Journey to the land where fermented liquid gold is made
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Versace and pasta.
Among the many reasons to love Italy, it is most lauded for being a wine paradise.
Boasting over ten thousands of grape varieties from stretches of vineyards, the country is the largest producer and exporter of wine in the world.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that wine enthusiasts from around the globe flock to Italy to experience the wine culture firsthand.
Even if wine doesn't top your list of priorities, the scenic vineyards will simply take your breath away.
Here are 10 vineyards to visit especially if you fancy sipping on the sweet nectar of fermented grapes.
Photo: Villa Vignamaggio
10. Villa Vignamaggio
Rumoured to be where Mona Lisa grew up, Villa Vignamaggio is an ancient 14th century villa located just outside Greve in Chianti. It holds 52 hectares of vineyards where Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Vinsanto are commonly produced. Apart from touring its winery and beautiful Italian gardens, visitors can also experience the establishment’s vinotherapy — a grape therapy treatment where one luxuriates in a wine bath.
Via Petriolo, 5, Greve in Chianti, Firenze