Discover Verona, its river, and the city’s architectural marvels while enjoying a glass of Veronese wine and delicious regional cuisine. Adige Rafting‘s Raft&Wine proposal enables you to experience the Scaliger city from a unique perspective while savoring some of the city’s most renowned products.
Raft&Wine includes a two-hour descent on the Adige River aboard a raft with a guide narrating the story of the city in Italian, English, German, and French. It serves as an example of the advantages that can result from the synergy of Verona’s realities, showing the beauty of the naturalistic landscape of a city that is no longer there but contributed to Verona’s rise to fame as one of Italy’s most beloved and frequently visited cities. The Adige, in fact, is no longer the Veronese “highway,” no longer crowded with boats traveling from one area to another, but it remains the unique feature that distinguishes Verona from the others.
Raft&Wine’s river route among bridges, arches, and natural landscapes
The Bottagisio Sport Center serves as the starting point, and in true Veronese style, the first “ashore” aperitif includes Malga Vazzo cheese and charcuterie boards and Garganega Brut “La corte del pozzo” wine from Fasoli Gino’s cellar.
After the aperitif, we put on our life jackets and boarded the dinghies to continue the wine tasting, but this time in some of Verona’s most picturesque locations that are only accessible by river.
The Scaliger Bridge, with its towering arches, is one of these. It is also the first stop on the descent when the second wine of the day, Borgoletto Soave DOC, is served. Another spot of exceptional beauty and historical significance is the River Customs House in the Filippini area, from which you may view the sunset while listening to the guides’ narrative of the interaction between Verona and Venice over the years and try the Bardolino DOC La Corte del Pozzo wine.
Raft & Wine is an experience that allows you to not only explore Verona but also to live it from a new perspective and discover curiosities that many Veronese are unaware of.
The white wines of the Fasoli Gino winery, among the first to choose Organic
The Fasoli Gino winery, which was officially founded in 1925 with the release of the first sales invoice to the town priest, is the story of a family with deep roots in the Veronese territory that has already reached its fourth generation. In the 1980s, a brave decision was made: the transition to Organic. The biodynamic method they use tries to increase the vitality of the plants by returning to farmers’ ancient knowledge.
Useful information about Raft&Wine
The Adige is generally calm, but at the height of the bridges Ponte Vittoria and the Roman-era Ponte Pietra, the river waves can provide a little thrill, so Raft&Wine is the ideal experience for everyone who wants to combine adventure and relaxation while discovering Verona.
The cost of the descent is 40 euros and includes all boating equipment, a F.I.Raft. river guide, tastings of local products and the three types of wine, insurance, and a shuttle back to the base.
No previous experience is necessary while for reservations you can call or write via whatsapp to +39 339 232249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates still available are August 5 and 26, September 2, 9 and 23 and October 7.