Experience the Enogastronomy of Umbria Region
Umbria, see in fact, is a land full of fortified towns, castles, renaissance buildings and elegant dwelling houses which have changed their purpose during centuries. Today, many people prefer to avoid standard hotels and choose a place which reflects the harmony and the beauty of the landscape. For example an historic residence in Umbria’s countryside is more romantic than a hotel and is an opportunity to spend a holiday deep in the sweet hills of central Italy.
Umbria is also the land of precious wines and every year in May there is a unique chance to taste DOC wines together with the local producers at the Cantine Aperte event (Open Wine Cellars): in other words a series of meetings with winemakers that will explain the characteristics of the grape varieties.
Top Enogastronomical routes between Umbrian hills
A travel to Italy can become an experience that combines tradition, first class rate services and entertainment, and the Cantine Aperte is a nice example of the latest holiday trend. This event is conceived to spread the history of wine making, discovering the secrets of ageing directly from the owners’ cellars which offer tastings to the public.
In Umbria there are many wine cellars that join the event, so if you follow these advices about labels you’ll be sure to taste the best products: The most famous DOCG is the Montefalco Sagrantino and the best way to taste it is with red meat or seasoned cheeses. The Passito is ideal to get along with chocolate sweets, while the Torgiano rosso riserva is a red wine produced in the province of Perugia and you can pair it with pasta and meat.
Charming relais in Narni for a daydream holiday
Just in Montefalco area the guided tours are planned all the year round, thanks to Gusto Wine Tour. These tours include a visit of three different historical wine cellars and a lunch in a restaurant with typical Umbrian menu.
To book this savory experience, the tourists can go to a boutique hotel in Narni which offers accommodations for families and couples, including a park where they can relax by reading a book, a large swimming pool surrounded by sunflower fields and suites enriched by antiques and uniquely appointed.
The delightful dwelling, located in countryside of Narni, was a Dove Tower with defense purposes during the Middle Age; the restoration enhanced the striking look of the tower and made its spaces more cozy and modern, to match the needs of the travelers who are seeking a comfortable stay.
The easiest way to experience Umbria is by exploring its beautiful countryside: the soft colors of landscape, the kindness of people and the genuineness of flavors are waiting for you.