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Wine and food itineraries in Umbria
Grapevines and olive trees leave an unmistakable mark on the landscape
Today, most olive groves and vineyards are specialized. Modern cultivation
methods aim at improving quality, obtained also through the selecting
of traditional species.
This explains why one finds eleven DOC wines and two DOCG wines in a
region as small as Umbria, and the regional production continues to
sell well on both the Italian and international markets. And virtually
all of the extra virgin olive oil produced can boast of the “Umbria”
protected designation of origin, which covers the entire regional area.
Etruscan-Roman Wine Road
An amazing journey trough Orvieto's hills looking for the ancient vineyards
cliffs of Umbria, the traditional DOC and the modern IGT wines, between
charming landscapes and delicious Umbrian flavours. The itinerary is
not just a succession of cellars and farms in the wine sector, but a
charming journey to discover historical, artistic and natural treasures
connected to a large range of traditional and certified gourmet offerings:
excellent olive oil and biological agriculture, local typical products
and handmade artistic ones.
Umbrian Olive Oil Road
In 1998 was established the Protected Denomination of Origin (D.O.P.)
"Umbria", an exclusive typification and qualification of the
Umbrian Oil production. D.O.P "Umbria" is still today the
only Denomination in Italy covering a whole regional oil production.
This D.O.P. consists of 5 separate sub-areas of production according
to the different olive varieties with botanical diversification for
each area: "Hills of Assisi-Spoleto", Martani Hills, Amerini
Hills, Trasimeno Hills, Orvieto Hills.