The depth of history in the small medieval town of Ferrara is impressive. You can walk one of the oldest streets in Europe and then step into the oldest wine bar in the world.
Enoteca Al Brindisi has been uncorking wine circa 1435. Their old wooden booths are surrounded by floor to ceiling shelves of dusty old wine bottles from around the world. There must have been thousands of bottles in this tiny enoteca. It reminded me of the time I visited the oldest wine cellar in Rome.
You can ask Federico which bottle of wine he recommends. He’ll climb the ladder and dust off the perfect one for you.
When you visit Enoteca Al Brindisi you can enjoy aperitivo – we tasted and paired different wines with local cheese, fresh cured meats and the traditional twisty bread of Ferrara called ciupéta.
I was a guest of Emilia Romagna Tourism Board but, as always, all opinions are my own.