Amelia's roots date back to before the foundation of Rome. The town features polygonal walls, a unique defense system against the neighbouring Etruscans' incursions. Visit the Archeological museum and the Roman cisterns.
This trail sees a succession of roads and vineyards; vines have always been a part of the Amerini Hills. Grechetto, malvasia, ciliegiolo and sangiovese are the most cultivated varietals in one area, noted for its historical production of Vin Santo.
Narni can be spotted from far away, a splendid city rich in history, perched on a limestone spur above the Nera river. A trove of Roman, Etruscan and medieval treasures is the San Cassiano Abbey and the Albornoz fortress; explore subterranean Narni before heading towards the Augustus Bridge.
The prince of these lands is the ciliegiolo, a local varietal and essential component of the Amerini Hills wines, offering fresh and flavourful wines.
When hunger strikes, try the cottora broad bean, a Slow Food presidium, and of course the manfricoli, a handmade pasta, with pacio sauce or with wild asparagus. To follow try baccalà with prunes or another traditional mainstay, Amerina style wood pigeon with a typical medieval sauce. The end of the meal is also a sweet reminder of the past, with Amelia figs stuffed with dry fruit.
The view of the Corbara lake means you have arrived in Civitella del Lago, with its unique museo-Ovoteca but don't miss the archeological site of Scoppieto. Italian and international varietals such as chardonnay, sauvignon, vermentino, cabernet, merlot and pinot noir are now cultivated alongside traditional Umbrian varietals.