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Things to do in Marano di Valpolicella

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Valpolicella: Bertani Family Estate Tour and Wine Tasting

1. Valpolicella: Bertani Family Estate Tour and Wine Tasting

Discover a unique wine estate near the UNESCO-listed city of Verona and Lake Garda. Visit the Bertani Family Estate at the heart of the Valpolicella Classica wine region. An expert tour guide and sommelier will accompany you through the 18th-century Venetian villa. See its gorgeous frescoes, luxurious romantic gardens, and the 15th-century winery and cellars which host 200-year-old monumental Amarone oak casks. Discover and compare different Veronese wines thanks to a first-hand experience in the birthplace of Amarone della Valpolicella. Learn about the characteristics of the local grape varieties and the traditional winemaking processes that make these wines so unique.

Verona: Truffle Hunting Experience & Amarone Tasting

2. Verona: Truffle Hunting Experience & Amarone Tasting

Explore the lands, aromas, and flavors of the Valpolicella region on a wonderful truffle hunting and food tasting adventure. Join an expert Tartafuro guide who will teach you how to hunt for scorzone (black summer) truffles in the woods and lands which surround an old winery in Verona.  After the hunt, take a tour of the wine cellar. Enjoy a tasting of fine Valpolicella red wines paired with typical local food and scorzone truffles. Discover the intense aromas of the forest and how they combine with the incredible fragrances of Amarone wine. Savor all of these flavors from an amazing terrace which overlooks the magnificent Valpolicella region. Please note, truffle hunting is subject to seasonal closure. In winter, it will be replaced with a visit to the vineyard, the cellars and the farmhouse.

Marano di Valpolicella: DOP Olive Oil Tasting Experience

3. Marano di Valpolicella: DOP Olive Oil Tasting Experience

Embark on a journey through the world of Italian olive oil at a boutique winery in Marano di Valpolicella. Begin your experience with a stroll through an olive tree garden where you will learn more about the family-run winery and farm. Visit a secret room where the oil is collected, followed by a tour of an authentic cellar in a 17th-century rural house. Experience the olive oil production process from start to finish and learn how to read and recognize an authentic Italian olive oil label. At the end of your tour, enjoy a tasting of the best olive oils from different regions in Italy and learn how to distinguish them by sight, smell and taste. Sample the region's best local cheeses, salami and fresh bread, washed down with delicious wine. All this on a picturesque terrace with panoramic views of Valpolicella's hills.

Marano di Valpolicella: Venetian Villa Wine Tasting Tour

4. Marano di Valpolicella: Venetian Villa Wine Tasting Tour

Discover an authentic Venetian villa in the beautiful countryside of Marano di Valpolicella on a guided wine-tasting tour. Taste local wines including Valpolicella, Amarone, and Recioto with a choice of accompanying appetizers. Upon meeting your guide at the villa, begin the tour with a relaxing walk in the ancient brolo (vineyard) that surrounds the building. See how the grapes are grown for the production of 4 classic Valpolicella wines and the olive trees that are cultivated to produce extra virgin olive oil. At the end of the visit to the vineyard, discover the interior of the villa, one of the oldest in Valpolicella. Learn about the history of the building and admire the ornate rooms and frescoes that adorn the walls of this former noble palace. Finally, take a seat on the wonderful porch and enjoy the panoramic views of the countryside in an atmosphere of calm and tranquility. Taste 4 different wines including Valpolicella Classico, Amarone, and Recioto. Snack on bread sticks and homemade extra virgin olive oil or a gourmet cutting board of salami and cheese, depending on the option selected.

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What people are saying about Marano di Valpolicella

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Beautiful experience, we were very amazed by the whole historical part of the estate and of course excellent wines. Talented Sara: very kind and polite, certainly a great expert in the wine sector and it is immediately clear that she has an excellent knowledge of the historical part of the estate. We recommend this experience to everyone !!

Beautiful winery with a very lovingly designed ambience. Ilaria gave us a guided tour through the vineyard and the olive grove with passion and very informative. Tasting was very nice just from the sight and was very good. I can only recommend to everyone.

Very informative tour regarding the production of the wines with beautiful impressions of the villa. Tasting was also very well guided. I can recommend.

Very nice and informative guided tour through the vineyard including tasting of olive oils. No sales event.

So informative! Beautiful landscape and property. Our guide was so kind and the olive oil is amazing.