Lombardia

Lombardia

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Anchored by its most famous city, Milan, the north central region of Lombardia (Lombardy) spans an area from the Swiss border in the Alps in the north to the flat plains of the Po River, the largest in Italy. Settled by the...
Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Stretching close to 200 miles across the country from the Adriatic coast in the east almost to the Ligurian Sea in the west, from the fertile Po River valley in the north to the mountainous border with Tuscany in the south,...
Veneto

Veneto

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Home to the historic cities of Verona and Venice, the Veneto lies in the northeast of Italy, from the Dolomites on the border in the north with Austria, west to Lake Garda and east to the Adriatic Sea and the delta of the Po...
Veneto

Valle d’Aosta

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Tucked into the far northwest corner of Italy on the mountainous border with Switzerland and France, the Valle d’Aosta is Italy’s smallest region, both in population and wine production – about 1.2 million...
The 20 Wine Regions of Italy

The 20 Wine Regions of Italy

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar From the highest slopes in Europe for vine cultivation under the shadow of Mont Blanc to the windswept volcanic landscape on the island of Pantelleria, there is a wine for every palate. While Italy has 350 registered grape...
6 Reasons to Book a Private Wine Tour with Vinotalia

6 Reasons to Book a Private Wine Tour with Vinotalia

Ah, the Bel Paese. We’ve all been on our computers, surfing the travel sites, raising a glass of Prosecco while watching our favorite movies starring Italia! Dreaming over beautiful piazzas, cozy wine bars, sweeping views from hillside vineyards, heaping plates...