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  • Writer's pictureTrey Tracy

3 Must-Visit Cities in Italy for Wine

Italy is a country known for its wine, food, and gorgeous landscapes. It’s the inspiration behind ancient gods, captivating epics, and renaissance paintings we admire even today. All this culminates to say that when you visit Italy, you must try the wine and see why this country has inspired so much for millennia.

Take a look at 3 of the must-visit cities in Italy for wine and plan your upcoming trip accordingly. They’re certainly not places you’ll want to miss.

3 Must-Visit Cities in Italy for Wine


Montepulciano is the epitome of what you imagine when thinking of Italy, and it’s definitely one of the top cities in Italy for wine. City may not describe it well enough, because there’s nothing city-like about it. Rolling green hills, villas scattered across winding country roads, rows and rows of grape vines. Vineyards are the citizens here.

If you’re a fan of red wine, you need to make this your first stop. Grab a glass (or a bottle) of the Vino Nobile blend, which is only found here, sit back, and enjoy the relaxing life both wine and country bring. Montepulciano produces some of the best red wines in the world, mainly from the Sangiovese grape. It’s located in the Siena province of Tuscany. And Tuscany is your quintessential vision of Italy.


The number 2 spot on my list of the must-see cities in Italy for wine was a toss-up between Franciacorta and Chianti. But since we’ve already chosen a city in Tuscany and Chianti belongs to that region, we’ll have to go with Franciacorta. Both are equally beautiful.

Franciacorta belongs to the region of Lombardy and, while it is a type of wine, it also gets its own full-on tour. When you visit Franciacorta, you can meander up and down the green slopes from winery to winery, tasting each variation along the way. It’s also the perfect place for something like a honeymoon or celebration, as Franciacorta is one of Italy’s answer to champagne.


This one is more of a local favorite, though you may have seen it in your hometown as an import. Montefalco makes third place on my top three cities in Italy for wine because when visiting a country known for its wines, you need to branch away from your go-to bottle.

Montefalco is located in Umbria and is known for the strength of its wine. That’s right, a glass of Montefalco will make you flushed and ready to call an Uber or spark up a conversation with the locals much faster than any other glass of wine you’ve had. This is the place to sit back and enjoy a good laugh with your friends and locals alike.

Did I miss a spot that should be on this list? If so, tell me in the comments below.

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