The name “Cacciatore” (hunter’s style) derives etymologically from its original use in the rations that hunters carried in their knapsacks during their trips. The history of the product developed hand in hand with the evolution of the rural culture typical of the regions of the production area, which provide the raw material that is processed accor...

This month I am going to tell you about the 2019 Falesco Tenuta Vitiano Rosso under Famiglia Cotarella. Falesco began 3 generations ago in the 60’s with Antonio and Domenico Cotarella whom wanted to start a winery and make their own wine. In 1979 the Falesco brand was born under brothers Renzo and Riccardo Cotarella. You may have heard me speak abo...

The Umbrian city of Perugia is a joy to explore, with centuries of history and charm in every stone wall and winding alleyway. Who wouldn’t want to spend June and July exploring this vibrant Umbrian capital? On June 15 of this year, 12 University of Washington students will do just that, as they inaugurate a new study-abroad program in Perugia focu...

A trip to Umbria is a true adventure discovering historical wonders, artistic beauties, genuine flavors and panoramic jewels, a package of experiences and emotions that’s one of a kind. Crossing the green heart of Italy, don't miss the chance to visit Castelluccio di Norcia, the small enchanting mountain hamlet of the iconic village of St. Benedict...

Universally known as the green heart of Italy, Umbria is a spectacular region that houses a very rich cultural, naturalistic and food and wine heritage, the perfect destination for tourists looking for unique experiences to enjoy in a territory made of rolling hills, fantastic vineyards and ancient villages. And let's not forget about Lake Trasimen...

New research by John Lewis Finance revealed the top 10 European cities with the highest number of free attractions. The findings unveiled the beautiful town of Assisi, in Italy, as the top city for free attractions in Europe. The Italian destination was closely followed by Dubrovnik, in Croatia, and Chania, in Greece.  The travel experts explained...

Why wine travel? Well, that’s an easy one. Wine takes on the taste of its environment. Great wines are made from surly grapes, grapes that struggle to grow. The same grapes make living wines that taste different anywhere you go; it’s the wanderer’s drink of choice.  This is in great contrast to Cola drinks, whose makers spend millions assuring ever...

A new Tibetan bridge, billed as the highest in Europe, was inaugurated on Saturday over the Vigi valley in the central Italian region of Umbria. The structure, which is suspended 175 metres above the valley floor, is more than 517 metres long with 1,023 steps. It takes the intrepid visitor between half an hour and 45 minutes to walk across the susp...

Equestrian enthusiasts will love a vacation on horseback in Italy: seeing the Bel Paese from the saddle is truly a unique and unforgettable experience. From north to south and on its islands, Italy boasts innumerable areas for excursions on horesback, ideal for discovering beautiful and unique places. Nature lovers can explore natural parks, immers...

Nestled in the heart of Italy's Umbria region, Todi beckons with its medieval charm, rich history, and breathtaking landscapes. This ancient town, perched atop a hill overlooking the Tiber River, offers a glimpse into the past while providing all the comforts of the present. Whether you're a history enthusiast, art lover, or foodie, Todi promises a...