Umbria timeless Orvieto and surroundings
Umbria timeless Orvieto and surroundings, 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. Chocolate has made Perugia, the capital of the region, famous all over the world. 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 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. Our accommodation is a charming hotel and will welcome us in the region’s enduring spirit of hospitality. Follow us on Facebook!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS HOLIDAY
- Visits to Assisi, Spoleto and Todi, treasures of the Italian medieval art
- Famous Umbrian cooking and olive oil
- The smallest Theatre in the world
- Visit to Mount Subasio Natural Park
- Cheese, Olive oil & Wine tasting
- Opportunity to visit Perugia
- Traditional fresh pasta: Ciriole, Stringozzi
- Wines and liqueurs: Grechetto, Rosso Orvietano, Sagrantino di Montefalco
- Olive oil, pecorino umbro, tuffle, Sagrantino and Gerecchetto jam