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Wine-tasting and wine touring

  • Wine-tasting and wine touring

    A wine-tasting or visit to a vineyard can be slipped into to virtually any cultural tour of Umbria. One charming stretch of the Lake Trasimeno wine route lies between Passignano and Castiglione. Curiously, the fruity local red wine, Gamay del Trasimeno, is often drunk with the catch of the day.

    Not far from Perugia, the family-run Cantine Lungarotti estate have created a small wine empire, embracing wine estates, an inn, wine bar, olive oil and wine museums, and even a wine spa. Doubling as an inn, the family’s delightful L’U WineBar is the place for matching the right wine with artisanal cheeses, pumpkin tortelli or suckling pig (porchetta). The estate’s award-winning Rubesco, a red wine with violet notes, is made with Sangiovese and Colorino varietals. It goes down well with T-bone steaks or aged cheeses.

    Closer to Orvieto, you can visit the Decugnano dei Barbi boutique winery for a tasting. This was the estate that introduced sparkling wines to Umbria, back in 1978. These wines need to lie for at least four years and are kept in grottoes. As the owners will tell you, until the mid 19th-century all Orvieto wine was produced and stored in caves. If short of time, call into the Enoteca in Orvieto for local wines, including Barberani’s Orvieto Doc Classico, which has notes of honey, acacia and saffron.

    Address: Lungarotti - www.lungarotti.it
    Decugnano dei Barbi - www.decugnanodeibarbi.com
    Enoteca Barberani - www.barberani.com

    For more on wine and oil, see Umbria tourism:
    Web: www.umbriatourism.it/en_US/wine-and-oil

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Explore Montalcino and its stronghold and taste the world-famous wines on an half day culture tour. Explore the countryside and enjoy two wine tastings during this 4.5-hour guided excursion.

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This is not just a historical commemoration or a folk festival: this is the true core of Senesi, a representation of their City and their own history through times, a very sensitive subject for each one of them.
Highlights:
• Private tour for small groups or couples
• Departure from your hotel or local stay in Siena center
• Professional guide
• Visit all the main sites of the city 
• Visit one of the 17 contradas
• Visit Piazza del Campo, Monte dei Paschi, Dome and Baptistery
• Professional guide
• About 3 hours tour 
• Languages: Italian, English and Spanish 

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Pizza Making and Chianti Wine Tour (Tuscany)

Meet The Makers - Amazing Cooking Lesson & Chianti Wine Tour (Tuscany)
PASTA MAKING | HOMEMADE PASTA COOKING CLASS ..eat your Pasta!
• Make authentic, fresh Italian pasta, with or without eggs, in different shapes and size 
• Learn the secrets of making colored pasta 
• Discover the best filling and sauces for your pasta dishes 
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See the entire city from a single point by climbing to the top of Florence's Dome. Join a guided tour with local expert guides to discover the structure's full history and to make it unforgettable enjoy your breakfast in Italian way,  before your tour begins or after the tour at your convenience from the oldest café in Florence.

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