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  • Writer's pictureVicky Lopez

The Best Wine Festivals in Italy

Italy is a land of stunning beauty, with rolling hillsides covered in vineyards, snow-capped mountains, dramatic coastlines, and charming villages. From the beaches of Naples to the rolling hills of Tuscany, there's something for everyone – art lovers will find world-renowned museums and art galleries, history buffs can explore ancient ruins and medieval castles, foodies will rejoice in the delicious cuisine, and nature lovers will be awestruck by the natural wonders.

This amazing country is filled with so many wonderful things to see and do, you'll be hard-pressed to fit it all into one vacation. Italy is also known for its wine, and it's no surprise that there are many festivals throughout the year celebrating Italy's love of wine. Let's see what this beautiful place has to offer us.

All About Wine Festivals of Italy

When the sun goes down in Venice, and the tourist crowds have left, it's time for the real party to begin. The city's bars and restaurants are transformed into lively meeting places where locals and tourists mingle, often with a glass of wine or beer in hand. To get in the spirit of things, we've put together a list of wine festivals to help you make the most out of your evening on the town.

The Wine Revolution, Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante — the wine capital of Italy. If you love wine and you want to get the best experience, then this is the place for you. This small village is home to a few wineries, shops and restaurants. Every year, this city celebrates The Wine Revolution festival.

At the festival, you'll find both new wines and the classic ones that have a marked history, but above all, you'll find passionate people who are keen to share their passion for music and wine with everyone.

Autochtona, Bolzano

Less than an hour away from Naples, in the midst of the vineyards that compose the South Tyrol wine region, is one of our favourite wine festivals in Italy: the Autochtona Wine Festival. It takes place every year in the third week of October, right after the grape harvest. The event gathers producers and winemakers from all over Tuscany, and it offers a great opportunity to buy wines at a special price.

Merano Wine Festival

The Merano Wine Festival is an event that has been taking place in the picturesque city of Merano, which is located in the South Tyrol region of Northern Italy. This one is the largest wine festival in Italy that takes place over 10 days each year and invites winemakers from all over the northern part of Italy.

This festival offers a multitude of events ranging from live concerts, gala dinners featuring local delicacies, wine tastings, wine competitions, tours through the nearby vineyards and much more! The Merano Wine Festival is a fantastic celebration that is sure to make you feel like you are right in the middle of one big party!

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Final Words

When in Italy, you must partake of the traditional foods and wines. The food at wine festivals in Italy can be wonderfully delicious, and the experience will give you some great memories to take home with you.

I am here for you, when you're ready to start planning your amazing trip to Italy. Whether it's to a wine festival, to visit the Vatican, or just a trip to check out the cuisine, together we will curate a trip that is perfect for you!

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