Italian Wine Tours
As you pour the first glass of your favorite Chianti or Pinot Grigio and settle down for an intimate Friday evening, you may find yourself wondering about the wine's origins.
The answer lies in Italy, land of romantics, heroic epics and passionate plays. In the cities and countryside most often associated with ancient ruins and Renaissance painting, you'll find some of the richest vineyards in the world. Best known for their world-renowned wines paired with a variety of delectable cuisines, Italian wine regions are not just another stop on the tourist route – they're compelling destinations in their own right, filled with the potential to create unforgettable memories.
With Italian wine tours, the sky's the limit for exciting destinations and memorable experiences. They cover everything – from famous vineyards to elegant accommodations. The names will be familiar – Sicily, Tuscany, Venice, Verona – but these are more than just a name on a wine label, or a setting in a Shakespearean play.
With Italian wine tours, the countryside and cities will finally become real to you as you taste La Dolce Vita – "the good life" – firsthand.
A Walking Italian Wine Tour?
One option is a relaxing walking tour of the Amalfi Coast south of Naples, home of outstanding wines from ancient Greek grapes such as Aglianico, Greco di Tufo, and Fiano di Avellino. Enjoy hillsides covered in lemon trees and umbrella pines, fresh seafood and the breathtaking vistas, as Mt. Vesuvius rises in the distance in all its majestic and ancient grace.
Cycling Through Italian Wine Country
If wheels and pedals are more to your liking, you can coast through the countryside of Chianti Classico in Tuscany, and see the dense forests and medieval castles that gave birth to wine of the same name. Enjoy authentic pasta fagioli prepared with handmade pasta and porcini mushrooms. Relax with a glass of Chianti as you watch the sun set slowly across the winding vineyards below.
Italian wine tours are designed for lovers and groups alike, as well as offering customized tours and additional single accommodations. Designed to dazzle the most inexperienced, as well as the most knowledgeable wine connoisseur, most Italian wine tours operate from May to November, and are generally booked for an average of five days.