DESCRIPTION OF THE DESTINATION
Perugia, the capital of the Umbria region and its historical and cultural monuments, are a major tourist attraction. The city has a rich artistic and cultural tradition, important painters lived and worked here, in 1925 the University for Foreigners was founded, which is one of the most prestigious in Italy.
WHAT TO TASTE
Umbria is a small country with excellent cuisine, especially for meat lovers. Thanks to the skill of the butchers, this is transformed into tasty sausages or tasty hams and smoked meat, known as Norcia meat. The cheeses also have a great taste, the best being Pecorino goat cheese. Castelluccio lentils from Norcia are used in tasty soups that have received IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) from the European Union. The country's main product is truffles. The most common variety is black truffle, highly valued as a spice for pasta, especially in the Norcia and Spoleto regions, but also white truffle, which is found mainly in the Tiber Valley, Orvieto and Gubbio. Another food symbol of these countries is olive oil, which enriches each dish without obscuring its taste. You can't help but taste the typical sweet gingerbread between desserts. There are also many local desserts whose recipes have been passed down for centuries. Umbrian soil is particularly suitable for viticulture and the mild climate has allowed the country to produce fine white and red DOC wines, the most famous being Assisi Grechetto and Sagrantino di Montefalco.