Venice is a fascinating city, mainly because of the mysterious elements of its history, a history which remains mostly to be explored.

It is also possible to discover Venice by recovering its ancient vine varieties: this is what the project set up by the Consorzio Vini Venezia [Venice Wine Consortium] proposed to do in order to unearth the origins, provenance and characteristics of the ancient vines to be found on the Lagoon. The project will study their DNA, take samples and propagate them on order to create vineyards that will constitute a genetic bank of the varietals uncovered by the study.

Italy is highly regarded for, among many things, its diverse cuisine, great climate, picturesque landscapes, impressive villas, and a host of gourmet restaurants serving mouthwatering culinary delights. Some of the best restaurants in Italy are found in the Piedmont region. Piedmont restaurants are specifically well known for maintaining centuries’ old traditional cuisine made from the region’s famous specialties such as truffles, stuffed pasta, hazelnuts, and meat casseroles served with the region’s best wines and a variety of chocolate desserts. Here is a look at the top 6 Piedmont restaurants serving unforgettable traditional Italian cuisine:

Italian vineyards and Italian wine form a large part of the country’s culture. Italy is in fact among the oldest wine-producing nations worldwide. It is only second to France in wine production.

Italian wineries are among the largest wine exporters today. Italians are known to consume more wine than other nationalities worldwide probably due to the high quality of wines from Italy vineyards.

There are 20 Italian vineyards and wine regions, each with its own distinct flavor. These regions are popular destinations for visitors interested in Italy wine tours. If you are looking for the best wine tours in Italy, here is a list of top 15 Italy vineyards to start you off: