I Love Italian Travel - Veneto Wine Touring
Wine tours of Italy. We will examine each of Italy's twenty wine-producing regions and present specific suggestions for wine touring. We name travel agencies that sell wine tours of that region. Even better, we name wineries that offer tours and sometimes agrotourism, the Italian version of a rural bed and breakfast. Read these articles and you may save piles of money, money that you can invest in Italian vacations, Italian wine vacations.
So you have decided to go tour Veneto and taste its wines. You might be familiar with the famous, sinking city of Venice and perhaps the other great attractions of this beautiful part of northeastern Italy. Interestingly enough, the area surrounding Venice produces little wine. So your wine tours will take you to other parts of this region. You've heard about its cities including the Shakespearean city of Verona, the University city of Padua, and Vicenza, home to some great architecture by Palladio that inspired Thomas Jefferson and can been seen in half the American state capitol buildings. The Vicenza area is home to Maculan, a producer of many fine wines including the dessert wine Torcolato, an Italian word for twisted.
Veneto has traditionally been a high volume wine producer. But Veneto produces a huge amount of fair to middling wine. It's home to the largest Italian wine producer, Gruppo Italiano Vini, but you have to read Italian to access their website. Mass-produced Veneto wines include Soave, Valpollicella, and the sparkling Prosecco. Some of the best versions are available locally.