What to do on a Friday when it’s been rainy for days and you’re feeling kind of antsy?? Hang out at a vineyard with the owner and his wife! A day enjoying some delicious food (prepared by their son who is famous and has been featured on a TV show here in Italy), watching the clumps of steam fuming from the active volcanoes in the distance, and making the fog fade away with some wine. The views were incredible and the people just as incredible. Even stormy days have beauty to them, and sometimes, like that day, you get lucky and the sun pops out to say hello.
The wine farm of Antonio Iovino is located in the heart of Campi Flegrei. It overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and offers breathtaking views of the islands of Nisida, Capri, and Ischia. From generation to generation the Iovino family continues the ancient tradition of wine art, always dedicated to the cultivation and development of the specific plant of the vine. The two vines are Piedirosso and Falangina DOC of the Campi Flegrei which create mineral and sulfurous wines thanks to the proximity to the volcano Solfatara.
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!