#iosonolarena: Tommasi, one of the 67 columns

#iosonolarena means #iamthearena, suggesting that we share a common heritage and a responsibility towards safeguarding it for future generations. Tommasi will be one of the "67 columns” or rather one of the patrons of this important Fundraising and Corporte Membership project.

The Arena and the Opera are something that the whole world envies, and an Opera in the Arena is a unique and unforgettable experience. It is our duty to support this heritage, to maintain Verona a city that is open and multicultural, welcoming, vibrant and interesting.

 

The dialogue between culture and businesses, art, excellent products and services is a driving force of the economy and ensures that the entire city can prosper. The cooperation is to the advantage of numerous commercial sectors, not only those tied to tourism and restaurants.

We enthusiastically support the Arena Foundation and its festival as patrons, and are extremely proud to represent the most well known and loved symbol of Verona. Our approach to business has always been pragmatic, and given the socio-economic implications for our city over the last year, and for the businesses and artists who animate our piazzas and theatres, we were driven not only by pride, but the determination to make a difference.

Today, Tommasi is an important company with six estates in five different Italian regions. It all began more 120 years ago with a visionary farmer and his dream to bring his wines to every corner of the globe. Today we are one of the leading wine companies in Italy, and our wines are present in more than 70 countries. Our roots remain firmly planted in the Valpolicella Classica, a small corner of paradise in the province of Verona.

Traveling around the world, it has become essential to speak about our cultural heritage: to name the Arena and the Opera, to spread the word about all that Verona has to offer. It is one of the keys to who we are. It is part of our origin, and the passion that drives us.

Discover the 67 Colonne project here and the Summer 2021 Opera Festival Program here.

 


New ideas and pleasures of the past: the Tommasi family’s magical wine destinations are ready for the upcoming tourist season

New ideas and pleasures of the past: the Tommasi family’s magical wine destinations are ready for the upcoming tourist season.

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Splendid scenery such as only Italy can offer, historic wine domaines, delightful establishments offering hospitality and accommodation: Italy is heading towards summer and is looking forward with renewed optimism to the restart of the wine tourist season.

The Tommasi family is ready to welcome tourists, wine lovers and visitors in general to their magnificent Estates, from Valpolicella Classica to Vulture, offering a full immersion in the countryside with exciting bicycle rides through the vineyards, or total relaxation at a luxurious wellness center.  There will also be opportunities to discover delicious regional dishes and outstanding wines, and for romantic escapes and cultural visits that wine enthusiasts and the simply curious will be able to enjoy thanks to our unique wine destinations: from Tommasi Viticoltori in Valpolicella to Casisano at Montalcino and Poggio al Tufo in the Maremma area of Tuscany – not forgetting Paternoster, an icon of winemaking excellence in Basilicata.

«We are finally ready to reopen the doors of our Estates to tourists and visitors, and we really couldn’t be happier» comments Pierangelo Tommasi, Executive Director of ‎Tommasi Family Estates. « The past months have been complicated, not only for people who work in the tourist or wine industries, but for all of the families in Italy who have had to stay at home because of the pandemic. Fortunately, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we can’t wait to make our wine tourism packages available to everyone who wants to discover the wonders of our countryside and our unique locations, from Valpolicella to Tuscany, and even Mount Vulture. Wine tourism is a precious resource for the whole country, and I am convinced that it will also represent the driving force for relaunching the whole sector. In the last few months, we have improved and upgraded what we have to offer from the hospitality point of view, and we are well aware that tourism has changed compared to the past: it will be closer to home, slower-paced and less seasonal; there will be greater respect for the environment and people will rediscover the countryside and its artistic, cultural, and gastronomic heritage. These aspects have given us the stimulus to offer wine lovers immersive experiences of even greater quality, in line with the spirit of hospitality that has always guided our family».

In Valpolicella, combining wellbeing with culture

That of Tommasi and Valpolicella Classica is the story of a relationship that has been indissoluble for four generations. The Tommasi family now offers new visits and tastings in the refurbished welcome area at Pedemonte, exploring the world of wine in Valpolicella Classica, one of our country’s outstanding production regions.

This is an experience that you can also enjoy on a bicycle, thanks to the e-bike rental that Tommasi now offers to involve wine lovers in tours through the vineyards of great emotional impact, admiring the grapes and the breathtaking views. Wine lovers can therefore enjoy the unspoiled countryside, before benefitting from a few hours’ well-deserved relaxation in the peace and quiet of the Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & Spa, our magnificent resort strategically positioned between Verona and Lake Garda.

Villa Quaranta offers top-quality wine and food experiences, as well as accommodation that is ideal for a romantic break and the delights of a thermal spa that is a panacea for the mind and body alike: the Terme della Valpolicella, one of the major attractions at Villa Quaranta, and a special place that provides leisure activities for all ages.

Lovers of art will enjoy the extraordinary cultural heritage of Verona, with the possibility of making their time in the city even more enjoyable with a stop at the Caffè Dante Bistrot, in Piazza dei Signori, where they can feast on gourmet dishes accompanied by the Tommasi family’s outstanding wines. In the heart of the historic city center, the Mazzanti Hotel offers its guests a tasting of the Tommasi wines before they retire to their rooms to rest before enjoying a new day in the unforgettable city of Verona.

 

Tommasi’s wine tour of Italy

Leaving the Valpolicella zone, the wine tour of the Tommasi Family Estates carries on amidst the breathtaking scenery of our nation. The first stop is at the magnificent Casisano property at Montalcino, for an experience that will gratify all your senses: from the vineyards to the aging cellar and then the tasting room, wine lovers become the protagonists of a little journey of vinous discovery that will deepen their knowledge of Montalcino and its wines. Our voyage then shifts from the heart of Tuscany to Poggio al Tufo, in the picturesque little town of Pitigliano in the Maremma, where you can stay in a delightful agriturismo in the midst of the vineyards.

From Tuscany to Basilicata: Tommasi then takes its visitors to another stunning wine destination, Paternoster, the flagship winery of Basilicata. On the volcanic soils of Monte Vulture, it grows Aglianico, one of the hardest varieties to cultivate, and in this unique area all you have to do is let yourself be guided by history, discovering the wines and their production methods in the historic cellar of Barone Paternoster.

 

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