Borgo DiVino: 5 Italian villages host the traveling festival
From July to September Borgo DiVino returns to 5 of the most beautiful villages in Italy, a traveling event to discover local wines.
Enogastronomic tourism enthusiasts, for this summer mark Borgo DiVino on the agenda , a traveling event in which it will be possible to taste excellent wines and discover, with a glass in hand, some of the centers included among the most beautiful villages in Italy . With the involvement of about 100 wineries, five stages are planned from July to September , during which training courses and food pairings will be held. The more than 400 labels to be tasted will be told directly by the producers or by professional sommeliers.
Cisternino (BR) from 2 to 4 July
The first appointment will be held in Cisternino , one of the most fascinating villages in the Itria Valley, whose countryside is dotted with trulli and the streets bordered by typical dry stone walls. The white lanes of the old town are famous for the presence of traditional cookers, butchers with an attached grill restaurant , where you can sample the succulent bowlers . The Sanctuary of the Madonna d’Ibernia is worth a visit, with evidence of Byzantine art. Bianco d’Alessano and Verdeca are some of the local vines that express themselves best in the PDO wines of the neighboring Locorotondo and Martina Franca.
Cefalù (PA) from 9 to 11 July
From Puglia we land in Sicily, precisely in Cefalù , a splendid village a stone’s throw from Palermo, with an Arab-Norman atmosphere. In addition to the beaches, the Cathedral of the Transfiguration with its twin bell towers is worth seeing. The Rocca di Cefalù instead represents a natural monument from which to enjoy views of the sea and the hinterland. As for the gastronomic aspect, one cannot ignore the tasting of a refreshing lemon granita and pasta with sardines and Madonie provola . Sicilia DOC, Terre Siciliane IGT and Nero d’Avola are the wines of the territory.
Ancient village of Grottammare (AP) from 23 to 25 July
Adriatic protagonist of the third and fourth stages. The Borgo Antico di Grottammare stands on a hill on the slopes of Monte Castello, in the center of the Riviera delle Palme, not far from Ascoli Piceno. With the sea always visible, from the loggias of Piazza Peretti you can enjoy the most beautiful view. The cuisine is typical of Ascoli with inevitable maritime influences with the fish soup which is the main dish of the area.
Brisighella (RA) from 6 to 8 August
A medieval village on the slopes of the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines. Among the alleys and stairs carved in plaster, the tasting itinerary winds its way through which there will be tastings of local wines such as Romagna DOC Sangiovese and Albana di Romagna DOCG. The ancient Rocca Manfrediana of the fourteenth century, the Clock Tower of nineteenth-century origin and the Via degli Asini, a curious elevated road that passes between the buildings, make Brisighella even more magical . To taste the Moretto artichoke with the “tanned” cheese left to mature in the chalk caves.
Nemi (RM) from 10 to 12 September
With its splendid view of the volcanic lake, Nemi is certainly one of the most fascinating of the so-called Castelli Romani. A town famous for wild strawberries as well as for viticulture, it hosted the first 6 editions of Borgo DiVino. Here the DOC Castelli Romani is produced with its dry whites (from Malvasia, Trebbiano and Greco vines) but there is no shortage of reds and rosés. To visit the ancient temple of Diana and the Museum of Roman Ships.
How does it work
For participation it will be possible to buy the ticket at the ticket offices, but the advice is to do it in advance online on the event website . The tasting kit, with glass and relative bag, entitles you to 10 tastings to be consumed in the various stands. The price for the single days is set at 15 euros .