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Vinitaly, a must for wine lovers

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From 7th to 11th April there is an event you can't miss if you love wine tasting. It is Vinitaly 2011, the biggest exhibition about wine in Italy and for sure one of the biggest in the world. Every year 4000 wine producers and distributors from all over the world present their wines at the trade fair of Verona (Veronafiere). What can you do if you go to visit this exhibition?
Technical tastings of wine and spirits, overviews of wine-making realities in Italy and abroad, conventions, conferences, forums and seminars with experts, sommelier, winery owners and wine producers.
During these days the city is full of people, this is the busiest period of the year with a lot of events, shows, wine tasting, nightlife and a great occasion to stay in Verona. If you search an accommodation it's very complicated if you book last minute because every hotel and b&b are already booked from months, maybe you could find a place to stay on lake Garda.
wine tasting during Vinitaly in Verona

VeronaFiere, the location of Vinitaly in Verona

If I were a tourist I would spend some days in Verona for Vinitaly. If you rather prefer going on holiday during calmer and quieter periods come to visit Verona after 11th April and if you want to make wine tasting or wine tours you can maybe go to Valpolicella, the most famous wine area of Verona (and one of the best in Italy too). Anyway, Vinitaly is perfect if you want to taste all the best italian wines all together. Holiday in Verona on April? It will be hard to be sober...

Great brands of wine making at Vinitaly

Comments

VinItaly is a business wine fair.<br /><br />There is no entry for tourists. Only professionals working in the wine trade can participate in Vinitaly. And only after buying a ticket in advance.<br /><br />It is a bad idea to visit Verona during Vinitaly. Everything is booked and all cafés and restaurants are full in the evenings.

What Martin says is true in part. Everyone can buy a ticket and visit the fair. Anyway, it is an appointment that is more suitable for professionals, but if you are in Verona during these days it could be interesting. <br />As Martin says cafès, restaurants and hotels are all booked, but only in Verona, not on Lake Garda that is close to the city. If you are on holiday here, a day at Vinitaly is not a bad idea in my opinion. If you just want to visit Verona, follow the advice of Martin and come in a different period. Thank you Martin for your post!

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