Wine and oil

Vini Doc e Docg Assisi

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The town of Assisi, perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio in what is now a UNESCO World Heritage area, has attracted pilgrims from all over the world for centuries. The City of Peace is famous for being the birthplace of St Francis, the patron saint of Italy, and of St Clare. The magnificent Basilicas of the two saints, the Cathedral of St Rufinus and the Rocca Maggiore are just some of the great monuments that continue to draw large numbers of visitors to the town, and provide a source of inspiration for artists of all kinds.

The rich culinary traditions of Assisi have always been heavily influenced by the proximity of Mount Subasio. Of all the local produce, one of the best-known comes from the plains of Cannara, famous for its onions.  Extra-virgin olive oil is another extremely important ingredient, as is the local wine. The typical varieties found in this area include the Grechetto, Trebbiano and Sangiovese, and over the last two decades they have been joined by various international varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Nero.