A pathway between the olive trees in the heart of Umbria from Spoleto to Assisi
A pathway between the olive tress in the heart of Umbria from Spoleto to Assisi, the cuisine of Umbria blend refinement and simplicity. The repertoire of pasta dishes is similar to that of neighbouring regions. There are two local specialties, however: strascinati and umbrici, both long, thick spaghetti, and dressed with oil, garlic and a soupcon of chilli pepper
In Umbria, pasta is often flavoured with a grating of the local black truffles, found around Norcia. In the towns and villages along our route, we dine in fine restaurants and simple tavernas, sampling the sharp pecorino cheese, hand-plucked truffles, and olive oil pressed in the traditional way. Meat is important fare. It is here that the craft of slaughtering the pig and preparing the various cuts for salami is at its best. The meat of the Umbrian pigs is particularly tasty. The reason is because the animals live in the mountains and feed on wild plants, herbs and even truffles. Regional white wines are some of Italy’s most renowned, such as the Orvieto, the Torgiano, the Colli del Trasimeno and the red wines Sagrantino and Montefalco, and we experience them with memorable meals. Follow us on Facebook!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS HOLIDAY
- Visit the Green Heart of Italy, the beautiful landscapes and small villages of one of the most beautiful regions: Umbria
- Experience the rich culture and art of the region
- Treat your tastebuds with some local traditional dishes .
- Discover the holy places by the patron saint of Italy: St. Francis of Assisi
- Traditional fresh pasta: Ciriole, Stringozzi, Passatelli, Stinchetti
- Wines and liqueurs: Assisi novello, Trebbiano Spoletino, Nocino,
- Raviggiolo, soft white salad cheese, truffle