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Italy Wine Tour Packages

Wine is an essential part of Italy’s culture. A wine tour in Italy helps you discover the true essence of Italy- the castles and the heavenly wine roads of Tuscany and Piedmont, the villas of Veneto, the lovely fishing villages on the Amalfi Coasts, and the beautiful villas of Lombardy. Italian wine is the world’s most consumed and popular wine. Around 350 types of grapes are grown in Italy which produces the best wines in the world. No visit to Italy is complete without a wine tasting and a vineyard tour. Book an Italy wine tour package with Flying Squirrel Holidays to enjoy a tour of major wine regions of Italy and taste some of the top wines produced here.

OVERVIEW

Italy is one of the top destinations for wine lovers. An Italian wine tour lets you tour the vineyards or taste some of the world-class wines. Our Italy wine tour packages offer an ultra-luxury wine vacation in the most beautiful regions of Italy.

Back in the 8th century BC, Greeks were the first ones to begin cultivating vines for wine production. The fertile Italian land impressed them and they named the areas the “land of wine”. The Etruscans settled in Western Umbria and Tuscany in the 7th century and influenced the ancient Italian culture. Later, they started experimenting with wine production at every stage.

The Romans then polished the wine production in Italy and worked on the wine-making technology. With this, wine became popular across Italy, and vineyards were soon cultivated in the Italian Peninsula. Grapes have been cultured for wine production in Italy for over 2,000 years.

There are around 20 wine-producing regions that are split between four areas. There are over 350 wine grape varieties and each region farms different varieties of grape and specialises in different types of wine. The wine regions of Italy are known for their diversity of styles, original varieties of wines, and cuisines. The wine regions that produce the best wines are Piedmont, Tuscany, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, and Sicily.

The Piedmont region in Italy is situated within the Po River Valley and bounded by the frosty Alps in the North. Some of the most famous red wines produced by the region are Barbaresco and Barolo. Dating back to the 8th century BC, Tuscany is one of the most renowned wine regions in Italy and is home to Italy’s most beautiful vineyards and lush hills. Tuscany produces the country’s best-known wine, Chianti. San Gimignano is one of the most beautiful wine regions in Tuscany that you must definitely visit during your wine tour. This town is truly a beautiful sight to behold.

Italy’s most productive wine region, Veneto is best known for its Prosecco wine. Spanning around all of central Italy, Emilia-Romagna is one of Italy’s oldest wine-producing areas and produces the well-known red wine, Lambrusco. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and consists of the most number of vineyards in Italy. The region has the perfect weather conditions for growing wine and is famous for the sweet Marsala.

Wine lovers can head to Italy for the most interesting wine trails, wines, and beautiful regions. Italy offers a wide variety of wine that goes far beyond the popular ones like Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and Prosecco. Let us take care of your luxurious wine holiday in the most charming Italian regions.

HIGHLIGHTS OF WINE HOLIDAY IN ITALY

TOP RESORTS NEAR THE VINEYARDS

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Sicily

The hotel fascinates its guests with a rich history and gorgeous views. It overlooks the terra-cotta rooftops of the medieval village and the coast towards Mount Etna. It offers all luxurious amenities along with manicured gardens, lavish rooms, and a wellness centre.

La Villa Hotel, Piedmont

A 16th-century palazzo that was converted into a family-run, it’s an award-winning boutique hotel, overlooking the Piedmont wine lands. Consisting of 15 unique rooms and all basic amenities, it offers a relaxed service and will make you feel at home.

Locanda ai Capitelli, Veneto

Located in the Prosecco hills bounded by the Vedova farmhouse, this hotel offers a perfect hideaway. It is a perfect place to stay with charming beds and cosy rooms overlooking Soave Castle.

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany

Owned by Chiara and Massimo Ferragamo, the property is spread over 5,000 acres and offers to stay in 23 suites and 11 villas. This hotel is particularly known for its rustic-chic suites.

L’Albereta, Lombardy

A Relais & Chateaux Resort, it is considered to be the most luxurious resort in the Lombardy region. Dotted with elegant rooms and a magical atmosphere, this resort makes for a perfect weekend getaway.

THINGS TO DO

Sightseeing - Italy is home to several iconic attractions that are worth a visit. Some of the most popular attractions are Colosseum, Lake Como, Grand Canal, and Amalfi Coast, among many others.

Outdoor Activities - Italy wine regions offer some exciting outdoor activities to do with your friends and family like bike tours, trekking, hiking, and much more.

Wine Tours - With more than 350 wineries, the Italian wine regions offer a wide variety of wines for wine tasting. There are private tours as well as small group wine tours available.

TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Elba Island

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Tuscany and rich in history, Elba Island is the largest island of the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago. This place is a must-visit for the beautiful sandy beaches, impressive fortresses, clear blue sea, and Napoleonic residences.

Collodi

One of the famous Tuscany villages, this place has a wonderful past and ensures that the city remains preserved historically. It’s home to some renowned authors like Carlo Lorenzini and Pinocchio. If you happen to visit this place, then you must surely visit places like the Italian style garden and Villa Garzoni.

Lagoon

One of the top things to see in Veneto, Lagoon offers an impressive expanse of waters and a boat tour is a must to explore the beautiful Veneto places and their gorgeous islands.

Garda Lake

Lake Garda is the meeting point of Trentino, Lombardy, and Veneto. A part of the lake is located in the Veneto region and the beautiful views of the lake will take your breath away. Here, you can enjoy paragliding, horse riding, mountain biking, trekking, and much more exciting activities.

Oltremare Marine Park

The main highlight of the park is the dolphin lagoon. Daily shows are conducted where you can enjoy their daily skills or watch them in their natural routines and habitat. There are other attractions too in the park-like tropical fish, parrots, and seahorses.

Catello Estense

Built in the 1300s as a defensive fortress, the Castello Estense is a structure complete with a moat and drawbridges. It is converted into a residence by the Este dynasty with elegant decoration and style. You can enjoy theatrical shows and art exhibitions or take a tour around the building to see the Ducal Chapel, the dungeons, the grand salons, and the kitchens.

The Valley of Temples

Dating back to 500 BC, this large complex houses Sicily’s best-preserved Doric temples- Tempio di Concordia, Tempio di Juno Lacinia, and Temple of the Olympian Zeus. This place is a must-visit during your holiday in Sicily.

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    ITINERARY

    Note: This is just a sample itinerary. Our itineraries can be customised according to your tastes and preferences.

    Day 1

    Arrival in Rome. Transfer to Siena in Southern Tuscany. Transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a short city tour in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel in Siena.

    Day 2

    Arrival at Brunello property of Piave Santa Restituta. Taste Gaja's three esteemed Brunellos made with detail. Travel to Castello Banfiís Cantina for an amazing lunch and savour traditional super Tuscan dishes. Return to Siena. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Siena.

    Day 3

    Depart for your wine experience at the modernistic Rocca di Frassinello winery. After the tour, leave for Florence. Check in to the hotel. Later, enjoy a welcome drink on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio.  In the evening, dine and taste wines from the nearby Florentine hills. Overnight at the hotel in Florence.

    Day 4

    Today, depart for Antinori's property Tenuta Tignanello winery in Chianti Classico for a tour and tasting of Solaia and Tignanello. Enjoy lunch near the vineyard. Late afternoon, return to Florence. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Florence.

    Day 5

    Arrive at Marchesi de Frescobaldi wine estate at Castello di Nipozzano for your tour, tasting and lunch. After the tour, leave for Florence. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Florence.

    Day 6

    Enjoy a guided tour of the city of Florence and visit places like the birthplace of the Renaissance and Italyís art capital. Overnight at the hotel in Florence.

    Day 7

    We depart to Alba in the Piemonte region. Check in to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Alba.

    Day 8

    Depart for wine tasting tour from leading producers. Enjoy your wine tasting in the restored old farmhouse Il Vigneto. Lunch. Return to Alba. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Alba.

    Day 9

    Depart for your tour and wine tasting in the famous region of Barbaresco. Lunch. Back to Alba. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Alba.

    Day 10

    Your last cantina tour and tasting is at Pio Cesare winery. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel in Alba.

    Day 11

    Your sparkling wine tour comes to an end. Check out of the hotel to fly back home.

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    COST

    The cost of your Italy Vineyard tour depends on various factors like the type of package you choose like the Normal Package or the VIP tasting or customised premium tasting package, type of accommodation you choose, transportation costs, and the number of days you want to spend during your trip. Get in touch with us to plan the best holiday for you!

    FAQ

    What is Italy famous for?

    Italy is famous for art, architecture, fashion, opera, literature, design, Italian cuisine, and films.

    What is famous in Italy for shopping?

    In Italy you can shop for wine, gourmet food, fashion brands, leather, artisan chocolate, shoes, and accessories.

    Which are the best beaches in Italy?

    Some of the best sand beaches in Italy are Atrani Beach, La Pelosa (Stintino), Porto Giunco, Spiaggia Di Maria Pia, and Marina Grande Beach, Positano.

    Unwinding in a beautiful surrounding with a glass of your favourite wine will simply be amazing. Plan an Italy wine tour package with Flying Squirrel Holidays to get the taste of some of the most exclusive wines and also experience the process of wine manufacturing. Get in touch with us at +91 3340525777 to plan your customised holiday with us!

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