Wine trail of Colline Lucchesi and Montecarlo
The wine road of Colli Lucchesi collects places of rare beauty, with a story to tell and of course many excellent wines to taste.
Lucca is surrounded by enchantingly beautiful hills, bursting with history and tradition. We travel through nature trails lined with sixteenth and nineteenth century villas that show an evocative decaying beauty, through centuries-old olive groves and vineyards, in which centuries of faith have edified parish churches with lofty bell-towers.
This is the ideal area for a bicicle ride, starting from the slopes of Pieve S. Stefano and descending through S.Gennaro, riding past Montecarlo towards the hills of Porcari and Altopascio. Here vineyards are abundant and the land is set out according to an ancient geometry dictated by the vines rows.
This is where the DOC wines Colline Lucchesi and Montecarlo are produced. The climate is mild, the vineyards face south and are surrounded by heights which protect them from the northern cold, contributing to the creation of a strong, healthy wine with high sugar content and intense bouquets. Tourists, following this wine road, will find a warm welcome in the countryside agriturismos, as well as excellent information services and, above all, besides the evident attractions of wine-growing and tasting, the chance of discovering local arts and crafts and traditional local dishes.