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FROM VENETO TO TRENTINO REGION
TRADITIONAL FINE WINES AND BIOLOGICAL VARIETIES

From the hills of Valpolicella to the vineyards of Vallagarina, a voyage into the many wine excellences: from Amarone to Trentodoc, and an inside view on innovative organic and biodynamic wines.

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3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS PROGRAM
Minimum 2 people

 

1st day | Land of Amarone, land of Extra virgin DOP (guarantee of origin)

Your visit will start a few kilometers north of Verona, in the hilly scenario known as Valpolicella, cradle of the well-known Amarone DOCG (guarantee of origin), a land rich in food and wine excellences with a strong cultural impact. First, you will be taken to a winery that produces Amarone in the Eastern part of Valpolicella and later to the Wine Museum, where you will take a journey into the agricultural and wine making life of the late 1800s and early 1900s. A special wine tasting experience of Amarone will be a fitting conclusion to your historical and cultural morning tour. For your lunch, we will choose a typical restaurant in the Eastern part of Valpolicella where the hilly territory, with its wild landscape will provide you with unique emotions.

The afternoon will be dedicated to the discovery of the so-called “green gold”, the extra virgin olive oil DOP (guarantee of origin) Veneto Valpolicella, with a visit to an oil mill to discover the production techniques. The day will be concluded with dinner in a traditional restaurant that serves typical dishes of the Verona area, and a relaxing night spent in one of the beautiful facilities located in the breathtaking hills of the Eastern part of Valpolicella.

2nd day | Recioto and Marzemino, with a look into organic wines

On the second day, we will continue our tour with a visit to a winery situated in the Classical part of Valpolicella. Here, after another wine tasting session, you will be able to discover, thanks to the tales of the winemakers, the many ways in which Amarone is produced. You will be told about Appassimento, the special technique used to make Valpolicella Ripasso and you will be invited to taste its many nuances through a guided tasting. Before leaving for the Trentino region, you will have lunch in a typical restaurant. The trip is short but you will notice many changes in the landscape, as you get closer to the mountains. On the horizon, you will get your first glimpse of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The first stop is in Rovereto, situated in the Vallagarina area just south of Trento. It is a land of red wines such as Marzemino Trentino DOC (guarantee of origin), but also of sparkling ones. Your visit will begin in a winery dedicated to the production of Trentodoc, a sparkling wine, and following this, you will witness innovation at its best with a guided tour in a winery that makes organic and biodynamic wines in the utmost respect of the territory. A relaxed and cozy atmosphere will accompany you at dinner, where you will be served some specially selected local products. A charming facility with an amazing view will be chosen for your overnight accommodation.

3rd day | Trentodoc and Teroldego, pure Trentino style

New day and new Trentodoc bubbles, this time in a winery located in the hilly area of Trento, traditionally dedicated to the production of sparkling mountain wine. After your visit, you will be taken to Trento, city of the Council, for a historical and architectural tour, following a route that will still be in line with the wine world. At the end of the promenade, an “aperitivo” in pure Trentino style will be waiting for you in one of the best known wine bars in town, followed by another typical lunch in a local restaurant.

The center of attention of your afternoon will be the Piana Rotaliana, situated north of Trento and defined as “the most beautiful vineyard garden in Europe”. Here you will discover one of its best products, the Teroldego Rotaliano DOC. And to better understand the culture of the population that inhabits this region, you will have some time to visit the “Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina“: the biggest Italian regional museum dedicated to agriculture, handicraft, religion, music and traditions in general.

AMARONE AND TRENTODOC
OENOLOGY EXCELLENCES OF TERROIR, METHOD AND STYLE

From the region of Veneto to the region of Trentino, from Amarone to Trentodoc, from the intensity of a red wine that marks the history of Valpolicella to the elegance of a sparkling wine from the mountains, the so called “metodo classico” that characterizes the production of Trentino wines. A historical-naturalistic-artistic tour to discover the excellences of two distinctive areas for Italian oenology.

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4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS PROGRAM
Minimum 2 people

 

1st day | Amarone, the prestigious red wine of Verona

Your visit will start a few kilometers north of Verona, in the hilly scenario known as Valpolicella, cradle of the well-known Amarone DOCG (guarantee of origin), a land rich in food and wine excellences and with a strong cultural impact. First, you will be taken to a winery that produces Amarone in the Eastern part of Valpolicella and later to the Wine Museum, where you will take a journey into the agricultural and wine making life of the late 1800s and early 1900s. A special wine tasting experience of Amarone will be a fitting conclusion to your historical and cultural morning tour. For your lunch, we will choose a typical restaurant in the Eastern part of Valpolicella where the hilly territory, with its wild landscape will provide you with unique emotions.

The afternoon will be dedicated to the discovery of the so-called “green gold”, the extra virgin olive oil DOP (guarantee of origin) Veneto Valpolicella, with a visit to an oil mill to discover the production techniques. The day will be concluded with dinner in a traditional restaurant that serves typical dishes of the Verona area, and a relaxing night spent in one of the beautiful facilities located in the breathtaking hills of the Eastern part of Valpolicella.

2nd day | Amarone: special dried grapes, the famous “Ripasso”

On the second day of your tour, you will be leaving behind the beautiful hills of Cazzano di Tramigna, Illasi, Colognola ai Colli and Valpantena, crossing San Martino Buonalbergo and arriving in Verona, a wonderful city of art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be given time for a stroll in the city, famous all over the world thanks to the Shakespearean tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and the majestic Arena. The tour will include the most interesting sights of the city, including those of historical, artistic, and cultural interest.

After having lunch in a restaurant on the road that leads to the Classical and Historical part of Valpolicella, you will be moving north-west to reach the five municipalities that constitute the Classical part of Valpolicella, or Val…Polis…Cellae: valley of the many wineries.

Fumane, Marano di Valpolicella, Negrar, San Pietro In Cariano and Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella constitute the Classical part. Here you will be able to discover, thanks to the tales of the winemakers, the many ways in which Amarone is produced. You will be told about Appassimento, the special technique used to make Valpolicella Ripasso and you will be invited to taste its many nuances through a guided tasting. You will end your day by having dinner in an osteria, where you will be served typical dishes of the Verona area, still prepared according to the traditional antique recipes of the territory. Accommodation in one of the beautiful facilities in the picturesque hills of Valpolicella.

3rd dayTrentodoc: sparkling wine from the mountains

The tour continues to the west, through the morainic hills that lead to picturesque Lake Garda. Here the landscape becomes typically Mediterranean and as we approach the Trentino region, the soft rolling hills give way to the impressive rocky walls of the Dolomites plunging into the depths of the lake. After crossing the regional border, you’ll stop off in a wine cellar with a splendid view of the lake, and make a toast to the first encounter with this enchanting sparkling wine from the mountains. You will examine methods and production techniques that transform Trentodoc into a real oenological excellence. The tour continues on to the Valle dei Laghi, where you will have lunch in a typical restaurant surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Lake Toblino.

You will now head towards the hilly area that dominates the city of Trento, to visit another wine maker of Trentodoc and enter the terroir of production. The afternoon will be spent touring the historical center of the “City of the Council”, with an itinerary dedicated to the historic and artistic symbols of the city, with its wine, the nectar of the gods constantly the protagonist. From the Castle of Buonconsiglio to Piazza Duomo, to the innovative MUSE, the Museum of Natural Science designed by Renzo Piano. At the end of the promenade, an “aperitivo” in pure Trentino style will be waiting for you in one of the best-known wine bars in town, followed by another typical lunch in a local restaurant. Accommodation in the city.

4th day Trentodoc, an excellence of method and land

On the last day dedicated to the Trentodoc wineries, you will move north, to reach the fascinating vineyards that stretch out along the Piana Rotaliana, at the foot of the Dolomites, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The day begins with a visit to the “Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina”: the biggest Italian regional museum dedicated to agriculture, handicrafts, religion, music and traditions in general, to embrace the culture of the people that inhabit and shape this land daily. The itinerary continues with another visit to a wine maker, combined with a fresh outdoor “aperitivo” in the vineyards where you will hear about the history that has defined the evolution of the sparkling wine from the mountains. A special tasting session of an intriguing selection of Trentodoc, accompanied by typical products of the region will make up our original lunch proposal.

From here, you will go through the suggestive provincial wine route to reach the backcountry of the Valle di Cembra, a sequence of arduous terraces that create a geometric and well organized landscape. This is the result of much hard work that, at a glance, relates the passion and respect of generations of mountain farmers. In this evocative scenery that hosts one of the highest wine cellars in Europe, you will complete you wine tasting excursion with the memory of a vivid perlage: Trentodoc rosé. Back to the valley, you will proceed along the main route to the south, beyond Trento, to reach Vallagarina. This land of vineyards, castles and ancient palaces has been devoted to the production of fine wines throughout the ages. It is time to enjoy your last stop: a visit to a family run, local wine cellar, where you will be welcomed with a special sparkling glass of aged Riserva.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OENOLOGY EXCELLENCE TOUR IN VALPOLICELLA,
LAKE GARDA AND THE DOLOMITES

From the Eastern part of Valpolicella to the Classical one, passing through Verona and along the shores of Garda Lake to finally arrive in Trentino, on the slopes of the Dolomites. From the hills of Trento to the Piana Rotaliana, from the terraced vineyards of Val di Cembra to the excellences of Vallagarina.

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5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS PROGRAM
Minimum 2 people

 

1st day | Historic part of Valpolicella and extra virgin “green gold” DOP

Your visit will start a few kilometers north of Verona, in the hilly scenario known as Valpolicella, cradle of the well-known Amarone DOCG (guarantee of origin), a land rich in food and wine excellences and with a strong cultural impact. First, you will be taken to a winery that produces Amarone in the Eastern part of Valpolicella and later to the Wine Museum, where you will take a journey into the agricultural and wine making life of the late 1800s and early 1900s. A special wine tasting experience of Amarone will be a fitting conclusion to your historical and cultural morning tour. For your lunch, we will choose a typical restaurant in the Eastern part of Valpolicella where the hilly territory, with its wild landscape will provide you with unique emotions. The afternoon will be dedicated to the discovery of the so-called “green gold”, the extra virgin olive oil DOP (guarantee of origin) Veneto Valpolicella, with a visit to an oil mill to discover the production techniques. The day will be concluded with dinner in a traditional restaurant that serves typical dishes of the Verona area, and a relaxing night spent in one of the beautiful facilities located in the breathtaking hills of the Eastern part of Valpolicella.

2nd day | Verona “City of love” and Classic part of Valpolicella

On the second day of your tour, you will be leaving behind the beautiful hills of Cazzano di Tramigna, Illasi, Colognola ai Colli and Valpantena, crossing San Martino Buonalbergo and arriving in Verona, a wonderful city of art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be given time for a stroll in the city, famous all over the world thanks to the Shakespearean tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and the majestic Arena. The tour will include the most interesting sights of the city, including those of historical, artistic, and cultural interest.

After having lunch in a restaurant on the road that leads to the Classical and Historical part of Valpolicella, you will be moving north-west to reach the five municipalities that constitute the Classical part of Valpolicella, or Val…Polis…Cellae: valley of the many wineries.

Fumane, Marano di Valpolicella, Negrar, San Pietro In Cariano and Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella constitute the Classical part. Here you will be able to discover, thanks to the tales of the winemakers, the many ways in which Amarone is produced. You will be told about Appassimento, the special technique used to make Valpolicella Ripasso and you will be invited to taste its many nuances through a guided tasting.

You will end your day by having dinner in an osteria, where you will be served typical dishes of the Verona area, still prepared according to the traditional antique recipes of the territory. Accommodation in one of the beautiful facilities in the picturesque hills of Valpolicella.

3rd day | “Noble” Valpolicella and Lake Garda on the Trentino side

The morning of the third day will be dedicated to a guided visit to one of the many elegant villas found in the area, where you can still breathe the air of a bygone era. Lunch in a typical restaurant will follow.

Later on you will start your visit to Lake Garda. This body of water that bonds the regions of Veneto, Trentino and Lombardia is a source of life for numerous cultivations, amongst which that of the olive tree that gives birth to the famous extra virgin olive oil Garda DOP (guarantee of origin). Travelling on the Eastern Gardesana, that from Valpolicella, crosses the northern part of Garda Lake and leads to Trento, you will stop for a visit to a winery producing Trentodoc. Later, you will also visit another winery, this one dedicated to the production of Vino Santo Trentino DOC in Valle dei Laghi, an authentic nectar of ancient origins, made from grapes of the perfumed autochthonous Nosiola vineyard, perfect for some relaxing moments of meditation. From this Mediterranean environment you will then move on to an Alpine one, travelling to Trento, the historical city of the Council, where you will have dinner in a typical restaurant and then spend the night.
 

4th day | Trento, “City of the Council”, Trento hills and Piana Rotaliana

The following day will be dedicated to a tour of the historical center of Trento, with wine, the nectar of the gods constantly the protagonist. You will visit the prestigious rooms of Palazzo Roccabruna, the wine shop of the Trentino region, where a unique wine tasting experience will be waiting for you. After lunch in another historical restaurant of the city, you will be taken up to the surrounding hills to visit another producer of Trentodoc. Later on you will stop in Piana Rotaliana, north of Trento, where you will learn the secrets of one of its most appreciated products: the Teroldego Rotaliano DOC, considered to be the prince of wines of the Trentino region. A charming structure with an amazing view will be selected for your overnight accommodation, surrounded by what Cesare Battisti defined “the most beautiful vineyard garden in Europe”.

 

5th day | Valle di Cembra and Vallagarina

To better understand the culture of the population that inhabits this region, on the following day you will visit the “Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina“: the biggest Italian regional museum dedicated to agriculture, handicraft, religion, music and traditions in general. From here, your next stop will be the Valle di Cembra, where farmers over the centuries have toiled to terrace this harsh land in order to make the most of it, with the result of giving birth to products of excellence such as Müller Thurgau Trentino DOC. You can’t miss a visit to a winery to discover this extraordinary product and experience its unmistakable freshness and perfume.

On your way back to Verona, a stop in Vallagarina, an area south of Trento where the city of Rovereto can be found, is a must. In a suggestive land of vineyards, some extraordinary red wines such as Marzemino Trentino DOC, the most representative wine of the area, have been created.  Made famous thanks to Mozart’s Don Giovanni, this lively and bright ruby red wine with its fruity and floral bouquet will be waiting for you in the last winery you will visit for the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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