Explore Verona and its Region

Do you know the best osteria in Verona?

Originally Osteria was a place for serving wine and simple food for a male majority audience. Then, as times changed, this place became popular for everyone to share ideas and have a relaxing time; in fact Osteria has always been affordable and cheap to be attended mostly by travellers or merchants. Even nowdays the menu' served are usually short and made of local products. The real meaning of Osteria is the tasting of some local wines with very typical seasonal dishes; some places still serve small portions, while others prefer to bring you a very unique meal, but still very simple. However some Osterie became Trattorie or Restaurant, as their price started to be a bit more expensive.[...]


The wine culture

Verona and Valpolicella is well know for its wine culture and production, from Vinitaly Fair to the wine trade around the world. The tradition says that rich families used to own a lot of land around the house so they could manage a commercial activity. However a particularity is the fact that many old Villa (or big mansion houses) became both agri-business and wine Cellars.[...]


Verona: one of the great wine capitals

Verona is not only popular for Romeo&Juliet, the Arena, the medieval Castles or Lake Garda but it is also known as one of the Great Capitals of Wine. In fact every year since 1967 in April the Fair Vinitaly occurs; this is the most worldwide known event of wines and their producers, with professional conferences and local celebrations around the city centre. Verona is one of the ten cities of the Gwc or Great Wine Capitals Global Network.[...]