With hundreds official wine varieties and home to some of Europe’s oldest grape-producing regions, Northern Italy is packed with stunning vineyards, lush landscapes, and quaint Italian towns. What’s more, a vineyard hotel in Northern Italy makes for an idyllic getaway for honeymooners and wine connoisseurs looking to bask in the excellence of a luxury vacation in this truly romantic region.
Why stay in a Vineyard Hotel in Northern Italy? The region’s most spectacular attractions
Veneto: Variety and charm on the Adriatic Sea
Stretching from the Adriatic Sea all the way to the Dolomites, Veneto is one of Italy’s most important wine-producing regions. The size and diversity of this region makes it an exceptional vacation destination, encompassing one of Italy’s most iconic cities; Venice. With its classic Venetian architecture and gondola-filled canals, the romantic appeal of Venice is unsurpassed. Beyond the coast, vineyard hotels in the heart of the region provide a unique setting to explore other sites too; including the famously beautiful Lake Garda which borders Veneto to the west. Generating more wine than Tuscany, Lombardy and Piedmont, Veneto is known for its variety; producing crisp, quality Pinot Grigio’s in the high altitudes of the Alps, to deep, fruity reds in the rolling hills around Padua. Veneto was also the first region in Italy to offer oenology (the study of wine and grapes) to students in 1885.
Piedmont: Iconic vineyards and undulating landscapes
Liguria: Ancient coastal villages on the Italian Riviera
Home to more than 100 different types of grape, the small coastal region of Liguria offers visitors a unique choice when thinking about vineyard hotels in Northern Italy. Located along the Italian Riviera, Liguria is most famous for its colorful fishing villages and craggy coastline, but has also become renowned for its production of wines from the indigenous Rossese, Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grapes. Wine has been produced here since the Roman and Etruscan periods, serving as one of Northern Italy’s most reliable producers for hundreds of years. Terraced vineyards around the five historic towns of the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) produce a variety of award-winning whites, while some vineyards in the region are so remote that they are only accessible by boat – making Liguria a unique travel destination that combines wine tasting with coastal exploration.