Once it became part of the papal dominion, it became part of the national territory in 1860. Today it preserves an extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage from this varied past.
The denomination of origin of the Perugia Hills includes the southernmost part of the Perugia municipality and some of its surrounding areas. It is an area with a particularly favourable climate and exposure to viticulture (there is evidence of the wine-growing activity that began with the ancient Etruscans and continued with the Romans).
The controlled designation of origin "Perugia Hills" is reserved for white, red and novello wine as well as for spumante and vin santo or vino santo with reference to the following grape varieties:
- white wines - Chardonnay, Grechetto, Pinot Grigio and Trebbiano;
- dark wines - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese