Explore the territory between Verona and Mantova, discover the origins of famous italian rices (Vialone Nano I.G.P. and Carnaroli) in a guided tour ending with a tasting of delicious rice dishes.
Isola della Scala is a full-of-nature little city, art and tastes in the landscape of Verona.With roman origins, it lies on the Claudia Augusta and it was an important centre in roman times.
Meet your professional guide and begin your journey through rice world. Pure spring water is fundamental for the ground, whereRiso Vialone Nano IGPis cultivated. Walk in Verona country and discover the wonderfulrice fieldscenery. Then, visit a rural Villa 1742 and thePila Vecia(old mill in the Veronese dialect) has been in operation since 1656. A canal called theFossa Zenobiaruns under thePila Vecia. The water turns the original seven-metre paddle wheel, which provides the energy for a series of centuries-old pestelli (wooden poles with marble tips) which gently work up and down to crush whole grains of rice and remove the outer husks.
Learn all about the ancienttraditionof rice processing, with a demonstration of this work.
Finally, enter in the restaurant
From starter to dessert, to tasty and sophisticated yet rustic seasonalrisotto, each dish can be paired up with selected wines form the cellar.This is a sample menu:
- 4 kind of risotto
- 2 bottles of wine
- coffee and liquors.
Live this authentic experience with your friends and family!