It’s time to count down to Vinitaly and the City, the annual Vinitaly fuori salone that turns Verona into the wine lover’s capital. Tastings, masterclasses, seminars, meetings, and guided tours will take place over four days, including cultural, artistic, musical, and geographical activities. This year, there is much anticipation for the appointments with the Cesarine community which is planning 38 activities such as dinners, seminars, and culinary classes. From Friday, April 12, to Sunday, April 14, wine enthusiasts may pick from six culinary courses to learn about the most famous dishes of Veronese tradition and their relationship to local wines. is Italy’s first online platform for food experiences, with a network of about 1,500 amateur cooks and chefs who welcomed over 48,000 visitors last year, the majority of whom were foreign (+65% compared to 2022). This year, they will open their doors to serve Amarone lasagnette risotto, “cicchetti,” bigoli, potato gnocchi, classic Veronese complementing sauces, or the highly versatile polenta, concluded with Zaletti and tiramisu.

Vinitaly and the City’s courses

Participants can pick from a variety of courses, which will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 to 3 and 7 to 10 p.m. These include the following: “conviviality in my Amarone Risotto course” ; “cooking class on cicchetti and bigoli” ; “cooking class on typical dishes of the city of Verona” ; “vinitaly at home, an authentic culinary experience” ; “the magic of Polenta” ; and “three typical Veronese accompanying sauces.” You may make reservations using this website.