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Wine Tour in Italy is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the country. The proposed wine tour is spectacularly extensive and varied and You will also have the opportunity to taste the haute cuisine of Tuscany, Veneto and Lombardy region and to visit some attractive towns and villages.

 

Travel through the fairytale wine roads of Chianti, quintessential Tuscany, following the enchanting Chiantigiana route, completed with castles, medieval villages and cypress lined narrow country roads. This is the land of Sangiovese and You will taste different expressions of this noble grape. Begin by visiting the well-known Antinori´s Badia Passignano estate where You will taste some of Antinori´s mythical wines. The incredible Brunello di Montalcino is waiting for You in some of the best regional wineries, such as the prestigious Biondi  Santi, the greatest of all Brunello producers and Fattoria dei Barbi. Then carry on to Montepulciano; of Etruscan origin, it is one of the most beautiful and steepest hill towns in Tuscany. You will visit top estates such as Valdipiatta and Avignonesi and enjoy a tasting of  Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

 

The route takes You from the cypress-covered hills of Montalcino into the beautiful and wild Maremma region. What makes the most southern tip of Tuscany unique is its variegated territory: sea, hills and mountain blend together and color its panoramas in natural works of art. The area is also known for its local rodeo shows featuring the famous Butteri (cowboys), Maremma’s answer to Buffalo Bill and his crew. After a short stop in one of the coastal towns, Castiglione della Pescaia, You will first visit a notorious estate such as Tua Rita and taste some of their “super” wines. Next on this luxury Tuscany wine tour is the visit of two superb cellars such as Petra (designed by the famed Mario Botta) and Ornellaia in the castle crowned village of Bolgheri (one of the best wine estates in Italy). After Your wine “breakfast”, You will have an unforgettable lunch at Ombrone: this converted 13th century “Frantoio” (olive oil mill) is fabulous. You will enjoy an olive oil tasting before your Tuscan style lunch.

 

The wine itinerary goes through the beauty of the vineyards of the Valpolicella, the hilly agricultural region located just outside the city of Verona, which is one of the most prestigious winemaking areas in the Veneto. Explore Valpolicella by going wine tasting in the renowed Tenuta Serego Alighieri Count Pieralvise, which produces all main Valpolicellawines, especially an excellent Amarone, definitely worth tasting!

 

After visiting the small wine town of Soave, topped by a castle and surrounded by vineyards producing the famous Soave wine, the wine tasting road trip continues towards the area around Alba in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, which is a delightful area to visit, especially if You are into wines. Go wine tasting inside the Barolo Castle, a fascinating imposing building which housess the famous Barolo regional Enoteca and the innovative WiMu Wine Museum, dedicated to Barolo, one of the finest wines in the world.

From Alba You can head for the Langhe on lovely tours among vineyards and truly unique country villages, such us the Middleage town of Grinzane Cavour with its medieval castle, located in the province of Cuneo, in the Italian region Piedmont. Splendid example of fortress in the Langhe hills, the Grinzane Cavour Castle is the headquarter of the Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour, the Etnographic Museum and the Langa Museum. End the tour by having a taste of Barolo and Barbera wines in Giacomo Conterno winery located in Monforte d’Alba.

The rate includes

  • 10 Overnights in 4 star hotel, standard room on BB, as indicated in the program
  • Minivan 16 seats as indicated in the program
  • Hotel and meals for driver
  • Wine tasting and visit of winery as indicated in the program
  • Lunch and dinner as indicated in the program
  • Chinese speaking guide 3hrs in Florence
  • Entrance at WIMU Museum
  • Entrance at Cavour Castle

The rate does not include

  • city taxes in all cities
  • Tips
  • Entrance fee for coach in all cities
  • All items not specified in the chapter “the price includes”
11 Days
7 Age
A Wine Tour in Italy is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the country. The proposed wine tour is spectacularly extensive and varied and You will also have the opportunity to taste the haute cuisine of Tuscany, Veneto and Lombardy region and to visit some attractive towns and villages.
The thematic tour related to the flavors of Apulia will give You an introduction to the aromas of a very simple, direct, and deeply seductive cuisine.
Apulia is not just history, art and nature but it is considered to be a paradise of the Mediterranean food. Traditional Apulian cuisine is absolutely amongst the wholesome and genuine in Italy.
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Day 1: Rome

Arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport and transfer to the city center. Visit the city landmarks. Overnight in one of the most exclusive castle located only a few kilometers from the Eternal City. Dinner in one of the historical room.
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Day 2: Rome - Chianti wine region

After breakfast transfer by minivan to the delicious Chianti Classico wine region, through the enchanting Chiantigiana route. Visit of the Antinori´s Badia Passignano estate. You will taste some of Antinori´s mythical wines. After the cellar visit, enjoy an extra virgin Olive Oil tasting followed by an outstanding lunch at the Michelin starred Osteria, with dishes paired with the aformentioned following wines. Check in and accommodation in Your 4* selected historical mansion in Chianti.
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Day 3: Montepulciano

After breakfast head first to Montalcino. Enjoy a VIP private visit to a Brunello producer such as the prestigious Biondi Santi. Second stop at Fattoria dei Barbi. Delicious tasting lunch at the winery itself. Then carry on to Montepulciano. You will visit a top estate such as Valdpiatta or Avignonesi and enjoy a tasting of Vino Nobile wines. In the late afternoon, enjoy free time on your own in Montepulciano and transfer back to your winery resort.
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Day 4: Maremma

After breakfast travel southwest, from the cypress-covered hills of Montalcino into the beautiful and wild Maremma region. Stop at Castiglione della Pescaia for a short visit. Then transfer to the notorious estate Tua Rita. Winery tour with tasting. Head towards the Etruscan coast. Time at disposal to relax. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected country hotel in the Estruscan coast.
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Day 5: Bolgheri

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. You will enjoy a wonderful wine tasting day, taking in two superb cellars such as Petra (designed by the famed Mario Botta) and Ornellaia in the castle crowned village of Bolgheri (one of the best cellars in Italy). After Your wine “breakfast”, You will have one of the best meals on the tour: an unforgettable lunch at our favorite restaurant in the region, Ombrone. Enjoy an olive oil tasting before your Tuscan style lunch. Then return back to the hotel.
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Day 6: Florence

After breakfast enjoy a relaxing drive to Florence, where You will have free time to explore the “Cradle of Renaissance”. Departure to Valpolicella area. Dinner in Your country hotel. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected country hotel in Valpolicella.
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Day 7: Valpolicella

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. First stop at Tenuta Serego Alighieri Count Pieralvise. Winery tour with tasting of the famous Amarone della Valpolicella. In the afternoon visit of Allegrini estate. Visit of the cellar and wine tasting. Return back to the hotel.
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Day 8: Soave - Verona

After breakfast transfer to Soave Castle. Tasting and lunch at Soave Castle. In the afternoon head to Verona. The old town with its winding streets is a gem to be discovered! Dinner in an historical restaurant in the city center of Verona. Then return back to the hotel..
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Day 9: Piedmont

After breakfast departure to Piedmont region. Arrival at Monferrato area. Stop in a cellar that produces Ruchè. Transfer to Alba. A special tasting of products that come from truffle will be served in a local shop. After a typical lunch, the trip continues inside the Barolo Castle, which hosts the innovative WiMu Wine Museum.Visit and wine tasting. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Langhe area.
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Day 10: Langhe

After breakfast head towards the first cellar where the vineyards are located in the prestigious historic cru of La Morra. Visit and tasting. Transfer to the Middleage town of Grinzane CavourLunch  at Grinzane Cavour. In the afternoon transfer to Giacomo Conterno winery located in Monforte d’Alba. Cellar tour and wine tasting. Return back to the hotel.
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Day 11: Malpensa airport

After breakfast check out and transfer to Malpensa Airport.

Tour Location

Castello della Castelluccia

Castello della Castelluccia, was built between the 10th and 13th centuries by the noble Cancellieri family, descendants of the Orsinis, on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa. Through the centuries it has seen the rise and fall of the many noble families that have owned it. Today this same magic atmosphere, the romantic corners and the enchanting gardens await you, inviting you to dive into the past…

Chianti

Your chauffeur guide will pick You up and take You to the delicious Chianti Classico wine region, through the enchanting Chiantigiana route. This is the land of Sangiovese and you will taste different expressions of this noble grape. Begin with a visit to Antinori´s Badia Passignano estate, our absolute favorite in Chianti. Your exuberant host will take You on a memorable tour of the property and you´ll taste some of Antinori´s mythical wines such as Tignanello, Cervaro della Sala, Chianti Classico Riserva Badia a Passignano, Guado al Tasso, and Solaia. After the cellar visit, enjoy an extra virgin Olive Oil tasting followed by an outstanding lunch at the Michelin starred Osteria, with dishes paired with the aformentioned following wines. Top class.

Montalcino

You will taste incredible Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wines! Your chauffeur guide will pick You up and take You first to Montalcino. This ancient village is best known for its elixir red Brunello di Montalcino wines, made with the Sangiovese Grosso grape varietal. Enjoy a VIP private visit to a Brunello producer such as the prestigious Biondi Santi. Second stop at Fattoria dei Barbi that produces 800,000 bottles annually, including 200,000 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino. Tasting lunch will be with your charming hosts at the winery itself in a private setting, intimate and special. 

Montepulciano

Of Etruscan origin, Montepulciano is one of the most beautiful (and steepest) hill towns in Tuscany. The fortified hamlet was built along a narrow bridge made of natural tufa. Montepulciano is an absolute treat and of course a mythical name for wine lovers. Perfectly preserved and historic, there are darling enotecas (wine bars), gourmet shops and historic palaces, fabulous. The Vino Nobile wines of Montepulciano were the first to be given the ultimate quality level of DOCG certification. Which is why You are here! You will visit a top estate such as Valdpiatta or Avignonesi and enjoy a tasting of Vino Nobile wines. Enjoy free time on Your own in Montepulciano.

Maremma

You will travel southwest, from Montalcino to the mythical Maremma Wine Region. The drive takes You from the cypress-covered hills of Montalcino into the beautiful and wild Maremma region. The Maremma is one of the most interesting areas of Tuscany, and curiously “undiscovered” by non-Italians. It is more famous locally for its glamorous beaches on the Tyrrhenian sea, and millionaire’s yachts in Porto Argentario. It is also, interestingly, famous for its cowboys. The ‘butteri’ (cowboys) notoriously beat Buffalo Bill in 1911 when he challenged them to a contest of breaking in the colts. Stop at Castiglione della Pescaia for a short visit. Enjoy the visit to the winery Tua Rita with tasting. Despite the differing degrees of complexity in the range, the sensory profiles of the various grapes and the varying natures of each vineyard plot, all Tua Rita wines share a distinctive style and a unique ability to communicate the characterful personality of Tuscany’s Colline Metallifere hill country. It is a personality that emerges in a palette of aromatics rendered unforgettable by iron-like nuances and in impressive, intensely savoury progression in the mouth. A full day is all about Super Tuscans! In the last 3 decades, there has been an explosion of tiny “garage” style wineries making some of the world’s best (and most expensive) wines. These days, the wines from Maremma can cost up to 500 dollars a bottle! You will enjoy a wonderful wine tasting day, taking in two superb cellars such as Petra (designed by the famed Mario Botta) and Ornellaia in the castle crowned village of Bolgheri (one of the best cellars in Italy). After your wine “breakfast”, you’ll have one of the best meals on the tour- an unforgettable lunch at our favorite restaurant in the region, Ombrone. This converted 13th century “Frantoio” (olive oil mill) is fabulous. Your hosts are extremely charming and You will enjoy an olive oil tasting before your Tuscan style lunch.

Florence

Enjoy a relaxing drive to Florence, where You will have free time to explore the “Cradle of Renaissance”. Based on Etruscan-Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “comune” and was further refined by the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by its numerous monuments, churches, and buildings, as well as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo.

Valpolicella

Valpolicella is an extremely complex and fascinating area. The widest and the most involved in grape growing, is the area including the hills on the north side of Valpolicella, extending deep into the valleys and including the villages of Negrar, Marano, San Pietro in Carianoand Sant’Ambrogio. First stop at Tenuta Serego Alighieri Count Pieralvise, last descendent of Dante’s family, in the 70s established a collaboration between “Possessioni di Serego Alighieri”, the original label of the estate, and “Masi Agricola”, one of the biggest wine producers in Verona, and promoted the revival of local wines and cultural traditions. Serego Alighieri produces all main Valpolicella wines, especially an excellent Amarone that, after a two years aging in oak barrels, spends other four month in cherry wood barrels. Wine tasting. In the afternoon visit of  Allegrini estate. Cellar tour and wine tasting.

Soave castle

The Castle of Soave is a typical military artifact of the Medieval age representing one of the best example of castle architecture in Veneto. Tasting and lunch at Soave Castle.

Verona

Verona is a city rich in history. There is the almost intact Roman arena, famous also for its opera performances. Not very long ago they also discovered a Roman theatre that is currently being excavated. The old town with its winding streets is a gem to be discovered!

Piedmont

Travel towards Monferrato area and first stop in a cellar that produces Ruchè. Ruchè is a niche wine, Total production is 500.000 bottles and every producer takes care of it as the most precious jewel, enhancing features and capabilities. Driving to Alba. The city of Alba is characterized by a suggestive historical centre with a medieval structure rich in towers and Romantic-gothic monuments. A special tasting of products that come from truffle will be served in a local shop.  The trip continues inside the Barolo Castle, which hosts the innovative WiMu Wine Museum, where wine will be celebrated in history and arts, in cookery and cinema, in music and literature, in universal myths and local traditions. Visit and wine tasting.

Langhe

You will first enjoy the visit of a cellar where the vineyards are located in the prestigious historic cru of La Morra. Wine tasting. Transfer to the Middleage town of Grinzane Cavour. Grinzane Cavour Castle stands in one of the most spectacular settings in the Langa, just 5 km from Alba. The imposing building, erected around a central tower dating back to the first half of the XI century, can be admired in all its original beauty following the restoration that began in 1960, in celebration of the first centenary of the Unification of Italy. Included in the UNESCO Heritage, the medieval castle houses the Regional Wine Cellar, the Etnographic Museum and the Langhe Museum. The “Cavour” Regional Enoteca, the first to be set up in Piedmont in 1967, is a prestigious showcase for the very best Piedmontese wines and grappas, foremost amongst them being Barolo and Barbaresco. The wines undergo a strict selection process before being displayed and placed on sale along with leading local food products. Visit of Giacomo Conterno winery located in Monforte d’Alba, the Barolo and Barbera wines are made by traditionalist methods and are widely considered among the finest produced in the Barolo zone. Tasting of 2 wines.

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