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