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The green heart of Italy

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Umbria: beyond Sagrantino

The “green heart” of Italy, Umbria borders Lazio to the south, Tuscany to the west, and Marche to the north and northeast. The only region within Peninsular Italy without an access to the sea, rolling hills against the backdrop of the verdant Apennines define its landscape. Hence the above-mentioned nickname. 

The native region of Saint Francis and Saint Benedict, Umbria is a treasure trove of artistic and architectural beauties. Rich gastronomy and wine production are another reflection of its vast cultural heritage. 

Viticulture in Umbria has a long history dating back to Roman times. The region offers a mixed bag of whites and red wines, generally reflecting its continental climate – with cold winters and hot and dry summer days alternated to cooler nights – through a mix of good palate structure and refreshing acidity. 

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Gubbio, Umbria, Italia

insights

Wine areas

Discover wine denomintation of Umbria: Montefalco Sagrantino, Montefalco Rosso / Montefalco Rosso Riserva, Torgiano Rosso / Torgiano Rosso Riserva, Orvieto, Ciliegiolo di Narni, Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino Gamay del Trasimeno

Grapes

Discover grapes varieties of Umbria: Sagrantino, Grechetto, Trebbiano Spoletino, Procanico, Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Gamay del Trasimeno

Wineries

Nested in the heart of Italy, Umbria hosts an array of superb wines and top-notch wineries. This somewhat undiscovered region harbors some real hidden treasures in the wine world!

Travel

Discover Umbria: Orvieto, Lago Trasimeno, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Spello, Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore, Pian Grande di Castelluccio

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Curiosities, food and wine pairings and much more