wine tasting in San Gemini Umbria

wine tasting in San Gemini Umbria

Maybe the wine production in Umbria is limited but the wine itself is excellent. The prices are good, Umbria is a great place for wine lovers! Orvieto’s white wines and the Montefalco Sagrantino wines are some of Italy’s best known wines. This time we headed out to the south of Umbria, cantina Ponteggia in San Gemini. A place close to the city of Terni and the […]

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Eating snails in Umbria

Eating snails in Umbria

Snails are far from my favorite. Years passed by since I last ate them (in the typical French way where you pick them out of their shell). A week ago a friend of mine invited me to dinner.  I had proudly said that I eat anything some time ago, so he did not bother asking me for preferences. We went to a snail specialist. I […]

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Gastronomia Andreani in Collepeppe

Gastronomia Andreani in Collepeppe

From Rebecca who writes the highly entertaining Brigolante blog I got the name of this place. For years they have been a gastronomia (delicatessen) but now they also run a little restaurant open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. I love the sentence they have on their website: “se tu vieni, per esempio, tutti i pomeriggi alle quattro, dalle tre io comincerò ad essere felice” which translates […]

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Lunch in Bevagna

Lunch in Bevagna

Bevagna, for those in the unknown, is a pretty little village on the flood plain of the Topino river. Originally an Etruscan settlement it later became a Roman outpost called Mevania. I won’t give a guided tour here, just go you’ll love it and if old Italian marvels are not your thing and you are not interested in historic workshops, antique stores, theatre and nice […]

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