Verona Food and Wine Walking Tour

Enjoy this small group experience featuring indulgent cheeses, wines, pasta, and gelato

Travel Flexibly · 3.30h · Verona, Italy

Did you know that Verona’s best cuisine is hiding within quaint cafés, artisanal shops, and traditional Osterie? Filled with locals, these destinations can often feel intimidating to visit, which is why we’ve paired up with an expert foodie guide who’ll take the reins and introduce you to Verona’s finest coffee, pastries, cheese, wine, and pasta. In addition, learn about the storied history of your medieval surroundings and enjoy personalized details thanks to a small group size.

  • Meeting point in via Ristori​
  • Espresso and Pastry in Piazza Bra​
  • Piazza delle Erbe​
  • Local bottega​
  • Soppressa and cheese tasting​
  • Handmade pasta experience
  • Pasta tasting
  • Amarone wine tasting​
  • Ending point in Ponte Garibaldi​

Your foodie adventure begins in the morning in front of the Teatro Ristori, and first things first, tuck into a local café for a piping hot espresso paired with a decadent pastry. Next, make your way to a traditional Osteria, where you'll be treated to a sampling of local cheeses and salami, and onward to a wine shop to sip the region's famously rich reds and crisp whites.

Of course, no food tour in Verona is complete without handmade pasta, so follow your guide to a local workshop specializing in tortellini. Throughout the tour, you’ll also pause from the culinary delights to learn about your picturesque surroundings, particularly the famed Roman Arena, the impressive Porta Borsari, and the charming Ponte Garibaldi. Then, round off your trip with a delightful gelato, and be sure to ask your guide for recommendations for the rest of your time in Verona.

Verona Food and Wine Walking Tour Description

Your 3.5-hour tour includes:

  • Expert local foodie guide

  • Espresso and pastry tasting

  • Authentic Soppressa salami and Monte Veronese cheese

  • Handmade pasta

  • Sampling of local wines

  • Artisanal gelato

  • Insights into Verona's history and culinary culture

  • Small group size of 12 for a personalized experience

Espresso in Piazza Bra

Your Verona foodie adventure begins in front of Teatro Ristori, and if a small group of hungry-looking travelers doesn’t immediately catch your eye, look for your expert foodie guide. Then, once everyone has gathered, it’s time to kick off your morning in true Italian style—with an espresso and pastry. Beyond being deemed an art form, espresso is also very connected to social life, and you’ll undoubtedly hear lively Italian conversations happening all around you.

After finishing your coffee, it’s time to check out your surroundings. Meander over to the outside of the Arena, an amphitheater dating back to the 1st century AD, and admire how remarkably well-preserved it is today. Despite suffering damage from a devastating earthquake in the 12th century, it’s still easy to imagine its past life as a stage for gladiatorial battles, and thanks to your expert guide, you’ll learn all about its storied history and current use.

Aperitif in Piazza delle Erbe

Next, your expert guide will lead you along cobbled streets to Piazza delle Erbe, where you'll discover the vibrant atmosphere of a traditional Osteria. Historically, Osterie were modest eateries offering simple, home-cooked meals and a place to sip local wine. Today, while many have evolved into more upmarket venues, they retain their laidback atmosphere and regional cuisine. At an Osteria selected by your guide for its authenticity, you'll indulge in a classic aperitif. Think of local products like Soppressa salami and Monte Veronese cheese paired with Verona's crisp and refreshing cicchetti, small bites that come with an aperitivo.

Wine and Pasta near Arche Scaligere

In addition to its famed cuisine and stunning historical sights, Verona has quite the reputation for exquisite wine, and your next stop is all about discovering why. Tuck into a wine shop, where you're invited to sip your way through a variety of wines—from fruity Prosecco to the rich Valpolicella red wine.

Then, continue to a pasta shop, where the magic of tortellini making comes to life. Witness the meticulous process of mixing, rolling, and stuffing, followed by a chance to indulge in the fruits of this labor—fresh, handmade pasta that promises to put a permanent smile on your face.

Admire Historical Sights Before a Sweet Finale

This tour isn’t solely about delicious food and wine, though. Throughout, you can look forward to intriguing insights from your guide. A highlight is sure to be the Porta Borsari, an ancient Roman gate that once served as the main access point to Verona, as well as Ponte Garibaldi, a picturesque bridge that spans the Adige River.

Near this bridge, you'll also happen upon a historical gelateria, and hopefully, you've saved room because it's time for the sweet finale of your tour. Dig into a scoop of your choice and take advantage of this last opportunity to quiz your guide about nearby must-visit destinations. Your tour comes now to an end, and you’re now free to hang out and enjoy the neighborhood's vibrant atmosphere or continue on your way. Ciao!

What you get with this tour
Passionate, English-speaking guide
Espresso and pastry tasting
Monte Veronese cheese and handmade pasta
Sip Valpolicella wine
Aperitivo in Piazza delle Erbe
Gelato tasting
Piazza Bra, Arche Scaligere, Ponte Garibaldi and more
Group size of 12
Guide gratuities
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Starting and ending point

The meeting point is in via Ristori, and the tour will end close to Ponte Garibaldi.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Verona.

What should I bring?

Some comfortable shoes and a healthy appetite!

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This Verona food and wine tour is approximately 3.5 hours long, half of which will be spent walking. As the sidewalks in Verona can be uneven and tricky to navigate, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Verona food and wine tours rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and the tour cannot run, we will immediately inform you.

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasions the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible.

Is there a dress code to join this Verona food and wine tour?

While there is not a specific dress code, you will be expected to be wearing shoes and a shirt to enter establishments. We also recommend wearing clothing you'll be comfortable walking in.

Do the food stops on this tour ever change?

Yes! We're always on the lookout for new and exciting local food, so some of the dishes you're served today may differ from the description. Rest assured, your guide will make sure that everything you try is utterly delicious!

How much walking is involved in this tour?

This is a walking tour but an easy one, with plenty of stops and a gentle pace.

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

Yes. Throughout your food tour, you'll enjoy numerous tastings. Our guests find this more than enough food to replace a full meal.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

We are more than happy to cater to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and most other dietary restrictions. However, please let us know in advance so we can best accommodation your needs.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

Yes, wine and coffee are included in the price of this tour.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Everyone 6 years old and above is welcome on our Verona food and wine tour. We offer a reduced rate for children (6 to 13) and youth (14 to 17 years old). Please choose accordingly when booking.

Why do I have to pay for my child who's under 6 years old?

We charge a discounted rate for children and youth because similar-sized dishes will be served to everyone during tastings. We also limit the total number of guests on each departure, which includes children, to maintain a small group atmosphere.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You'll meet your guide in front of the Teatro Ristori.

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