Tenuta Vitalonga: Passion for an Ancient Winemaking Tradition in Ficulle, Umbria

On the sprawling hills of the upper Orvieto area in Ficulle, Tenuta Vitalonga provides a picturesque view of a characteristic landscape of neat rows of vineyards surrounded by groves of oak extending to the bordering regions of Tuscany and Lazio. In its 90 hectares of land at an elevation between 350 to 450 meters above sea level, 20 are dedicated to vineyards and 6 are … Continue reading Tenuta Vitalonga: Passion for an Ancient Winemaking Tradition in Ficulle, Umbria

Giulio Gigli of Ristorante Une in Capodacqua: Modernizing Umbrian Tradition

There are some dinners that are not so easy to forget because of the way the flavors have overwhelmed your palate and the culinary concept has cornered your interest. With the wave of an imaginative mind and a knowledge of the proper technique, the person behind the plates can create magic. The first time I met Giulio Gigli was at a dinner organized by Scacciadiavoli … Continue reading Giulio Gigli of Ristorante Une in Capodacqua: Modernizing Umbrian Tradition

The Gourmet Restaurant of I Capricci di Merion Resort & Spa in Umbria

If you translate “i capricci di Merion” to English, you would come out with: the whims of Merion. It’s a very curious name for a hotel, perhaps even a name that cannot be replicated for it is unique and rightfully its own. The name, as explained by husband and wife proprietors Stefano Santuari and Arianna Fiorenzoni, pertains to the villa’s story. The Art Nouveau villa … Continue reading The Gourmet Restaurant of I Capricci di Merion Resort & Spa in Umbria

Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia: A Refined Experience in the Umbrian Countryside

Immersed in 320 hectares at an altitude of 650 m.a.s.l. in the hilly Umbrian countryside and woods is Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia, formerly an ancient village that was transformed into relaxing boutique resort with five spacious suites and a restaurant. It paints a picture of a perfect Umbrian experience where unspoilt nature, typical stone structures, enhanced by an authentic and innovative kitchen can live up … Continue reading Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia: A Refined Experience in the Umbrian Countryside

Umbrian Flavors on My Plate at Ristorante Apollinare in Spoleto, Italy

In almost three decades of its presence in the magnificent ancient city of Spoleto in Umbria, Ristorante Apollinare has been an established benchmark for excellent local cuisine among locals and visitors. Its location alone is a set in an old Franciscan convent and church of the Franciscan order from the 12th century, the oldest place inhabited by the friars in the city. The entrance of … Continue reading Umbrian Flavors on My Plate at Ristorante Apollinare in Spoleto, Italy