On the hills of Custoza
Between the hills of Custoza and Borghetto, in the heart of tortellini there’s Custoza wine!
In this tour you can really enjoy the countryside of Verona, driving south west from Verona we’ll reach the hills of Custoza and then Valeggio sul Mincio, homeland of tortellini, named over there Nodo d’amore (love knot).
First stop is the winery in Custoza wine region, a small area where the typical wine is... Custoza! A white blend of local grapes, but you’ll taste also some red and sparkling wines.
Then we’ll reach Valeggio sul Mincio, a little town with a beautiful medieval castle, and so famous for tortellini where you’ll be told about the famous legend that origins the so-called “Nodo d’amore” (literally, love knot).
It will then be time for lunch! We will stop in the picturesque hamlet of Borghetto to eat a typical local meal, followed by a walk on the Later on the nearby medieval bridge. Ready for the second vineyard and wine tasting session? We will then say goodbye to the hills of Custoza and Borghetto and head back to the city.
Pro-tip: why not trying to make tortellini learning from the locals? Check out our selection of Italian Cooking Classes among the vineyards!
Minimum for 2 people - max 4
Area visited: Custoza, Valeggio sul Mincio and Borghetto
Duration: 7 h approximately
Departure: at 9.00 a.m. from Corso Castelvecchio, 3a Verona (at Pagus' Store)
the tour leader will wait for you maximum 15 minutes in case of late. We want you to spend a lovely day with no distress so, please, in booking our tours, inform us if you have limited mobility (in some old cellars there are stairs); or if you have any intolerance or allergy about food/wine (some tours are including appetizers in the cellar or lunch in local restaurant).
We ask you to inform us if you have any appointment after the tour (if you booked a train ticket, an opera show in Arena or a reservation for a restaurant), so we can do our best to respect the schedule.
In the cellar the temperature is constant 15 Celsius degrees (59 Fahrenheit), so we suggest to take with you a sweater or a jacket; if it is possible we will try to show you the vineyards, so it’s recommended to wear sneakers or comfortable shoes.
Transport, tour leader at your disposal, visit and wine tasting sessions at the winery, complete lunch in a enoteca/winery or at an osteria (wine included)