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Wine Country

If you’re visiting Italy, you are bound to stumble upon a local winery no matter where you go. The country is home to some of the oldest wine producing regions in the world with nearly every part of the country producing its own styles of wine.

Followed closely by Spain and France, Italy is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. The three country’s regularly via for the top position…and as one of the top wine destinations for wine lovers to visit. Which is where Carpe Travel steps in.

We’ve pulled together the following Italian Wine Travel Guide to share a brief history of many of the must visit Italian wine regions, along with where to sip, where to stay and things to do beyond the vines.

This guide is designed to help you plan the perfect Italian wine vacation. And like wine, our guides get better with age as we will continue to build them out and add more tips and wine adventures. Make sure to subscribe to keep updated. Saluti!

Panorama of Piedmont vineyards and Barbaresco town

TERROIR

The are 20 main wine regions in Italy. Yes, that’s a lot and seeing as there are more than 350 official Italian wine varieties, there is a lot to know…and sip.

Map of Italys wine regions

TOP ITALIAN GRAPE VARIETIES

Italy is home to more than 350 grape varieties. The following grapes are the most commonly grown grapes in the country.

WHITE WINE GRAPES

A Travelers Guide to Understanding the Italian Wine Classifications

ITALIAN WINE TRAVEL GUIDES

We have curated the following wine travel guides to different regions within Italy to help you map out where to sip, stay and things to do on your next sip trip.

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

The Pembrooke Inn, Photo by The Pembrooke

OUR FAVORITES PLACES TO STAY BY REGION

REGIONAL ITINERARIES & GUIDES

PIEDMONT | AMALFI COAST | TUSCANY | SICILY | VALPOLICELLA

MEET THE WINEMAKERS

SIP IN MORE OF ITALY