Italy serves wine to the tourists & boosts its tourism

Published on : Thursday, October 26, 2017

indexIn five years time, relishing a satisfying lunch in Italy’s Bolgheri wine country, it is not hard to realize why the number of foreign visitors has doubled in this bucolic part of Tuscany.


“People have always come in the summer for the beaches,” says Riccardo Binda, while slicing delectably tender pieces of Florentine steak, grilled over embers.


“Now we’re getting visitors all year round. It’s something new that has developed as the reputation of Bolgheri’s wine has grown.”


The general manager, Binda is associated with the local community of winemakers in an area popular for manufacturing fine quality Bordeaux-style reds. Stored from eighth generation proficient butcher Dario Cecchini and perched for 100 days, the T-bone he is eating is a well-liked one.


Osteria Magona, generally remains pretty crowded on the afternoons of sunny October and remains abuzz with the mingling words of the food lovers and wine-fuelled conversations in the following languages – English, German, French, and Japanese.


It’s an everyday scene that gives pleasure to the heart of Dario Franceschini, the Italian tourism and culture minister, as he arranges the accounts on what is estimated to be a record breaking tourism year. Approximately, tourism accounts for 10 percent of the GDP of the country and has converted into a significant engine of development for an increasing economy from years of stagnation.


A copious summer season witnessed a 16 percent rise in the total number of visitors coming to the exotic long coastlines of the country, with 5 percent development in the number of international visitors.


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