Umbria, home of wine tourism: experiences to live

Considered the green heart of Italy, theUmbria it is a region full of surprises: its unspoiled nature and splendid art villages attract thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. But for some time, it is also considered the perfect destination for lovers of wine tourism. Its traditional flavors and the numerous wineries scattered throughout the area offer the possibility to enjoy truly evocative experiences (gastronomic and other). Let’s find out which are the best of spring.

Wine tourism in Umbria

Lush hills intended for the cultivation of grapes, with splendid vineyards that disappear before the eye: Umbria is the home of wine tourism, with its many wineries where you can taste and discover the secrets of the art of wine production. This is where the Wine Tourism Movement in Umbria, which highlights the reality of the company and encourages the hospitality of the guests to ensure that the enogastronomic tourism becomes more and more lively. With the arrival of spring, it is the winegrowers who are part of the association that offer some really interesting activities to involve the tourists. Here are the most curious.

The experiences to live in the cellars

Let’s start with Cantina Dionigi in Montefalco, where guided tours of the company and tastings are the order of the day. What makes this place special is its panoramic view, which offers an incredible view of the cities of Assisi and of spell. And for those who want to enjoy this show, there is also the possibility of making one hot air balloon ride organized by the winery: it is the ideal opportunity to admire the Assisi Valley from a unique point of view, of course after having tasted the local delicacies.

The estate of Vitalonga, rather, it focuses everything on an experience rich in history: we are in Ficulle, almost on the border with Tuscany and Lazio, where you can breathe a really special atmosphere. The winery obviously offers guided tours of the vineyards and the company, but also wine tasting paired with seasonal truffle-based dishes. His specialty is cuisine inspired by the Etruscan tradition, which tells the origins of this territory so full of surprises. You can also take a nice walk to discover the nearby Etruscan caves, to immerse yourself in the evocative landscape.

Another particular experience is that offered byAgricultural company Carini: located between the slopes of Monte Tezio and the plain of Lake Trasimeno, offers numerous cooking courses combined with many activities reserved for children, to also satisfy the needs of families. After visiting the local wineries, you can then enjoy a picnic at Big Bench, the splendid giant colored bench from which you can admire the panorama of the Rio Caina valley. And for those who are interested, from the end of May there is the possibility to participate in an exciting truffle hunt.

Finally, the Cave Castle of Corbara, which is located between Orvieto and Todi, welcomes all lovers of wine tourism with its free guided tours of the company, the cellar and the historic vineyards. In combination, it is possible to add a tasting of wines and typical local products, or a meal in the nearby country house. Of course, there is an opportunity to taste numerous truffle-based dishesaccompanied by local experts and their hunting dogs.

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