Umbria, in central Italy, is a region of lush rolling hills, hilltop villages and iconic, historic towns. It is best known for white wines from Orvieto DOC and reds from the Sagrantino grape variety.
It is the only region in peninsular Italy that is not washed by the sea. It is crossed by the river Tiber and includes Lake Trasimeno, Lake Piediluco, the rivers Chiascio, Nera, Corno, Nestòre and Topino, and the Marmore Falls.
Umbria is famous for its cuisine and traditions, dating back to ancient times.
The region's cuisine offers a wide variety of foods such as bread, pasta with tomato sauce, wild fennel with sausage, lentils with pork sausage and many others.
On the Umbrian hills, vines grow in sunny locations, providing the raw material for a very ancient wine-making tradition, which dates back to Etruscan times and which has kept the techniques for processing and producing wine virtually unchanged over time. The wines of Umbria are recognised for their quality and diversity.
Umbria has been producing wine since before Roman times, making it one of the oldest wine regions in Italy.
Umbrian white wines are made from Trebbiano or Grechetto grapes. These grapes grow well in the region and produce a dry white wine. Umbrian red wine is also known as Sagrantino di Montefalco, a wine that has attracted a lot of attention in recent years. This type of red wine is produced from a single grape variety, which is Sagrantino di Montefalco.
Umbria is famous for its cuisine and traditions dating back to ancient times. The region's cuisine offers a wide variety of foods such as bread, pasta with tomato sauce, wild fennel with sausage, lentils with pork sausage and many others.
The dishes are mostly simple and prepared with fresh ingredients. They usually use olive oil, garlic, tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, lamb or chicken meatballs and pasta. These dishes are often cooked in an earthenware pot called 'ciuppinelle'.