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Kick back, fill up your glass, look out over some impossibly picturesque countryside, and feel the pace of life slow… right… down. Our wine holidays are about connecting you with a region properly, this means taking time to savour a culture and a landscape just as much as the quality wines that are produced there.
Whether it’s discovering a delicate Chianti in the rolling hills of Tuscany, seeking out little atmospheric wine bars on the softly lit streets of Rome, or sipping an earthy Aglianico in the shadow of Vesuvius, every wine holiday in Italy should be this immersive.
The narrow lanes and cobbled streets of Rome, dotted with ancient ruins and romantic archways, are home to countless softly lit, atmospheric wine bars that are truly world-class when it comes to experiencing Italian wine. The region around Rome is on the up when it comes to wine production, so don't hesitate to get in there before the hype explodes.
Wine weaves through the rolling hills, the ancient hilltop towns and the stunning cities of Tuscany. It's central to the way of life here, so head to Florence, Siena, or out into the stunning countryside to experience a wine holiday like no other, as you sip rich Chianti's with vistas interrupted only by silhouetted cypress trees.
Lesser-travelled than Tuscany, but just as beautiful and with a wine scene to match. Ancient, heart-stoppingly beautiful towns ring only with the sound of old church bells, grapes fatten on the lush vines that creep along the hillsides, and life slows to a deliciously addictive pace.
The Italians view wine as absolutely central to a content way of life, and we agree. It’s something that brings people together, to bond a group of friends or family.
And Italian wine is about so much more than Barolo, Montepulciano and Pinot Grigio, (though they are classics for a reason). A wine holiday in Italy will reveal to you the complexity of Italian grapes and the connection the wines have with the landscape – all whilst helping you understand Italian culture and how it is reflected in their wine.
An Italian wine holiday helps you truly get in touch with an area’s heritage and culture, it’s landscape and physical conditions, and how they all come together to produce incredible, world-leading wines. It’s about exploring via bike, hike and tastebuds, about meeting the people who produce such a luxury that is craved all over the world.
With local producers, fourth-generation artisans and family-run estates showing you the way around Italian wines, you’ll return with new skills and satisfied tastebuds.
Explore one of the many diverse regions in Italy on a pure wine holiday, or combine your experience with another passion like cooking or cycling.
Taste stunning Chianti’s in the soft breeze on the walls of a hilltop village in Tuscany, or experience a wine holiday of gliding through the stunning rolling hills of Umbria by bike, stopping at vineyards along the way.
Head to the fiery Naples and relax in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius as you try earthy reds and gaze across a sweeping bay, or get to the beating urban heart of Rome or Verona as you wander the cobbled streets and narrow lanes on the search for amazing wine bars.
Whatever your tastes, you can find a wine holiday in Italy to indulge your inner sommelier and a group of like-minded people to experience it with. Never settle for an ordinary Italian holiday again.
Fervent wine lovers, beginners who struggle to tell their Medoc’s from their Merlot’s – everyone is welcome on one of our Italian wine holidays.
You’ll meet people of all ages and nationalities on cooking holidays in Italy, from solo travellers to couples to friends. Some love local, seasonal wines, others are simply looking for a getaway that blends relaxation with true indulgence.
All that’s required is a passion for wine, a love of relaxation and a thirst for new adventures. Sound like you?
Thousands of people have already discovered that our eclectic mix of wine holidays in Italy are as diverse as the people who go on them. Come and join them.
We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.
We’ve got local partners all across Italy, from the Mediterranean coast to the rolling hills and quiet towns of Umbria. Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday in Italy means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.