Ideas for your Veneto food and wine tour
Tastings, cookery lessons, food and wine itineraries, even tailor-made ones
The first stop on an ideal route to discover the Veneto is undoubtedly Venice, with its lagoon, islands and the Grand Canal, lined with splendid palaces that evoke the splendour of the ancient Maritime Republic. St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), with the Doge’s Palace and the Basilica, is unforgettable. Venice is also famous for its historic Carnival, Murano glass and Burano lace. Your Veneto food and wine tour means tasting the famous Venetian cicchetti in one of the city’s typical taverns: you will taste Venetian wine and the best food!
The Veneto also offers a huge ski area with kilometres of slopes and renowned resorts, including Cortina d’Ampezzo, the “pearl” of the Dolomites. The historic centre of Verona is a unique example of the integration of Renaissance, Medieval and Roman architecture. The historic centre of Vicenza, characterised by the classical style by the architect Andrea Palladio, is well worth a visit, along with the marvellous noble villas he built, including Villa Almerico Capra, known as La Rotonda.
Veneto food is based on traditional ingredients: rice, vegetables and above all polenta. Characteristic are the white asparagus of Bassano PDO, the red radicchio from Treviso PGI, the renowned cheese Asiago PDO and the Pandoro di Verona. If you like Veneto food and wine itineraries, the region also rhymes with tradtional dishes of the lagoon cuisine such as baccalà mantecato or “alla vicentina” and stewed eel, a speciality from Venice.
The Veneto wine region boasts a rich and prized production of red and white wines, including Amarone della Valpolicella, Bardolino and Soave – to mention only the best-known types of Veneto wine. Raisin wines find their highest expression in Recioto di Soave. Sparkling wines are also renowned, such as Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene and the grappas of Bassano del Grappa and Conegliano. You will be spoilt for choice for your Veneto food and wine tours!