In the charming village of Trevi, in Umbria, a particular type of celery is produced: black celery. If left to grow unprocessed, celery tends to
The Pear of Monteleone di Orvieto is a variety of pear that takes its name from the municipality of Monteleone di Orvieto in the province
Panpepato (also called pampepato) is a dessert of the peasant tradition eaten especially during Christmas time. It is a product typical of the regions of
In the upland of Castelluccio di Norcia, the lentil, also called lenta by the nursini (the local inhabitants), is the protagonist of the culinary culture.
The white steer is a bovine typically raised in the areas of Central Apennine. It is the first in Italy to have obtained the IGP
The Tuscan pecorino is one of the most renowned Italian cheeses and, since 1996, has been a DOP (PDO – Protected Designation of Origin) product.
Lamb rasing is an ancient shepherding tradition dating back to the Roman Empire. Today it is still one of the main activities characterising the Central
The red potato, thanks to its recent spread in the mountainous area of the Apennines between Umbria and Marche, has become one of the symbolic
While observing the Umbrian countryside, it is possible to immediately identify which is one of the cultivated products that best characterises the territory: olive trees,
Prosciutto di Norcia (Norcia ham) is one of the many cold cuts products made from the processing of pork meat. It is one of the
Montefalco Sagrantino is one of the oenological products that most represent Umbria. Together with the Torgiano Rosso Riserva is one of the wines that has
Spelt is a typology of wheat cultivated and used throughout Italy since ancient times. However, the spelt of Monteleone di Spoleto (Umbrian city borders with
In Italy, first courses represent a necessary step of every meal, whether eaten at home or at a restaurant. In Umbria, there is a specific
Umbria, as well as being known for its Medieval villages and ancient rural traditions, is famous for a black and scented stone jealously guarded in
The Torgiano Rosso Riserva is one of the most renowned red wines of the Umbria Region and it is a DOCG(Denominazione di Origine Controllata e
Umbria is a region attracting many visitors for its beautiful historical places and the multitude of cultural events. However, what is surprising is the variety
An ancient spice Native to Asia Minor, saffron, or Crocus Sativus, is present in central Italy since the Middle Ages. With a thousand uses, either
A Modern Tradition
Perugia only made friends with Chocolate in relatively recent times, but it is a story worth telling as it lets us see how one person – and, often unconsciously – can start a process destined to change the lives of many people, even a whole geographic area. In this case, it was not some foreign Lord of old (as it happened in other areas where food until then unknown was imported), or trades with exotic countries, what made Perugia “the town of chocolate.” The cause of this new tradition was simply one person with her own genius and passions – Luisa Spagnoli.
Olive Trees in Umbrian Landscape Umbria is a small Region, that can be crossed through in one hour by car. Its aesthetic mark is a
The Poorest Kind of Bread One product that has so many varieties as to mirror, in one way or another, the richness of Italy in