Umbria: wine and food itineraries
In Valnerina the ancient country tradition produced a peculiar relationship between landscape and local products. If you are looking for a natural and authentic taste, Valnerina will be pleased to offer you its treasures and together with its historical and artistic heritage you will find many festivals dedicated to the produce of the mountains. You will discover the pleasant smell of the black truffle, the tenderness and colours of lentil, the fragrance of emmer , the mellowness of ham and salami, the delicacy of the trout, the strong softness of sheep’s milk cheese, the golden refinement of saffron and the sweetness of honey.
Umbria has a long tradition of wine making, thanks to its mild climate and
the characteristic geology of the land. The wines route, unwinds between
green rolling hills, atmospheric villages and panoramic roads, an undiscovered
Umbria. Travel up and down the ancient Roman roads from the ‘Colli Martani’
with the type of ‘Sangiovese Riserva’ to the famous ‘Grechetto’ of Todi.
Autumn is the
time of the grape harvest and is certainly one of the most suggestive times
to pass time in this area, winter also offers beautiful scenes and intense
tastes of a typical gastronomy rich with flavour, there are other possibilities
to follow the working of grapes to make wines. In spring and summer it is
possible to combine the wine route with walking, cycling and horse riding
in a very varied natural environment, where the perfume of the land and
its products can be smelt.
The DOP oil route
With its hills and mountains this area is the most genuine Umbria. Successful
land, bewitching land, “jucunda” land as Saint Francis of Assisi
called it. It is a valley of Umbria immersed in the heart of the “Green
Heart of Italy”, where Umbria is the most Umbrian you will find. Here,
above all, the vast area of olives and vineyards perfume the air and give
flavour to the simple life of this area, industrious, but at the same time