THE EXPERIENCE: Robertson Wine Tours operates in all the wine regions of Italy, but we decided to focus predominantly on four of the most dynamic and interesting from an 'eno-touristic' point of view. Piedmont and Tuscany need no introduction Sicily is outstanding. Puglia does however; it is only recently that Puglia and her wines have begun to be sought after and admired, where in the past they were providing the backbone for so many of the famous red wines of Northern Italy.
We will show you the entire spectrum of wines from many diverse growing regions, using extensive private tastings without having to travel to every region. One of our major goals is helping our clients get a better understanding of the many unique wines and regions of Italy. Our personal contacts in the wine business mean we have the trust and confidence of serious winemakers. Robertson Wine Tours offers escorted visits and tastings to many famous, little known, and soon to be recognized wineries.
With the love of wine invariably comes passion for food.
Many of our clients tend to combine a wine tour of Italy with opportunities to learn and enjoy the cuisine of each region. Dining on gourmet foods, visiting the local markets, culinary lessons with world-class chefs and even week long, in depth cooking schools.
We are huge advocates of Slow Food and Eat Italy.
The Robertson Wine Tours experience is about getting all the details right, correctly judging the pace of your tour, and to sum it up in one word: Perfection. Robertson Wine Tours primarily focuses on the wine experience, however our clients often combine their wine tourism with several of the incredible attractions Italy has to offer:
Here are a few, the list is without end.
THE MAJOR CITIES AND SITES OF INTEREST ARE:
VALLE D'AOSTA – Aosta, Cervinia, Courmayeur.
PIEMONTE– Turin, Alba, Barolo, Stresa, Lago Maggiore. LIGURIA– Genoa, Portofino, Cinque Terre, La Spezia, San Remo.
LOMBARDY– Milan, Bergamo, Como, Pavia, Valtellina.
VENETO– Venice, Verona, Padua.
FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA– Trieste, Pordenone, Udine.
TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE– Trento, Bolzano, Lago de Garda.
EMILIA-ROMAGNA– Bologna, Ravenna, Parma, Ferrara.
TUSCANY– Florence, Siena, Lucca, Arezzo.
UMBRIA– Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto.
MARCHE– Urbino, San Benedetto del Tronto, Porto Recanati.
LAZIO– Rome, Vatican, Fiuggi, Tarquinia, Castelli Romani.
ABRUZZO– L'Aquila, Pescara, Gran Sasso Park.
CAMPANIA– Naples, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Sorrento.
BASILICATA– Matera, Metaponto, Maratea, Policoro.
MOLISE– Campobasso, Isernia, Larino, Termoli, Agnone.
PUGLIA– Bari, Lecce, Taranto, Ostuni, Otranto, Gallipoli. CALABRIA– Cosenza, Pollino Park, Tropea, Catanzaro.
SARDINIA– Cagliari, Olbia, Sassari, Alghero, Nuoro.
SICILY – Etna, Palermo, Siracusa, Taormina, Ragusa.
So now lets move on to give you some more information on the tours themselves.