The last weekend of May, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26, in over 800 wineries across Italy are scheduled tastings, walks among the rows, artistic and cultural moments, workshops and mini-courses
Stories of bottles, of families, of companies, told between the rows and the barrels. For 27 years Open Cellars is the largest wine festival in Europe: this year the appointment is for Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, in more than 800 wineries associated with the Wine Tourism Movement throughout Italy. This time, too, a journey will be made to discover the uniqueness of the wine-making reality in Italy, of the quality of hospitality, the enhancement of agricultural heritage, and innovation in tradition. While sipping the finest wines. Every company in each region has plans initiatives that will tell the territory, from the Aosta Valley to Sicily and Sardinia.
In Basilicata there will be tastings and meetings with the producers, in Campania even yoga in the vineyard in the cellars of the Wine Tourism Movement. THE'Umbria has chosen as its theme The Evolution of the event towards an ever more attentive and sustainable welcome, so that tourists have the opportunity to learn about and appreciate wine production, landscape and culture.
In Lombardy an alternative tasting experience will be proposed: Open Cellars on a Vespa. But Slow Tourism also organizes Walk in the Oltrepò Pavese and the Walk of the Tuchì in the San Martino della Battaglia area. In Piedmont some itineraries between wineries to be traveled by electric bike are being defined, in search of the Big Bench by Chris Bangle, scattered in panoramic points of the region.
The Wine Tourism Movement Tuscany will open the doors to spaces where art harmonises with the food and wine heritage. In Trentino Alto Adige, the cellars will become the location of artistic and musical performances. In Puglia, in addition to tastings of hundreds of labels, verticals, laboratories and mini-courses led by professional sommeliers will be offered.
THE'Abruzzo after 3 years it brings back to 40 the number of participating wineries. In Veneto will come to life CantineAperteMoments, a series of themes and events inspired by the colors of wine, flowers, culture and nature, which will animate the cellars and involve wine lovers.
But also the Wine Tourism Movements of Molise, Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Sicily, Sardinia is Valle d'Aosta have in store a series of interesting initiatives, including tastings and meetings, to discover the area and its most prized wines.
In Marche you can download the app Marche Wineries on Tour and collect digital bonus points to guarantee exclusive gifts. In Friuli Venezia Giulia the interactive map with personalized QRcode will guide you through the discovery of each winery, and great attention will be paid to the 2200 years of history of Aquileia, with cycle routes and, on Sunday 26 May, free guided tours. Yeah, it's time to raise the glasses.
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