From Umbertide the itinerary of good food
An itinerary discovering the Umbrian gastronomic excellencies: from Umbertide to the Valnerina
Umbria is a region famous for its many food and wine excellencies and among these it’s impossible not to mention the Mazzafegato: a specialty typical of the Upper Tiber Valley, particularly of Umbertide.
It’s a sausage prepared with the last parts of the slaughter and can be accompanied by the red wine of the Hill.
In Umbria, today as in the past, winemaking is an art and the cultivation of the olive still has a sacred character.
Small but extremely fascinating spots arise in the hill areas dotted by vineyards and olive groves where the products hence derived will bear a mark of controlled and protected origin.
Torgiano and its wines are world famous and the town hosts a beautiful Wine Museum; Montefalco is located on the hills where the highly renowned Sagrantino is grown. This wine has been probably tasted by Beato Angelico, his disciple Benozzo Gozzoli and the Perugino while they were working at the frescoes of the Franciscan churches of the “Bannister of Umbria” .
The high quality of the oil of Trevi, Spello and Spoleto contributed to the reputation of these towns that are already architectural treasures and historically famous for the artworks of big artists such as Pintoricchio, Filippo Lippi and again Perugino.
From Spoleto you can go up towards the Valnerina, where the ability of butchers gave birth to one of the Italian most famous surgical schools. Norcia is the homeland of cold cuts, cheese and black truffle, all of whom is produced with a guaranteed quality.