Oenological and gastronomic itineraries in the territory of Perugia
The territory of Perugia
is surrounded by sweets hills heated by the
sun, an extremely fertile and particularly ground for the cultivation of the
grapevine and the olive. These two realities find their best expression in Torgiano
, where the cultivation of the vine Sangiovese
confers to the wine tastes and signs of great
body and elegance. Even the production of oil, practiced since ancient times,
has reached levels of quality that set it among regional and national
gastronomic excellences. The Fondazione Lungarotti
has devoted two exhibition spaces to celebrate these precious earth
products, and to exalt their history and their long tradition. In the rooms of
, and in the Wine Museum
it's possible to discover step by step the
production, and to relive during the centuries the history of the oil and the
wine, admiring its handicrafts.
product, tied up to Perugia and its territory, it’s the Torta al Testo
, a product of the tradition nearly come up to
the modernity in unchanged form. It’s a crushed pizza bread, without salt, made
by a mix of water and flour, cooked on a stone called " Testo
". It’s usually served full of local
meats, accompanied by grasses and cooked vegetables, but it is excellent also
used instead the bread.
There are lots of
places where to taste this specialty, especially all the parties and the feasts
dedicated to it, both inside the city boundaries, and in the fractions.
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