Ideas for your Umbria food and wine tour
Tastings, cookery courses, gastronomic tours, even tailor-made ones
Unspoilt landscapes, immersed in the green of sinuous valleys, and ancient villages make Umbria an enchanted region to discover Umbria food and wine. The region is also known for Lake Trasimeno, a true natural paradise, and the Marmore Falls, considered among the most beautiful in Europe.
Gubbio, the oldest town in Umbria, is one of the splendid medieval villages nestled in the hills. Another place of great charm is Orvieto with its famous Duomo, one of the masterpieces of Italian Gothic art. Don’t miss St Patrick’s Well, a masterpiece of engineering around which two non-communicating spiral staircases turn, with 248 steps to climb to reach the water at a depth of 62 metres.
And how could we not mention Spoleto, a city with a history stretching back thousands of years, the vestiges of which can still be seen in its medieval and Renaissance architecture. Between art and spirituality, a visit to the medieval town of Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be unforgettable. Everything speaks of its most illustrious citizen, Saint Francis, Patron Saint of Italy.
A small land of great Umbrian cuisine, the region manages to satisfy every palate. Skilled in pork processing, the master pork butchers transform the pork into delicious cold cuts, such as the famous Prosciutto di Norcia. As far as Umbria food and wine is concerned, don’t miss to taste truffles, lentils from Castelluccio di Norcia PGI and extra virgin olive oil. Umbria wine is also very popular: Grechetto, Ciliegiolo and Sagrantino di Montefalco – to mention just the most famous wines of Umbria.
You’ll be spoilt for choice on your next Umbria food and wine tour!