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Veneto: Amarone Cooking and Tasting Experience in a Villa

1. Veneto: Amarone Cooking and Tasting Experience in a Villa

Head off on a beautiful journey into the countryside of northern Italy and discover the best food and wine the region has to offer, served in one of the most sumptuous Renaissance surroundings. At one of Verona’s most distinguished villas, encircled by the vineyards of Valpolicella, you will not only taste the gourmet delights of this top Italian kitchen, you will get a chance to cook them. See the ancient, well-stocked cellars and taste Amarone, the rich, dry red wine made from partially dried grapes. Start with a guided tour of the best Valpolicella wine cellar before moving onto Amarone vineyards, owned by one of the most renowned wine makers in Italy and set in the beautiful rolling hillsides surrounding Verona. Here you will learn all about the characteristics of the various grape varieties and the viticulture behind Valpolicella wine. Then, continue to one of the finest examples of Renaissance buildings just 30 minutes from Verona. The villa is famous for its magnificent fireplaces, featuring stone-carved recherché creatures that are both a wonder and a mystery to behold. The villa’s architecture is typical of sixteenth-century Italy, symmetric but versatile, and designed to revive the Golden Age. While there, you will learn how to cook some of the dishes traditionally served in this region, as the villa’s head chef takes you through a late-morning cooking class entitled, "The Pearls of our Cuisine: Pasta and Amarone." Learn the fundamentals of fresh pasta-making in all its different forms and find out about the delicious sauces and condiments that traditionally accompany it. You will also be shown how to make braised beef with Amarone and, to top it all off, the chef will introduce you to sbrisolona, the delectable, crumbly Italian sweet. The chefs of the villa will do their best to please you with fine, traditional cuisine complemented with the best local wines. Taste several kinds of Amarone and learn to recognize it by its slightly spicy bitterness, which is reminiscent of roasted almonds. Indulge in the gourmet lunch before the monstrous fireplaces in one of the spectacular halls of the villa. Finally, digest your meal with a stroll in the idyllic and mesmerizing landscape surrounding the villa. Gaze out onto the vineyards that spread out for miles under the Italian sun, as they have done for hundreds of years.

Brescia: Guided Christmastime Walking Tour

2. Brescia: Guided Christmastime Walking Tour

Celebrate Christmas and winter with a guided tour through Brescia. Learn about the city's winter traditions from your local guide, walk past the Old Cathedral, and see the Torre della Pallata. Meet your guide in the Piazza della Loggia and begin your magical Christmas adventure. Head out into the decorated city with your local guide. As you walk, hear about Brescia's many Christmas traditions. Walk by intricately decorated houses, ready for Christmas. Stroll through the bustling Christmas Market, and stop to purchase a souvenir. As you wander through the city center, stop to admire the Torre della Pallata and the massive Old Cathedral. Hear from your local guide what Brescians eat during the holidays to celebrate the festive season and get insider tips on the best places to taste traditional foods.

Beautiful Brescia - Guided Walking Tour

3. Beautiful Brescia - Guided Walking Tour

Discover the hidden gem of a city, tucked at the foot of the Alps in northern Italy. Explore Brescia, a UNESCO World Heritage site that holds the title of one of the most charming cities in Europe. You will visit the most beautiful and important places in the city. What remains of the famous Forum Square and Medieval Square? What is the other name of the Old Cathedral? Together with the local professional guide, you will find out many fascinating facts and will hear intriguing stories. What is so special about the Venetian Clock Tower? What view you can see from the seat of the Town Hall? On this tour, you will discover Brescia and witness its glorious attractions. The tour starts in front of the Old Cathedral, originally called "La Rotunda" due to its unique round layout. Take a peek inside and learn some facts about one of the few Romanesque round churches in Italy. Then, witness and explore Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta. Enjoy in numerous mosaics and paintings. Additionally, discover historical, Renaissance buildings and a clocktower from 1500s. Further, experience majestic monastery San Salvatore

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What people are saying about Brescia

Great experience! You get to visit a beautiful winery with a good tour, learn how to make pasta with a private chef(great character) and then you eat your pasta prepared by the chef. This is accompanied with good wine from the winery of course