One of the world’s biggest and most important wine festivals, Vinitaly attracts millions of visitors from around the world. Touted as the meeting point of all wine lovers, Vinitaly takes place in Verona, the Italian city most renowned as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
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Began in 1967, Vinitaly is a four-day event that offers the superb chance to showcase, promote and relish a stunning range of exotic wines, spirits as well as other alcoholic beverages. Some of the world-famous wine varieties and brands displayed in the event include Barbaresco Riserva, Botticino, Abruzzo Malvasia, Alcamo Grillo, Carso Terrano, Canavese Rosso, Gabiano, Franciacorta and Irpinia Bianco, amongst others. Whether you are a traditional wine producer, a professional wine steward, a wine importer or simply a wine aficionado, this exhibition provides the amazing opportunity to deepen your appreciation of wines.
The event features an impressively huge exhibition centre where you can discover a variety of wine-related activities, including tasting sessions, new products and wineries presentations, awards for wine makers, workshops, and gatherings with buyers and producers. Every year, more than four thousand exhibitors not only from Italy but also from many wine producing countries in Europe and around the world participate in this international wine festival.
Vinitaly achieved international exhibition authority status in 1977. Besides presenting eminent wines and wineries, Vinitaly also exhibits less known, family-run cellars from all the wine producing regions in Italy. Since it is the most important event in the city, Verona hotels will be booked months ahead. So it is highly recommended that you reserve your rooms as earlier as possible. Boutique hotels in Verona are a fabulous pick to experience and explore this significant event in a truly cosy way.
Vinitaly 2015 is scheduled to happen at the Veronafiere Exhibition Centre in Verona towards the end of March(22-25). The exhibition centre is easily accessible by car, train, bus, and even helicopter. There are free shuttle buses serving the main routes from and to the airport, railway station, city centre, and car parks in Verona. So have you started making your plans to Vinitaly?