An autumn weekend in Italy

3 routes for a romantic autumn weekend in Italy

What a romantic season's autumn! Any idea for a getaway weekend away from the city? Leave for Italy and discover its enchanting vineyards during the grape harvest. Treat yourself to a delicious eno-gastronomic tour, discovering picturesque villages surrounded by nature that changes from green to gold.

For an original weekend in Italy, that's three routes to enjoy. Explore the wine routes, visit the vineyards and the wineries and sample the local wines and some Italian specialties.

In Piedmont, in the Langhe area, taste some of the most famous wines in the world: the red wines like Barolo, Roero, Barbaresco are produced here. You'll find magical landscapes where you'll discover not only the beautiful vineyards but also the castles of the Langhe, real jewels of architecture. Winery not to be missed: the cellar Gaja.

In the region of Trentino Alto Adige, in Mezzolombardo and Val di Non, hike through the mountains and stand breathless in front of the landscapes that await you behind every corner. Picturesque castles watch over the entrance to the valleys. The vineyards climb the steep slopes, creating geometric patterns. In this area they produce aromatic wines. Traminer and Pinot Noir wines are among the most appreciated by women, but the real stars of this area are the Granato and Teroldego. Do not miss a visit to Foradori wineries.

In the enchanting Tuscany, come and get to know the region of Chianti. Tuscan wines have earned over time a respectable position in the world and the territory in which they are produced is among the most beautiful in Italy. Visit the cellars of Castell'in Villa. Forget the sat nav and let the view guide you, so you'll capture all the authenticity of the territory.

Need more ideas for your autumn weekend in Italy? If you travel with your children, check out the Gropparello Castle and the Fairy-Tale Park in the province of Piacenza. Every Sunday of September, the "Grape Festival" is celebrated with the opportunity for children to make wine as once, while the adults taste the DOC wines from Piacenza hills.

Get ready for a special autumn, immerse yourself in the Italian countryside between vineyards and stunning castles. Taste the Italian cuisine and the local gastronomy. It will be a weekend you'll never forget.

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