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Wine Routes in Tuscany

Sharing a carafe of Chianti while the autumnal Tuscan air swirls around you is one of the great pleasures of traveling in Italy. Of course, there’s more to Tuscan wine than the everyday Chianti.

A vineyard outside of Lucca, Tuscany

Did you know that there are more than a dozen wine routes in Tuscany, also known as Le Strade del Vino?

Most wine-loving travelers are familiar with Tuscan vintages like Chianti and Montepulciano. But have you ever tried Vino Vernaccia, a white wine from San Gimignano?

Letting your curious palate determine your itinerary can lead to traveling paths you may never have considered. The various wine road consortiums in the links below will not only tell you about the various wines that are available and the vineyards and wine shops to visit, but also assist with information on sightseeing, hotels, and other area activities.

Tuscany’s wine routes are as follows, sorted by province:

Wine Routes of Tuscany

Province of Arezzo: Strada del Vino Terre di Arezzo
Province of Florence: Strada del Vino e dell’Olio Chianti ClassicoStrada del Vino Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Strada del Vino di Montespertoli, Strada dei Vini Chianti Rufina e Pomino
Province of Grosseto: Strada del Vino Monteregio di Massa Marittima, Strada del Vino Colli di Maremma, Strada del Vino di Montecucco e dei Sapori d’Amiata
Province of Livorno: Strada del Vino Costa degli Etruschi
Province of Lucca: Strada del Vino Colline Lucchesi e Montecarlo
Province of  Massa Carrara: Strada del Vino Colli di Candia e di Lunigiana
Province of Prato: Strada Medicea dei Vini di Carmignano
Province of Pisa: Strada del Vino delle Colline Pisane
Province of Siena: Strada del Vino Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano e dei Sapori della Valdichiana Senese, Strada del Vino Orcia

Of course, you can easily pair one or more of these wine routes with a visit to Florence, Siena, or Pisa; the Tuscan hills; or Tuscany’s beaches.

Happy sipping!

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Melanie Renzulli has been writing about travel to Italy for more than 20 years.

2 Comments

  • Tina
    6 February 2010 at 9:06 am

    You are missing in Siena: Strada del vino di Montecucco and of course Montalcino

    Reply
    • Melanie
      8 February 2010 at 10:40 am

      The Strada di Montecucco is there. I also noticed that Montalcino is missing. However, if you click on the link Le Strade del Vino, you’ll see that these are the 14 wine trails listed by the agriturismo division of the Tuscany Tourism Board.

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