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Nestled in the lush landscapes of Vesuvius National Park in Italy, Cantina Del Vesuvio Winery Russo Family since 1930 is a renowned family-run vineyard offering an authentic wine tasting experience. Overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples, this winery combines traditional viticulture with spectacular views to offer an unforgettable visit.

History The Russo family tradition of winemaking goes back to 1930, with the vineyard passionately preserving the unique agricultural heritage of the volcanic slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Over the decades, they have perfected the cultivation of the Lacryma Christi (“Tears of Christ”) grape, producing distinctive wines that truly embody the region’s character.

How to Get There The winery is located in Trecase, a town near Naples. By car, it’s a straightforward journey along the A3 highway, exiting at Torre del Greco. Alternatively, you can take the Circumvesuviana train from Naples or Sorrento and alight at the Torre del Greco station, from where the winery offers a shuttle service.

List of Attractions

  1. Vineyard Tour: Walk through the terraced grape vines with stunning views of Mount Vesuvius.
  2. Wine Tasting: Savor a selection of wines, including the famous Lacryma Christi, paired with a meal.
  3. Local Produce: Experience the vineyard’s own extra virgin olive oil and apricot jam.
  4. Shop: Take home the flavors of Cantina Del Vesuvio from their on-site store.

Ticket Information The winery offers various tasting tours, which need to be booked in advance. The price varies depending on the type of tour and the number of wine samples. Each tour typically includes a vineyard tour, wine tasting with a meal, and occasionally a cooking class. Details and prices can be found on their official website.

List of Tips for Visiting

  1. Remember to book your visit in advance as it ensures your spot and aids the winery in maintaining their service.
  2. If visiting in summer, bring a hat and sunscreen – the sun can be quite strong in the vineyard.
  3. Don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful vistas and your special moments.
  4. Plan to visit the winery either for lunch or dinner to enjoy their food and wine pairings fully.
  5. Combining your visit to the winery with a trip to nearby Mount Vesuvius or Pompeii can make for an enriching day out.
  6. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. The staff loves to share their knowledge about the wine and the region.

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