Summer is the scent of flowering bougainvillea, summer is a time of sunny afternoons in the shade of a blooming pergola but summer is also a time for rest, as much deserved rest that you wait for a whole year.
But if there's something wrong at rest even in the summer is the passion for wine, in fact the summer for those who love wine is an important moment because it is at this time that the grapes ripen under sunlight and thus outlining a new year, a new harvest. Spending a few days in a Wine Relais is undoubtedly the perfect opportunity to better enjoy this moment. There are facilities, such as Maria Donata Bianchi in Liguria, which offer the opportunity for guests staying in their apartments to take part in the grape harvest. Others provide the opportunity to discover the secrets of local cuisine thanks to special cooking courses organized on site (in the case of Livernano, prestigious cellar with hotel in the heart of Chianti). Often, however, people don’t not think that the summer lasts until September. So, why not spend a weekend of sheer fun and relaxation before the arrival of autumn? At the end of the summer there are in fact many tastings that feature throughout the Italian country and become the perfect opportunity to really discover the places of wine, an example of all is the Festival of Franciacorta in the cellar which takes place on 19 and 20 September. The proposals are varied, then you just have to choose your favorite region, contact the desired Wine Relais and leave for your gastronomic journey.
What can a good glass of wine and sunny beaches have in common? Relax!
to discover the Italian wine regions.
Guide to wine tourism
Holiday ideas to discover the most important food and wine tours of Italy.