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Wine lovers

For wine lovers, I am happy to offer a free shuttle service for local wine events and gourmet occasions in the nearby towns of Tuscany and in Umbria around Lake Trasimeno. This means that I can accompany you (within a radius of up to about 15 kilometres) to tastings at various local wine producers or to one of the many good restaurants of your choice, and pick you up there afterwards.

Casa Lauretana is surrounded by very many wine producers.

Some of our favourites are:

(1) Cantina Poggio Bertaio in Casamaggiore

(2) Madrevite in der N√§he von Vaiano

(3) Morami Wine Agriturismo in Panicarola

(4) Tenuta Lamborghini in Panicarola

(5)Tenuta Vallocaia Bindella in Tre Berte bei Montepulciano

(6) Icario Winery in Montepulciano

(7) Stefano Amerighi Vignaiolo in Farneta

(8) La Braccesca zwischen Petrignano del Lago und Ferretto

(9) Cantina Baldetti in Pietraia

Highly recommended

We particularly recommend the weekly wine tastings (every Thursday after work, from May to October) at the Enoteca Molesini in Piazza della Repubblica in Cortona, where you can sample not only Umbrian and Tuscan wines, but also wines from all over Italy. The wines are served by the producers themselves or by close employees of the respective winery.

Please find more informations on the Enoteca Molesini here:

Piazza della Repubblica in Cortona with the Enoteca Molesini on the left.

The experience can be topped off with the additional option of taking part in the Enoteca’s “Wine & Dine & Shine” programme in collaboration with local chefs from Cortona.

You can find more informations here:

For everyone!

Not only wine connoisseurs will get their money’s worth! Even those who haven’t had much to do with wine before can immerse themselves in the multifaceted world of wine culture without any obligation.

The many wine routes and vineyards, the countless small and large wineries, the wine shops in every tiny village and the beautiful wine festivals in autumn show that wine plays a very important role in this region.

The Sangiovese grape, which is widely used here

For example, there is not only the famous Vino Nobile from Montepulciano, but the Syrah grape from Cortona is also increasingly developing into a DOCG wine (“Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita” is the highest classification level for Italian wines) and should definitely be tasted.

You can find more information about the Syrah grape and its wine here: