A special feature of the Villa di Piazzano is its very ancient wine cellar, dating back to the 1400s.
The ancient building techniques used to construct the underground wine cellar ensure a constant temperature of 16 degrees celsius, thus providing a perfect microclimate for some of the finest Italian wines. The port-holes, strategically placed create the constant ventilation necessary to avoid humidity.
In the wine cellar we organize wine tasting evenings on specific dates in the summer. The wine tasting calendar will be available and also published a.s.a.p..
The cellar can also be rented privately to small groups for special theme dinners or wine tastings.
The wine tastings are conducted by a trained sommelier and cover the following topics:
Cortona’s finest! A 1 hour wine tasting where you will taste 4 different local wines from Cortona. The wine tasting also includes a variety of savouries and local cheeses to accompany the wine.
The Southern Tuscany wine route! A 1 hour tasting with a combination of wines from Cortona, Montepulciano and Montalcino, home of the famous Brunello. This tasting includes a selection of 4 wines, including 1 Super Tuscan. The wine tasting also includes a variety of savouries and local cheeses to accompany the wine.