Here you can read more about Italy's best and most prestigious wine districts and decide where you would like to stay. Each area has its own character and distinctive production of wine. Click on the titles of each wine district to read more about it and search for your holiday apartment, villa or hotel in that particular area:
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The Langhe Wine District
Discover Langhe wine territory in the region of Piedmont which is becoming known as "the new Tuscany" due to its scenic vineyards and high concentration of reputed winemakers. You will dine well here in this stunningly scenic area in Northern Italy as along with the most prestigious wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco and the white wine Arneis, it is also known for its high gastronomic standards. You can choose from holiday apartments in and around evocative medieval towns and well-preserved fortifications, many of which have a good choice of great restaurants. Piedmont also has other advantages to being newly discovered: the prices are often lower than in other more exposed tourist areas in Italy.
The Valpolicella Wine District
For lovers of wine, good food, and lake and mountain scenery, then head just north of Verona and you will find the Valpolicella Wine District amidst scenic rolling hills. Valpolicella is typically made from three grape varieties: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara that are grown all over this area, plus the wine king Amarone. The area is like the garden of Lake Garda which is nearby and offers a good choice for excursions and a nice combination of lake and vineyard scenery and culture. Getting here is convenient as the motorway from Milan, Bergamo, Venice and the Adriatic Sea passes nearby.
The Chianti Wine District
Visit the Chianti wine district in Tuscany for its world renowned wine, incredible landscapes with proud cypresses and charismatic medieval towns. The area is brimming with DOCG producers with centuries of history in wine production, and who are ready and willing to take you on an informed and fascinating wine tour. Accommodation choices are wide including many options in authentic locations with a rich history and wonderful views of rolling hills and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Getting here is easy as it is a short drive from Florence with its international airport.
Lake Iseo Franciacorta Wine District
Franciacorta is one of Italy"s most prestigious counterparts for champagne - here the exclusive Brut bubbles and produced along with wine with DOC and DOCG accolades, including Franciacorta. The Franciacorta wine district has a boundary to the north by Lake Iseo with the excursion alluring island of Montisola, and is to the south of the motorway between Milan and Venice. It has an 80 km long wine route which can be discovered on bike, car, motorbike or even on horseback!