Sip refined vino at VinItaly in Verona

by Courtney Woodruff
Stripes Europe

More than a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a hotspot for touring Roman ruins, and the setting for a few of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, fair Verona is know for its esteemed International Wine and Spirits Exhibition. The 51st VinItaly exposition will be held Sunday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 12. Visitors are welcome from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday and until 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Sample reds, whites and sparkling wines that got their start in the rich soils of Italy, or taste the fruits of lesser-known wine-making countries around the world, including Kosovo, Russia, South Africa and Uruguay. If you’re interested in learning more about the growing and production process, you can attend demonstrations, forums and seminars highlighting current topics in the industry. When you’ve worked up an appetite, pair wines with haute cuisine prepared by renowned chefs at one of the insider restaurants. Afterward, slip away to the VIP lounge to mingle with exhibitors away from the chaos of the main event.

Register for the event and purchase your ticket online at

Admission for a one-day ticket is 75 euros when purchased online or 80 euros at the gate. If you plan to stay longer, a four-day pass is the best way to go. Purchase one for 115 euros online or 120 euros in person. Ticket prices may seem a little steep, but you get what you pay for at this world famous event.

It’s important to note that guests under the age of 18 will not be admitted, even if accompanied by an adult. For more information, download the VinItaly app for iOS and Android.

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