Viva Settembre e Viva il Vino !

September is HERE ! and  while  you Rent a villa in Tuscany  the “vendemia” is discussed at La Collina del Sole  with the Festa del Vino about to happen, the best known one near us is the Festa del Vino Montecarlo from the from the 1st to the 11th of September it is very close to Lucca. Vineyards abound in this area rich in Villas for rent in Tuscany  and  Holiday villas in Lucca   with many small and not so small vineyards, some of the best wines in Italy a.k.a. Super Tuscan wines come from the South of Tuscany  just over an hour’s drive from your Lucca Villa Rental  such a Brunello di Montalcino , vino nobile di Montepulciano , as well as the beautifully crisp sweet of Vin Santo, all of these wines can be sampled in the Historic “ Osteria di Garfagnana ”  just 20 minutes drive from La Collina del Sole the jewel among Villa rentals in Tuscany. Osteria di Garfagnana was built into the lower walls of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and has been in this location for several centuries. This Osteria is a destination for Italian wine lovers. It sells local and Super Tuscan wines alongside local products, it offers wine and oil tasting, you can choose from Local, to Tuscan, from Northern Italy or Southern Italian wines to book speak to  Andrea at Osteria Vecchio Mulino, Via Vittorio Emmanuelle 12, Telefone 0583 62192, it is closed on Mondays. The best Wine Festival in the region is in Monte Carlo, near Lucca which has an exceptional wine festival with wine producers selling their wine in cases, and giving samples, with wonderful food stalls and Local Artisanal produce.

Lucca also has month long festivities in honour of the Virgin Mary, in particular celebrating her birthday. Italy is full of surpirses all year round.

Enjoy the mellow autumnal feel of Tuscany !