The Franciacorta Wine Region


Franciacorta is an area in the Province of Brescia which stretches to the west of the city, it consists of 19 towns. It’s name, Franciacorta, takes us back in history in connection to the Corti Franche and after the arrival of the monks of Cluny, the territory benefited from free trade (curtes francae); the name “Franzacurta” appeared for the first time in 1277. Its recent history is linked to the exceptional Franciacorta, obtained from vineyards on the hills between the ancient and medieval towers and ancient sixteenth century residences, castles and pretty villages, manifestation of a land that has always been devoted to its viticulture.