The Wine Routes of Orvieto

When visiting the region of Umbria, and specifically the city of Orvieto, rich in art and history, you might want to pay a visit to some of the city’s most prominent restaurants for local and truffle-based dishes. But a good meal should never go unaccompanied by the perfect wine to pair the dishes with, and Orvieto is a city well-stocked in this department.

Castelluccio di Norcia - Umbria, Italy
Amazing landscapes of Umbria – Italy.

Strada dei Vini.

Indeed, the Association “Strada dei vini Etrusco Romana” in the province of Terni was born to showcase the typical products of the local tradition, especially the wines and wineries that grace the territory. During your stay in Orvieto, you might choose to follow this wine route in order to experience the world of wine production, through the visit to many different associated wineries and wine cooperatives. The wine route takes its name from the Etruscan and Roman heritage of the territory, and if you were to choose to visit some of the wineries along the road you will see experience first-hand how the production of local wines has been refined and perfected through the years, and some of the cooperatives might offer wine tasting experiences and tours.

Orvieto Wines.

The most prominent local productions include some D.O.C quality wines, such as the Orvieto D.O.C, a sweet, amber-colored wine best drunk along with pecorino cheese and honey, or paired with fish-based dishes. Or again the Rosso Orvietano D.O.C, an excellent red wine to pair with game, roast and savory meat-based dishes. Others local wines include the Lago di Corbara D.O.C, a ruby red wine great with red meat or poultry, and the Colli Amerini D.O.C wine.

More prestigious and certified productions of red and white wines follow along the route, in the many associated wineries that have endorsed the project, but the experience doesn’t stop here, because a number of restaurants serving traditional and regional dishes have also taken part in the wine route. Along it you can also find hotels for a comfortable stay or oil mills to complete your exploration of Italian tastes and customs.
To name a few of the wineries you can find on the route, the “Argillae” wine house offers tours and a taste itinerary during which you can also purchase their products, and visits must be booked before-hand on the winery’s website. Or the “Castello delle Regine”, a family-run business that includes a winery, oil-mill, restaurant with local Umbrian cuisine and that offers wonderful week-ends for wine lovers: for € 90 per person you will get an overnight stay in an apartment, dinner and breakfast and a complimentary bottle of Castello delle Regine wine.

The wineries that take part in the Orvieto “Strada dei vini Etrusco Romana” wine route are many and variegated, each with its own products and traditions, but if you follow your nose and taste buds, you’re sure to find excellent wines!

Emilia Delizia organises wines tours in Umbria following the wine routes in Orvieto and other nearby towns. We can offer full inclusive and stress-free wine tours of many areas in Italy. If you are interested in having a wonderful wine vacation in Italy do not hesitate to contact us.

Black Truffle Hunting Norcia Umbria

Discover truffles with a a guided hunting tour by professional guide.

Hunting truffles in Italy
Truffle hunts in Umbria

The itinerary that our guests will travel will be immersed in the green heart of Umbria, in Norcia one of the areas of central Italy with the highest index of biodiversity.

Norcia is in the middle of an area very rich from all points of view and the visitor who arrives there is always surprised by the characteristics of the territory, by the beauty of the landscape,by the local products of gastronomy.

Together with our faithful “friend” fours we walk with our groups on the field and in this way they will make a unique experience and they will observe how it performs the search of famous black truffle of Norcia.

After the tour our guests will eat and test the intense flavor of truffles and with a good glass of wine eat many other tasty local delicacies.

So, In the green, in the silence of nature and in the beauty of its landscapes our guests will live in Norcia a day as a real “quarryman”.

The truffle hunt is guided by Stefano. Professional and licensed guide in Italy. He will take care of making you discover the beauty of these mountains. 

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Visit Norcia in Umbria with a walking tour – source