Due to its virtually unrivalled weather the country and soil quality is probably regarded as the finest location anywhere for exquisite vineyards.
Chianti, Montepulciano, Prosecco. The wine list goes on and there are more and more great fine wines emanating from the region all the time.
Great wines come from all over Italy but perhaps the richest legacy comes from Tuscany, the idyllic forested area in the country’s underbelly where there are vineyards, hotels and secluded retreats dotted all over the area.
Two wine resorts to visit in Tuscany that also offer accommodation, so you can stay at the beautiful vineyard include:
Capanelle which has 6 hectares of vines and a five-bedroom B&B with a gorgeous pool offering views over vine-clad hills.
Castello di Tonnano which has rooms in a 1,000-year-old castle, plus village houses, pool, tennis court and restaurant.