Activities & Tours
Soils and viticultural terroir of Central Italy

Duration: 4 days. Departure from Florence, arrival Florence/Rome airport/Naples airport

Field trip goals: Visiting some of the most important Italian viticultural landscapes and their typical soils

Destination: Verrazzano and Brolio castles (Chianti Classico wine district, Tuscany), hills of Sagrantino di Montefalco wine district (Umbria), Roccamonfina and Telesina valley (Campania)

Soil-related topics: Soil erosion and best practices for preservation in vineyards; Terroir effects on wine

Other multidisciplinary topics: Viticulture, Oenology, landscape architecture, soil conservation

Tour from Florence to Caserta
Vineyard in the Chianti Classico hills
Soil with stagnic properties in Montefalco vineyards

Socio-cultural themes: 1) Visiting the Castello di Verrazzano and the winery, where the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered the bay of New York, was born here in 1485. 2) Brief tour of Brolio Castle and winery, funded in 1114. Here Bettino Ricasoli (1809-1880) protagonist of the Italian Risorgimento next to Cavour and then twice Prime Minister of the Kingdom; 3) Visiting winery in Sagrantino di Montefalco wine district; 4) Assisi old town; 5) Visiting the farm Porto di Mola, Roccamonfina; 6) Visiting Caserta old town.

Brolio castle
Montefalco village
Cellar of the Porto di Mola winery