Italy from tip to toe is a country ripe with grapes. It’s flavoursome food and wine goes hand in hand with the general appreciation these are bestowed in daily life throughout the country.

To the north are the Alps, more mountainous terrain and frigid temperatures while the south swells with sunshine. Connecting the two extremes are the Appenines mountains, often referred to as the spine of the country. These mountains temper the inland temperatures, offering respite and instilling freshness into the grapes.

This guide will help you navigate from north to south and leave you with some informed impressions on the regions – you’ll be drinking like a local on your next trip to Italy.