Franciacorta: The Under-the-Radar Destination is Rising to the Top of Italy's Best Wine Regions

When it comes to Italy and wine, you most likely think of Tuscany as one of the country’s best regions. But a little over an hour from Milan, tucked away in a tranquil corner of Lombardy, is a winemaking destination that you may not have heard of called Franciacorta. And it’s Italy’s next big thing.

Franciacorta is nestled between Lago D’Iseo and the Alps, and greets you with that perfect mix of medieval architecture and rolling green hills. Its award-winning sparkling wines are produced in the Champagne method and boasts over 100 wineries and highly-regulated standards of production. It is well on its way to becoming a viable competitor in the bubbly market. Its proximity to Milan and relaxed vibe have also made it the weekend getaway of choice among avid travelers, yet it still mostly remains an under-the-radar tourist destination.

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