is known for its outstanding gastronomy. It has famous wine regions,
including Chianti, Barolo, Amarone, and many others. Among the mentioned,
Barolo is considered Italy’s greatest red wine, while the
Franciacorta region is best known for its sparkling wines. North,
Central, and South Italy both have fine vineyards, and these areas
are divided into regions which
are generally visited by wine enthusiasts and experts.
Luxury wine tours are prevalent in Italy, as it
offers many more features than ordinary tours, such as private transportation,
visiting private wine vineyards, and tasting the more exclusive
wines. Wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts have the option of choosing
wine-tasting weekends, day trips to wine estates (short wine tours),
and wine journeys, which is easily the most comprehensive of the
three. For example, luxury wine-tasting weekends would include exclusive
wine tasting at estates not usually visited by tourists, a private
chauffeur, and options to try Italian cooking
and Italian spas. The short wine tours are full-day excursions to
widely-hailed wine regions in the area (for example Lombardy) and
offer some of the same services as wine-tasting weekend tours like
VIP visits to secluded wine estates. Wine journeys are the longest
wine tours and are offered for honeymooners and serious wine enthusiasts.
Visits to ancient castles and vineyards are included in the itinerary,
and cooking classes are also offered, all the while being privately
chauffeured in a luxury vehicle.
Other popular wine regions include Piedmont,
Apulia, and Sicily.
Many wine tour operators will also have a wine tasting expert on
hand to give mini-lectures and help with questions and queries.
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