- 5 Jan 13 at 6:20 AM #2647
Ciao Tutti — I’m in the process of stitching together some self-guided (and guided) wine tours through the Chianti region, visiting interesting wine producers, osterie, enoteche and other points of interest in the core of the Chianti Classico region.
This is my experimental page for unifying tour routes and points of interest on a simple, easy to use map. Feel free to bookmark this page if it’s interesting to you, but note that this page is a work in progress.
Chianti Classico Tour Map
- Click on a colored point of interest for more information about it.
- Blue routes are recommended wine tasting routes
- Green pins are winery tasting rooms
- White pins are recommended tasting room stops
- Red pins are recommended restaurants
- Pan around the map by holding down the mouse and dragging it around
- Double-click to zoom in, or use the navigation bar on the upper left
- 12 Jan 13 at 7:55 AM #2881
Awesome! Michael, can you do Piedmonte next? Need it for April.
Piedmonte been on the trip list for a while, especially for a wine vacation. Wife wants to go to bologna, so planning on a split week, a couple days in bologna area and then 4-5 days staying in the area of Alba, maybe in a smaller village. Is that enough time?
- 12 Jan 13 at 11:30 AM #2902
Ciao David — Yes, I’m working on some wine touring maps for Piedmonte, as well as the Valpolicella (near Verona: Amarone producers…), Montalcino & Montepulciano area (Brunello), etc. I’ll be rolling these out, one at a time this year.
About a week in Bologna & Alba areas? You can do it, and you’ll enjoy visiting both. Bologna can be seen in a day or 2, but be sure the centro storico of Modena. It’s a lovely town.
For Piedmonte, where you stay depends on what you want to do. If you’re planning to visit Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto & other local wine producers, I’d suggest staying in Alba. It’s a very lively town, just be sure to stay in the center (there’s a ring road around it).
If you’d prefer something quieter, I like Neive which is just a few kilometers from Barbaresco. There’s a quaint B&B there you can stay at called Dimora San Sebastiano. A cute couple (Rosanna Romito & Marco Mo) run the place, and they have just a few rooms so book well in advance. It makes for a perfect home base for exploring the winemakers and towns in the region. Their website gives you all the info you need.
Enjoy your trip, April is a great time of year to go!
- 2 Mar 13 at 7:53 AM #3583
We are taking a girls trip in April to Spoleto, any suggestions for food and wine?
- 3 Mar 13 at 6:20 AM #3586
Ciao Jennifer — thanks for the Forum post, sorry for the delay in responding, my travel load over the last 2 weeks has been heavy and I’m just catching up on the posts & emails.
April is a great time to visit, and Spoleto is beautiful that time of year. Before I offer some recs for places to eat/visit/see, I have a couple of quick questions:
- Will you have a rental car while you’re there? It’s often helpful to have wheels while you’re in Umbria if you want to visit wine producers. If not, no problem, but my recs will be based on how you can get around.
- Any food interests/restrictions? Are you okay with meat, or are you vegetarian?
- 4 Mar 13 at 12:21 PM #3600
Thank you! We will have a rental car and we eat everything, no restrictions. We all love Italian food and wine!
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