October is the ultimate season of wine and chestnuts. It is also the best month to organize tours: warm colours and still mild temperatures are perfect for strolls in the open air, and many places host events dedicated to Italian food and its wine tradition. What better opportunity to take a weekend break and discover good and tasty things?
Verona and Lake Garda are an example: bidding farewell to the summer while welcoming the beginning of autumn with a series of well-known local events where to taste the best wines of Venetian Garda and Valpolicella.
At the Boffenigo we know how important local experiences are for unforgettable moments with friends and family. That's why we recommend for the month of October a series of unforgettable events easily accessible from our hotel.
Let's have a look at them now!
From 3 to 7 October 90th Festival of Grapes and Bardolino wine
From 3 to 7 October 2019 the Grape Festival of Bardolino, the most popular event in this area around Lake Garda, will enliven the lakefront and the streets of the historic town centre with live music, shows, local crafts exhibitions, food and wine and a score of other events dedicated to the wines which epitomise the place, such as the Classic, the Superior and the Chiaretto.
The heart of the event will be Parco Carrara Bottagisio, where local associations will offer tastings of Bardolino set in along the avenue that pays homage to Lake Garda's most famous red wine.
The wine tasting accompanied by the exquisite typical cuisine, every year attracts many enthusiasts and professionals who participate in events, conferences and meetings on winemaking. In addition, there are also exhibitions, bands and concerts for the pleasure of both adults and children!
11, 12 and 13 October Hostaria Verona
Hostaria is the Wine and Grape Harvest Festival in Verona and takes place in the streets of its historical town centre. Participating to this event is a unique food and wine experience along 3 km of squares, streets and bridges, with the Veronese cellars offering tastings of fine wines from the Valpolicella, Bardolino, Lugana, Soave, Custoza, Arcole Doc, Terra dei Forti and Durello, with over 150 wines.
Hostaria includes some incredible areas really worth visiting:
Giardini dell’Arsenale with its “Foresteria”, an area dedicated to non-local Veronese top quality wines from all over Italy.
Piazza dei Signori is the venue of the “ciacole in paisa”, which means public conferences.
Ponte di Castelvecchio, an area dedicated to the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
Moreover, wine tastings will alternate with titbits of the best of local cuisine at the sbecolerie, food stalls scattered along the route. An all-round event in an atmosphere of conviviality enhancing the uniqueness of a land and its wealth of local traditions and experiences.
Do you love tradition, good food and outdoor activities?
Discover the Boffenigo online magazine: there are many articles about Lake Garda as well as local recipes, a list of the most beautiful excursions in the area and the most important events taking place near our hotel.