A traveler traveling across Europe from east to west could follow a route along a “path of beauty and goodness” that would take him from Georgia to Pico Island in the Azores. During this trip, he would recognize in wine-growing landscapes the expression of a cultural identity of the old continent.
Iter Vitis – The paths of the vine is the common thread that unites these places, the representation of the vine and its millennial history which crosses all geographic boundaries, the road leading to the discovery of evocative places, changing with each season, made of tangible and intangible heritage of extraordinary charm.
The vineyards of Gaillac and Banyuls in France, the terraced cultivation of the Amalfi Coast or the Cinque Terre, the ancient grape varieties of Melissa and the Valle del Belice in Italy, the charm of the vineyards of the Greek Aegean islands, the land of wine from the European orient, from Slovenia to the Republic of Macedonia, from Hungary to Moldova and to Romania, from Georgia to Azerbaijan, the landscapes of vineyards from Spain to Portugal, testify of a richness of environments which deserves to be visited and lived.
The spirit of Iter Vitis is that of uniting in a “global journey” the signs of this extraordinary ancient and modern heritage made of grape varieties, forms of culture, techniques and cultural tools, architectures, languages and stories from European wine communities, while also choosing to give space to lesser known and almost unknown realities.