Tuscany & Umbria Blog

The Gorgacce Rentals blog has lots of useful information for the visitor to the Tuscany Umbria border, Italy. Use the category search to find specific articles on towns, art, restaurants, itineraries, activities, food and wine.

Towns In Tuscany & Umbria

Larger towns include Perugia, Arezzo, Siena and Florence. The many smaller towns you could visit include Cortona, Montepuciano, Assisi, Gubbio, Citta di Castello, Sansepolcro, Spoleto, Montefalco, Bevagna and Spello.

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Wine In Tuscany Part III, Tuscan Wine Growing Areas

Wine Growing Areas In Tuscany Two Major Wine Areas In Tuscany There are two major areas of wine production in Tuscany, the central hills and the Mediterranean coast. The Central Tuscan Hills Central Tuscany includes all of Chianti (Chianti Classico and the other Chianti areas), Vino NobileRead more

Wine In Tuscany Part II – Vines & Grapes

Vines & Grapes Grown In Tuscany Tuscan Wines & Grape Varieties You will almost certainly have drunk wine from Tuscany, Chianti, Brunello and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are all from this region. There are around 58000 hectares of vineyard in Tuscany, vines are mainly planted in hilly areas.Read more

Wine In Tuscany Part I (An Overview)

Wine Tasting In Montefalco, Umbria
Tuscan Wine, A Quick Introduction The Sangiovese Grape In Tuscany the sangiovese grape dominates, the famous wine growing areas of Montepulciano (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano), Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino), Chianti and Scansano (Morellino di Scansano) all base their wines on this grape. Sangiovese is one of world'sRead more

Wine In Umbria

Wine tasting in Montefalco, Umbria
Umbria & Wine - An Overview Wine Growing In Umbria The region of Umbria is located right in the centre of Italy, the landscape comprises hills, valleys and mountains as well as Lake Trasimeno. Most of the wine growing areas follow the Tiber and other river valleys orRead more

Pian di Marte Walk 2016

Pian Di Marte Walk, Umbria, Italy In early June 2016 I took a couple of friends on the Pian di Marte Walk, a route from my book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border, available as a Kindle download from Amazon. The Route It's a fairly longRead more