VALPOLICELLA AMARONE DAY EXCURSION
The Valpolicella area is in the province of Verona, the northwest of the city. Hence close to the reliefs in between Verona and the Adige Valley near to the Lake Garda. As a result, the landscape of the Valpolicella has a mild temperature thanks to the sun exposure. We find almost a Mediterranean climate, where we can see the vineyards and olive groves, dotted with cypress trees.
But most of all in the Valpolicella they make very nice red wines. And for sure the most important and well known all over the world is the Amarone. In the 6th century, Cassiodorus praises the great quality of the Acinaticus. And the production of that wine was in the Valpolicella. Hence, we can consider the Amarone to be a descendant of this Acinaticus. For sure a wine well praised in ancient times. But seems like the ancestor of the Acinaticus was different to the Amarone. In fact, It was a dense and sweetish wine that was more similar to the Recioto. For sure, today the Amarone is one of the most important Italian wines.
NEGRAR, MARANO AND FUMANE
It is important to know that the set of three major valleys creates the Valpolicella. Hence almost parallel and sloping from north to south. And they form an area of undulating hills and gentle slopes. Also of small gathered hollows. As a result, they range from 80m above sea level along the river Adige, to 1540mt of the watershed from Trentino region. The landscape has evocative variety of panoramas.
THE RED MARBLE
The type of rock of this area is sedimentary. And since the ancient time, we have the extraction and the processing of Verona red marble and Prun Stone. Hence also used for the construction of the historic buildings of Verona, of Venice and some other Italian cities.
In our section “Wine and Food” there are some day excursions through the wine region of the Veneto.