From the Middle Ages the true Story of the legendary “Pastissada” in Verona

Meeting place:

Antica Bottiglieria Baraldi,
Piazza Corrubbio 30


9:00 am - 1:00 pm



How we move:

On foot

Artès Maya

Licensed tour guide, passionate about Stories, History, Traditions of Verona


History, Stories and Folklore, Art, Legends of the territory, Enogastronomy, Typical local cuisine, Treasure hunt, Photography


People of all ages, fans of Verona and her story, of ancient and typical recipes and local wines, photography lovers.


  • Meeting with Maya at the Antica Bottiglieria Baraldi, and then hunting for hints along the main streets and monuments of Verona
  • An external guided visit of the San Zeno Basilica, strolling and picture taking, and instant-blogging along Lung'Adige Rigaste San Zeno and then in Piazza Bra in front of Arena di Verona
  • An exclusive visit of the Mura of Galieno/Teodorico at the Institute Figlie di Gesu' (city walls of Teodorico)
  • Stop to “take a breath” in a historic wine shop of Verona with tasting of “Amarone”, a precious raisin wine involved in the “Pastissada” recipe, and entertainment by a local sommelier with a related story telling
  • Epilogue of the tour at the Restaurant “Al Ropeton” where finally all the story will be summed up, the chef will explain how to make the famous dish during a Happy Hour with wine, local products and tasting of the mythical “Pastissada”.


Maya is a blogger, expert in medieval cuisine. She has recently discovered that the “Pastissada”, a typical dish of Verona with horsemeat as main ingredient, has its origins directly connected to the ancient battle between King Odoacre and King Teodorico in 489 AD. The news is so striking that Maya decides to call to Verona all friends sharing her passion and together to reconstruct and publish in real time on their blog the photos, videos and all other details of the historical facts which can be “recovered” from the artistic evidence hidden in the city and from the legends that still are passed on among chefs and sommeliers in the city of Verona.

Maya is waiting for you, be on time, at the Antica Bottiglieria Baraldi in Piazza Corrubbio and do not forget to take your smartphone for picture taking and also the GoPro for video shots, if you have it, as we are to publish everything in real time. 

Maya in reality is a joyful and lively tour guide who deeply loves the story of Verona. That is why we are to have a lot of fun, putting together sacred and profane, going to search the traces of a really glorious historical past, almost a treasure hunt, which will help us discover the marvels of “gothic” Verona along her main streets until we reconstruct the ancient events that led to the defining of the recipe of this extraordinary dish, “Pastissada”, which you can taste with joy at the end of our hunt, with a glass of the finest wines of the area of Verona, in one of the most traditional restaurants in the city.


  • Children under 12 are welcomed only if accompanied by an adult.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for quick and easy walking along the streets of Verona, Smartphone or other information systems to directly connect to internet along the course and be able to publish texts, photos and video


Artès Operator with the qualification of a licensed tour guide who will be the animator for the entire course of the story, the visit of the city, a welcoming soft drink or coffee at the Antica Bottiglieria Baraldi, a tasting of the precious Amarone raisin wine with storytelling in an ancient wine shop and a Happy Hour aperitif with wine, local foods anda tasting of the “Pastissada” dish at the restaurant Al Ropeton.