THE RICE ROAD TOUR

120 €

The Rice Route Tour


When one thinks of rice one thinks of Asia, but the cultivation of rice in the plain of the Po river started many centuries ago. In the southern part of Verona’s province farmers grow a special type of rice perfectly suited for ‘risotto’ dishes.

The Rice Route starts a few kilometers south of Verona, in a landscape scattered of corn fields, fruit orchards, old farms sorrounded by canals.
The first stop is just a few kilometres south of Verona, in order to show you the natural water spring that feeds the rice paddies.
We continue towards the rice paddies and have time to explain how come rice was cultivated here, the use of rice in the past, the stories relating to rice and the work of the ‘mondine’, the rice weeders.

Villas sorrounded by paddies were built by Venetian landowners of the past as hubs for their economical activities but also as a showcase for their wealth and as a place where they could entertain and relax.
The most interesting part of the tour is at the end: a visit to a rice mill dating back to the 17th century which is still working and here the refining process will be explained.
After the tour we highly recommend you take the time to stop in one of the many local restaurants to have lunch or dinner based on risotto and rice products.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION



TYPE OF ITINERARY

DURATION: 2 hours (for extensions, please visit our Rates page)

MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION: the bus or car of the clients is necessary for this tour (departure point to be decided with your guide).

SUITED FOR: groups, families, schools, individuals.We recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

EXTRA COSTS

Entrance to a rice mill.

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Finnish and Japanese. Ask for the language you are interested in.

IN-DEPTH VISIT OF OUR TERRITORY

TO COMPLETE YOUR DAY: Villa Dionisi at Ca' del Lago di Cerea (advance reservation necessary), Villa Brà at Bonferraro (advance reservation necessary).

FOR WHOEVER HAS AN EXTRA DAY: Verona, Lake Garda, Soave, Valpolicella.


We reserve the right to slightly modify this itinerary if necessary.

ASSOGUIDE is not responsible for changes in the opening hours of the various attractions.

Check the exact tariff based on your specific requests at the RATES page.


PLEASE RESERVE THE TOUR


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