Cantine Aperte

Cantine Aperte, Italian term for ‘open wine cellars’, an initiative devised by the Movimento Turismo del Vino (Wine Tourism Movement) in Italy, which...

Movimento Turismo del Vino (Wine Tourism Movement)

Movimento Turismo del Vino (Wine Tourism Movement) is a non-profit association which started in 1993 (see Donatella Cinelli Colombini). Its 1,000 or so members include some of the most prestigious wineries of Italy. Movimento Turismo del Vino aims to increase the...

Italy, tourism

Tourism is an important sector of the Italian economy. Directly and indirectly tourism accounts for around 13% of Italy’s GDP (The Economist, ‘The not so dolce vita’, 13th June 2020,...

Camilla Conforti

CAMILLA CONFORTI is an Italian and Taiwanese mother-tongue interpreter, tour leader and tour planner. She was born and raised in Italy, in a multicultural household. She is currently based in Verona and has been working as an interpreter and tour leader since 2008....

Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Donatella Cinelli Colombini is the owner of two Tuscan wineries, Casato Prime Donne in Località Casato in the Montalcino region of Tuscany, and Fattoria del Colle in the neighbouring Orcia DOC. Both Donatell’s  wineries have all-female staff. Her daughter...

Antonella Piredda

ANTONELLA PIREDDA was born and grew up on the island of Sardinia. She spent a number of years in Milan, gaining a degree in foreign languages and literature (English, Spanish and Portuguese). She then spent a year in California before moving to Tuscany. After working...