Gavi is the gateway to some of the finest wines in Piedmont, making it the perfect stop for your wine holiday in Italy. Tucked away in the southern part of the region among dramatic mountains, Gavi is a one hour drive from the Ligurian Coast and the Italian port city of Genoa, and only an hour and half away from Turin, the city famous for its Renaissance architecture, gianduja (hazelnut and chocolate paste), and barolo wine.

Steeped in agrarian traditions, Gavi is a hidden gem destination in Piedmont and only really comes to life in the summer. The Fortress of Gavi, which stands proudly atop a hill, pays homage to the region’s medieval history, and is a good spot to learn about the folklore and legends of Gavi.

Wine cultivation here has been part of the culture since time immemorial. The renowned white wine of Gavi, made with the native cortese grape variety, proudly holds the DOCG label, which is synonymous with quality.

In fact, if you’re a wine lover then you may know it’s been dubbed ‘the white barolo’. local dishes that are a blend of Ligurian and Piedmont flavours, such as ravioli al tocco and fresh ‘pesce povero’.
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Handpicked Hotels in Gavi

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Flight Information

The easiest way to get to Gavi from Genoa Airport is by car – it takes around an hour.

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At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

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The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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