Vino Con Vista is a literary journey through Italy. It is dedicated to readers that have a passion for travel, history, art, architecture, food and wine.
This Ultimate Five Star Journey through Italy’s Enchanting Wine Regions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites is a travel guide for sophisticated sojourners, oenophiles, connoisseurs and epicureans.
Experience Italy’s meteoric rise as a travel destination:
*Discover over 40 inscribed UNESCO* World Heritage sites from the seductive snow capped northern Alps to the captivating, sun-soaked islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
*Explore the historical and cultural epicenter of the Etruscans, Roman Empire, Renaissance and the Catholic Church in historic city centers like Venice, Rome and Florence with celebrated works of art and magnificent architecture.
*Enjoy heavenly panoramic vistas of majestic mountains, erupting volcanoes and glistening seas.
*Relax in Italy’s superb hotels and resorts. Travel accommodations with rejuvenating spas, rooftop observatories and infinity pools are abundant. The Italians convert historic monasteries and sumptuous villas into luxuriously appointed 5 star hotel properties and idyllic “dolce far niente” resorts where “the sweetness of doing nothing” is a way of life.
*Dine at gourmet restaurants that have earned coveted Michelin Stars, “Tre Forchette” Awards and “Boun Ricordo” membership perks. Aspiring detail-obsessed chefs nourish a flourishing culinary culture. These inspired farm-to-table chefs perform gastronomic feats.
*A rich wine making heritage dates back to the Etruscan era. Navigate Italy’s wine regions with vineyards full of hundreds of varieties of grapes. The extensive latitudinal range of the terroir permits Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Trebbiano grapes, among others, to be transformed into the “nectar of the gods”.
*Italy’s distinctive appellations produce illoustrious wines including: Piedmont’s Barolo and Barberesco and Tuscany’s Brunelo di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans like Sassicaia. These wines have earned international prestige and prominence on the global stage. Italy’s oenologic revival is spilling over into the other regions with promising results.
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