North Italy Wines
5 Days 4 Nights
Discover the sensory marvels of Northern Italy's wine realms through our exclusive "Wines of Northern Italy" tour. Nestled in the heart of Verona and Barolo, this 5-day, 4-night sojourn invites you into the captivating allure of Soave, Valpolicella, Franciacorta, Barolo, and Barbaresco.
Led by a local wine aficionado, delve into the mysteries of Soave's crisp whites and Valpolicella's robust reds during intimate winery visits. Immerse yourself in the effervescence of Franciacorta's sparkling treasures amidst idyllic vineyards. Surrender to the enchantment of Barolo, where Nebbiolo grapes weave liquid poetry, paired with unparalleled dining experiences.
Experience the unhurried charm of Barbaresco, where each sip reveals the essence of the region. Glide through breathtaking landscapes on a serene lake tour, followed by a rendezvous with a balsamic vinegar artisan near Modena.
Throughout, relish a symphony of flavors orchestrated in renowned restaurants, where culinary expertise dances in harmony with the region's premier wines. Uncover the magic of Northern Italy's wine country – where every glass unfolds a narrative, and each vista is a tapestry of vine-draped dreams. Elevate your senses; come join us on this extraordinary expedition into the soul of Italian winemaking.
Balsamic Vinegar Farm and Verona's Charm
9 AM: Florence Departure
Embark on your Northern Italy adventure as we pick you up in Florence, setting the stage for a journey filled with culinary delights and cultural revelations.
11 AM: Balsamic Bliss at the Vineyard
Arrive at a picturesque Balsamic Vinegar farm, where the morning unfolds in a sensory symphony. Tour the estate, indulging in a lunch crafted from seasonal local products, expertly paired with an exclusive balsamic vinegar tasting—a taste of true Italian artistry.
3 PM: Departure to Verona
Bid adieu to the vineyard, setting our course towards the enchanting city of Verona, where history and romance await.
5 PM: Verona Arrival and Check-In
Check into your Verona hotel by 5 PM, a welcoming haven in the heart of the city, providing comfort and elegance for your Italian retreat.
6 PM: Guided Stroll through Verona
Embark on a guided walking tour through Verona's enchanting streets, rich with history and architectural marvels. Let the city reveal its tales of love and culture in every cobblestone.
8 PM: Dinner Delights in Verona
As evening descends, relish the freedom to enjoy dinner at your leisure in Verona's culinary haven. Let the flavors of the city captivate your palate as you immerse yourself in the first day of your Northern Italy adventure.
Vineyard Reverie in Soave and Valpolicella
10 AM: Departure from Verona
Soave’s Elegance - Wine Cellar Extravaganza
Arrive in Soave and step into the world of Soave's elegance with a visit to a distinguished wine cellar. Engage in an immersive cellar tour, followed by a tasting paired with a lunch of delectable local dishes. Allow the vineyard's offerings to paint a vibrant picture on your palate.
3:30 PM: Amarone Symphony - Winery Tour and Tasting
Immerse yourself in the art of Amarone production with a visit to a renowned winery. Tour the estate, discover the secrets behind the creation of Amarone, and indulge in a tasting of this iconic wine alongside other exquisite varietals.
6 PM: Return to Verona for Evening Exploration
Return to the captivating city of Verona for another evening at leisure. Whether you choose to explore historic sites, indulge in culinary delights, or simply wander the charming streets, let the allure of Verona guide your evening adventures.
Sparkling Discoveries, Lakeside Charms, and the Heart of Barolo
9:30 AM: Departure from Verona
Embark on Day 3 with a 9:30 AM departure from Verona, setting the stage for a day of sparkling discoveries and scenic delights.
10:30 AM: Franciacorta's Elegance - Winery Wonderland
Arrive in Franciacorta at 10:30 AM and delve into the elegance of this renowned region. Enjoy a captivating visit to a distinguished winery and cellar, savoring the effervescence of Franciacorta's famous sparkling wine in an exclusive tasting experience.
12:30 PM: Lakeside Serenity - Boat Tour and Lunch on Montisola
Bid adieu to the sparkling wonders of Franciacorta as we embark on a journey to the picturesque Lake Iseo.
Arriving at Lake Iseo by 1 PM, hop aboard a boat for a leisurely tour of the lake, culminating in a delightful lunch on the enchanting island of Montisola. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the lake as you savor a delicious meal at a charming lakeside restaurant.
3 PM: Departure from Montisola to Barolo
Bid farewell to Montisola and set forth on a scenic drive, continuing the adventure towards the famed Barolo wine region.
5:30 PM: Arrival in Alba - Heart of Barolo
Arrive in Alba by 5:30 PM and check into a centrally located hotel, providing a perfect base for your exploration of the Barolo wine region.
6:30 PM: Alba's Charms - Guided Walking Tour and Evening Leisure
Embark on a guided walking tour of the town of Alba, discovering the historic charm of this captivating town. Following the tour, enjoy leisure time in Alba for a delightful dinner, savoring the culinary delights that grace this renowned gastronomic hub. Let the essence of Barolo embrace you on this captivating day of exploration.
Barolo and Barbaresco Symphony
9:30 AM: Barolo's Elegance - Estate Exploration
Arrive in Barolo at 10 AM, where a Barolo producer awaits your presence. Engage in a captivating tour of the estate, followed by a leisurely lunch and a tasting of the region's celebrated wines. Let the essence of Barolo envelop you in this vineyard haven.
3 PM: Barbaresco's Charm - Cellar Delights
Bid farewell to the beauty of Barolo, setting the course for the neighboring gem, Barbaresco.
Arrive in Barbaresco by 3:30 PM, where a Barbaresco producer invites you to explore their cellars and indulge in a tasting of the distinguished Barbaresco wines. Immerse yourself in the unique character of this renowned region.
6 PM: Return to Alba - Evening at Leisure
Return to the charming town of Alba, where the evening is yours to savor at your own pace. Enjoy dinner at your leisure in one of Alba's inviting eateries, relishing the culinary treasures that abound in this gastronomic haven. Let the day's vinicultural journey linger as you bask in the charm of Alba's evening allure.
Parmesan Pleasures and Farewells
9:30 AM: Departure from Alba
Bid farewell to the enchanting town of Alba, marking the beginning of your journey towards the culinary delights of Parma.
12:00 PM: Parmesan Delights in Parma
Arrive in Parma at noon, where the city center beckons you for a captivating visit. Immerse yourself in the charm of Parma, exploring its historic streets. At lunchtime, indulge in a farewell feast featuring a delicious meal paired with a Parmesan tasting, savoring the rich flavors of this renowned cheese.
3:30 PM: Departure from Parma
As the clock ticks towards the afternoon, bid adieu to Parma, cherishing the memories of this gastronomic haven.
6:00 PM: Arrival in Florence and Farewells
Arrive in the heart of Florence, marking the conclusion of your Northern Italy wine vacation. Cherish the experiences, flavors, and friendships forged on this unforgettable journey as you bid farewell. Until we meet again on another adventure, arrive in Florence with hearts full of memories and glasses brimming with the essence of Northern Italy's wine country.
1 Balsamic Vinegar Farm Visit and Tasting
1 Soave Winery Visit with Tasting
1 Valpolicella Winery Visit with Amarone Tasting
1 Franciacorta Winery Visit with Tasting
1 Barolo Winery Visit with Tasting
1 Barbaresco Winery Visit with Tasting
1 Boat tour of Lake Iseo
1 Guided Visit of Verona (2 hours)
1 Guided Visit of Alba (1.5 hours)
2 Nights in Verona Central 4 Star Hotel
2 Nights in Alba Central 4 Star Hotel or Wine Estate (depending on availability)
Accommodation in Double or Twin Room, Single Room Supplement Available
4 Breakfasts in Hotels
Lunch With Wine at Balsamic Vinegar Farm
Lunch with Wine Pairing at Soave Winery
Lunch With Wine at Lake Restaurant
Lunch with Wine Pairing at Barolo Winery
Lunch in Parma Restaurant with Parmiggiano Tasting
Transportation in Comfortable 8 Seater Vehicle with AC
Boat Tour of Lake Iseo
All Motorway and Transportation Fees
Comapny of Experiences English Speaking Sommelier and Wine Maker guide to illustrate the ins and outs of the wines you will be tasting on Vacation.
Authorized City Guides for Verona and Alba
Skipper for Lake Iseo