The territory of the suburb of Torgiano
develops along the hills that overhang the valley where it flows the river Chiascio
in the point in which it meets the Tiber
, near Perugia
The name of Torgiano comes from the
contraction of ''Torre di Giano
the way according to which was called the tower of watch, in the past included
in a fortitude that, as once, still today dominates the cultivated fields and
The grapevine is undisputed protagonist of
this part of Umbria
finding in the grounds and in the environment of
Torgiano the correct mixture to express its features at best. The vine that
better interprets such vocation is the Sangiovese
, from which is obtained
the delicious nectar called Torgiano Rosso Riserva
, one among the
best results of the national oenology.
The Wine Museum
is devoted to this
marvellous fruit of the earth, realised and managed by the Foundation
, inside the seventeenth-century noble building of the family Graziani
Active since 1974, the museum is one of
the most complete espositive realities devoted to the cultivation of the
grapevine in all of its facets.
The itinerary climbs among 20 rooms in
which are picked around three thousand elements, for a fascinating trip in the
world of the wine.
You departs from the origins, from the
wine-growing, from the commerce and from the use of the wine in the classical
age, to pass then to the techniques of wine-growing and wine making. Ample
space is devoted to the recoveries, to the tied up archaeological finds, to the
territory and the ceramics.
Very interesting they are besides the
collection of graphic material as incisions and sketches, but also the
itinerary crossed through the collection of ancient texts and the modern
literature and their way of treating the wine-growing and the wine. An ample
shows the attention that popular writers, popularises, almanacs, experts and
connoisseurs of every time have reserved to the cultivation of the grapevine
and to all of this that wheel around the wine.
The oil and Olive Museum of Torgiano
The museum devoted to the cultivation of
the olive and the production of the oil, was born in recent epoch, in spring
2000, to celebrate another of the gastronomic excelle...
The Torgiano Rosso Riserva
The prestigious wine of Torgiano
has recently obtained the aspired label of wine DOCG, the Denomination of
Checked and Guaranteed origin
, so is officially recog...
To Torgiano the '' Vinarelli ''
Inside the celebrations that are held in
occasion of the '' 'August of Torgiano
'', develops also this unusual
demonstration, the '' Vinarelli
''. Artists an...
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