More information on Colli Bolognesi

Located south and west of Bologna, the Colli Bolognesi area (which literally means Hills of Bologna in Italian) boasts great historical and cultural richness, as well as a wonderful hilly landscape. During your wine tastings in Colli Bolognesi, you will taste some high-quality red wines, as well as Pignoletto, a local white wine.

Your wine tastings around Colli Bolognesi will include a wide variety of options, thanks to the ample choice of high-quality wines produced in the area. During your winery visits in Colli Bolognesi you will be able to discover the various Colli Bolognesi DOC appellations; Rosso Bologna, Bianco Bologna, Barbera, Spumante Bologna, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Riesling and Pignoletto.

Which food to taste in Colli Bolognesi?

Bologna is considered by many the food capital of Italy. During your time around Colli Bolognesi, we recommend taking time between a winery visit and a wine tasting and taste some of the Italian culinary excellences that originated in this area, like Tortellini, Tagliatelle with Bolognese ragù, lasagna, Mortadella di Bologna IGP, crescentine.

Which wines to taste in Colli Bolognesi?

The territory around Colli Bolognesi is characterized by a high diversity in soil, altitude and microclimates. This diversity favored the presence of different vine varieties, which led to diversifying the area’s production into the various appellations you will discover during your wine tastings. One variety, in particular, was present in the territory since the Etruscan times, Pignoletto. Wine made with Pignoletto grapes can be sparkling, still, Spumante, Passito or Superiore.

Which is the best season to visit Colli Bolognesi?

Thanks to the many activities offered in the area besides wine tastings and wine tours, Colli Bolognesi is a great destination to visit throughout the year. Keep in mind that summers around Bologna can be quite hot, so if you prefer a more moderate climate, spring and autumn could be the best seasons for you.

What things to do in Colli Bolognesi?

The hills surrounding Bologna are rich in historical sites, as well as some special natural landscapes. While around Colli Bolognesi, combine your winery visits with trips to some of the area’s highlights, such as San Luca’s sanctuary, Belvedere di San Michele in Bosco, Borgo di San Pietro, Villa Ghigi’s park, Grotte di Labante, Rocchetta Mattei.