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It’s Grape Harvest time – let’s make some wine

Posted By : Maria Florio/ 48

It’s Grape Harvest time, that is what the experts say.

We know for sure that Autumn is the season for tasty grapes, and that fine harvest comes together when summer is over, but Grape harvest doesn’t happen on the same days or the same week every year.  Do you know why?

Mother earth responds differently every year, according to the summer season; if it has been too sunny or not, if it has rained too much.  For these reasons and others related to the weather over the summer months, grape harvest time has never had an exact date and/or time; and the same goes for every wine production location. In the Campania region there are a few renown areas for wine and winemaking, such as the hills and valleys of the Irpinia area.

This territory is centred on the section of Apennines, it is very well known for the production of wines like Greco di Tufo, Taurasi and Fiano di Avellino; which are also top wines of the Campania region.

The colour of this area shifts between a mixure of green, golden light brown and purple; all colors that recall the gentle warmth of Autumn. Getting close to the cold season, people instinctively gain this sense of desire to reunite and come together; and find the time to do some outdoor activities with each other. Picking grapes and turning them into wine is one of these activities, an activity that we find fascinating and want to participate in, at least once in a life time.

So, let’s all go and let’s do La Vendemmia; let’s get close to our mother earth that nourishes us with one of her final beauties and tasty flavoured fruits before going to rest during the winter months, a time of hibernation for nature, both plants and animals alike.

October 15 - Grape Harvest in Irpinia

Picking grapes and turning them into wine

The 4 Pearls of Campania: Uncover Italy’s La Dolce Vita

Posted By : Maria Florio/ 87

When visiting the Campania region, you should choose the essence of it. So Rimontitours selected the best locations on a 5-day tour that includes the visit of the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Capri and the historical centre of Naples. This tour assembles the best of Campania’s landscapes and culture. These 4 places are included in the Le Perle del Golfo tour (Gulf pearls tour) to put nature, art, culture and history all together (into one) in different ways.

This unforgettable tour starts from Naples with a four star hotel accommodation. A licensed tour guide will show you all the historical places of the city centre: Piazza del Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale, Teatro San Carlo, Galleria Umberto I and Castello Angioino, including a traditional welcome dinner. Second day of the tour is Capri, a mini cruise lead by a guide who will show you all the beauties of this unique site. This day will end with an entertainment dinner.  Third day, to the Archaeological Museum, where artistic and cultural heritage meet  with the Neapolitan silver screen history; here  Roberto Rossellini directed his movie “Viaggio in Italia” (Travel in Italy). Stroll through the notorious movie streets of Naples; “via dei Tribunali, Palazzo Spinelli, la chiesa delle Anime del purgatorio, piazza San Gaetano, chiesa Dei Girolamini, il Duomo, San Gennaro, Piazza Cardinale Riario Sforza and Via San Gregorio Armeno”.  All these places have played a part in historical Neapolitan movies. This Neapolitan silver screen tour will take you to “piazza del Gesù” where the beautiful Sophia Loren shone in the 60’s in her movies “Matrimonio all’italiana” and “L’oro di Napoli”. Fourth day with a licensed guide, discover the ancient beauties of a unique site: Pompeii;  Amalfi and Ravello will take you to the end of the tour. Departure on the fifth Day.

These are just some hallmarks of our special Le Perle del Golfo tour designed for small groups – from 12 people – where reservation is necessary owing to limited dates – or – booking the Tailor Made Le Perle del Golfo for a private tour that you can also adapt for any additional things you’d like to see while in Campania.

The Le Perle del Golfo tour itinerary, is a brilliant solution for those who like to discover all of the best and most magical places, and all their hidden gems with licensed tour guides. So, come on and visit  these pearls with Rimontitours, it would be a pity to leave them uncovered and unseen!

Visit the best of Campania’s landscapes and culture

Experience nature, art, culture and history all together into one.

Catered for the Solo Traveler

Are you ready to experience la dolce vita at your own pace?