Custoza: An Undiscovered, Underappreciated Italian Wine Region

Feb 06, 2023 164

Even frequent travelers to Italy aren’t likely to have heard about the small village of Custoza and its rich wine heritage that is waiting to be discovered. Custoza is tucked—you might even say hidden—in the municipality of Sommacampagna, in the province of Verona, in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. It has a population of less than 1000 people.

However, the quiet, rural village is only one half-hour by car from Verona, one of most popular tourist destinations in Italy. Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is best known for the spectacular operas and concerts performed in its Roman amphitheater, and for its
association with the timeless story of Romeo & Juliet.

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