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The Brescia Wine Routes

Brescia vineyards on Lake Garda

There are three Strade del Vino (wine routes) that come with a visit to Brescia:

La Strada del Franciacorta which unwinds for about 80 km between Brescia and Lake Iseo through spectacular vineyards, medieval towers, 16th century buildings, castles and tiny hamlets. The current borders of Franciacorta coincide with those of the contado in the Visconti era, re-established and upheld by Venice in the 15th century. The name Franciacorta recalls its connections with the Corti Franche and the tax-exempt trade (curtes francae) enjoyed in the area with the arrival of the Cluny monks. The name Franzacurta appeared for the first time in 1277. The Associazione Strada del Franciacorta promotes the development of tourism, and in particular wine and food, of a land that has been consecrated to viticulture from time immemorial.

La Strada del Vino Colli dei Longobardi starts in Brescia and goes through hills and vineyards south and east of the city, where the Capriano del Colle and Botticino wines can be found, through an area that has been consecrated to viticulture since ancient times. The Strada del Vino Colli dei Longobardi takes its name and symbol from that people, which, on the vestiges of a flourishing Roman civilisation, made ancient Brixia even greater and richer.

La Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori del Garda unwinds along the sides of Lake Garda from Sirmione to Limone and includes the hills of the hinterland, the production area of the three controlled designation of origin wines: Garda Classico, Lugana and San Martino della Battaglia. It is not just the wine that constitutes an essential part of the history and “creation” of the landscape. A feature of the restaurants and agritourism farms that are members of the Association lies in the promotion and safeguarding of the Garda gastronomic traditions, the use of traditional raw materials and the correct choice of wines.