Soave may be small but it has a distinctive profile made up of a defence castle Castello Scaligero di Soave. The castle, which dates back to the 900's, is located in the city and is almost a small community with a thick ring walls and various courtyards. It is open to the public year round (closed at noon approximately between 12:00 - 15:00 and closed on Mondays). The city's small pedestrian area is incredibly inviting with its old city gate Porta a Verona. In the pedestrian zone are several coffee shops, ice cream shops, small shops, a church, wine merchants of course, and even a small supermarket just around the corner. Outside the city walls, there is good parking and tourist information.
If you stay in Soave, there are many exciting excursion possibilities. On either side of Soave are the cultural cities such as Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Venice, especially along the A4 motorway. If you fancy a relaxing day on the beautiful Adriatic beaches these can be reached in around 2 hours. Lake Garda's beautiful scenery and many entertainment options as well as the Valpolicella wine area is definitely worth the short drive.
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Soave Wine district Soave also puts its name to a wine district, which is known for its white wines, especially Soave Classico. This wine, which is primarily made of grapes Garganega and Trebbiano, is known to have a full and rich flavour with a little acid.