Monteforte d’Alpone is the town that opens its doors to the D’Alpone Valley and is recognizable thanks to its imposing bell tower over the historic center.
It’s considered the municipality with the highest vine-growing density in Italy, numerous paths branch off from here, in the vineyards of Soave, a GIAHS-FAO heritage.
The cultural heart of the town is the Bishop’s Palace, a valuable fifteenth-century architectural example.
What you cannot miss in Monteforte d’Alpone
The route of the 10 shrines
The guided tour of the Bishop’s Palace
A tasting in a local winery
Events in Monteforte
MONTEFORTIANA – third weekend of January
Running event born in 1976 in which over 20,000 sportsmen from all over Italy and abroad participate every year. The Montefortiana is considered one of the most important running events because it opens the season of running competitions at an international level.
CARNEVALON DE L’ALPON
Carnival is one of the most important celebrations in Monteforte and every year attracts thousands of tourists from all over Veneto. It is celebrated with parades, dances and jokes to end, amidst a flood of crowds, with the great parade of allegorical floats on Shrove Tuesday, which has made this event one of the most important at the regional level. The first edition of Carnevalon dates back to 1949, so that of Monteforte is one of the oldest carnival events in the Verona area.
WINE FESTIVAL – third Sunday in May
GRAPE FESTIVAL – second weekend of September
Historical and folkloristic Parade of the wagons of the districts, traditional Palio delle Contrade (barefoot pressing competition in the vats between the eight districts), competition “The best grapes of Soave wine”. There are food stands and Soave and Recioto di Soave wine tasting stands. The first edition of the festival dates back to 1931 and is therefore one of the oldest grape festivals in Veneto.