Wine routes in Tuscany?
Tuscany is famous for being a region that produces some of the best wines in the world, among them, some of which are highlighted: Brunello, Chianti and Nobile, but the region produces several types and wines, many of which are highly prized. Would you like to visit the wine routes in Tuscany? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Today we will find out what are the Tuscan wine routes or, in Italian, Le Strade del Vino. There are several roads that cross the wonderful Florentine hills and their municipalities and all cities are charming, in addition to several wineries in many of them. Next to all these cities there are even smaller cities, but not that leave nothing to be desired when talking about beauty and preciousness! Below we made one of the most complete posts with all the Tuscan wine routes! You will fall in love with them all! Read our Special Post How to bring wines from Italy in your luggage ?
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1) Wine routes in Tuscany? NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO
Nobile di Montepulciano Wine Route: With a surface area of 165 square kilometers and is the largest among the Valdichiana of Siena. It emerges on a hill at 605 meters above sea level and it has, in addition to excellent wines, tourist spots of enormous beauty and history. Some major cities in the region are: Abbadia, Acquaviva, S. Albino and Cervognano. The nearby towns, easily accessible, are: Val d’Orcia being Pienza, San Quirico, Montepulciano, Montalciano, Bagno Vignoni. Located near Montepulciano, the wines are of exceptional quality! Also read about Enogastronomy in Tuscany.
2) Wine routes in Tuscany? CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI
Chianti Colli Fiorentini Wine Route: One of the most beautiful routes, with the Italian jewel, Florence! The roads are charming and the cities are indescribable! The main cities are: Bagno a Ripoli, Barberino Val d’Elsa, Certaldo, Fiesole, Figline Valdarno, Florence, Impruneta, Incisa Valdarno, Lastra a Signa, Montelupo Fiorentino, Montespertoli, Pelago, Pontassieve, Reggello, Rignano sull’Arno, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Scandicci and goes to Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Would you like to understand more about Italian wines? Then read our Special Post What are the types of Italian wines?
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3) Wine routes in Tuscany? CHIANTI RUFINA AND POMINO
Chianti Rufina and Pomino wine route: We are in the East of Florence and this is where charming territory is presented! It is home to Chianti Rufina DOCG and Pomino DOC, two wines that are more than special and full of connoisseurs around the world. Both are secular and this region, which extends to the Apennines, is generous with its old villages, 16th century buildings and Romanesque churches. Part of this marvel: Pontassieve, Pelago, Rùfina, Londa and Dicomano.
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4) Wine routes in Tuscany? MONTEREGIO DI MASSA MARITTIMA
Monteregio di Massa Marittima wine route: This route passes through the Metallifere hills, in Alta Maremma Grossetana. More centralized, it allows you to reach destinations of great enogastronomical, cultural, artistic, archaeological and naturalistic interest. Surrounded by hills, it is one of the most impressive areas in the region. Its main cities are: Monterotondo Marittimo, Follonica, Roccastrada (with highlights for Roccatederighi, Sassofortino, Montemassi), Castiglione della Pescaia, Gavorrano and Scarlino.
5) Wine routes in Tuscany? COSTA DEGLI ETRUSCHI
Costa degli Etruschi Wine Route: With almost untouched paradisiacal beaches and green landscape, it has a very lively nightlife. Great wines are produced here; a prominent place is La California, known as Italian California, or Italian Bordeaux. Its main locations are: Montescudaio, Guardistallo, Castellina Marittima, Montecatini, Castagneto, Sassetta, Suvereto and Piombino, bordering Elba Island.
6) Wine routes in Tuscany? COLLI DI CANDIA AND DI LUNIGIANA
Colli di Candia e di Lunigiana Wine Route: Full of history and nature, it is one of the most beautiful routes to do. The coastal hills give a touch of charm and the woods, the freshness! Its most prominent cities are: Montignoso, Costa Apuana and Lunigiana, Massa, Carrara, Fosdinovo and Pontremoli.
7) Wine routes in Tuscany? PISANE HILLS
Pisane Hills Wine Route: Very close of the province of Pisa, there are cities full of fascination such as San Miniato, Palaia, La Rotta, Peccioli, Laiatico, Terricciola, Lari, Crespina, Fauglia, Lorenzana, Casciana Terme, Chianni. Ideal for traveling at any time of the year, this route has a special feature: its landscapes change constantly and always surprise us!
8) Wine routes in Tuscany? MEDICEANI DE CARMIGNANO
Carmignano Mediceani Wine Route: The Carmignano Mediceani wine route takes us to one of the oldest and most famous regions for the quality of the wines, in addition to their elegance. Since 1300 producing wines, in 1716 bottled the first vintage, today, DOC. It is impressive that this small territory produces so many ‘jewels’ of world oenology. Its main cities are: Carmignano, Poggio a Caiano, Bacheretto, Comeana and Poggio alla Malva.
9) Wine routes in Tuscany? VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Route: UNESCO Heritage, its hills covered with olive trees, vineyards and cultivated fields fill our eyes with such beauty. San Gimignano is also where almost all saffron is produced for export (and consumption) from Italy. It is a beautiful tour that is certainly worth it! Vernaccia is a type of wine made in the region that can be either red or white; of mild flavor, it is ideal to accompany antipasti.
10) Wine routes in Tuscany? COLLI DI MAREMMA
Colli di Maremma Wine Route: With beautiful cities and 4 DOC labels, it tells its story through culture, traditions and unique landscapes! It lives almost completely on agriculture and also produces excellent cheeses and oils. Its DOC labels? Morellino di Scansano, Bianco di Pitigliano, Ansonica and Parrina. Its main cities are: Isola del Giglio, Monte Argentario, Capalbio, Orbetello, Grosseto, Magliano in Toscana, Scansano, Manciano, Sorano, Campagnatico, Roccalbegna and Pitigliano.
11) Wine routes in Tuscany? COLLINE LUCCHESI AND MONTECARLO
Colline Lucchesi and Montecarlo Wine Route: Of unique beauty and with a lot of history, we present you the hills of Lucca (Colline Lucchesi)! Its trails traced by nature, with a touch of man, present houses from the 16th and 19th centuries; the century-old olive trees and vineyards, only further enrich all this natural beauty! In addition, the churches are spectacular and their towers take us back in time! This route includes: Pieve Santo Stefano, San Gennaro, Montecarlo and the hills of Porcari and Altopascio. Oh yes! The local handicraft is impressive!
12) Wine routes in Tuscany? MONTESPERTOLI
Montespertoli wine route: Blessed by the climate, terrain and location, the Montespertoli area is one of the best when it comes to producing grapes and wines. Almost three-quarters of its area is dedicated to growing grapes for the production of DOCG wines. The most famous of them is the Chianti Montespertoli, of course! 🙂
13) Wine routes in Tuscany? TERRE DI AREZZO
Terre di Arezzo Wine Route: Now the game gets serious! In the heart of Tuscany, enogastronomy stands out in every detail. In addition to having famous handicrafts all over the world and typical and quality gastronomic proposals, the region knows how to win tourists with a dish of ‘pasta’ and ‘bicchiere di vino’ (glass of wine)!
It is one of the longest routes and its almost 200 km has several wine production areas, namely: Chianti D.O.C.G., Chianti Colli Aretini D.O.C.G., Colli Etruria Centrale D.O.C., Valdichiana D.O.C. and Cortona D.O.C., Vinsanto del Chianti D.O.C. and Chianti Colli Aretini D.O.C .. Passing by it is possible to also see plantations of olives, chestnuts, tobacco as well as beautiful forests. Its most illustrious cities and locations are: S.Giovanni Valdarno, Montevarchi, Pergine, Montozzi, Civitella, Valdarno, Valdichiana, Valdambra, Ambra, Pieve di S. Maria in Altaserra, Cortona, Pieve Gropina, Castelfranco and, finally, Arezzo
14) Wine routes in Tuscany? MONTECUCCO
Montecucco Wine Route: Another of the most famous routes covers an extensive (and beautiful area!). The seven charming cities produce DOC Montesucco and are all in the province of Grosseto. They are: Cinigiano, Civitella Paganico, Campagnatico, Castel del Piano, Arcidosso, Seggiano and Roccalbegna. It is impossible not to fall in love with the region, wines and impeccable cuisine! Ah, the olive oil produced there also receives the DOC certificate and it is unmatchable! You need to experiment! The main route of the region passes through: Paganico, Sasso d’Ombrone, Poggi del Sasso, Montecucco, Cinigiano, Porrona, Montenero, Montegiovi, Montelaterone, Castel del Piano and Seggiano.
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It’s good to know that we have several options, isn’t it? Usually we only talk about Montepulciano, Montalcino and some other cities, but the wine routes through Tuscany go further and they are all charming! Whichever one you choose to visit will leave you memories, and flavors, unforgettable on the palate and in the heart!
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