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Set in Italy’s Veneto region, Soave is a historic walled village famous for its medieval castle and fine white wines. Located just off the A4 motorway outside Verona, it’s an ideal stopping point between Venice and Milan, where you can explore the castle fortifications and sample white wines from local vineyards.
Soave is one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval villages and boasts a collection of traditional wineries—both within the village walls and in the surrounding countryside—making it a popular day trip destination for wine tasting. Tours from Verona typically include round-trip transportation, plus wine tasting and time to explore the castle ramparts and frescoes at your own pace.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Soave is a must-see for history buffs and wine lovers.
- Head to the castle stairs for sweeping views of the surrounding hills and vineyards.
- Paths within the village and castle can be uneven and difficult to navigate with wheelchairs or strollers.
How to Get There
Soave lies 19 miles (30 kilometers) west of Verona and 64 miles (103 kilometers) west of Venice. The village can be accessed from the A4 motorway, which runs from Milan to Venice, and it’s also possible to arrive via the 130 bus from Verona Stradone Scipione station.
When to Get There
Although Soave is lovely any time of year, the autumn harvest season is particularly scenic. The annual harvest festival occurs during the third week of September, and during this time the hillsides are aglow with fall colors.
Soave Wine Varietals
Soave is a dry and light-bodied wine known for its melon and citrus zest flavors, and its taste typically improves with age. Made with the area’s indigenous garganega grapes, Soave wine may be blended with a small amount of chardonnay, trebbiano, or other white grapes. Soave Classico and Soave Superiore, produced around the village of Soave itself, are considered some of the finest Soave wines.
Address: Soave, Veneto, Italy, Italy
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Soave
Soave Castle ranks among northern Italy’s most impressive fortifications, surrounded by vineyards with a history dating back to the medieval era—but its remote location makes it hard to reach from Verona. On this self-guided tour, explore Soave Castle’s ramparts and frescoes at your leisure, and visit a local winery to sample some of the wines for which the region is famous. With round-trip travel from your Verona included, you’re free to relax and enjoy your day.
Semi-private tour small-group tour with professional licensed guide. We will visit the enchanted medieval town of Soave and its majestic castle. IN Soave itself we will visit a family-run winery for a tasting of 4 local white wines. Scenic views guaranteed!
The sweet hillside between Verona and Vicenza is well known for its excellent wines. One of these takes its name from a small village, standing at the feet of an impressive medieval castle: Soave. Conceived as a defensive hub by the Veronese family Della Scala, which ruled the city for 125 years between the 13th and the 14th century, the two was circled by massive walls, connecting to the fortress, which still dominates the surrounding landscape. This private guided tour will allow you to discover the timeless beauty of this castle, together with some more outstanding monuments: Piazza Antenna, the Justice Palace and the Palazzo Scaligero; shortly after, you will reach a well known local winery, for complete tasting of five different premium varieties of wine, in the impressive context of the cellar. "Soave" in an Italian word for "sweet": well, at the end of this experience you will perfectly understand why.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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