Vienna, Austria: Vineyards & wineries are easily accessed from Vienna. At the new Weritas, featuring a modern glass-walled tasting-room, visitors can sample 30-some wines sourced from the Wagram region, from Grüner Veltliner to Zweigelt. Stay at Losium Wine & Spa Resort, just outside of Vienna, for pampering among the vines. Back in Vienna, Wein & Co.'s Inner Stadt location is part wine store, part Mediterranean restaurant that has a budget-friendly corking fee.
Dozza, Italy. Maybe the most unusual town I have been to in Italy, the entire town is a canvas for modern art. Anchored by a castle with a view for miles and miles from the Castle Keep, it's really worth a visit and is easily reached for about 5 euros by bus from Bologna central station. Region of Emilia Romagna , bologna province.