristina. She is so helpful and kind and I learnt a lot! The kitchen is very clean and bright. I went by myself and there was only one other customer so it was almost a private lesson! It started at 10am and finished around 1.30pm. The food we made together was delicious and it was lovely to enjoy eating it all for lunch with a lovely glass of wine. It is definitely worth the money and a really fun and interesting way to learn about traditional meals from Verona.

It was one of the best decisions of my life! I had so so so much fun and enjoyed it very much. Chef Maria is amazing, super friendly gives great instruction and makes this class an amazing experience. I will keep this memory forever. Can't wait to try the recipe at home now!

The cooking class was really an amazing experience, my partner and me definitely recommend it!

Best cooking class ever! The chef was really fantastic. Her enthousiasm was wonderful.