A tour through the flavours of the province of Verona

Everyone knows Verona for the Arena, the home of Juliet and other beautiful features of art and landscape. But what we recommend is the perfect round trip that starts and ends in the city, which has the added benefit of the pleasure of good food and wine. And if you decide to take the tour during the Christmas period, don't forget that this is Verona, the home of the delicious Pandoro!

From Verona, we head north to Valpolicella, where vineyards and ancient villages nestle among beautiful hills. This is the home of noble wines such as Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella, both DOCG labelled (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin). Vist the Romanesque church in San Giorgio di Valpolicella, officially one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

From Valpolicella, we go on to Lake Garda. Between a stroll in the picturesque old towns and a boat ride on the lake, sample the specialities such as Monte Veronese DOP cheese and radicchio di Verona IGP. Enjoy a glass of Bardolino Superiore DOCG and, if you are there in the autumn, try the delicious Marroni di San Zeno DOP chestnuts.

About twenty kilometres south of Verona, the land flattens out into the realm of the Nano Vialone Veronese IGP rice. Tour the rice fields, farmsteads and old mills in Isola della Scala and discover the specialities prepared by local restaurants. The food and wine tour ends in Soave, famous for its imposing castle but also for the wines Soave Superiore DOCG and Recioto di Soave DOCG. Enjoy your return to Verona!